Too Sweet? NEVER!! #Sweet16

Everything about your Sixteenth Birthday should be sweet!! From the gorgeous dress you wear to the cake you serve! Here are some ideas that we love! 1.  Pick a dress that shows off who you are!  You like everything country! … Continue reading

Graduation Party Planning Ideas

It’s that time of year again!! School’s almost out and graduation is near!

With  summer right around the corner, vacations, summer activities and all other planning starts to become a bit hectic.

Whether you are planning a graduation party for a young child or an adult, it should be kept fun and light-spirited. After all, the hard work throughout the years has finally come to an end and it’s time to enjoy it- worry free!

A few tips for planning a worry free (and small budget) graduation party!

1) Decor- keep decoration simple, yet fun.  Whether you are a fan of balloons or not, having bright centerpieces or decorations throughout your venue (at home or not) instantly brings cheer and screams “Celebration”.  Inexpensive decorations, like these below are perfect because you can recuse the glass jars and balloons are rather inexpensive.  Flowers, such as tulips are also a great idea for a little bit more of a mature celebration.

Tulips and Balloons

Simple Mason Jar Cenerpiece

Simple Mason Jar Cenerpiece

2) Food- you want to keep food items very simple and small.  Anything that can be grabbed and put either on a napkin, small bowl or a small plate is perfect.  Now is the time to mingle and enjoy the company of those you may have rejected during your studies- there’s a lot of catching up to do- sit down dinners may take that away from the mood oft his type of party.  Opt for mini sliders, pigs in a blanket, and sandwiches as your primary dishes.  Pasta salad can also be taken in small bowls or cups and may not be as messy as lettuce with dressing.

FInger Food

3) Dessert- keeping the theme of small bits, opt for cupcakes or cake bites rather than a large sheet cake for a celebration like this. As people are most likely standing around and chatting, cupcakes are perfect for this type of occasion as it also help keeps the sense of movement.

Cupcake Graduation Tower

Cupcake Graduation Tower

4) Drink- have options as far as alcoholic and non-alcoholic.  Feel free to get creative here. Have a bartender come up with a signature cocktail for your special occasion.  Make sure to be able to have alcoholic and non-alcoholic variations of this drink as well. 0f714dff8b463f1d5b9139c1a74503c6

A graduation ion is a grand celebration and should not bring on any anguish or stress.  These simple ideas for planning a care-free event are perfect for the busy individual who does not want to compromise the meaningfulness of this celebration.

Contact Touch of Elegance for more ideas and consultations to plan any event you may have this upcoming season!


Unique Party and Wedding Favors

We spend a lot of time planning and coordinating our events and weddings.
From decor to food and entertainment, we can find so many ways to make our parties memorable for our guests.

Everyone wants to leave an impression and send their special ones home with a feeling of satisfaction and enjoyment. Some would even say an event is unsuccessful if the guests aren’t talking about it for weeks.

Of course decor, food and entertainment play a big role in “wow-ing” our guests, but it doesn’t end. There.

Party favors are a big way to make your guests feel special and appreciated for taking time out of their lives to celebrate with you.

A typical coaster, serving tray or picture frame will most likely get tossed aside as soon as your guests enter their home.

Giving your guests something fun and unique will not only impress them, but it will make them remember how much fun they had and how thoughtful your gifts are.

Here are some unique ideas for party favors!

 

 

 

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Customized Push-pop

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Blankets

 

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Maine bottle opener

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 S’mores

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Sweets Bars

Happy Monday!

We hope you had a wonderful weekend!!!

Touch of Elegance plans and coordinates all types of events.  Whether small or large, we like to incorporate details that will make every event as unique as it’s host.  

Sweets bars are still a very popular trend.  These candy buffets, or dessert bars can defnitely add something special to each event if they are presented elegantly.   Having a variety of candies or desserts can make this a fun experience for your guests as they gather around them and pretty much feel like a “kid in a candy store” 

With the enormous variety of candy out there, it is fully understandable to get overwhelmed when deciding what to incorporate in your own bar.

Stick to a color palette and choose the type of candies that are easy to scoop up or grab with tongs.  

Keep in mind that if this is for an outdoor event, you want to avoid soft candies and chocolates that may melt if left out in the sun too long.  

Below are a few photos to inspire your sweets bar.

Please feel fee to contact us so we can build your own unique sweets bar. 

Enjoy!

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