Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lego Indiana Jones

Now here's a great example of working with a fun momma to mix her ideas with some of our own!

When this particular momma called to book her son's party she knew she wanted a Lego Indiana Jones party for her son who L-O-V-E-S Legos.  She had read through our theme list and decided mixing our Safari theme with some of her awesome ideas would do the trick.  Indeed it did!

We had so much fun at this party and my goodness the entire group of kiddos was super well behaved and had the best manners ever! 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Oh The Joys of Clearance Shopping

Boy oh boy do I look forward to the clearance shopping out there for post Halloween.  Can't you just imagine the great things we are able to score at a great price?  Last year we loaded up on pirate costumes.  This year I was hoping for more costumes to add to the Rock Star theme all must have beat me to the punch.  It's ok, I'll forgive you.  :)

What I did score was a LOT of black light bulbs.  Those boogers are normally high dollar.  What do I use black light bulbs for you ask?  Black Out Parties of course!  Here is a picture of one we hosted last year.  A Black Out Party is perfect for ages 15-18ish.  We black out all the windows so it is literally pitch black in the space, then we change out the regular light bulbs with black lights.  The kids wear white and fluorescent clothing.  We provide you with hundreds of glow sticks and highlighters.  The highlighters are used to write messages on the kids white shirts.  The black lights in combination with the DJ lighting we have make for a magical night of dancing and fun for these kids.  Our sound system is great!  We have all the newest music but of course, at this age they want their own mix so, by all means bring their phone or laptop and we'll plug it into our system.

Since I saved money on the bulbs, why not offer you a savings too? 

This four hour custom party would normally go for $650.  If you book it in the next 30 days, I can offer this party  for $400.  Take advantage of this price for a milestone party...maybe a sweet 16, the big 18 or even plan now for a grand graduation bash.  Some really smart moms combine parties with BFFs so the families split the expense. Now that's s-m-a-r-t.

Call or email today to book!

Click here to see more pictures from one of our Black Out Parties.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Company Christmas Party

Do you own or work for a small business?  Have you found it's very expensive to hold your company's Christmas party in the more traditional venues?
Guess what!  Soiree can handle Christmas parties for small businesses.  We have beautiful (and of course unique) Christmas decor, banquet tables, chairs, linens, and everything you might need for a memorable company Christmas party. 

Call or email us today.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Note About Bookings

Hey there party people!  Just wanted to make you all aware that Soiree will not be accepting bookings November 24-27 and December 23-27 for regular birthday parties  however, we are still able to offer space rentals for those dates. 

If you are considering a party at Soiree for November or December we encourage you to call or email today to get on the calendar...we are filling up fast!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Teenagers Love Soiree.

Looking for a place to host your tween or teen's birthday party?  Tired of the same old places? Consider Soiree!  We've hosted several parties for teens.  They get to hang out, sing on stage, dance, eat, drink and make memories they will never forget.  Our space includes funky furniture, a great sound system you can plug your own music into, DJ quality lighting, and much more- all included in our very reasonable price.  You get peace of mind knowing they are in a safe place...and best of all...not in your house.  Call or email us today to book.  We can do a simple space rental or a themed party.

Friday, October 7, 2011

What People Are Saying

Our clients are always so good to us!  So many of them take the time to email or call to tell us what a great time their child had at his or her birthday party.  We thought it was high time we share some of those kind words with you.  We rely very heavily on word of mouth so your kind words are invaluable to us.  Here is the most recent compliment we graciously received.

Just wanted to take a minute to say thank you for the great job you did on Eli's Color Extreme Party!  It was a huge success :) all of our guests have raved about it and most importantly, Eli loved it!!  I kept asking him what his favorite part was and he just said - spending time with his friends :).  Thank you for putting up with all my party quirks!  I really enjoyed the party & could focus on taking pictures and watching Eli rather than entertaining.  You've got a good thing going here and I pray for lots of success for you guys!  I'm sure you'll be seeing us again.  Hope you have a great weekend.  

P.S. Kai did a great job too!

Tara Hall

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

We love our little boys. I have two of my own and I know it can be very difficult to find a party place for those little stinkers. Don't be fooled by the pink you see in many of Soiree's pictures. We do AWESOME boy parties-and I mean boys from young to old. Some of the more popular themes for our boy parties are:
Minute To Win ItRock StarPirate
LuauChefArtThanks to one of our smart mommies, we are now pleased to add another great boy party...
Mighty Machines

If your boy is into fire trucks, dump trucks, tractors and back hoes this is the party theme for him. Our first Mighty Machines party is coming up soon. We'll be sure and post some pictures.

Give us a call to book your little boy's birthday party and we'll drop all that pesky pink stuff and pull out the manly blues, greens, yellows and reds.
Don't forget about our Fall Special!  Scroll down to see the details of the special.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fall Special

Well if this weather isn't just the best thing since...fall last year, we don't know what is! Doesn't the change in seasons make you want to clean your house, organize your closets, dust your ceiling fans and save some money?
Although we are not so willing to help you with the dusting, and organizing, we can help with the saving money part.
From now until October 16, 2011 Soiree is offering $50 off all new* party bookings. Just let us know when you call, or email to book your party that you saw our ad.

Get it? 50-Smackers, 50-greenbacks,50-bills? Yeah, we're feeling sort of corny today. ;)
*This special only applies to parties that have not yet been booked.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

For Everything There Is A Season...

