I'm looking for a place to host my mom's 60th birthday. It's not until next March, but I need to figure out now if this is something I'll be able to afford.
I'd like to invite 60 people, but if this ends up being impossible with my budget, then I'll scale it down.
Now for the bad part, the budget. I'd really like to keep it below $2000, total-tip drinks everything. That's why this is a lunch thing.
I've searched the boards and internet and have come up with a few options.
Dim Sum-which would be fine. But has anyone ever been to a dim sum private party for that many people? Was it a good experience? Do you feel like you were offered enough food? I'm worried some people might get screwed by being skipped or something. Also, how are you charged?
Castaway-I saw on their website that they have a Saturday Brunch! Score! Since there will be kids there, I thought this would be great! Has anyone been to a function there?
I wouldn't even mind renting out a location and getting it catered. I'll totally pick up tables on my own and set the room up. I'm considering the Infusion Gallery, but I think all these things will add up and I'll be over budget.
Ideally I'd love to do it on a boat/cruise. But that's impossible-even though the party would be a few hours.
I don't care about location-OC, LA, Westside, whatever-I'm open to any suggestions! Age range will be people from 80 y/o to 0 y/o. (So ample parking would be nice for the people who need the handicap spots). Type of food, doesn't really matter. Mexican or italian would work too. But we're an asian family and I'm thinking the elders would prefer asian.
I look forward to your recommendations!