Archive for May, 2011

30
May

At Long Last, The Theme to TBOX2011 is Revealed!

And, finally…. the big news you’ve all been waiting for…. coming in a mere 193 Days… back for its SIXTEENTH SMASH YEAR…. we present the theme and logo for Festa’s 16th Annual Twelve Bars of Xmas Pub Crawl…. CAMP TBOX!! That’s right, the theme of this year’s TBOX will be Summer Camp… in Winter! Because everyone always says…. “So this one time… at TBOX…” – TBOX2011 will be a glorious, majestic, action-packed tour-de-force, a day filled with S’Mores, Campfires, Canoeing, Basket Weaving, Panty Raids, Waking Up in Your Cot in the Middle of the Lake, Camp Counselors, Merit Badges, Sleeping Bags, Ghost Stories, and a Camping Trip like you’ve never had before… mark your calendars… SATURDAY 12/10/11… that’s December 10th, the Second Saturday in December… and tickets will go on sale on August 29th. Also, save the date for our Theme Release and Web Site Launch Party on THURSDAY, JUNE 9th… stay tuned for details here and on Facebook. Enjoy our logo below, and let us know if you’d like some TBOX Promo Cards and Save the Date Cards to give out to friends!  We’ll gladly mail them out to you or you can drop in to our office for them. Contact us sales(@)festaparties.com

SO… WHO WANTS TO GO CAMPING??? :)

Camp TBOX, 12 Bars Of Xmas Pub Crawl Logo, Chicago

The Official Camp TBOX Logo


27
May

The New Festa Parties Web Site is Here!

Festa Parties is thrilled to announce that in partnership with Mix Media Solutions of Chicago, we have now launched our All-New Festa Parties Web Site, ready for TBOX, BeadQuest, Cover Your Bases, our Brand New Three-Legged Pub Crawl, and other super-fun stuff we plan to do in Chicago and beyond!  You can visit our new site here at the same URL, Festa Parties, and you’ll find tons of new and updated goodies including…

  • Our new Black and Red motif… it took months of rehab, but Chris Festa finally got over his “Purple” fixation… Prince, you can have your crown back!
  • Site built on modern, 21st Century platform… if you’re nostalgic for 1998… well, you can’t just go and look at our web site anymore… you’ll have to watch videos like this
  • A wonderful new photo gallery for the thousands and thousands of photos from all of our events since 1996. What happens at TBOX (or BeadQuest, or Cover Your Bases, or 3LPC…) stays right here, forever, and ever, and ever….
  • A Blog, a real, working, modern, Blog, so every single thought that crosses our minds, ever, can be immediately posted for all the world to see…
  • A single home page for all of our Events, where you can immediately jump to the pages for events like, oh….
  • TBOX… Glorious TBOX… The Twelve Bars of Xmas, we now have one place where you can EXHAUSTIVELY RESEARCH every single fact you ever wanted to know about TBOX, including, What In The World is TBOX anyway?; How Did it All Come to Be?; What’s With The Cereal?; How Can I Become Royal?; and much, much more…
  • And now, almost every page on our site has the ability for you to INSTANTLY Tweet it, Facebook It, or E-Mail it to your friends – and all our blog entries let you comment right through your Facebook Login
  • Tickets for all our events will now be sold through our new, modern ticket purchase interface, which will debut in June for 3-Legged Pub Crawl Tickets

Well, if that wasn’t excitement enough, then we have 2 other Gigantic and Massive Pieces of News for you good people…

First, we are pleased to announce that the INAUGURAL, FIRST-EVER, LONG-AWAITED, Three-Legged Pub Crawl, will take place on Saturday, June 25, on Southport Avenue in Chicago, and will begin at 1:30PM at Messner’s Wrigleygrille, 3553 North Southport, just south of Addison. Messner’s will serve as the Headquarters for the event, and we’ll be doing a loop south toward Belmont, then back up to Addison, and ending and reconvening at Messner’s for the Finale Party. Now, you may ask, what on God’s Green Earth is a 3-Legged Pub Crawl???  To get all the details, click here to view the event page, and here for a little on the background.  Tickets will be going on sale VERY SHORTLY, but in the meantime, you are welcome to RSVP to the Facebook Invitation Here.  In a nutshell, we go to 9 bars, put numbers in 2 different buckets for boys and for girls, draw the numbers, and you have to find your partner to tie up with and be paired with to go to the next bar. You will RE-DRAW FOR A NEW PARTNER AT EVERY BAR. It will be a great way for singles to meet each other, but if you are in a “Committed Monogamous Relationship” – you are perfectly welcome to attend and stay with your loved one all day. It will be a HOOT! Again, SATURDAY, JUNE 25!

