Archive for December, 2011
Festa Parties, in conjunction with its sibling company, Great To Be Here T-Shirts, has donated over 250 pieces of new and gently used clothing to the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in Chicago. In addition to some brand new infant wear, onesies, kids t-shirts, and womens t-shirts we had in overstock, we have also donated 31 lovely new junior fleece hoodies, along with a number of sweaters, coats, unisex t-shirts, and other outerwear. We’re confident these garments will be put to great use by this great organization!
Mercy Home offers young people in crisis an opportunity—one that can save their lives, and change their futures.
More About Mercy Home…
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has been a solution for kids in crisis since 1887. Through its full-time residential, aftercare and community-based mentoring programs, Mercy Home provides nurturing, guidance and opportunity to more than 400 hurting and troubled young women and men every year. At the core of Mercy Home’s mission is its full-time, residential program, which provides a safe and stable home for 134 young people, ages 11 to 21. Young people who have suffered abuse, neglect, poverty and even abandonment receive life-changing therapeutic, academic and vocational support at Mercy Home. A program of aftercare offers these young people continued connection to their Mercy Home family and gives them access to a host of support services after they have transitioned to living outside of the Home—regardless of age or time away. In addition, Mercy Home’s Friends First mentoring program matches at-risk youth who live out in the wider community with much-needed adult role models. Through our admissions process, Mercy Home makes professional referral services available to hundreds more troubled kids in crisis every year who need help, but whose individual needs may be better met at qualified social service programs other than Mercy Home. Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is a not-for-profit agency that is 99.7% privately funded and operates on two Chicago campuses – a home for boys at 1140 W. Jackson Blvd. and a home for girls at 11600 S. Longwood Drive.
In case you missed it! Or, if you want to relive the frenzy and the glory, here is the re-posting of the TBOX2011 Countdown Video from 2011! Includes the 15 Minute Countdown to the Opening Ceremonies – The Campfire TBOX Singalong Song – And the Introduction of the Royal Court and the #1 Jason Landman – Enjoy!!!
All – We would love and greatly value your feedback if you came to TBOX2011 ! Below is the Survey Form — fill it out at your convenience — thanx!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR A WONDERFUL TBOX2011 !
< WE WANT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS! >
< LOST AND FOUND >
< CUSTOMER SURVEY >
What to Say After What Just Happened but WOW!!! Thank you all SO MUCH who made TBOX2011, our Sixteenth Annual Twelve Bars of Xmas, the BIGGEST and BEST EVER!! We know alot of you are probably still just waking up and recovering from the long day, so we will keep this brief… WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS, we will be sending you out A) The First Waves of Pictures we Have Posted, and B) A Customer Survey we would love to have you fill out so we can improve and be ready for an even more Amazing TBOX2012 on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2012
** Just 360 Days Away!!! (And we’re gonna need every one of those days!) **
First Off, IF YOU HAVE PHOTOGRAPHS TO SHARE WE WOULD LOVE THEM! Either: A) Email them to us at sales(at)festaparties.com – it’s ok if they’re big, just split them up as needed; B) Send us Links to your Facebook or Other Online Photo Albums and we’ll pluck them (You are very welcome to add Chris Festa as a friend here) C) If you have a lot of great pix, we can arrange to pay to have you mail us a CD or Thumb Drive or Drop by Our Office… Thanks!!
Second, Our Next Event is Already Booked, BEADQUEST IV, our Bead-Collecting, Mardi Gras-Themed Crawl Extravaganza, Also in Wrigleyville, on Sat, Feb 18. It’s smaller (for the moment!) than TBOX, more intimate, we all crawl together, and it is the sure cure for Winter Blues. Use the Coupon BEADME to get $10 off the $20 Ticket Here!
Third, TBOX T-Shirt Raincheck Voucher Redemption will Begin FRIDAY NIGHT – call or email us with any questions – 773-478-3378
WE WOULD LIKE TO VERY SINCERELY THANK THE VOLUNTEERS FROM THE CHICAGO DANCE MARATHON, THAT IS TAKING PLACE ON MARCH 3RD! FESTA PARTIES WILL HAVE A TEAM AND WE’D LOVE YOU TO JOIN US!!! CALL 773-478-3378!!
THANK YOU ALSO TO THE TBOX2011 ROYAL COURT, MILLER LITE, HYATT REGENCY CHICAGO, TASKRABBIT, OUR AWESOME WORKERS, THE TAVERNS OF WRIGLEYVILLE, OUR SECURITY TEAM,
Finally, Here is Our Lost and Found (mostly just lost… sorry) – If you have a lead on ANY of these items, PLEASE call our office!! It’s good karma if you help put!
CAMERA – SILVER CANON POWERSHOT – with photos of an attractive blonde girl dressed as a reindeer, Likely in Area of Cubby Bear.
