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In Father of the Bride, one of the most iconic wedding films of all time (in our opinion), George Banks has a difficult time coping with his daughter’s upcoming nuptials. “I was no longer the man in my little girl’s life. I was like an old shoe. The kind we manufacture and get all excited about, then after a few years discontinue. That was me now. Mr. Discontinued.”
With Father’s Day approaching this weekend- we thought we would chat a bit about what you can do to honor your father on the big day. We don’t want your Dad feeling like an old shoe!
We found this terrific article on Huffington Post with great ways to incorporate your dad! Check it out!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
In light of Earth Day approaching, I thought I would share some garden inspired party ideas.
From small dinner gatherings to large weddings, an outdoor plant infused decor element is as simply chic and refreshing as they come.
Rather than the usual banquet hall or restaurant, an outdoor event allows for personality to shine through and invites your guests to enjoy something out of the norm.
For decor, simple table settings are perfect. The green background of a yard or a field already adds such a perfect landscape that keeping it minimal is just what you need.
Decorations around your venue or space can become as creative as you’d like. Including things like plants and vegetables really adds lots of color and unique flair.
Keeping with the theme of the “outdoors” giving goodies such as potted plants to your guests is a great idea that will allow them to remember their experience for a long time
When it comes to food, you want to keep it very simple and grab-friendly. Since this is an outdoor event, chances are your guests will want to walk around and mingle. Providing foods that will require bowls or large plates may not be the best idea. Keep it simple with mini appetizers such as quiches, mini sandwiches or sliders so that your guests can grab them and continue their movement.
For drinks, providing custom drinks to go with the decor, keeping with color scheme or coming up with names is a fun idea for your guests to enjoy.
Outdoor events can be so much fun and can be as simple or as elaborate as you’d like.
As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions or to plan your Garden Inspired Event!