Check out a few of the parties on Cool Bus Houston!

Its been a while since I last posted and needless to say, Cool Bus Houston, has been quite busy since then!  In the 10 weekends since our last post, we have been booked for parties in 9 out of those 10 weekends! 

We have hosted parties that range from graduations, birthdays, fundraising events, bachelorette parties, weddings, high school prom and even spent a night with a film crew as they shot footage of a night out on Cool Bus Houston for an upcoming online TV special!   We even had our first repeat customer during this time! 

The experiences that we have been able to provide have been nothing less than memorable.  To be able to say that we were a part of each of our guest’s special celebration (whatever it may be) is exactly what Cool Bus Houston is all about. 

Here are a few highlights of the parties/events we have hosted over the past 2 months…

On Saturday, March 25th, we were a part of “Hoffathon – A fundraiser benefiting the family of Brian Hoffman” that took place in Humble, TX.  Brian was a close family friend that recently passed away and we wanted to help out any way we could to help raise money.  We brought the bus out to the event and had it set up for guests to come on board and check out.  I think the kids enjoyed it more than the parents did!  We also donated a 5-hour ride that was auctioned off to help raise money, in addition to the numerous silent & live auction items they had donated.  In the end, our donation helped raise $2,200 toward their end goal of over $26,000 for Brian’s family.

Cool Bus Houston - Houston Party Bus at Hoffathon

Saturday, April 8th, was Clint’s Graduation Party!   We helped organize an itinerary for their night out as they were just looking to bar-hop around Houston and needed some help in their planning.  After we picked the group up in Cypress, our stops included McIntyre’s (Heights), Kung Fu Saloon (Washington Ave), Live! Sports Bar (Downtown) and finished the night off for 80’s Night at Barbarella Houston – a popular dance club in Midtown.

Cool Bus Houston - Houston Party Bus

Fast forward to the following Thursday, April 13th, where we hosted Diana Durlam and her group as we celebrated her husband, Hugh, and his 40th birthday!  We picked the group up in Katy and took them to eat down in Sugarland.  The group met up with about 20 of their other friends for dinner at Bacon Brothers Public House.  They followed up their birthday meal with some birthday karaoke at Jack’s for Cocktails located at Wilcrest and Hwy 59. 

Cool Bus Houston - Houston Party Bus

On Friday, April 28th, a group of 8th graders from Creekside Intermediate boarded Cool Bus Houston to celebrate their 8th grade dance!  Following their pictures at Helen’s Gardens in League City, we picked the group up and took them to their celebration at Top Golf.  After Top Golf, we drove around League City for approx. 30 min before heading home.

Cool Bus Houston - Houston Party Bus

The following day, we had the great honor of being a part of Elisabeth & Ryan’s Wedding!  We picked up the bride’s extended family from Cypress and dropped them off at the wedding ceremony that was taking place at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.  After the ceremony, we provided transportation to their reception located at the Houston Zoo.  Once the reception ended, we took the family back to their house in Cypress.  I remember that the forecast showed a big storm that would roll in to town around the time I was taking everyone home, but luckily it wasn’t as bad as predicted and didn’t cause any issues with our transportation.

Cool Bus Houston - Houston Party Bus

Ivonne’s Bachelorette Party was held on Cool Bus Houston on Saturday, May 6th.  We picked everyone up from their house in League City brought them to Uptown Park where they initially planned to go to Belvedere, but the bar wasn’t open till a little later in the night.  So we called and audible, and we dropped them off just a couple hundred yards away at The Tasting Room.  We followed this up with the main event of the night as the girls had reservations at the only male strip club in Houston, La Bare.

Cool Bus Houston - Houston Party Bus

Saturday, April 13th was the Cypress Creek High School Prom at the Berry Center.  We picked the group up after dinner at Campioni Restaurant in the Champions area and then drove them to the dance at the Berry Center in Cypress.  After the dance, we were take them up to Hearne, TX where they were to continue their celebration at a family ranch.  Unfortunately, we got a flat tire in Bryan, TX and wound up ending our trip early.  This event is actually its own separate blog post itself.  So stay tuned…

Cool Bus Houston - Houston Party Bus

And finally this past weekend, we helped celebrate the graduating Class of 2017 from Memorial High School!  We picked up the group senior girls and their mom’s from graduation at the Don Coleman Community Coliseum.  Since this was a short reservation, we only had enough time to drive them to The Heights and take pictures in front of the “Greetings from Houston” wall mural on White Oak Dr and then started dropping everyone off for their evening plans. 

These are just a few of the parties & events that we participated in over the past 2 months and the summer is set to be just as busy as we already have 4 parties on the schedule for the summer months, including providing transportation for a fishing tournament down in Seadrift, TX!

