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!

Its Wedding Season!!!

As Spring in Texas arrives, wedding season is upon us! 

Not only can Cool Bus Houston take you from bar to bar or brewery to brewery, but we can provide transportation for your wedding day in a very unique party bus!  

We can do this in a number of ways!  Here are just a few ideas:

1.  Bridal Party Transportation:  We arranged transportation for the Bride and her bridesmaids only from their house in Rice Military to their wedding venue at Ashton Gardens.  All of the girls got their hair and makeup done at their house beforehand.  When we picked them up, they boarded the bus wearing their "pre-game" attire of flannel shirts and yoga pants and carried their dresses on hangers in plastic bags to not get dirtied.  They were able to hang their dresses from the handrails across the ceiling of the bus so they wouldn't get wrinkled.  Once on board, the crew enjoyed a glass of champagne while jamming out to some of their favorite party tunes.  The venue was roughly 30 minutes away from the house, which was just enough time to relax before things got crazy with the ceremony and reception.  

Cool Bus Houston Bridal Party Transportation

2.  Wedding Party Transportation:  We met the wedding party (minus for the Bride) at the Lakeside Country Club and transported them Memorial Drive United Methodist Church.   The Bride arranged for her own transportation to the church so that she and the groom wouldn't see each other before she walked down the aisle.  We waited in the parking lot until the ceremony was over and picked up the full wedding party (Bride included!) for transportation back to Lakeside Country Club to kick off the celebration!  

These are just a couple of options that we have done to give you some ideas.  However, Cool Bus Houston can customize a wedding package to suit all of your needs! 

Cool Bus Houston at the Bridal Extravaganza!

2017 started off with a very busy weekend as we had our first experience set up at the Bridal Extravaganza, but definitely not our last! 

This was a good way to see just how beneficial a trade show like this could be for our business as well as a way to directly see the return on our financial investment to reserve a space and decorate our booth.

The Bridal Extravaganza was held Saturday, January 6th and Sunday, January 7th at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Downtown Houston, TX.  Over 10,000 Brides and their entourages attended the event and it felt like just about every one of them stopped by our booth! 

Cool Bus Houston at the Bridal Extravaganza in Houston, TX

As you can see we had the Cool Bus set up with a couple of tables in front.  One with a "Register to Win a FREE Ride" and the other with a TV with our promo video (Click HERE to watch it again!) running on a loop.  

It was an awesome & fun experience being able to meet and interact with so many people!  People always say that it doesn't feel like when you love what you are doing, and that couldnt be more true for me after this weekend.   Where it might have felt like work to stand for 6+ hours each day, on a weekend, and talk to people, for me, I don't think I ever got tired of talking to people.  I was so excited to talk about the bus and the services we offered.  I was even more excited to see them actually get on board the bus and watch and hear their reactions.   

Throughout each day, we snapped quite a few pictures of the guests in front of the bus and with our fancy Instagram frame that we made especially for this event.  Check them out below...

A few brides definitely had their acts together and knew exactly what they wanted as their wedding was only a few months away.  Other brides seemed like they were getting "Information Overload" as they were still in the early stages of their wedding planning.   The closest wedding we had was literally 2 weeks away on 1/21/17.  The wedding that was the furthest away was set for October 2019!!!

When it was all said and done we collected over 1,400 email addresses!  Even more importantly, we have booked 4 rides to-date and are in negotiation with a few more customers!   

The Bridal Extravaganza was a fun & eye-opening experience that I am very anxious to participate in again!  Can't Wait!