Archive for February, 2012

28
Feb

Contest to Win 2 Tickets to Forever Green Charity Party, March 9th

Hey Everyone…….. How would you like to PRE-PARTY IT UP for St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 9th? 

Our friends at Young Irish Fellowship have provided us with 2 complimentary tickets to their 37th Annual FOREVER GREEN St. Patrick’s Day Charity Benefit party at Park West in Lincoln Park. The event goes from 6:30-11pm and features unlimited Miller Lite for you and your guest, along with great entertainment.  The pair of tickets is a $100 value and you can win them if you do this…

Post a picture of yourself in your best St. Patrick’s Day party gear – your best, craziest St. Patrick’s Day party picture – and post it to our Facebook wall by 2pm on MONDAY, MARCH 5.  The Picture with the most likes on our wall will WIN the tickets! 

And, we will pick 2 other ENTHUSIASTIC Pictures with ENTHUSIASTIC Captions and have 2 other prizes of Pairs of Tickets to Our Next Pub Crawl, COVER YOUR BASES 4, on Saturday, April 28th!!!  (Click Here for Cover Your Bases Tickets & Info!)

CLICK HERE FOR OUR FACEBOOK PAGE!!  SEE BELOW FOR OFFICIAL RULES**** Only Entries following rules will be considered!

Festa Parties - Chicago Pub Crawls, Producers of TBOX

- Photos must be posted to Festa Parties Facebook Wall
- Most Likes will by 2pm Central Time on Monday will win the prize
- Must be 21 or Over to Enter
- Photo must contain picture of person doing the posting. It’s cool to have 2 people in it and you can split the prize (the 2 tickets)
- Please keep it tasteful, fun, and festive!
- Any disputes or ties will be settled by Festa Parties staff and decisions are final.

24
Feb

BeadQuest 4 Photos

Thanks Everyone who made BeadQuest 4 a raging success!!!  We had over 2,600 participants and Mardi Rock’d Wrigleyville!!! Enjoy the photos below…

Album #1 from Will Byington Photography on Facebook – Click Here!

Album #2 – Equally Awesome – Click Here!

Album #3 from Facebook

NBC 5 Chicago Scene Photo Slideshow

Some of the Crazies from BeadQuest 4 Pub Crawl, February 18, 2012, Chicago - By Festa Parties

Some of the Crazies from BeadQuest 4 Pub Crawl, February 18, 2012, Chicago - By Festa Parties


23
Feb

Donate to Festa Parties Dance Marathon Team, Get a FREE Cover Your Bases Ticket!

Would you like to contribute to a GREAT CAUSE and get a FREE TICKET to Cover Your Bases as a Thanks?  Festa Parties, Silver Sponsor of the Chicago Dance Marathon Benefit, will be fielding a dancing team of Mr. Festa and 8 Royals and Friends for 13.1 hours on Saturday March 3. Donate a Minimum of $12.12 to our Dance Team “STAY ROYAL” and you’ll receive a coupon for a FREE TICKET to COVER YOUR BASES 4 on April 28th!! All Proceeds of your $12.12+ will go to the charity! Offer Good Thru 3/3 – Click the “Support Stay Royal” Link on the Right Side of the PageCLICK HERE TO GO DIRECTLY TO DONATION PAGE!

20
Feb

Did You Get All 9 Beads at BeadQuest??? Lookie Here!!!

Attention BeadQuest 4 Attendees!!

Thanks so much for making BQ4 the biggest and best BeadQuest ever!!!  In our ever-ongoing quest to provide you with great Customer Service, we wanted to make the following announcement..

In the first 2 years of BeadQuest, our plan was to give Raffle Entries to everyone who collected all 9 beads.  However, this did NOT work out well.  Having 700 to 1,000 people who have been crawling for 10 hours come into one spot to show our customer service people their chests and all the beads they got, and make judgment calls / have arguments, etc, and try to do all this and fill out the entries all at once… just did NOT work out well, for obvious reasons.  Also, when we drew raffle entries on stage at Karaoke, and tried to call names or numbers, with all the loudness and chaos, that also caused problems.  So our solution, implemented in 2010, was to give EVERYONE who registered a raffle entry, draw that evening, and then call everyone who did not claim their prize on the spot – and – since you might not hear the announcement, NOT make you be present to win.  We’ve just announced all 30+ winners, and hope you will all enjoy your prizes.

However, a couple of people did point out to me that there was a sentence buried on our web site, referring to the fact that you’d get an extra raffle entry if you collected all 9 beads. Although this was referring to the previous years of the event, we do see how it could have been misinterpreted.  So in light of this, we are doing the following……….

IF YOU COLLECTED ALL 9 OF THE OFFICIAL NUMBERED DISC BEADS (and we assume of course that you still have them!!!)You can win Free Tickets for our Next, Upcoming Event on April 28, COVER YOUR BASES 4, our Baseball-Themed, Sticker-Collecting Pub Crawl in Wrigleyville.  All you have to do is take a picture of YOU with ALL 9 of your BEADS and your ADMISSION BADGE, and post it to our FACEBOOK PAGE. Rules are:

The First 5 People to Post Before Midnight Central Time on Sunday, February 26th will win FOUR TICKETS TO COVER YOUR BASES!!!

