Parties and celebrations are no longer reserved for those monumental and typically celebrated occasions such as a birthday party, a wedding, or a baby shower. At EventUp, we think all the small and large moments in your life deserve to be celebrated equally.
That’s where the alt-bash comes in.
What Is an Alt-Bash?
An alt-bash is a celebration centered around those small moments or typically undercelebrated moments in one’s life.
Have you or someone close to you accomplished something lately they had been looking forward to? Plan a party. Or simply pick any reason at all that you feel like gathering and celebrating life for.
Alternative Party Ideas and Where To Host Them
Pet Adoption - Visit a Pet-Friendly Venue
Welcoming a new pet into the home is a truly heart-warming experience. Your new little buddy will bring you endless joy and fond memories. Start your bond-building off with a bang and bring your 'bestest' companion out for a party celebrating their happy arrival in your life. There are a plethora of pet-friendly venues out there waiting to help you celebrate your new furry bundle of joy.
Oasis Texas Brewing Company, Austin, TX
At Oasis Texas Brewing Company they believe in embracing craft brew heritage and basking in beautiful Lake Travis views. Located 400 ft. above the Lake Travis waterfront, OTXBC and their beautiful three event spaces can provide the flexibility and unforgettable experience for whatever event your group has in mind!
A tribute to the five senses of our guests, Green Fig's menu is inspired by the North African Maghreb Region and an interpretation of "Middleterranean" modern cuisine. The dishes combine unique flavor and spices imported from the region with fresh ingredients, locally sourced. Plates are meant to be shared as you would at home around the dinner table.
Divorce Party - Visit a Nightclub
Have you finally been able to lose that extra baggage and signed off on your divorce from your significant other? Why not celebrate living your life on your own terms and being able to do anything you want to do. It’s time to book that VIP section at a nightclub for you and your closest friends to let loose and dance the night away celebrating your newfound freedom.
Marquee Las Vegas is the ultimate sensory experience involving cutting-edge technology, intense sound, visual effects, and sensuous décor with rich textures, vibrant lighting, and brilliant colors. If you are in need of a lavish cocktail reception or buffet dinner, it would be their pleasure to coordinate all of the essentials for an unforgettable affair!
Inspired by the revolution in nightlife between the 1920s and the 1960s, equipped with state-of-the-art video and sound systems. Le Rouge Lounge is a meeting place where service is paramount and privacy guaranteed, where beauty in every form is nurtured and the unexpected is to be expected. Located in the heart of the Wynwood Art District Le Rouge is located across from the Mana convention center offering over 250 parking spaces and a total venue size of 6,200 sq ft all with a high-quality A/C unit so the weather is never an issue. With a garden patio outfitted & furnished for outdoor events, the main room used by some of the most high-end events in the world Le Rouge is the perfect space ready for any adaptation.
Bad Breakup - Visit a Hotel & Spa
Leaving a bad relationship is mentally draining and physically exhausting. It can leave you feeling empty and overall pretty low. That’s why you need to get away to a hotel and spa where they can pamper you, deliver you room service, and allow you to sleep the day away in a cloud of a bed if you need it without any judgment. A spa is exactly the complete relaxation and mind-reset you need after a bad breakup. You will leave the retreat feeling rejuvenated, refreshed, and back to your old self.
Sands Hotel & Spa, Indian Wells, CA
Sands Hotel & Spa features 46 guest rooms, the Pink Cabana restaurant and bar, and a full-service spa. A combination of Bullard’s Moroccan-inspired influence and a mid-century vibe that is synonymous with the desert’s everlasting allure, the Sands Hotel & Spa is an exotic, luxurious, and personalized take on hospitality. The Sands Hotel & Spa caters to an adult environment in terms of entertainment and culture, therefore you will never be bothered by anyone under 18 while you rejuvenate.
Located on Belle Isle, steps away from the action of South Beach, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach is its own private paradise set amidst peaceful tropical gardens and the Biscayne Bay. The breezy, soothing guest rooms feature private terraces, many with outdoor soaking tubs. Spa services meld the traditional with the holistic with a variety of treatments from facials and massages to astrology and health coaching. The Gardens offer a place to lounge on the swings or by the fire pit. The main pool is the center of our outdoor hydrotherapy playground also featuring an arctic plunge pool and waterfall hot tub. The Lido Bayside Grill offers a perfect warm-weather, sun-kissed global-inspired menu with incredible views.
New Season of Your Favorite Show - Vist a Theater
The suspense in waiting for your favorite show to come out with a new season can be tantalizing. Instead of sitting at home on your couch, rent out a theater so you can view your favorite characters on the big screen. Invite all of your family and friends to enjoy this special showing with the must-have popcorn and candy.
Fox Theatre Detroit is a beautiful theatre in downtown Detroit, Michigan. The Fox has a capacity of 5,048 seats and plays host to many top shows and events.
The Apollo is a non-profit multidisciplinary commissioner and presenter. They are a catalyst for new artists, audiences, and creative workforce; and partner in the projection of the African American narrative and its role in the development of American and global culture.
Even more alternative reasons to plan a celebration:
- Promotion at work
- Paying off student loan debt
- Moved out of your parent's house
- Finished writing your book
- Sold some of your artwork
- Completed certification course
- Debt-free dance party
What will you celebrate?
There are endless moments in life worth celebrating, once you know what you want to celebrate, it's time to look for the perfect venue. EventUp, the leading venue directory, has more than 15,000 restaurants, hotels, and unique venues for you to select from to plan and enjoy the perfect party for any occasion. Start your venue search today!
Life is a party, let’s all celebrate more!