HOW TO HOST AN AMAZING SPEAKEASY PARTY IN 25 EASY STEPS

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Today I’m going to show you how to host an amazing Speakeasy Party in 25 easy steps.  Having hosted his own wildly successful Speakeasy for two years running, my son Nathan does it better than anyone.  So join me in his Old Town Alexandria, Virginia offices for an insider’s look at the best party ever hosted for Capitol Hill power brokers. Here is how it’s done…

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#1 Have your pet Panda greet guests at the door. Who doesn’t love a Panda? Be sure he dresses in white tie.

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#2 Open the door only for those knocking once.  Those knocking twice might land you in the slammer.

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#3 Dress for the occasion.  Get your Homburg hats and flapper attire on, but be wary of those wearing brass knuckles.

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Hosts Nathan & Louisa (My Kids)
Hosts Nathan & Louisa (My Kids)

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#4 Be sure to hold your party in a super cool venue.  Mood lighting is suggested.

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Offices of NJI Media

#5 For heaven’s sake keep quiet about your party, except on Twitter of course! It’s a “Speakeasy” afterall.

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#6 Invite the “Who’s Who” of Washington, DC’s “A” List.

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Brad & I

Brad & I

#7 Serve a Signature Hooch: A Bees Knee or Gin Fizz anyone?

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#8 Hire cute bartenders.

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#9 Make sure to pour stiff ones.  You wouldn’t want anyone accusing you of being stingy.

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#10 Make your generosity clear by offering up a help yourself trough as well.

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#11 Low lighting is recommended when drinking is in progress.

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#12 Have coasters that make it perfectly clear yours is a multi-talented establishment.

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#13  If the Coppers show up, tell them all the booze was supplied by the Interns!

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#14 Let rampant gambling abound.

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#15 Beware of sticky fingers and 3 fingered Looies.

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#16 Provide cool prizes that proudly promote the establishment.  Whiskey flasks are particularly apropos.

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HOW TO HOST AN AMAZING SPEAKEASY PARTY IN 25 EASY STEPS | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

#17 Tell your Panda to fraternize with the guests. He’ll win them over every time.

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#18 Hire the best jazz band in town.

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#19 Have your Panda give dance lessons.

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#20 Serve great Italian food: meatballs and mafiosos are a winning combination.

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#21 Promote your food & beverage consumption. It’s all in good taste.

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#22 Serve Birthday Cake for dessert and make it a multi-purpose event.

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#23 Take mug shots of your guests. Lure them to the camera with the offer of a free IPad.

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#24 Hire the most amazing talent.

Derek (Sr. Developer) & Alex (Creative Director) the talent behind my website

Derek (Sr. Developer) & Alex (Creative Director) the talent behind my website

#25 Never settle for the Status Quo. Make your Speakeasy the best in the biz.

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So there you have it: HOW TO HOST AN AMAZING SPEAKEASY PARTY IN 25 EASY STEPS 

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