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Thursday, September 8, 2011

O to be a Kid again!


So its been an on going debate between chef Ed and I as to whether young children remember their parties. And if in fact the parties are not for the parents more than the sweet little kiddies.

Well I am of the opinion the kids do remember. Since I do. Especially the food. The pinwheel sandwiches and yummy snacks my mom would make and weigh the table down with them. How could I forget?

But honestly its so exciting to plan a special event for these little people, I think parents enjoy it just as much. For one day they relive their childhood. Or have a bit of the childhood they really wanted to have.

So enough gabbing, today’s post is really about the 2 Children’s themed parties we recently catered.

One for a diva little girl and one for a charming young boy.

Lets start with the Bratz themed Beach Birthday Party:



sideCakedrinksBratz Party

Now for the Transformers Birthday Party


snax n cake


lootCakeCupcakestransformers party


Both Parties had almost the same menu, which is our basic kids party menu:

A Custom Cake by our Bakeshop


Mini Pizzas

Pigs in a Blanket


Fruit Cups

Juice & Milk Boxes

Bottled Water

However there are lots of other options available.


If you are planning your own party and really want tie the theme together without raiding the party store and spending unnecessary cash here are a few tips that we used in planning these parties:

1. Personalize – so your child is having a sesame street party. Make it all about them. Print little signs that say “Lilly’s 3rd Birthday” with a sesame street character. You can use these signs on the food table, on the entry, on the loot bags, anywhere really. Also using things that are significant to your child like including their favorite food on the menu will help to make them feel super special.

2. Customize. This may cost you a little more but its worth it in the end. Get a custom cake that features your theme. This can serve as your centerpiece and you will know its one of a kind made just for your child’s special day. Custom cupcakes and other favors are also great little details that add an extra pop.

3. Improvise – If you are having the party at your home use there are lots of everyday items that you can use for you party.

Dining table – If your party is outdoors and your table isn’t too heavy, take the table outside and transform it into your kids buffet or cake & treats table. If its inside better yet!

Side chair: Make a sign that says gifts and hang it over the chair. Now guests know exactly where to drop their gifts off. You can even decorate it with some balloons tied to the back.

Punch or Salad Bowl: Fill the bowl with ice and then stack the juice boxes in there to keep them nice and cold for little hands. ( juice boxes are a great idea for kiddies no pouring, no spilling = no mess)

SO I hope my tips help you to plan your next shabang for your kiddies! If you’re to busy or rather not you can always call us to take stress off your hands and leave you to simply enjoy the day with your little munchkin!

Happy Eating!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Summer Parties!


So today is the 1st of September, summer is officially over. What better way to spend the day than to reflect on some summer memories!

We had lots of parties and events, today I’ll share 2 of them.

Winston & Carolyn’s Engagement Dinner






Mini Taco Bowls


Coconut Shrimp


Family Style Pasta Primavera with Spice Rubbed Chicken

strawberry chzck

Mini New York Style Strawberry Cheesecakes


Maria’s Birthday Office Celebration


Chicken Potstickers

wings and Crudite

Wings and Crudite



Mini Spring Rolls



Brownie Bites


These parties were so fun to prepare, the chicken postickers and coconut shrimp were total crowd favorites! Cant wait to share more with you…. look out for a cute Bratz themed birthday party and an All white affair!


Happy Eating!