photo by: Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry
Please, come join us and a bunch of other talented local event artisans at this open house put on by the UW Botanic Gardens. It will be at the Center for Urban Horticulture on September 11th from 2:30pm - 6:30pm. If you are hosting, planning, or even thinking about throwing a party, you should come check out this gorgeous venue and meet some great people who could help you throw a great bash! We will be serving up some tasty treats and beverages, so be sure to stop by! Here is some more info from their website.
We had a great turn out for our Summer tasting at The Landing in U Village. What a beautiful space! We were thrilled to work with Rasa and Erika of PlanningSavvy.com to bring this fun event together. We chose a light color palette to contrast with the industrial romantic feel of the space and it worked really well! The venue has gorgeous windows with flowy drapes that let in a lot of light and really open up the space. Eleanor with Bash and Bloom created the most exquisite floral pieces that fit just right and tied everything together! Wine World and Spirits poured some wonderful wines to pair with the menu and Carla from Honey Crumb Cake Studio made some delicious treats to share along with having a live cake decorating station where she frosted and put together a fabulous cakes topped with one of her signature sugar flowers. Ashley Webster played some beautiful music throughout the night and AA Party Rentals provided all of the lovely linens and other equipment. Thanks to Jenny of Jennifer Wohrle Photography for these amazing images and for taking the time to get all the little details!
Make sure to contact these great vendors for your next special event!
Here is the menu from the event:
Passed Hors D'oeuvres
Smoked Salmon Cakes, Roma Tomato Bruschetta, and Brie and Poached Pear Purses
Fresh and Grilled Vegetable Display, Warm Artichoke and Parmesan Dip, Stuffed Baby Red Potatoes, Apple Smoked Chicken Breast served with a blackberry balsamic sauce, Grilled Flank Steak served with our tri-peppercorn & sherry sauce, Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Seasonal Sautéed Vegetables, Strawberry Spinach Salad, Macrina Bakery Multi-Seed Breadsticks and Rolls
Brownie Bites, Meyer Lemon Bites, Sweet & Salty Blondie Bites, Shortcake Shooters, French Macaroons, and a S'mores Station
Citrus Water, Passion Orange Guava Sparkling Punch, Vanilla Mint Lemonade, and Freshly Brewed Caffe Vita Coffee Service
Venue: The Landing
Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering
Photographer: Jennifer Wohrle
Event Planner: Erica and Rasa with PlanningSavvy
Flowers: Bash and Bloom
Music: Ashley Webster, Pianist
Wine and Beer: Wine World & Spirits
Specialty Desserts and Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio
Rentals: AA Party Rentals
Well, another round of applause is in order for the great people and local companies who helped us put together yet another successful tasting event. We couldn't have done it on our own and we are so grateful and appreciative for their support and generosity in sharing their talents! Thank you, Catherine of CALIMA Portraits for the beautiful photographs. See the list at the bottom of the post of all who participated and be sure to give them a call for your next party!
This "Around the World " themed event had three international food stations as well as some tray passed hors d'oeuvres and a dessert bar!
Also, click here to look through our Pinterest inspiration board and how we developed the theme and colors!
South of the Border
-Chicken Santa Fe- lime-marinated chicken breast, grilled to perfection over an open flame, served with a salsa fresco -Build Your Own Steak Fajita Bar- with fresh local Blue Mesa Ranch tender steak sautéed with red & green peppers and red onions, served with soft flour tortillas -Mexican Quinoa Salad- a colorful medley of quinoa, fresh tomatoes, lime, corn,black bean tossed in a garlic, cracked pepper, cumin, chili powder, fresh lime and olive oil dressing -Pork and Pineapple Tamales- fresh signature tamales with carnitas, mole sauce, baked pineapple, chili peppers and cilantro, wrapped in a corn husk shell
-Vietnamese Summer Rolls- fresh cilantro, basil, bean sprouts, red leaf lettuce and carrots all wrapped in rice paper, served with Thai peanut lime and a sweet chili dipping sauces -Pho Station- choice of beef meatballs or tofu with seasonal vegetables and rice noodles in broth with cilantro and onions -Steak Satay- with Teriyaki sauce
-Chicken Souvlaki Skewer- fresh grilled chicken breast seasoned with lemon, olive oil and Mediterranean herbs and served with tzatziki sauce -Greek Salad- Romaine, red onion, feta cheese, kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh diced tomatoes, pepperoncini peppers and cucumbers all tossed with our Mediterranean dressing -Warm Artichoke and Parmesan Dip- served with sliced baguettes and our signature pita chips -Beef Tenderloin Bruschetta- slow-roasted tenderloin with herbs & garlic, sliced thin and served on a thyme & roasted garlic toast point topped with a creamy tarragon horseradish sauce
Northwest Tray Passed Hors D'oeuvres
-Smoked Salmon Cakes- fresh wild Northwest in-house apple wood smoked salmon, served crisp, topped with a Cajun remoulade sauce -Brie and Poached Pear Purses- D'Anjou pears poached in mulling spices over a slice of Brie in an Athens phyllo shell, topped with a caramelized walnut and a lavender-infused honey drizzle -Baby Red Potatoes- stuffed with sour cream, dill, Boursin cheese and chives
-Brownie Bites- a blend of bittersweet chocolate chunks, chips and Hershey's kisses -Meyer Lemon Bites- with a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth crust -Sweet & Salty Blondie Bites- chewy, buttery sea salt blondie bites featuring butterscotch and chocolate chips, walnuts piece and shredded coconut
-Lady Yum Signature Package- mini cake chocolate cake pops mini ombre frosted sugar cookies mini vanilla cupcakes salted caramel French macaroons
Citrus Iced Water Passion Orange Guava Sparkling Punch Vanilla Mint Lemonade Freshly Brewed Caffe Vita Coffee Service Assorted Hot Numi Teas
Venue: The Great Hall at Green Lake
Photographer: Calima Portraits
Event Planner: Pink Blossom Events
Flowers: Laurel's Floral Decor
Specialty Rentals: Vintage Ambiance
Stationary and Signage: Just Milled
Wine and Beer: Wine World & Spirits
Specialty Desserts: Lady Yum
Linen Rentals and Chair Covers: Platinum Designs
Photo Booth: Fun Frames
Rentals: AA Party Rentals
Striped Linen: Pedersen's Rentals
Please join us for a tasting event at The Great Hall at Green Lake Thursday, February 28th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, where we will be showcasing some international food stations. You will also have a chance to speak with one of our coordinators about your upcoming event and meet some great local event industry professionals as well, such as Pink Blossom Events, Platinum Designs, Wine World & Spirits, Just Milled, Fun Frames Photo Booth, Lady Yum, Vintage Ambiance, AA Party Rentals, Bugsie Productions, Laurel's Floral Decor, and Calima Portraits. There will also be some special offers and give-aways that will be presented.
