Celebrate Your Graduation Family Dinner NYC at The Winslow
Spring is in the air and everyone in New York City starts noticing more and more futons and hot plates left on the curb as students move from dorms or small studio apartments and venture into the real world. Ah yes—It is college graduation time. It is a time of change and we can help you come up with some graduation ideas. It is a time of pomp and circumstance. It is a time for friends and family to gather around and get festively drunk with one another for a different reason other than weddings and funerals; which is a nice change of pace. What better way to celebrate no longer being able to defer your student loans than with a graduation party at The Winslow in one of their amazing large party spaces? Delicious drinks? Check. Amazing party food platters? Check. Show the world you are officially an adult by having your mom, dad, and grandparents organize and pay for a grad party to end all grad parties. By picking The Winslow you are letting them know you respect their time and money by choosing a high quality establishment that is both affordable and conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan’s East Village and Gramercy neighborhoods. It makes it super easy for you, the guest of honor, as well as for them, the planners and point people—all of whom want to celebrate the graduate graduating in style. This isn’t a college party, it’s a college graduation party, show everyone you’d like to celebrate that you have learned the difference by showing some sophistication and sense of decorum.
College Graduation Party Ideas and Graduation Party Food Ideas
The Winslow’s large party food menu is great for sizeable graduation parties and also has many party food ideas for varying groups. It caters to dietary restrictions ranging from gluten free to vegetarian. The menu, created by Executive Chef Nathan Pauley has an innovative and wild array of flavors and regional influences. It offers everything from pulled pork sliders to blistered shishito peppers to chicken curry mini pies. The party food platters are formatted for large parties to graze and nibble on without everyone having to be seated or the tackiness of a buffet. (Don’t get it wrong, buffets can be magical but there is a time and place, and your graduation party is not one of them.) The party food platters at The Winslow are priced “per ten guests” which means that each order comes with enough for ten guests to have a couple of the smaller items, or one to two of the larger items. For example, the steak skewers come with 20 skewers per order, where the shrimp sliders come with 15 sliders per order. Not just any NYC restaurant and bar could offer such a great spread that caters to your palate, your budget and your many, many friends and family members who all eat different things. This helps cultivate a more laidback environment and approach to party throwing, as opposed to a formal sit-down dinner (which The Winslow can also tailor towards should that be the host’s aspiration). Either way, it is a great bang for anyone’s buck, but especially friendly to the wallets of newly graduated college students.
Large College Graduation Parties at The Winslow
The Winslow offers numerous options for hosting large parties and gatherings which is why were one of the best restaurants to celebrate your graduation. With varying drink packages and large party food varieties, they make organizing a lot of friends and family easier, especially in a city like NYC. Graduation party ideas can run the gamut from a sit down family dinner, to hosting a ton of your friends and family in one of The Winslow’s many large gathering spaces. From the Semi Private Back Room (which can seat up to 20 guests, and hold as a gathering space upwards of 35), to the Communal High Top Area (which can seat up to 25 guests but hold as a gathering space upwards of 50 guests), to the Banquet Seating Section and Middle Pillar Section (which can seat up to 20 guests and hold as a gathering space upwards of 30 guests), The Winslow can accommodate what style of gathering (be it drinking, or dining, or both) you are looking to host. It’s even possible to inquire with management about semi-private buyouts as well as fully private buyouts should your guest list dictate you need more space. You don’t graduate every day so get the space you want where you can throw what type of grad party you want. The Winslow never has rental fees or takes deposits, only minimum spend requirements. This is perfect if you are looking to do something more casual based on consumption, or better yet, easily achieved if you choose one the open bar packages along with the party food options. Your large party would always have it’s own designated server through whom your attendees can start all separate tabs if desired. This makes organizing a group of people (especially if they are coming and going) much more manageable, and much less stressful. The staff and management team are quick to respond and easy to communicate with, thus ensuring and making it easy to get the style of graduation party you are seeking to throw to commemorate such a momentous occasion. The Winslow offers something for everyone.
Celebrate Your Graduate at The Winslow
“Another turning point a fork stuck in the road, time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go…” Sorry, it’s easy to start singing Green Day when thinking about graduation. With graduation, along with marinating in school colors and reminiscing about freshman dorms and Psych 101, comes the next step. Before you rush out to get a job, and pay rent, and you know all that boring necessary stuff, you should probably throw yourself a pretty amazing send off– a graduation party that friends and family will talk about for years to come. With specialty drinks designed by Beverage Director and Tales of the Cocktail award winner Cait Moorhead none of your guests will want for delectable concoctions. The staff is also welcoming and accommodating, and if given notice, can even name a drink or two after you and print out specialty drink menus for you and your guests to enjoy throughout the night as well as take home. You can keep this on the shelf next to your graduation tassel and degree—all of which serve as proof you not only graduated, but also celebrated that fact with great panache. You should celebrate, throw your hat in the air and then throw down some delicious libations and bites at The Winslow, it’s the only educated choice.