I don't know about you, but this is my favorite season. Not the 104 degree part, but the part where I can bring some sense of order back into my home. The part where there is a set bed time and rise time and we follow a schedule, albeit a hectic one.

For me, the end of August might as well be January. It's like a new start and I always go through this period of nesting right before school starts. We've dropped off our out grown clothes and books that don't get read anymore to our favorite thrift store and ministry, Dividing Bread in Collinsville. We've organized our school clothes so picking out our outfit will be easy breezy (at least for the first week or so). We've laid down the law on homework before play, knowing where our back packs are, and taking a shower every night. It feels good. It feels organized.

I imagine most of you are in the same mode. Now that you've gotten your wee ones and not-so-wee-ones off to school, take a deep breathe, enjoy your morning coffee, take a look at our calendar and get the rest of the year's parties booked. Remember, we not only host little girl parties but also, boy parties, adult parties, teen parties, bridal and baby showers and space rentals.

Don't wait too long, 3pm comes sooner than you think. ;)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Groupon! Groupon! Read All About It!

If you haven't heard about Groupon, allow us to introduce you. Groupon is an amazing way to save money at local places you either already go to, or in many cases, amazing places you didn't know you were missing out on.

Guess who is featured on Groupon today... that's right...WE ARE!

Click here to get your save on.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Pick Your Besties For The Best Party

We know you want to include everyone. You never want anyone to feel left out, never want to hurt any one's feelings and want everyone to be happy.

After all, your super uber nice that way.

However, here's what we've found: When you invite everyone from here



and here

to your sweet child's birthday party, it tends to be just a little bit too much.

We want your child to feel the most special they have ever felt on their special day. We focus the entire party on and around them. We play songs they love, we give them choice cake cuts, we have all guests tell them their most favorite thing about them, we love and hug on them as much as we can but, when there are a gazillion friends at your child's party the focus on them just isn't as magnified. We have found the ideal number of guests is between 10-15. Many more than that can easily turn a great party into mass hysteria a more hectic one. *Please note, we are talking about kiddos here, not adults...bring all the adults you want.

Our suggestion is that you tell your child they have to make a list of their 10-12 very most special friends and explain those are the friends they may invite. If you have a large family with lots of siblings and cousins perhaps you have a party with only them or maybe you have two parties, one for family and one for friends.

We have found the best and most discrete way to get those invites in the hands of the besties without hurting the feelings of the other children is to ask the teacher or coach to place them in back packs or hand them to the parents of the children.

Now, having said all of that, if you really really want to invite the whole kit n caboodle of kids you know...we're flexible that way, we just thought we'd share our opinion. :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Calling All Stylists!

If you are a stylist, you know a stylist or you use a stylist...listen up! Soiree is looking to network with local stylists. This will cost the stylist NotHinG, nAdA, zIp. The best part is the stylist will earn $25 in Soiree credits every time one of their clients books a party with Soiree.

So if you are one, know one, or use one, have the stylist email Soiree at for details on this great program.

That right there, is what you call a win-win!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Food and Your Teens Party!

Teens and food go hand in hand right? Well......not always!

We have seen some pretty lavish spreads for Teen parties......and while we at Sorie'e are more than impressed, we have seen most of it hauled back out to the car at the end of the night. Here are some things we have learned that Teens don't find "cool, groovy, or _____(insert new buzz word here) when it comes to their parties and food.

Ask yourself these questions:

1.) Would I like to eat this party with my grown up friends? If the anwer is yes.....then don't serve it.

2.) When I was a teen if my Mom carried in her 1970's Crock Pot would I have been embarressed?........then don't serve it.

3.) Is this food something that I can eat with my hands and look cool doing it? You are starting to catch on!

We have found that Teens are actually way cooler and easier going than we would have ever imagined! They are some of our favorite people! Their needs are simple......water, pizza, candy and cake.

They are looking for a cool place to hang out......with THEIR music......where no one tells them to TURN IT DOWN.......where they can dance (We like to call it BUST A MOVE.....but that usually gets blank stares!)

......and you, well we know, you are looking for a safe place for your Teen to have a BLAST -one that is taylored to their that will be the talk of the town, one that they will remember for the rest of their lives.......and we KNOW how to (yes, we are going there.......) BUST A MOVE at Soire'e!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Party Tips

We've learned a thing or two about how to have a great party. We thought we'd share some of those tips with you all.

Tip #1:

Momma's Mood Matters

Moms, listen up. The reason you're having the party with Soiree is to take the stress off of you. We take care of everything. All you have to do is send out invites, bring the cake, the drinks and the birthday child. As soon as you walk in the door, we take over. If you spend the hours leading up to the party stressed out and worried, the birthday child picks up on your mood. Not only that, but it sets the tone for the whole party. I know, I know, that's not fair at all. But it is true. We've seen it time and time again. Momma comes in happy and excited for a great party and a great party we shall have. On the other hand, when Momma comes in with the weight of the world on her shoulders...well, we still have a great party, but everyone has to work harder to get to that happy place.

So, if you feel like this

take a deep breath, and let's work more on looking like this

Come with a happy heart. Leave your dirty laundry, dusty nick knacks, and responsibilities at the door. We'll give ya a big fat hug at the door and the next hour and a half is going to be nothing but fun. We promise!

Now let us host your best party ever.

call to book today 918-271-1779

Monday, February 7, 2011

Minute To Win It

Oh my word. This theme has become a huge hit for all ages! We've hosted 5 year olds to 13 year olds with this theme. It really is a riot. If you're looking for something outside of the box, book Minute To Win It with us today.