Festa Parties Tops 850 Boxes of Cereal Donations at TBOX 2013 Theme Reveal Party

Top Quote Festa Parties donates 136 more boxes to Lakeview Pantry and reveals "Air TBOX" as this year's theme. End Quote
  • Chicago, IL (1888PressRelease) May 24, 2013 - Festa Parties, a Chicago-based event planning company known for its festive pub crawl events including TBOX, their popular Twelve Bars of Xmas Pub Crawl in Wrigleyville, held its 4th successful "BYOC" Bring Your Own Cereal Charity Donation Party, which took place on May 16th, 2013 benefiting the Lakeview Pantry. In addition, the theme for TBOX 2013, which will take place on Saturday, December 14th, 2013, was revealed. Festa Parties has been planning and organizing great Chicago party events since its first TBOX back in 1996.

    Taking place at Roadhouse 66 in the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago, and featuring specials by Festa Parties sponsors Miller Lite and Pinnacle Vodka, the Cereal Party was part of a continuing nod to Festa's longtime devotion to all things cereal-related, and cereal's central role in the charm of the TBOX pub crawl. Christopher Festa, Owner and Founder of Festa Parties, helped reveal the 2013 theme, "Air TBOX", adorned in a pilot's costume provided courtesy of Chicago Costume Company, proving this will be the wildest airlines of 2013! As Festa said, "This year's TBOX will combine the fun of the Holiday Season with the Majesty and Adventure of Air Travel and Flight - Get Yourself in the Full Upright Position, Secure those Tray Tables, and Dust off that Landing Strip, because we will be TAKING OFF for the Flight of your Life in just 211 Days!" Close friends assisted in the unveiling of the TBOX 2013 poster featuring the new logo to the excited attendees at the party. Colleen Fleming was in attendance for the reveal for her second year in a row and exclaimed, "The TBOX themes are always creative and unique. I can't wait to fly 'TBOX Air' and I'm sure it'll be better than any other flight I've ever taken!" Participant Julie Wong also agreed, "Another successful Festa Parties cereal party! Everyone attending was pumped for the big reveal of this year's annual pub crawl - Air TBOX 2013! And more importantly, it was so exciting to be a part of an event that brings together such a generous bunch, donating 136 boxes of cereal to the Lakeview Food Pantry. It's a wonderful feeling that this event allowed us to support my own neighborhood's non-profit so generously."

    Festa also created several exhilarating "Air TBOX" theme related contests, including chugging Fruity Pebbles from a leaf blower to simulate cereal going through a jet engine, giving attendees the chance to win prizes from the bars that participate in Festa Parties pub crawls. One of the contest winners, longtime TBOX participant Laura Stange, commented, "I was really excited to participate in the contests at the party and contribute to a great cause. Festa always keeps everyone involved with their fun activities, and last night's was the best party happening last night!"

    Each month, Festa Parties rewards the BYOC participants with a special gift if they bring in cereal to donate at the party. For May 2013, Festa made special, limited-edition t-shirts illustrating the TBOX theme, with the word "SOON" in giant letters above the outline of a jet plane. Festa Parties likes to adapt internet memes and other playful and humorous anecdotes into their event marketing, and they made these shirts with their TBOX "super fans" in mind. "Even though we want to enjoy a long, warm, fun summer in Chicago, we want to remind people that the coming winter will bring the joy of another TBOX," commented Christopher Festa, Owner and Founder of Festa Parties. "Last year, we made t-shirts that said 'Wait for itů Wait for itů' and we thought 'SOON' would be a great followup for this year's TBOX countdown."

    In the end, Festa and friends donated 136 boxes of cereal to the Lakeview Pantry for the month of May. To date, Festa Parties has collected and donated over 850 boxes of cereal to benefit the food pantry, and will continue to do so every month through their BYOC parties. In addition to their cereal donations, Festa Parties enjoys being an active member of the community and contributor to local and national charities. Festa Parties is a member of the Central Lakeview Merchants Association as well as the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce. They have been a Silver Sponsor of the CHICAGO Dance Marathon benefit for Lurie Children's hospital the last 3 years, and in 2013 won the Top Fundraising Team award. Festa Parties has also donated to the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, have been a leading donor and sponsor of the Lakeview School Street Park project to build a new children's playground on School Street in Lakeview, and contribute to many other causes listed on their web site.

    Along with TBOX, Festa Parties holds the annual BeadQuest Mardi Gras Celebration and Cover Your Bases Pub Crawl in Wrigleyville, as well as Everyone Gets Leis, its Hawaiian themed pub crawl in Wicker Park taking place on August 24th, 2013.

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