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30th birthday party ideas

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30th birthday party ideas

I'm organizing a 30th birthday party for a friend who lives in the city. I'm from out of town, so some advice would be great!! I definitely want something themed. I had thought about renting a venue to do a murder mystery dinner (anyone have experience with this in NO?) gatsby style. Any recommendations for a location for 20-30 people? I should add that this party is upscaleish but with a budget. Open to other suggestions. We want some sort of activity/theme for people. It is adults only but 30s-40s so not a bourbon bar hop feel. Y'all have any suggestions?

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1. Re: 30th birthday party ideas

Since it could relate to the theme, what time of the year? Muriel's is an upscale, but medium priced, restaurant casual enough to adopt to most any theme. They do a great job with groups this size.

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2. Re: 30th birthday party ideas

We were at Napoleon House last year sitting inside, and in the courtyard area, there was a Roaring Twenties party going on. We had a great time watching everyone walk by in their twenties outfits. But, Napoleon House doesn't have a big menu. They may do catering there though, because I know they have wedding receptions there.

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3. Re: 30th birthday party ideas

Google murder mystery new orleans.

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4. Re: 30th birthday party ideas

It's for September 8th so not much time at all.

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5. Re: 30th birthday party ideas

I did email Muriel's last night because that looks like a great place but it has an $1800 minimum for 20 people. Seems a little pricey

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6. Re: 30th birthday party ideas

If you can move the party to the 7th, consider the Rock N Bowl is mid-town for Thursday Zydeco night. They will set your group up with alleys with a private buffet and bar just for your group (food is really good since they also own the Old College Inn next door). Couple that with the best dance floor in New Orleans with all the regional zydeco dancers in attendance to dance with and this is a sure good time. If I could, I would spend every one of my birthdays here. This is where the locals go to celebrate and they are great to work with.

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7. Re: 30th birthday party ideas

I'm going to piggyback a little here. I'm also planning a party for about 20-30ppl in Dec. I've mostly been looking at restaurants like Joey K's.

And have the thought of one of the places at City Park....maybe Storyland which is kinda kitschy.

I also though about Rock N Bowl.

And Napoleon House which where we had our rehearsal dinner...it's a nice set up upstairs.

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8. Re: 30th birthday party ideas

Just thought of The Columns Hotels - they have an affordable package - $20/person min 20ppl.

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