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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.

Please tell me – why is it okay to put up your Christmas lights the day after Thanksgiving, but if you leave them up for the entire month of January, you’re a loser? On that note, Just because a party is long gone,  can’t I still remember it fondly and share some pix a few months later?

pretty pie makers & box decorators

pretty pie makers and box decorators

The answer: yes I can!
For starters, check out these awesome pictures and wonderful blog entree from Nozizwe.

 we use the honor system

we use the honor system

She made the prettiest pie and  we bartered for some of her awesome photos.  (I’m big on the barter thing)

Busy Busy Busy

Busy Busy Busy

It was a great way to kick off the holiday season and get all the busy bakers in the mood to  be thankful, joyful, grateful.

creating tradition for years to come

creating tradition for years to come

I certainly hope you can make it in 2010.  We made 130 pies this year –  and we couldn’t have made even one more.  Next year, more apples, more molasses, more pecans…. MORE BEER!

I’m here for you.  Check out my traditional menu for your enjoyment (and relaxation)  and come make your own pie for cry eye. Oh yeah, and look at my brother’s big ears in this picture.

home for the Holidays

Holiday Majic

This could be you.  Diane baked her first pie ever last year.

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Diane's first time

And it was delicious, she remembers every bite. Penny and Mr. Finley created a delicious apple pie, and had so much fun, they came back to make chocolates for Valentines day.

master bakersThis lady, whose name eludes me, showed up when the doors opened and baked a few nice and early.

The early bird makes the best pies.And of course, Mimi was Virginal.

P1000210How will your pie turn out?  Come and find out November 22nd.

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.

Thank you L.A. Weekly and and especially Jenn Garbee for naming me and the fab chefs at the shoppe ” the best caterer in L.A. for these troubled times.” What can I say? It’s true! We’re geniuses with a shoe string budget and know all the tricks to make your event sparkle and sing. Just like my happy chefs and service staff. We are here for you Los Angeles! Check out the Plug here.

Patio Party time

Patio Party time