Dine With the Dead

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As meeting/event planners, unexpected guests are the bane of your existence. Well, that is unless you’ve booked Dinner with the Dead, where unexpected guests are entirely the point.
 
Dinner with the Dead is a new event concept that takes the standard dinner party and delivers a powerful connection to its guests through medium Thomas John. The much-sought-after John is a regular on television and is booked three years in advance for his ability to bridge the worlds of the living and the dead.
 
“It’s not spooky,” says Jimmy Floyd, the event producer. Instead, this event brings together guests in a “positive and uplifting way,” says Floyd.
 
Designed for groups of 10-30, Dinner with the Dead is a flexible concept that can be held in a restaurant, unique venue or a corporate conference room (just last weekend, a public version of Dinner with the Dead was held at the Tides Hotel in Asbury Park). The two-hour, five-course gourmet meal allows guests to enjoy fine food and wine while John makes the rounds and communicates messages to the guests. Whether it’s a quick hello from a deceased relative or a more meaningful connection from a friend that is no longer here, John delivers messages in an uplifting way. Naysayers are welcomed with open arms and whether you’re a believer or not, this dinner party concept is definitely a conversation starter. If you’re looking for something truly unique to offer your group, book Dinner with the Dead.
 
For more information or to book, visit the website or call 347-637-8592​

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