launch party

Launch Party Pizza.

We’re hosting a Launch party at HQ next week. With mostly guys in the office, we have suffered a few setbacks in regards to party planning. For example:

Kumar (Founder): So, next Friday, we’re having a party. Should we get some food?

Eddie (Pizza lover, New Yorker): We should get pizza from Stella Rossa.

(Awkward Pause)

Kumar: Pizza? Isn’t this suppose to be a classy event?

Eddie: It’s not what you’re thinking. Stella Rossa has classy pizza.

Jen: What are we going to put the pizza on, assuming they come in boxes?

Eddie: We could wrap the table in parchment paper (he means white butcher paper, not the non-stick material used for baking) and put the pizzas directly on that.

Kumar: Hmmm, yea that could work.

Jen: (Pause, looks up)

Eddie: What?

Jen: I’m just trying to picture walking into a party with pizzas on butcher paper. No, we shouldn’t do that.

—All nod in agreement, yes to pizza. Jen makes a note reminding the team to purchase plates for the pizzas.–

Jen: Well we could have black and white cupcakes, too. That’s classy.

Kumar: (Looks at Crumbs Bake Shop’s website) $4.50 for a cupcake?! No way.

Jen: If we get the mini sampler, it’s cheaper.

Kumar: OK.


As you can see we’re working with two guys who know very little about parties, and a girl who spent the last year of her life in Albania. We’re struggling to say the least!

If you have any resources for us, leave them in the comment section!

Crumbs- Black and White Cupcake

Preparing for launch.

Rush49 is gearing up for our hard launch in February! Our team wanted to launch with a bang, so we decided to host a Happy Hour shindig at HQ! We are in the throes of party planning, website improvements, social media blasts, sales calls and countless emails. Needless to say the office has been a little wild! So wild, we have become a bit outrageous with our ideas.

Outrageous idea numero uno: We’re considering buying a gong. That’s right a gong. The first question that should come to mind is, “Why would Rush49 need a gong”? We think it would be a stupendous  incentive for sales. Picture this, each time the sales team finalizes a deal, they ring the gong. I mean let’s get real, who wouldn’t want to hit a gong?

What do you say, should Rush49 buy an office gong?!

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