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    Etiquette Tips for a Sweet 16 Party

    Last updated 1 day 18 hours ago

    Birthdays are special occasions, and there are few teenage birthdays as momentous as your child’s Sweet 16. If your daughter has been looking forward to this birthday because of the associated party, you can hold a memorable, fun, and age-appropriate event at a New York City event space. It’s typically a good idea to throw the party in the late afternoon into the early evening so that your daughter’s guests can get home at a reasonable hour. Your daughter may want to wear a formal gown, even if the other party guests are in semi-formal attire. That way, she will stand out as the star of the event. Once the party is over and everyone has gone home, encourage your teenager to write thank-you notes promptly for all of the gifts she received. This will impress adult gift-givers and will set a good example for her peers.

    The Glasshouses in Manhattan offers two elegant event spaces that make the perfect setting for any party, including a Sweet 16. Contact us at (212) 847-3813 to inquire about reserving one of our event spaces, or rent them both together for a truly unique experience.

    Organizing a Product Launch Event

    Last updated 5 days ago

    Whether you work for a small business or a large corporation, one of the most momentous events that can come up at work is a product launch. It takes a lot of work to develop a product that is new, useful, and attractive to consumers, but the work doesn’t end there. Marketing efforts including a product launch can help generate buzz about what’s to come and get consumers interested in the product you’re selling. Keep reading for tips for organizing a product launch event in Manhattan.

    Establish Your Goals
    Now that you have a product that the whole world should know about, it’s time to get the word out. As you start to plan your product launch, determine what you want to get out of the event. You may be trying to attract media attention, consumer attention, or trade attention. Narrowing down your goals will help you figure out whom to invite to your event. Events that are targeted to a specific group tend to work the best, as you can focus on the needs and wants of just those people.

    Choose a Location
    Location is important when it comes to product launches, as you want as many of your invited guests as possible to be able to attend. The venue should be spacious and have plenty of room for product demonstrations, displays, information booths, and areas to grab a refreshment and relax. Look for a room that is versatile and can be transformed easily to represent your company and its new product.

    Make the Event Special
    There are many events happening in Manhattan nearly all the time, so you need to give your audience a reason to attend yours over something else. Think of ways you can create unique and memorable experiences for your attendees. A personal touch always goes a long way, as does hands-on experience with the new product.

    When your company is getting ready to launch a new product, contact The Glasshouses at (212) 847-3813 to find out how we can help make your launch event a success. With The Glasshouses’ breathtaking skyline views of New York City and all of the finest amenities, your event attendees are sure to remember this product launch above all others.

    Fun Bridal Shower Games

    Last updated 8 days ago

    The bridal shower usually happens a few weeks before the wedding and may be attended by a variety of women who don’t know one another that well. That’s why games are an essential part of any bridal shower. Watch this video for ideas for fun bridal shower games.

    Games are a great way to break the ice among guests who haven’t met before and can help draw more reserved partygoers out of their shells a bit. You can start off simple with a game such as Missing Ingredients, in which recipes for common food and drinks are written down—with one major ingredient missing. The person who guesses the most missing ingredients wins. Another fun game to play is the Purse Game, in which one person at a time pulls an item out of her purse until she removes something no one else has.

    Play these games and many more at your bridal shower held at The Glasshouses in Manhattan. Your guests will be impressed at the magnificent views of the Hudson River and Midtown and Downtown New York City. Call us at (212) 847-3813 to reserve your event space.

    Fashion Pieces You Shouldn't Wear to a Wedding

    Last updated 13 days ago

    You have your own unique sense of style, and you can express your fashion sense when you go out with friends to a party space in Manhattan or head out on a date. When you are invited to a wedding, you can certainly dress with your own certain flair, but there are some items that should never be worn to the festivities. The bride and groom are the stars of the day, so it’s courteous to let what they’re wearing shine in the spotlight. Read on to learn about a few fashion pieces you shouldn’t wear to a wedding.

    Jeans
    Premium denim has taken over many people’s wardrobes, but that doesn’t mean it is acceptable attire for a wedding. Many weddings are black-tie affairs, where jeans would definitely not fit in. Even if the dress code for the wedding you’re attending is slightly less formal, leave your jeans in your closet and save them for casual Friday at work. Chances are, no one else at the wedding will be wearing jeans, and you don’t want to stick out.

    Large Hats
    The Kentucky Derby is known for the colorful, creative hats topping the heads of women in attendance, but these toques should be saved just for a day at the races. If you want to wear something on your head, look for a subtly styled piece that can easily be removed once the ceremony is over. Big, loud hats will just draw attention to you, and not in a good way.

    White Dresses
    It doesn’t matter whether you are close friends with the bride or a distant relative—you should never wear white to a wedding. You don’t want to look like you’re trying to upstage the bride on her special day, and neither she nor her groom will appreciate the look. Stick with off-white or beige tones if you really prefer to wear light colors, and try to see the bride’s dress beforehand to avoid any chance of matching.

    You’ll be in awe of the elegant surroundings when you attend a wedding at The Glasshouses, so be sure you’re dressed to match this beautiful venue. Contact (212) 847-3813 to learn about our different event spaces. We have experience hosting all types of events, from weddings to corporate parties and holiday soirees.

    The Best Tuxedos for Men

    Last updated 15 days ago

    When you have a formal affair to attend, it’s important to look your best. Tuxedos are typically reserved for special occasions and can give you a classic, timeless look. Watch this video for a look at the best tuxedos for men.

    The most classic tuxedo is black and incorporates pants, a jacket, and a vest or a waistcoat to tie the look together. Cummerbunds are mostly considered dated now, so avoid wearing them when you’re dressing up. It’s best to wear a tuxedo shirt along with the suit, and a bow tie or cravat should be worn around the neck. You can accessorize with pocket squares and different bow ties so that you can give your tuxedo a fresh look at all of the events in New York City that pop up on your calendar.

    A tuxedo is the perfect attire to wear at an event at The Glasshouses, one of Manhattan’s most distinguished venues. Contact us at (212) 847-3813 to find out how we can help you plan your next formal event. We specialize in weddings, corporate events, parties, and any gathering that requires the best in service and style.

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