And, finally…. the big news you’ve all been waiting for…. coming in a mere 193 Days… back for its SIXTEENTH SMASH YEAR…. we present the theme and logo for Festa’s 16th Annual Twelve Bars of Xmas Pub Crawl…. CAMP TBOX!! That’s right, the theme of this year’s TBOX will be Summer Camp… in Winter! Because everyone always says…. “So this one time… at TBOX…” – TBOX2011 will be a glorious, majestic, action-packed tour-de-force, a day filled with S’Mores, Campfires, Canoeing, Basket Weaving, Panty Raids, Waking Up in Your Cot in the Middle of the Lake, Camp Counselors, Merit Badges, Sleeping Bags, Ghost Stories, and a Camping Trip like you’ve never had before… mark your calendars… SATURDAY 12/10/11… that’s December 10th, the Second Saturday in December… and tickets will go on sale on August 29th. Also, save the date for our Theme Release and Web Site Launch Party on THURSDAY, JUNE 9th… stay tuned for details here and on Facebook. Enjoy our logo below, and let us know if you’d like some TBOX Promo Cards and Save the Date Cards to give out to friends!  We’ll gladly mail them out to you or you can drop in to our office for them. Contact us sales(@)festaparties.com

Camp TBOX Logo

Festa Parties Banner

24
May

Festa Parties To Hold 3-Legged Pub Crawl on Southport Avenue Corridor

Festa Parties announced today that we will hold our first-ever, inaugural, 3-Legged Pub Crawl in the Southport Avenue Nightlife Corridor on Saturday, June 25th. “We’re tremendously excited about this new event,” said Company Owner Chris Festa, “People have been asking about this for a long, long time, and we are confident that we’ve finally figured out a way to make it work!”  How will this work? In a nutshell, at each bar, Boys and Girls will draw partners with whom they will tie up like a 3-leg picnic event, and stay with that person for the walk to the next bar. Then, at each bar, we will RE-DRAW NEW PARTNERS for people to hook up with. However, we do want to emphasize, that if you wish to remain with one partner all day, if you are in a “committed monogamous relationship” – you are totally welcome to opt out of the draw and stay as a couple all day.

Tickets will go on sale by June 1 at the Festa Parties Web Site – to be the first to know, join our Mailing List and become our Fan on Facebook!

23
May

New Playboy Model Discovered on TBOX2010!

The Chicago Sun-Times featured an article about Kimberly Cohen, Bartender at Sluggers in Wrigleyville, who was discovered at TBOX2010 by a Playboy Talent Scout and will appear in the Magazine’s June 2010 issue. As the article states…

Cohen, 28, got tapped for the nude pictorial in December when a Playboy scout out drinking on the popular 12 Bars of Christmas pub crawl spotted her in the dim barroom light.

(Which prompted Royal Court Member Jason “Pirate” Taylor to remark, “Reminder to Self… Make Playboy Business Cards for TBOX2011″) – well, we’re thrilled that Kimberly will be getting her shot at fame thanks to TBOX. To date, no male members of the TBOX “inner circle” have reported receiving any inquiries from Playgirl, Cosmo, Tiger Beat, or any other female-oriented periodicals… there’s always next year!  For a sampling of the NSFW pix, visit the Playboy site…

Sun Times Article About Playboy / TBOX

Sun Times Article About Playboy / TBOX

23
May

Festa Parties Donates to Sunshine Through Golf Foundation

Festa Parties has made a donation to the Sunshine Through Golf Foundation, sponsoring former TBOX Number One (from way back in 2001!) Lionel Go. The Sunshine Through Golf Foundation is the charitable arm of the Chicago District Golf Association (CDGA) and uses golf as a tool to provide giving and caring for the less fortunate. For over 60 years, the Sunshine Through Golf Foundation has translated universal enjoyment of golf into a means of improving the lives of individuals with special needs. Lionel played 100 holes of golf for this effort, and we are happy to support him with a small donation!

Sunshine Through Golf

02
May

Cover Your Bases III Hit One Out of the Park!