Please RSVP here at our Evite page and we look forward to seeing you there!
Hurry! Space is limited!
Another new year, another open house - but not just any open house! This January, we pulled off our best one yet, with help from some of our dear friends and colleagues! We brought the theme from our booth at the Seattle Wedding Show - "Mint to Be", and with all the talent in the room, it was just fabulous! We would like to thank all of you who came out to support us, try our food, and see us in action! We truly love what we do and are grateful for the opportunity we have to be a part of such great events in Seattle from the grand weddings and corporate meetings, to the simple and intimate social gatherings. We love it all!
These stunning photographs were taken by Angela and Evan Photography and we are so thankful to all of the other vendors we joined forces with to create such a magnificent soiree. From the fantastic florals provided by Lola Event Floral and Design, down to every last little vintage glass bottle from Vintage Ambiance. Everyone made their mark and deserves a round of applause!
Venue: 415 Westlake
Photography: Angela and Evan Photography
Event Planner: Melody Davis
Florist: Lola Event Floral and Decor
DJ/Lighting: Wave Link Music
Farm Tables: Seattle Farm Tables
Vintage Rentals: Vintage Ambiance
Handcrafted Party Details: Heathoriginal
Rentals: AA Party Rentals
Specialty Linen: Creative Coverings
Specialty Dessert: Lady Yum
Wedding Gowns: The Dress Theory
Event Painter: Sam Day
Invitations/Stationary: Just Milled
Photo Booth: Emerald City Photo Booth
Transportation: Butler Valet
Coffee Catering: Espresso Elegance
Coat Check: Coat Check Complete
View more photos here on our facebook page!
What a great winter wonderland open house we had at the amazing, industrial and historic EM Fine Art in South Lake Union this past November! A big thanks to Laura Marchbanks Photography for capturing it just perfectly! We were not alone in our efforts, Melody Davis of MG Davis Events and Melanie Benson floral created a gorgeous tablescape, Wine World and Spirits showcased some of their favorites at the bar, Choice Linens provided some fabulous, sparkly overlay linen, and AA Party Rentals shared some amazing equipment, while Wave Link Music set the mood, and Lady Yum shared some beautifully scrumptious treats! We love working with these awesome local vendors and hope you will have the opportunity to as well!
As for the food, we had tray passed tomato bisque soup with grilled cheese bites, risotto cakes, vegetable stuffed mushrooms along with a delicious sampling of some of our most popular hors d'oeuvres in station style. Hover your mouse over each photo for a little more information.
Take a peek and be ready to be inspired for your next event!
What a beautiful event our September Tasting was! Guests arrived at The Woodhouse Wine Estates in Woodinville on a crisp autumn evening and were greeted with warm butternut squash soup shooters, crab cakes, and brie and poached pear purses, followed by a bountiful dinner buffet sampling of Twelve Basket favorites! Lola Event Floral and Design created the most beautiful arrangements, rentals were provided through AA Party Rentals, Woodhouse shared their wine, Lady Yum provided sweet treats, and the lovely Cozbi Jean captured it all!
Grilled Flank Steak local Blue Mesa Ranch steaks marinated in red wine, garlic and our special blend of spices, then seared to perfection over an open flame and served with our tri-peppercorn & sherry sauce Braised Fresh Wild Salmon locally caught fresh wild salmon braised with lemons, white wine and capers served with a light pesto garlic cream sauce Apple Smoked Chicken Breast locally raised chicken breast smoked in-house with apple chips and served with a blackberry balsamic sauce Vegan Stuffed Artichokes with Curried Rice brown rice tossed with water chestnuts, soft tofu, peppers and green olives and then baked Pumpkin Ravioli served with a nutmeg cream sauce Vegan Quinoa Rotelle Pasta a corn & quinoa pasta tossed in truffle oil and tossed in our homemade marinara primavera sauce Seasonal Sautéed Vegetables an eclectic mix of market fresh vegetables Mixed Field Greens Pear Salad fresh mixed greens served with poached pears, candied walnuts, Gorgonzola cheese and Champagne vinaigrette Fresh Macrina Bakery Sliced Artisan Bread and assorted rolls served with butter
Lady Yum Signature Dessert Package mini cake chocolate cake pops ombre cookies mini vanilla cupcakes mini spice cupcakes salted caramel French macarons
Venue: The Woodhouse Wine Estates
Food: Twelve Baskets Catering
Desserts: Lady Yum
Florist: Lola Event Floral and Design
Rentals: AA Party Rentals
Photography: Cozbi Jean Photography