It's 5 AM Go Home

Weddings, Parties and Events SO GOOD Your Guests Won't Leave!!

Non-Fiction - Music/Entertainment
268 Pages
Reviewed on 09/03/2019
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Author Biography

Hello, I’m Globetrotting Entrepreneur Michael Scott Novilla, lucky enough to have visited 91 countries in search of the world's best parties! As the founder of world-class venue NOVA 535, I have produced over 2,000 5-Star Weddings and Events. My first book, It's 5 AM Go Home, is a hilarious, step-by-step guide to producing your own amazing, 5-Star, party, wedding, or event!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Events and parties are the best way to release stress. NOVA 535 is a number one rated venue in St. Pete, Clearwater, and Tampa where parties are thrown and guests don't want to leave. It's 5 AM Go Home: Weddings, Parties, and Events So Good Your Guests Won't Leave by Michael Scott Novilla is the author's unique journey of creating something different and beautiful and which stretches beyond being just a party. This step-by-step guide will take readers on an interesting journey along with the author, the NOVA way, which is exciting, wild, and entertaining. Reading this fun manual will help readers host amazing events, parties, or weddings that are personal, unconventional, and engaging.

NOVA 535 is a big place with lots of space both inside and outside where mini atmospheres can be created. The topic is refreshing and original and gives readers tips and tools on how to adopt the NOVA way and give guests and customers complete satisfaction while throwing a party. The personal experiences and stories in the book help readers connect with what the author is trying to convey and understand the NOVA way better. The techniques and strategies in the book will make event planning easier and fun. The author's writing style is simple and elegant, and his fluidity in expression and words give a good pace to the book. A thread of nonchalance and fun run through the book, making it informal and accessible to readers.

Vincent Dublado

Michael Scott Novilla is a party animal--not just the kind of animal that goes on a rampage wearing a party hat, wallows in the booze, and drops intoxicated at 5 am. No. He is the leader of the pack, and the leader of the pack determines the efficiency of the herd. It’s 5 AM Go Home is all the guidance you need in organizing your special event--parties, weddings, anniversaries, and corporate milestones. As the founder of NOVA 535, a world-class venue for events, he understands how people utilize space as a venue for exercising interpersonal skills. As a globetrotting entrepreneur, he has been to places and has seen a variety of special events that have given him the vision to strike a balance between purpose and celebration. This book will walk you through page after page on the rudiments of planning and hosting, choosing a venue, people to invite, and reflecting without regret in the aftermath.

It’s 5 AM Go Home sets the bar when it comes to a guide on event planning. Unlike other event planning books, it will not hook your attention with full-page photographs of lavish parties and Dionysian banquets with blurbs and captions of inadequate information. Rather, Mr. Novilla goes for quality. He writes a first-person, experience-based primer on keeping your sanity intact when organizing your event and giving your guests an unforgettable, authentic experience. While reading this guide will not make your event perfect, it does guarantee to help you learn readiness for any eventuality, and by planning with attention to detail, you can relax and see everything run smoothly.

Judith Rook

Part memoir, part instruction manual, part advertising content, Michael Scott Novilla’s It's 5 AM Go Home is a book to charm readers who enjoy contemporary North American middle-class life, particularly in its celebration of salient moments. From the well-written pages emerges a highly engaging picture of a man from the mid-west coast of Florida, an entrepreneur and traveler, whose experiences go somewhat beyond the ordinary, although the details of his doings are never over-exposed. The purpose of the book is the revelation of a personal philosophy which the author has constructed, and which he currently exercises in his occupation as a successful and widely known event host. Perhaps the philosophy could be taken as a manifesto of a hedonistically inclined person, were it not for the constant presence of the theme of hard work and application which has influenced Novilla’s life from childhood.

Supporting characters spring into immediate life through brief sketches and vignettes, taking transient but vivid place in a text which is presented throughout in a fast-moving, attractive and idiomatic style. The author sets the entrepreneur as a desirable social model, providing “a new operating system for humanity”, and describes the work of an event organizer in considerable and fascinating detail, based on what happens in his own establishment. It's 5 AM Go Home by Michael Scott Novilla is a whimsical and amusing book which, while providing an easy and enjoyable reading experience, also presents material which may generate reflection about our contemporary culture, and strongly supporting the idea that getting together in organized and vigorous enjoyment is not a bad thing for humans to do.

Liz Konkel

It's 5 AM Go Home: Weddings, Parties, and Events SO GOOD Your Guests Won't Want to Leave by Michael Scott Novilla takes an inside look at some of the best parties the entrepreneur has experienced around the world. Novilla shares an easy guide that will help you create your best party with a vast array of knowledge to ensure that your event will go off without a hitch. He details the various adventures and parties he's seen, what made them the best, and includes parties produced through Novilla's venue NOVA 535.

Michael Scott Novilla uses personal experiences to showcase the best advice to help anyone pull off the best parties. The first part of the book weaves through the various parties that range from university, global, and events produced through his venue NOVA 535. Novilla sets up the how-to elements after sharing personal experiences to give vivid details and his own viewpoint about what worked with each of the parties. Through each of the parties, he also explores the concept of what cool is, which ranges from admiring everything older siblings do to wild and crazy events. The parties detail moments that are full of glamour and crazy moments that are filled with life.

The how-to elements are written so the helpful tips can fit any major event you're throwing. It doesn't matter if it's a wedding or a celebration, Novilla ensures that you will throw your best party with every aspect of a party covered. Even aspects you wouldn't consider are covered, ranging from the bar to lighting, so that each part of the party planning process is covered to give you an in-depth guide that will ease the stress of party planning. It's 5 AM Go Home is the ideal guide for those looking to make their parties the best they can with helpful tips that will ease the party planning madness.

Gisela Dixon

It's 5 AM Go Home by Michael Scott Novilla is a fun and entertaining part-memoir, part-occupational book on how to host a great party or event. In this book, Michael draws upon his own experiences as a sought-after party or event planner, the founder of a well-renowned venue to teach people what it takes to throw a successful party or host a live event, as well as the do’s and don’ts associated with it. The book starts off with Michael talking about his own childhood and early life and journey. The book then moves more towards his various jobs, interests, and career, and the latter part of the book focuses more on tips and techniques to host a live event such as planning the event, the list of invitees, picking the venue, coordinating with vendors, time management, the importance of aesthetics at the event, tips on catering and entertainment, and more.

I was looking forward to reading It's 5 AM Go Home: Weddings, Parties and Events SO GOOD Your Guests Won't Leave!! by Michael Scott Novilla and the book doesn’t disappoint. Michael’s writing style is open, candid, and quite humorous throughout. The book itself is a light read as it should be since it happens to be on the topic of parties, fun, and entertainment. The tips and advice that Michael provides can be useful for planning a small or big event and I like that he ties those in with his personal experiences and what he learned from them. Overall, this is a good read for those who like hosting or entertaining and they can get some useful tips from this book.

keith long

The best party and host and planner in Florida told me a lot about how to do my own parties and where to go when I need a professional -- NOVA 535 St. Pete.

good read.

Joe Miller

Love this book!