Thank you to everyone who attended Cover Your Bases III on Saturday, April 30, 2011. Nearly 1,000 of Chicago’s biggest baseball fans crawled to 16 bars surrounding Wrigley Field, collecting Stickers at every stop along the way. The weather was gorgeous, the Miller Lite was flowing…what better way to spend a day out in Chicago’s greatest neighborhood! We’d like to extend a Special Congratulations to all of our Raffle Winners. Congrats to our Grand Prize Raffle Winners, Alyson Garman and Roscoe Espirto. They each won a pair of Cubs Rooftop Tickets to the game on Monday, May 30 against the Houston Astros, courtesy of Wrigleyville Rooftops. We’d also like to congratulate Jason Laskowski, winner of 2 Cubs tickets to the game on Tuesday, May 31 also vs. the Astros, courtesy of Rebel Bar & Grill.

Congratulations to all of our Raffle Winners. We had TONS of prizes to give out – consider it our way of saying “Thanks for spending your Saturday with us!”

$25 Gift Certificate to Rebel Bar & Grill Cami Fledderman
$25 Gift Certificate to Rebel Bar & Grill Josh Dolby
$25 Gift Certificate to The Stretch Alan Harper
$25 Gift Certificate to The Stretch Art Olivera
$25 Gift Certificate to the Big Onion Tavern Group bars (Irish Oak, Jack’s, 404 Wine Bar) Paul Penn
$25 Gift Certificate to the Big Onion Tavern Group bars (Irish Oak, Jack’s, 404 Wine Bar) Colleen Laream
$25 Gift Certificate to the Big Onion Tavern Group bars (Irish Oak, Jack’s, 404 Wine Bar) Ryan Bermel
$50 Gift Certificate to Club 162 Michelle Silverstein
$25 Gift Certificate to Rockwood Place Dan Anderson
$25 Gift Certificate to Rockwood Place Liz Canfield
$25 Gift Certificate to Bar Celona Juan Meraz
$25 Gift Certificate to Bar Celona Jeff Kudingo
$20 Gift Certificate to Dark Horse Sarah Berkal
$20 Gift Certificate to Dark Horse Katie Bingham
$20 Gift Certificate to Dark Horse John Glorios
$20 Gift Certificate to Dark Horse Casie Born
$20 Gift Certificate to Dark Horse Sal Mondragon
$25 Gift Card to John Barleycorn Heather Bailin
$25 Gift Certificate to Sluggers Renee Krozel
$25 Gift Certificate to Sluggers Nicholas Stafford
$25 Gift Certificate to Sluggers Lauren Taylor
$25 Gift Card to Moe’s Cantina Chris Bowlds
$25 Gift Certificate to Red Ivy Rose Carpenter
$25 Gift Certificate to Red Ivy Andrew Sleezer
$25 Gift Certificate to Merkle’s Lauren Convery
$50 Gift Certificate valid at Cubby Bear/Vines/Sports Corner Betsy Cutcher
$50 Gift Certificate valid at Cubby Bear/Vines/Sports Corner Nicole Krashen
$25 Gift Certificate to Mullen’s Ty Fortner
$25 Gift Certificate Mullen’s David Ziegenhora
$25 Gift Certificate to The Curse Danny Nelson
$25 Gift Certificate to The Curse Ryan Healy
The Kills Concert Tickets, courtesy of Miller Genuine Draft Music Dan Wolf
Lucha Vavoom Concert Tickets, courtesy of Miller Genuine Draft Music Jenni Langland
Of Montreal Concert Tickets, courtesy of Miller Genuine Draft Music Mark Rieman
W. Haynes Band Concert Tickets, courtesy of Miller Genuine Draft Music Steve Carlsan
Echo & the Bunnymen Concert Tickets, courtesy of Miller Genuine Draft Music Dave Swinclear
Tributosaurus Concert Tickets, courtesy of Miller Genuine Draft Music Amber Petty
Bob Schneider Concert Tickets, courtesy of Miller Genuine Draft Music Adam Dobrazanski
Raphael Saadiq Concert Tickets, courtesy of Miller Genuine Draft Music Cat Duncan
Panic at the Disco Concert Tickets, courtesy of Miller Genuine Draft Music Kristen Streid
D.Lanois Black Dub Concert Tickets, courtesy of Miller Genuine Draft Music Amanda Lorenz
Matt and Kim Concert Tickets, courtesy of Miller Genuine Draft Music Deven Rominez
The Omega Moos Concert Tickets, courtesy of Miller Genuine Draft Music David Gifford

Enjoy your fabulous prizes, gang! And don’t forget, the 1st Annual 3-Legged Pub Crawl is set for Saturday, June 25, 2011 — can’t wait to see everyone there!

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