December was a good month

After the 3 rides in 3 days, things didnt slow down.  I completed 3 more rides through the rest of the month of December and all were successful.  

The first was Friday, December 16th for an Ugly Christmas Sweater & Christmas Lights Tour of Houston.  I picked up the group of 14 out in Katy and we started by stopping by one of the more intricate Christmas Lights setups in town.  The house was off of Pin Oak and has now celebrated 10 years of synchronized lights around their house.  In fact, the whole block participates in the synchronized lights! 

After we drove around Katy, we made our way to dinner at El Tiempo on Richmond Ave.  Once dinner was finished we visited the River Oaks area to look at more Christmas lights.  River Oaks is  known for their extravagant displays and is a must if you want to view Christmas Lights in Houston, TX. 

About an hour later, it was time for some bar hopping!  We visited Clutch & Kung Fu Saloon on Washington Ave as well as Irish Cowboy in Midtown.  

Our final stops were in The Heights as we took in some of the lights in that area before we made a quick pit stop at Little Woodrows.  Finally we called it a night and wrapped up by 1:45am.  I think I finally got the bus back by 2:45am.  

For those looking to check out Christmas Lights, I would recommend this site - http://www.houstononthecheap.com/best-christmas-lights-in-houston.

Our next ride was on Thursday, December 22nd, as we continued the Ugly Sweater theme.  We picked everyone up at the Club Quarters Hotel in Downtown Houston before venturing to Chuy's Mexican Restaurant.  After dinner we went back through River Oaks to look at Christmas Lights and cruise around.  

We wound up going to the Gingerman in Rice Village and following it up by going to Clutch on Washington Ave.  The group didnt stay too long there before they wanted to go ahead and head back to their hotel and call it a night.  We ended the night around 12:30pm.  

Our 3rd and final ride of December came on Friday, December 30th.  This was for Windsor's 30th Birthday Party in Galveston, TX.  We picked the group up around 9:45pm and made our 1st stop at the Tremont Rooftop Bar.  After about an hour, we picked the group up, drove up and down the seawall for about 30 minutes before heading back to The Strand and making our 2nd stop at Yaga's.  

The night ended at Bubba's Sports Bar on Tiki Island before we dropped everyone back off  

A busy start to the holiday season

Well after a few weeks with out a reservation, we were finally back in action with 3 reservations in 3 days.  

The weekend kicked off with Decode Digital's 3rd Annual Company Party on Thursday, 12/8.  I picked the group up at 5pm at their office on Montrose Blvd.  We started the evening off in Montrose District at Anvil Bar & Refuge - a bar devoted to the classic cocktail.  We followed that up with heading about a mile down the street to La Grange Houston - and expansive patio bar offering regional Mexican & Tex-Mex dishes, plus craft beer and cocktails.   Our 3rd stop of the night was a quick stop to see all of the festive decorations and lights downtown at Discovery Green before we made it to Conservatory, the Underground Beer Garden and Food Hall.  Our final stop of the night was Cottonwood, a bar with Texas pub fare with 40+ taps, 2 cask-conditioned and a full bar located in the GOOF (aka Garden Oaks/Oak Forest).   

Decode Digital on Cool Bus Houston

I finally called it a night around 12:30am after I got the bus back to the office and cleaned up the bus.  

Saturday, 12/10, was another big day for Cool Bus Houston, as we had 2 reservations.  The first, was for the bridal party for Brett & Hannah Bergamo's Wedding.  I picked up the girls from their townhome in Rice Military and drove them out to their wedding venue at the Ashton Gardens.  As we headed out, I overheard one of the girls saying, "This was definitely our best purchase!"  

Hearing comments like that and hearing a few days after that the girls "RAVED" about it, really make me feel like I am on to something here.  Knowing that I am able to be a part of the biggest day in this couple's life so far, is a pretty cool feeling. 

My 2nd party of the day came well in to the evening as I hosted a birthday party of about 12 people.  I picked the group up in Cypress and made our way to town.  The group rocked out for a solid 30 minutes before we made it to our first stop of the evening, Kung Fu Saloon - a pretty fun bar with a relaxed atmosphere and retro arcade video games - located on Washington Avenue.  For our 2nd stop, we ventured in to Midtown as the group hit up The Dogwood and Sage County - both bars with a great nightlife experience.  Before we left Midtown, we made a quick stop over at Howl at the Moon Piano Bar.  To close out the night, we drove back to Washington Avenue and spent the last hour at Pearl Houston - a bar offering craft cocktails, live music & DJ's, plus a patio with games and TV's.  

By 3am, I was finally calling it a night and had successfully completed 2 rides in one day, including my first wedding event!  I am participating in the Bridal Extravaganza Show in January, and I am very much looking forward to getting more involved with weddings and helping to make the couple's big day even more special.