I originally had hired Michael as the bartender for my upcoming birthday party. I called him to discuss logistics, and was very pleasantly surprised to find out that his skills, expertise, and creative energy stretched beyond bartending and into all areas of party planning. He met me at the space chosen for my party, and together we created a thematic vision and layout of the space. He was able to balance grand ideas with my moderate budget and found creative alternatives that kept me within budget. The days preceding the party, he prepped the space, staged, and set-up decorations, so that I could enjoy myself instead of worrying about party planning. He also kindly jumped in to help me pick up last minute supplies without hesitation. The night of the party he helped orchestrate the flow, all the while making sure I always had a delicious cocktail in hand. The following day after the party, he cleaned up and helped remove the furniture, decorations, et al. All in all, it was a joy to work with him. He kept me excited and relaxed, and executed a fabulous party.