The Next 10 People after that to Post Before Midnight Central Time on Sunday, February 26th will win TWO TICKETS TO COVER YOUR BASES!!!

The Next 40 People after that to Post Before Midnight Central Time on Sunday, February 26th will win ONE TICKET TO COVER YOUR BASES!!!

Pictures must be tasteful and non-obscene, and SHOW THE FACE of the Person Doing the Posting!

Thanks so much, and we will be posting all of our pictures from BeadQuest Very Shortly!!!

Bead Quest Pub Crawl

The BeadQuest Beads

20
Feb

BEADQUEST 4 Raffle Prize Winners – CONGRATS!!!

Congratulations to Our BEADQUEST 4 Raffle Winners!!!!!!!!!!!!

Note – These prizes were drawn at 9PM the Day of BeadQuest from the Raffle Tumbler at Murphy’s Bleachers, posted at Murphy’s, and are now posted here on our blog.  We have called all the Winners, and are in the process today of calling ALL THE WINNERS AGAIN who have not claimed their prize.  We have removed the last names to protect your privacy.  If we are unable to connect with you within the next 3 days, we will re-draw from the raffle entries for the unclaimed prizes — if you see your name here and think it is you, call us at 773 478 3378.  Thanks!!!

** 4 Cubs Rooftop Tickets (Given Away in 2 Pairs) for Cubs Opening Day, Thursday, April 5, Courtesy of Murphy’s Rooftop Company!

First Pair of Tickets: Erik A.

Second Pair of Tickets: Lauren H.

** 1 Pair of Chicago Blackhawks Tickets Courtesy of the Dugout for February 23 -  Melissa S.

** 1 Free Night Stay at the Hyatt Regency Chicago - Susan C.

** 10 Pairs of Free Tickets for Our Next Festa Parties Event, Cover Your Bases 4, on April 28
First Set of Tickets – Robin L.
Second Set of Tickets- Katrina W.
Third Set of  Tickets – Andrew L.
Fourth Set of Tickets – Sarah T.
Fifth Set of Tickets – Ellen E.
Sixth Set of Tickets – Lauren C. 
Seventh Set of Tickets – Martin L.
Eighth Set of Tickets – Deirdre K.
Ninth Set of Tickets – Erika C.
Tenth Set of Tickets – Evan B.

** 2 $50 Gift Cards from Uber, Everyone’s Private Driver

Gift Card #1 – Jacob M.
Gift Card #2 – Chris S.

** 5 $50 Gift Certificates Courtesy of TaskRabbit

Gift Certificate #1 – Denise V.
Gift Certificate #2 – Roberto J.
Gift Certificate #3 – Katie S.
Gift Certificate #4- Jamie V.
Gift Certificate #5- Michelle W.

** 2 $25 Gift Certificates Courtesy of Deuces & The Diamond

First Gift Certificate – Dan K.
Second Gift Certificate – Ashley M.

** 1 $25 Gift Certificate Courtesy of Casey Moran’s – Patricia L.

**1 $20 Gift Card to Sweetwater - Kiel S.

** 2 $25 Gift Certificates Courtesy of Bernie’s

First Gift Certificate – Jennifer V.
Second Gift Certificate – Jaime V.

** 2 $25 Gift Certificates Courtesy of Full Shilling

First Gift Certificate – Brad M.
Second Gift Certificate – Colin C.

** 1 $25 Gift Certificate Courtesy of Yak-Zies – Stephen C.

** 1 $25 Gift Certificate Courtesy of Red Ivy - Adam F.

**  1 $25 Gift Certificate Courtesy of Cubby Bear -Christine C.

** 1 $25 Gift Certificate Courtesy of Sports CornerJeff R.

** 5 $10 Gift Certificates Courtesy of Mullen’s On Clark

Gift Certificate #1 – Kristine C.
Gift Certificate #2 – Jason C.
Gift Certificate #3 – Kristine C.
Gift Certificate #4 – Ron C.
Gift Certificate #5 – Beatriz L.

** 1 $25 Gift Certificate Courtesy of Club 162 – Chaitra G.

** 3 $25 Gift Certificates Courtesy of Sluggers

Gift Certificate #1 – Jim C.
Gift Certificate #2 – Tony T.
Gift Certificate #3- Stephanie S.

 **2 $10 Gift Certificates Courtesy of Moe’s Cantina

First Gift Certificate – Greg M.
Second Gift Certificate – Robert D.

** 1 $25 Gift Certificate Courtesy of John Barleycorn – Jacob D.

** 2 $5 McDonald’s Gift Certificates, Courtesy of Mr. Festa, that must be used to buy him French Fries -

First Gift Certificate – Susan P.
Second Gift Certificate – Katherine P.

