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Thursday, December 29, 2011

The New Year


New Year Resolutions are always so hard to make let alone keep.  I suggest that we make resolutions that are realistic like me keeping up with this blog so that more people follow it.  That will be one of the many resolutions I make this year and will do everything to keep.  I think it is realistic, don't you?
Happy New Year Everyone!  May 2012 be even better the 2011!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

TRICK OR TREAT: How to Throw Your Best Halloween Party Yet!


Halloween is just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about how you and your friends can celebrate this spooky day!




Pick a Theme
To take some of the stress out of finding the perfect Halloween costume try picking a theme to guide guests as to what to wear.  Some popular Halloween themed parties this year are: True Blood, 7 Deadly Sins, Superheroes and Villains, and a Murder Mystery Party.

Setting the Mood
Throwing a party is all about setting the mood for your guests.  Create the ultimate experience for your guests by decorating in true Halloween style.
-Try creating cobwebs on your porch by stretching out some cotton
-Fill a cauldron with dry ice and add some hot tap water this will create a rolling fog that will take your party up a notch
-Blackout! Replacing your lights with blacklights for the night will definitely set the mood for your Halloween party
-Use wine goblets and votives for some eery lighting throughout the house

Music
For a great Halloween themed playlist with everything from the old school "Monster Mash" to Lady Gaga's " Monster" click on this link below:

http://www.dailycandy.com/all-cities/article/112045/Halloween-Party-Playlist

Dress the Part


Be the Hostess with the Mostess.  You should not only make it mandatory for your guests to come dressed up but you should use this excuse to go all out too!  Try out one of this year's popular Halloween costumes like the Black Swan, Lady Gaga or Cleopatra or try to come up with a unique idea of your own!

Food and Drink

Make some Halloween themed treats to keep your guests full and happy.  Carmel apples and lady fingers are a staple at any Halloween party here are some other great recipes for you to try out:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/menus/savory-halloween-recipes/index.html
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/duff-goldman/trick-foods-recipe/index.html

Also try making this signature themed drink, it would be really cool if you served it out of a cauldron!

Nuclear Waste:
1 shot of blue curacao
Vodka
Orange Juice

Keep them Entertained

Don't burden your guest with themed activities all night but a few fun games could break the ice and really get your party going.  Try a fall classic like apple bobbing, a murder mystery scavenger hunt or wipe the dust of your old ouija board for a really spooky time! Or try this fun icebreaker What dead celebrity am I?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Philadelphia skatepark ground-breaking

Philadelphia skatepark ground-breaking next spring

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 11:50am EDT
Skateboarder in Philadelphia.
Peter Van Allen
A skate dude rolls along the Schuylkill Banks.


Peter Van Allen
Reporter - Philadelphia Business Journal
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A long-delayed skateboard park planned for an area near the Philadelphia Museum of Art  will break ground in spring 2012, organizers and the city said Wednesday.
Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund, the nonprofit raising money for Paine’s Park, received $1 million from the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department, helping green light the $4.5 million project, organizers said. The commitment calls for releasing $500,000 this year and the balance over two years, said Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis.
Paine’s Park will be on 2.5 acres near the Schuylkill Banks bike path, situated between Eakins Oval and the Schuylkill River. It will be free and open to the public.
“The City of Philadelphia is committed to increasing recreational opportunities and public green space for residents and visitors,” said Mayor Michael Nutter. “Paine’s Park will not only enhance the landscape around the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, it will become a destination.”
With this donation, the project has the necessary $4.5 million to move forward. Organizers will continue to raise money for an endowment and ongoing maintenance.
The Paine’s Park project has been in the works for more than five years — dating to former Mayor John F. Street’s designation of land for the skatepark in lieu of skateboarders riding in LOVE Park. The effort was delayed by a funding shortfall and the recession.
This donation put the project in motion.
“The continued support from the city is a testament to the impact that we believe Paine’s Park will have on the region,” said Claire Laver, executive director of the Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund. “We’re preparing to re-engage our architects and engineers to finalize the plans and specs, secure all necessary building permits, and prepare the project to bid.”
A master plan developed by Franklin’s Paine and the parks department calls for as many as 10 smaller skateboard parks around the city.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Happy Hour Networking Event- 9/22


Networking & The Phillies
Great night and Great fun had by all on Thursday the 22nd!  The art work from Portraits by JLU were a big HIT!  The Fans came out to see her work and taste Yummy Beers!  Those who could not make it you can listen to her interview on the Blog Radio of PhillyPhantics.com
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/phillyphanatics/2011/09/22/interview-with-phillies-artist#.Tnu6iKztUpY.mailto
A very special thank you to our sponsors for the event:

South Philly Sports                       PHILLYPHANATICS.com
1712 E Passyaunk Ave
Phila Pa 19148


Monday, August 22, 2011

Weekend Recap

This weekend was a great time with friends at the Jersey Shore.  We went to see our friend Jessica Slack play in her new band "Starting from Zero" which Rocked the BAIA.  BIA located at | 998 Bay Avenue, Somers Point, NJ 08244 | 609-926-961.  They have live music every weekend and typically have 2 bands playing at the same time over looking the water.  The food also looked and smelled amazing.  This is a place to go when you are at the shore for dinner and fun!
For more information check out their website at http://baiarestaurant.com/

