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
I hire a great staff….
And we decorate a little bit.
Lighted Orchid Centerpieces
Come and get it!!
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 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
She made the prettiest pie and we bartered for some of her awesome photos. (I’m big on the barter thing)
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
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.
This could be you. Diane baked her first pie ever last year.
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.
This lady, whose name eludes me, showed up when the doors opened and baked a few nice and early.
And of course, Mimi was Virginal.
How 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.
I’ll be re – visting the clown this year. 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…
Have fun this weekend~ be safe, eat some candy, and celebrate the dead.
- 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
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