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I’m catching up on my blog posts, and I realized there’s been so much I haven’t shared.  I’m going all the way  back to  February when we did the premiere reception for “The Yellow Handkerchief.” It was one of those events when 300 folks come out of the screening and  we need to be ready to  serve! We’re real good at this kind of reception,  and  we can do it on a tight budget too.

First we set up the trays while the folks are watching he movie.

300 Salmon Canapes ready to go

300 Salmon Canapes ready to go

I hire a great staff….

Party Makers

Party Makers

And we decorate a little bit.

Lighted Orchid Centerpieces

Lighted Orchid Centerpieces

Come and get it!!

Vegetable Tapenade on Endive Spears

Vegetable Tapenade on Endive Spears

We are ready and waiting to serve you!  This event was at the Silver Screen Theater at the Pacific Design Center. They are sticklers for the paper work  and insurance nonsense, but  the easy to work  and elegant venue always creates a successful and enjoyable evening.

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The winds are blowing, the dogs are howling and the day of the dead is hours away.  Time for caramel apples. Let’s make some.

Handfuls of Caramel ApplesI’ll be re – visting the clown this year.Janelle, me and Rachel the  ice skater We’re throwing a party for a high profile client who makes cute tops for skinny girls.  She knows how to party. This is her wedding day…

She weds.Have fun this weekend~ be safe, eat some candy, and celebrate the dead.

beautiful party table
beautiful party table

Six 8-foot tables pushed together to make a long wide table ( 3 on each side).  Drape each table separately then push them together (make sure you check  the length of the drape so all the seams match up). Create a grand centerpiece to pull it all together.

Big centerpiece with candles, pumpkins and branches

Big centerpiece with candles, pumpkins and branches

And if you have room for a stylist in the budget, give Stephanie a call at Motif in Pasadena – she’s the genius visionary for this incredibly beautiful event.

This clever hostess created a little burlap ditty bag with the bride and groom to be’s favorite candy,  a cracker, pick and bib for the lobster bake and of course,  a few fresh wipes.  It looked fantastic on the table and every guest got into the candy before the party ended.

fab favor

fab favor

I love my brides.  They are always on a strict budget, and I, being a gifted green penny pincher myself, am always willing and able to oblige. Squeezing all those dollars bills lends  to creating great ideas on the wedding day.  Autumn chose black, white and red as her colors and  that made flower selection very easy… long stem red roses.

Our amazing centerpieceStaff members extraordinaire Susan and Sheila did this installation from our equipment and the bride’s florals.  Check out the party favors in the back.  Autumn and Doug made framed photos of all their guests, beautiful!

table numbers the new wayInstead of   a traditional framed table number, Katrina stuck a pin right in the cork of the wine bottles on all the tables.  Their clever party favor was  ” tree in a box” . A green wedding to the last detail.

under my umbrella ella ella

under my umbrella ella ella

Jen got parasols to match the wedding colors for the ceremony and the kids loved them all night long.

cake hiding.

My Favorite FavorI loved this party favor! It’s pear ( get it Pair!) seasoned olive oil for a wedding favor. So Lovely.

These are great fun and real crowd pleasers for the party people – Maybe you need one for your next office party? pouring through

The  booze is poured through the top and chills all the way to the martini glass.

martini luge