BeadQuest Beads - Chicago Pub Crawl - Feb 18 - Festa Parties

17
Feb

BEADQUEST – DAY OF EVENT INFORMATION

ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED FOR BEADQUEST 4. YOU MAY STILL BUY TICKETS (BADGE/LANYARD/ADMISSION) BY GOING IN PERSON TOMORROW TO MURPHY’S BLEACHERS STARTING AT 1:15PM.

Greetings!!!  BEADQUEST is all set for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18th, 2012, starting officially at 1:30PM at Murphy’s Bleachers at the Corner of Sheffield and Waveland, right across from the Bleacher Entrance of Wrigley Field, One Block from the Addison Red Line Station.

If you have bought your ticket in Advance, you can pick it up FRIDAY UNTIL 9PM at the FESTA PARTIES OFFICE at 4314 North Lincoln Avenue, or, SATURDAY, DAY OF EVENT, at Murphy’s Bleachers, starting at 1:15PM (We may open earlier… we’ll try!)  — GO IN THE AUXILIARY SOUTH ENTRANCE of MURPHY’S.  If you already picked up your ticket, go RIGHT INTO THE MAIN ROOM and START PARTYING.  If you have your badge/ticket already, you can arrive as early as noon or 12:30!

You may buy a ticket the day of the event at Murphy’s Bleachers in the Separate BUY line starting at 1:15 also.  Note that you may NOT get a t-shirt if you wait to buy until the day of the event.

If you have bought your ticket in advance, you’ll be 98% guaranteed to get a t-shirt...we are going to cut off advance sales at the number of t-shirts.

Until the Cutoff Friday Night, you can buy tickets HERE

We will be giving out Beads at Murphy’s and at EVERY ONE OF THE NINE STOPS on the ROUTE — the SCHEDULE will be on the BACK OF YOUR BADGE.

Ticket will include Admission to Event, plus BeadQuest T-Shirt for at the first Pre-Registered Participants. This event has become a Festa Staple and a perfect antidote for the Winter Blues!! It comes right after Valentine’s Day and before March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day, so if you’re looking to spice up February with a taste of New Orleans, BEADQUEST is for you!  Starting at Murphy’s Bleachers, participants make 10 stops and collect NUMBERED BEADS at each bar. The goal is to collect all the beads and then we have a Private Karaoke Party at the end with great raffle prizes given out!  Read on….

BeadQuest 4 - Chicago Mardi Gras Pub Crawl from the Producers of TBOX, 12 Bars of Xmas Pub Crawl

If you like our flagship event, TBOX, the 12 Bars of Xmas, then you will LOVE BEADQUEST!  And if you liked TBOX, say, in 2001/2002/2003 – then you’ll really like BeadQuest because that’s about how big it is (for now!!!) – everyone goes together from one bar to the other, YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAKE UP AT 6AM!, and we of course still want you to dress festively!  There will be $3 Miller Lite specials at every bar too!

These will be among the Fabulous Raffle Prizes Awarded!!!

** 4 Cubs Rooftop Tickets (Given Away in 2 Pairs) for Cubs Opening Day, Thursday, April 5, Courtesy of Murphy’s Rooftop Company!
** 1 Free Night Stay at the Hyatt Regency Chicago
** 10 Pairs of Free Tickets for Our Next Festa Parties Event, Cover Your Bases 4, on April 28
** 2 $50 Gift Cards from Uber, Everyone’s Private Driver
** 5 $50 Gift Certificates Courtesy of TaskRabbit

** 2 $25 Gift Certificates Courtesy of Deuces & The Diamond
** 1 $25 Gift Certificate Courtesy of Casey Moran’s
** 2 $25 Gift Certificates Courtesy of Bernie’s
** 2 $25 Gift Certificates Courtesy of Full Shilling
** 2 $25 Gift Certificates Courtesy of Yak-Zies
** 2 $25 Gift Certificates Courtesy of Red Ivy
** 1 $25 Gift Certificate Courtesy of Cubby Bear
** 1 $25 Gift Certificate Courtesy of Sports Corner
** 2 $25 Gift Certificates Courtesy of Mullen’s On Clark

** 2 $25 Gift Certificates Courtesy of Club 162
** 3 $25 Gift Certificates Courtesy of Sluggers
** 2 $25 Gift Certificate Courtesy of Moe’s Cantina and John Barleycorn

** 5 $1 McDonald’s Gift Certificates, Courtesy of Mr. Festa, that must be used to buy him French Fries

BeadQuest Beads - Chicago Pub Crawl - Feb 18 - Festa Parties

Chicago Mardi Gras Pub Crawl / Producers of TBOX

BeadQuest - aka Bead Quest Pub Crawl, Mardi Gras Event in Chicago

 

 

03
Feb

BeadQuest 2012 A Top Feature of Red Eye February Survival Guide

Chicago Red Eye Features BeadQuest 2012 in February Survival Guide!

Festa Pub Crawl

Red Eye Newspaper - February 2012

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