Friday night Shaken Not Stirred provided bartending service at a Hollywood Hills birthday party for approximately 50 guests. The event was originally supposed to be at a rented Beverly Hills mansion, but circumstances changed, and it was moved to the Hollywood Hills. That was fine for me because it was closer to my house, but the host was bummed because the Hollywood Hills place on Mulholland Drive was much smaller than what he wanted.
The host and birthday boy rented the house through AirB&B, and I guess it is possible to have a party at some of those rentals, providing that you pay a large deposit. The house where this party was held was on Mulholland drive, not far from where some of LA’s most famous citizens reside, including Jack Nicholson, and formerly, Marlon Brando. All kinds of movies have been shot on the winding road that moves through the hills that separate Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley.
Hollywood Hills Parties
- Infamous celebrity party location
- Laurel Canyon
- Mulholland Drive
- Hollywood and SFV valley views
- The Hollywood sign
The host wanted to keep the liquor budget down and I was able to help him with a shopping list that came in at under $300, including all beverages, cups, ice, and garnishes. We ran out of beer, but there was plenty of other alcohol left over. All of the guests were in their early 20’s and I was thinking what a well behaved group they were. I remember my friends and I at that age and we would have probably burned the house down. Maybe they did after I left…
I served Moscow Mules, pineapple margaritas, and a few other simple drinks. It was great little Friday night party and I think everyone had a good time. It was my first party for the month of December, kicking off the official Christmas season.