Alford Birthday Party at Grand Stafford Theater

Alford Birthday Party at Grand Stafford Theater

On a crisp, cool night in November, the Grand Stafford Theater was full of music, laughter, and friends. Drinks flowed, food was savored, and the name on everyone’s lips was Rick Alford. His wife, Tracy, was throwing him a 60th birthday party and invited 100 of his friends, colleagues, and students to help them celebrate.

Music was provided by the Brazos Valley All-Star Band, a local band featuring soaring vocals and hits from the 70s to today. While the band played, a photo slideshow of Rick’s life played in the background. Guests enjoyed stylish appetizer buffets by Admiral Catering on the first and second floors, and a large birthday cake topped it off!

In the VIP Lounge, silliness reigned supreme as guests lined up to enjoy the photo booth complete with props and a green screen background.

Overall, Rick’s Birthday Bash was full of fun and friends. If you would like to schedule your next birthday celebration with Downtown Bryan Events contact us today!

Hoping All Your Birthday Wishes Come True,

The Downtown Bryan Events Team

Upgrading your Office Holiday Party

It’s that time of year again – The season for rushing around the mall for gifts, decorating sugar cookies, and donning your favorite tacky Christmas sweater.


It’s also time for the annual office holiday party, and while there may be many sitcom episodes that revel in holiday party debacles, these events can be a great tool for promoting workplace camaraderie.

Here are some tips to up your holiday game this year:

Theme the Party, Not the People

With everyone’s busy schedules, it can be difficult to find the time to run home and change before an office party. We suggest theming the party with a classic Christmas motif, and focusing on the food, beverages, and activities you’ve worked so hard to perfect.

holiday party


Provide a Photo Booth

Photo booths have grown in population exponentially in the last year, and there are more inexpensive options now than ever before. A great option is to hang up wrapping paper with double-sided tape and provide a few props. A few bags of stuffing make a great alternative to snow for the floor. Make sure to include an event hashtag so you can see all the great photos posted on social media! #FestiveOfficeParty2016

photo booth


Give the Gift of Tunes

Many offices struggle to decide whether or not to participate in a gift exchange. This year, instead of another long-suffering round of White Elephant, create an office-wide Spotify account and allow employees to create their own playlists to share. This allows everyone to give the gift of music to one another without spending money they could use buying gifts for their families.


Offer Some Festive Beverages

There are few things more wintery than hot chocolate. For your office party, consider making a hot chocolate bar that allows guests to customize their own drinks with marshmallows, sauces, and toppings. Alcoholic additions can also be made, if you’re looking for some Christmas spirits. Peppermint schnapps, Irish cream, and hazelnut liqueur are excellent options.


Most of all, remember to sit back and enjoy the festive season with your coworkers. Seasonal parties are meant to be a reward for a job well done, for the guests and the host – So kick back, relax, and stay festive!

With Warm Christmas Wishes,

The Downtown Bryan Events Team