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BEST Party

1994 BEST Party, Idea

Bombay Club


If you think there are no new party ideas under the sun, you haven’t tried a tandoor barbecue. The Bombay Club will bring its traveling tandoor to your door and provide food that is drop-dead delicious—the baby lamb chop kebabs… read more»

1993 BEST Party, In-Office

Party Express!


A word to bosses of the nineties: if you can’t give your staff raises, let them eat cake. This outfit will deliver a party—including balloons, noisemakers, napkins, and a scrumptious golden or chocolate cake—to your office doorstep. read more»

1986 BEST Party

The Charles Square Anniversary Bash

Even better than last year’s; so was the guest list. read more»

1985 BEST Party

The Charles Square Opening

An we thought Harvard Square was a has-been. read more»

1984 BEST Party, Opening Night

Cats at the Bay Tower Room

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1983 BEST Party

The Met Center Benefit That Taylor and Burton Attended

The party wasn’t great, but—on the other hand—Liz and Dick didn’t go out anywhere else during their stay in town. read more»

1983 BEST Party, Media

WXKS’s Annual Birthday Party

Open bars, hors d’oeuvres, an exclusive guest list, and top national acts. For example, the 1983 list included the Gap Band, Laura Branigan, the Manhattans, the Weathergirls, and (yes) Pia Zadora. read more»

1982 BEST Party

The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s one-hundredth-anniversary concert. Music to remember. read more»

1979 BEST Party, Planner

With Panache

Chestnut Hill

Rene Oranburg’s firm will stage any kind of get-together you want, arranging for caterers, decorations, and entertainment. Reasonable fees, too. read more»

1976 BEST Party

Mopsy Strange Kennedy’s

Unlike most writers, Mopsy entertains frequently and well. Her bashes attract some of the most interesting individuals around. This lass has inherited Perle Mesta’s magic. read more»