Monday, August 8, 2011

Philadelphia Magazine's Best of Philly Party

July 28th I stepped out with Donna O'Brien from Beautiful Blooms to attend Philadelphia Magazine's Best of Philly Party.  Together with many of the most influential people from the Philadelphia Community we celebrated Best of Philly winners and V.I.P.s.  North Broad Street's newest addition, Vie, provided the perfect event space for the party.  We enjoyed cocktails and unique and delicious hors d'oeuvres created by Cescaphe.  After we had our fill of drinks and food we made our way to the dance floor to dance the night away to the music of DJ Jon Gill.  Overall we had a great night of mingling with our friends and the who's who of the Philadelphia dining, shopping, and entertainment worlds.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Christmas in July at The KB Experience


No, we haven't lost it! We know it's July, and we know that you are looking to save money.  Now is the perfect time to start planning and booking your holiday parties. Whether you're giving back to your employees or your clients. Times are still tough, but now you can say thank you and do it on a budget.
  • Planning now will give you the best choice of locations. 
  • You can send clients a "save the date" announcement and follow ups -- reminders that you're thinking of them. 
  • Holiday calendars fill up fast, and your event will be on your clients' calendars well in advance. Clients will appreciate the opportunity to plan ahead and look forward to your event.
The KB Experience will help you take advantage of the selection, negotiate the best rates and promote your event to give it maximum impact.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

MCAB Spring Golf Outing 2011








This past Spring, The KB Experience planned a great event for the Montgomery County Association for the Blind. Supporters of MCAB came together for a round of golf at Sunnybrook Golf Club to raise funds for the nonprofit.  The outing was successful in raising money to help MCAB continue to provide help the blind in Montgomery County.  

It was also a great opportunity for attendees from the Philadelphia area to network and build contacts while supporting a great cause.  Golfers joined up in foursomes for a shotgun start.  Because of the great weather they were able to get in a full round of golf and enjoyed the course at Sunnybrook Golf Club. 

Included in their round of golf was a blind putting challenge.  The attendees were blindfolded and asked to put a ball, a great way to show their support for MCAB and their mission! 




  

 A cocktail hour and dinner reception followed to fuel the hungry golfers. During cocktail hour there was a silent auction featuring a ton of great finds from the Philadelphia sports teams.  This was a great way to raise more money for MCAB and for attendees to be able to take home a souvenir from all of their hard work golfing. Overall the event was a great success in rallying support for the Montgomery County Association for the Blind and to raise money to help them keep on with all of the great things they do in the community.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Next Week's Featured Event

Check out the pictures from the MCAB golf outing in our Flickr stream above to get a preview for the great event we will be recapping next week!

5th Annual Age of Augustus Toga Party- June 4, 2011


Age of Augustus recently hosted their 5th Annual Toga Party to raise funds for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.  This great themed fundraiser was a huge success and a fun event to attend.  We held the party at the Fairmount Boathouse with the scenic Schukyll River as a backdrop.  





                                                                                                                                    

Everyone danced the night away to the music of Satellite Hearts, a local Philadelphia band who kept the music upbeat and everyone moving.  And, with Mother Nature at our side, the attendees were able to take a break and cool of outside and enjoy the great riverview. 







The food, catered by Triumph Brewery, tasted as good as it looked. The myriad of hors d'oeuvres kept everyone full and happy all night long.  To compliment the great food Barefoot Wines, one of our sponsors, donated a variety of wines that were a great addition to the open bar.  

















The Toga Party was successful in meeting its goal to bring people together in support of the Marines and to raise money in support of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.  At the end of the night everyone walked away with great memories and experiences and a sense of camaraderie in joining together to support a great cause.

If you missed the event, Heart of Philly covered it and the video can be seen below!



Like what you see?  Come out for next year's Toga Party that will be held in early June at Fairmount Boathouse.  Be sure to check back later for more details about the event!


For more information about the Age of Augustus visit their website at http://www.ageofaugustus.com/

To find out how to bring the "KB Experience" to your next event visit our website at
http://www.thekbexperience.com/


Thursday, June 30, 2011

Super Adoption Day- May 22nd, 2011

On May 22nd, 2011, Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia hosted their 2nd Annual With Love Super Adoption Day.  With the goal of raising awareness and fundraising to help put the No-Kill Policy in effect, Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia was met with huge success and had hundreds of people come out for this great event.









As the largest adoption event in Philadelphia's history, Super Adoption Day brought together over 100 unique vendors, dozens of rescues, live music, and animal lovers from all over the area.




We transformed the outdoor open space venue at the Piazza at Schmidt's in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia to bring together animals and people from all walks of life.  Many people went home with a new rescue, but everyone left with a greater appreciation for what these animals go through and the work Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia is doing to try to stop it.



Councilman Jack Kelly was awarded with the Jack Kelly Animal Advocate Award for helping to give Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia a voice in politics and backing the organization in their mission to enact the No-Kill Policy


To find out more about Citizens For a No-Kill Philadelphia, visit their website www.phillynokill.org

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