IPHONE in a DARK PURPLE CASE
IPHONE near THE YARD
CALVIN KLEIN RED DOWN PUFFER COAT WITH FAUX FUR HOOD, SIZE SMALL, NEAR SLUGGERS
IPHONE 3G in a PINK CASE
BROWN COACH CLUTCH WITH DRIVERS LICENSE (J. OWEN)
DARK BROWN NIKE WALLET (J. HOITSMA)
CONNECTICUT DRIVERS LICENSE (D. GILLAN)
SILVER WOMENS MARC JACOBS WALLET WITH TEXAS DRIVERS LICENSE (A. EASON)
ID (G. HAMMOND)
SMALL BLACK WOMENS KNEE LENGTH NORTH FACE DOWN COAT (Near Irish Oak)
WALLET (P. SWARBRICK)
DARK BLUE KODAK DIGITAL CAMERA
DROID PHONE AT BERNIE’S
DROID PHONE AT CUBBY BEAR
If you are looking for a great time this NEW YEAR’S EVE (You Remember… that OTHER December Party Holiday…) Check Out NEW YEAR’S EVE Ballroom Blitz 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, our fabulous TBOX Hotel Partner! The Hottest NYE Party in Chicago will feature the Acclaimed Chicago Band 7th Heaven, DJ Sye Young, DJ Jem and DJ Anthem, and includes premium Open Bar and Buffet! Click Here or Click the Picture for Details and Tickets!
We also wanted to announce that following up our sponsorship, donation, and participation in the Chicago Dance Marathon this past year, we are this year going to be a Silver Sponsor of the 2012 Chicago Dance Marathon, benefiting Children’s Memorial Hospital, taking place on Saturday, March 3, 2012. Much like TBOX , this is an all-day event, starting at 8AM and going all day through 9:06PM! We’d like to thank our 4 Royals from last year, Jenni L, Tracey, Christina, and Joanna, who participated on our team! And, as with last year, Volunteers from the Chicago Dance Marathon will serve as our TBOX2011 BAR HOSTS! At each of the 36 bars of TBOX, you’ll see 2 people inside the bar who will be in charge of Stamping Your Passports, Giving You Your Bar Stickers, Taking Your Picture in the Frames, and Providing your Welcoming Cereal Shot! For more information, and if you would be interested in either participating with our team in March, OR, assisting with being a bar host, please contact us!
CAMP TBOX 2011 was Festa’s 16th Annual Twelve Bars of Xmas, The World’s Most Spectacular Pub Crawl, in Wrigleyville, Chicago, USA! For background information on the history and traditions of TBOX, Click Here. And for information about Festa Parties, the event producers, Click Here.
TICKET SALES FOR TBOX2011 ARE NOW CLOSED! Thank you so much for your interest in TBOX2011. Here is where to go and what to do now…….
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2011 — STARTING AT 8:30AM — TICKET PICKUP AND TICKET SALES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT VINES ON CLARK AT 3554 NORTH CLARK. THE TICKET DESK WILL BE OPEN ALL DAY, THE ENTIRE DAY, FROM 8:30AM TO 10PM. Our Office will be CLOSED and we will not be able to answer the phone at our home office during the day. All calls and emails will be returned NEXT WEEK. You will have to pay cash only, Exact Change. Ticket availability and price may change without notice.
Anyone who pre-registered and did not get a t-shirt will get a t-shirt voucher they can redeem on our web site starting after next week and will get the tees mailed to them!!! Attendance just BOOMED at the end and we weren’t able to make all the shirts, but if you want yours, you will get them!!!
Reminder, you must have a badge to enter ANY OF THE TBOX BARS from 8am-9pm, and, Cubby Bear until 11pm. TBOX has become an extremely popular event and we GREATLY APPRECIATE OUR LOYAL AND ENTHUSIASTIC CUSTOMERS!!! The bars are all reserved for US all day and ready to serve us!
Remember, please PACE YOURSELF and DRINK RESPONSIBLY!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU and HAVE FUN
TOMORROW IS TBOX! WE KNOW HOW EXCITED YOU ARE!
If you did not order a ticket on our website, you can STILL COME TO
TBOX and BUY a ticket tomorrow at VINES ON CLARK!
IF YOU DID NOT PICK UP YOUR TICKET IN OUR OFFICE….
YOU CAN PICK UP TOMORROW AT VINES ON CLARK STARTING
AT 8:30 AM until 10 pm!
Their address is 3554 North Clark Street
(next to Cubby Bear on Clark & Addison)
Thank you to everyone who has bought their tickets, we look forward to seeing you all!
We will also have limited Day-of-Event Ticket Sales on Site. As a reminder, all Bars of TBOX will be reserved all day during the scheduled time slots, so you must register and wear your badge at all times to attend.