a memorable and blurred blast!! I can’t speak for everyone (i’ll let them voice their own opinions), but I must say that it was well worth the stress.
The day before the Global Housewarming was the most stressful. Looking at the plan, crunching some numbers, adjusting the budget’s wiggle room, getting comfortable with the venue’s sound system, discussing menu items, designing the setup, shopping for the ingredients and everything else necessary to make the gathering a memorable one ... takes a lot out of you. Honestly, that makes you want to enjoy the event that much more.
Luckily, I wasn’t alone. I had the help of my lifelong friend Christian and my awesome little sister. While they hammered down hard work in the kitchen, I was making trips to and from the apartment to set up the brunch styled housewarming.
Anywho, majority of the set up was completed by the time the guest began to trickle in. You were able to find any and all alcoholic drinks to the far right of the rectangular marble structure. The food was to be served on the left side of the set up area. Quick and appetizing edibles could be found directly on the table where majority of the party would congregate. Napkin and Bounty Towels ... EVERYWHERE!!! Can’t ever be too safe. Haha.
With the venue prepared, the billiards and poker table ready, and the drinks chilled...I had my first Nutcracker of the day. YUM!!!!
Even with all of that preparation, I still managed to forget something so simple ... playing cards. Luckily, my neighbors came in the clutch like Ray Allen in his prime with a 3 pointer from a corner. They had the essentials for card playing, as well as some beer pong. Muahahahah. Thanks neighbz!!
We served the food at 1pm!! Brunch Style BREAKFAST Tacos and Monkey Bread. YUM!!
The drinks continued to lose their volume as the crowd consumed every last drop. Let’s just say it was an epic housewarming for the books. Being that the weather blessed us with some sunlight, everyone was able to walk around the rooftop for some air, while admiring the views. Overall, a successful Sunday afternoon.
Thanks to everyone, the clean up process was a cinch. Everyone had one item or two while transferring over to my apartment for Round 2. I still had another batch of nutcrackers. By this point it was 6pm and people were hungry again. I KID YOU NOT, I think Jersey City restaurants made a killing from my single apartment that evening. Bahahaaaaa 😂😂 all kinds of food.
We danced bachatiks, some house, some reggaeton, Dominican trap and took the party to the penthouse. I’ll leave the rest of that story in our memories. Hehe
A time well spent. The night ended around 10pm on a Sunday.
SUCCESSFUL GLOBAL HOUSEWARMING!
Luv ya my JuliPeeps. Until the next blog. Check out some of the pics from the day. Thanks Victor for taking the camera and working some magic!!
- Julio Caezar