You know what’s great about birthdays. Everyone has one. The playing field is leveled so that no matter who you are, you only get one birthday and it always comes once a year. Which means your stuck up neighbor’s birthday is no better than yours, though how one celebrates his/her birthday is a whole different ballgame. For example, we can cater your birthday party, or even host it in our awesome dining room, and your party will automatically be better/cooler/tastier than your stuck up neighbor’s wine tasting “shindig”. Disclaimer: Culinary Concepts Corp. holds no biases towards wine tasting shindigs, and would be happy to cater those as well.
That being said, we are a creative bunch here at Culinary Concepts and we want nothing more than to share our creative insights with mankind and all of its natal ceremonies — so we’ve listed a few of them below.
Creative Insight #1
Is it a milestone birthday party? 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th? Match the year with the decade! Throw a 1950’s doo wop themed party or a trippy 70’s themed party. You don’t have to match the decade to the birthday boy/girl’s age, just choose whichever you think would be the most fun.
Creative Insight #2
Have a backyard wine or beer tasting shindig in spite of your stuck up neighbor. You supply the fine wine and beer, we supply the crazy european cheese, your neighbor looks out of his window in dismay.
Creative Insight #3
Birthdays for children under 6. This one may seem a bit cynical but… Let’s face it, unless their pet guinea pig gets shot out of a cannon into the arms of their favorite Disney star, no child under 6 years old is going to remember their birthday party. This doesn’t mean that the party shouldn’t be totally amazing and have everything they would want. Definitely still do everything to make it the best day of their lives. But since they will most likely forget this entire day, it offers a prime opportunity to save some money for the many more birthdays to come. Try your hand in baking and make all of the desserts yourself. If the cookies come out less than ideal it’s ok, your 3 year old kid isn’t going to bust your chops for it. Don’t get them designer clothes or fancy electronic gifts. Your child won’t get any social cred for wearing the latest Jordans to day care. Basically what we’re suggesting is to use these precious years to save money for when your child can really appreciate you spending your entire paycheck on them out of pure love, because that’s just what parents do.
Creative Insight #4
Planning a birthday for yourself? Why don’t you have some friends and family over, and let us do all the cooking. We admit, this one is lacking on the creative side, but sometimes you just need to relax and enjoy yourself. Have Culinary Concepts prepare any and every dish of your liking, eat like kings, and spend all of your time with your company, away from the kitchen! We’ll even provide the cake and desserts, so you literally don’t have to do anything except eat, drink and be merry.
Culinary Concept #8: Trying to cut calories but love condiments? Mustard has zero calories.