Babyboomers – the generation born between 1946 and 1964.
Here we were as a family with our baby brother and his wife both turning 50 within the same month. The last of the babyboomer generation in our family, but nonetheless he is still our baby brother.
We (the other four siblings) had been sending clandestine emails to each other trying to come up with something amazing to celebrate the night to commemorate not only this milestone but also the generation itself.
Growing up in an era of evolution
We had grown up in an era where we were lucky enough to see an amazing evolution happening on the planet from a man on the moon to the personal computer. But, one thing most of us agree on, is we grew up with the best music and regardless of our age now, we (well at least in our family) can still rock it out with the best of them.
We thought we should celebrate the occasion by having a fancy dress party reminiscent of the 60’s. I was surprised after doing an internet search that the fashion was not all that different from today! That made me laugh…you see, we were into recycling back then as well, except they now call our style “vintage”.
In search of the perfect venue
My older brother in Auckland has the biggest house so we voted to have it at his place right up until the guest list started to grow at an alarming rate. That’s when we decided to find another venue, one where we didn’t have to do any cleaning up afterward and, after much deliberation, the girls decided they didn’t want to self-cater either. Been there, done that for many many years so we were over it. It was like the feminist movement happening all over again!! The women revolted….so funny!
We love to laugh, dance, sing and generally have a good time so the search was on for a venue but one that wasn’t going to cost us an arm and a leg to do it (that’s babyboomer talk for over-the-top extravagance).
It was preferable that it be in West Auckland where my brother and his family lived and BINGO! Party Bus! The name itself filled us with excitement.
It turned out that Party Bus has a venue permanently set up Avondale Events Centre, which is part of the Avondale race course. They run themed retro boogie nights with packages that include food, wine, beer, non-alcoholic refreshments and a DJ. Say no more!
It was so easy to set up. All we had to do was fill in the online form for a quote and the Party Bus team practically took it from there. Everything has been arranged to suit our needs – just fabulous!
Free transport included in the deal!
We were pleasantly surprised by the cost per person and as there where over 30 of us we get bus transport to and from the venue for free!
We couldn’t have asked for better than that.
This is exactly the kind of party we wanted for this double-50th birthday and we can’t wait for the day to arrive.
The Party Bus team have been awesome and really helpful with food selection and the DJ is all set to rock us out on the night.
No, we haven’t experienced it yet… but I’ll send another post to Party Bus and let you know how it went.
If the service we’ve received from the Party Bus team so far is anything to go by then I have no doubt we are in the night of our lives.
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