Saturday, Shaken Not Stirred traveled to beautiful Santa Barbara to bartend a 21st birthday party. This is the second 21st birthday party I have provided bartending services for and the birthday girl and guests were eager to try a variety of drinks (for the first time). I don’t go to Santa Barbara often, but always enjoy going there, especially this time of the year when the hills are green from the recent rains. One of the most beautiful areas in California.
For this party, I spoke with the host and her mom several times, planning the drink menu and shopping list. I served Mai Tais, Moscow Mules, and Bay Breezes. There were many twenty somethings in attendance, as well as their parents, and even grand parents. It is nice to see a family throwing a 21st birthday party where all the guests can party in a responsible manner.
21st Birthday Party Ideas
- Hire a bartender
- Plan a drink menu
- Have non alcoholic drink options
- Invite older family members
- Have designated drivers
The family put on a big feast of traditional Filipino food, and host was busy restocking the whole time. Throwing a party for 50 or 60 guests is a lot of work, especially if you do the food yourself, which was the case here. It seems that the next door neighbors were also throwing a party at the same time, so we had competing music. Towards the end of the night, I served Kamikazes, which are always popular.
I am writing this blog real quick and then getting ready to go to San Francisco this afternoon, on another gig for Geranium Street USA. So far I am not booked for next weekend, but have a couple of prospects. Next month is looking busy for Shaken Not Stirred and I am booked every day from April 2 to April 9th. I just booked one wedding in May, and still have many dates available during that month, so please call me if you need a bartender. Be sure to like us on Facebook.