Category Archives: Make Life a Party

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Locally owned and operated Be Mini Couture has long been one of our favorite places to send clients in search of the perfect dress for the little ones in their wedding.

A few years back, Be Mini Couture co-founders Heidi and Alex Lieske were invited to a wedding with their one-year-old son, Cobb.  They wanted their baby to look dashing for the big event, but quickly found out how hard it is to dress a little one for a special occasion.  It took days of searching to find anything that was of the quality they wanted for the occasion. Heidi and Alex knew there had to be a better way, so Be Mini Couture was born.

This site is a great resource for dressing your minions all year ’round in style. The site is filled with petite fashion from dozens of designers including Versace, Zoe, Moschino, Dior and Fende. There is a Fall Sale going on and everything on the site is 30% off using the code Fall30. Have fun shopping!

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Looking for a little extra help with the food for your holiday parties? There is no shame in calling in the professionals. Here are some of our favorite catering sources for all kinds of social events. Be sure to call early before all the good ones are taken:

Classic Catering – Classic offers full service catering as well as their very popular “Classic-to-Go” pick up and delivery service. Their menu is many pages long, but just a heads-up that their Boneless Short Ribs are a sure winner with any gathering. Terri Young tyoung@classiccatering.com.

Linwood’s– Not only do they offer full service catering directly to your home, but they also have a party room right at the restaurant. The restaurant is the “go to” place for special occasions, but if you want to party at home, call Tali taliya@linwoods.com. We are loving their Lobster Tempura, Shrimp & Grits and Grilled Tenderloin Salad with Crispy Onions.

Sascha’s – Another wonderful source for delicious, creative party food. Available as drop off or full service catering. Everyone knows Sascha prepares amazing food. Just think how your guests will react when they see the custom Risotto Station — yeah, pretty cool. Reach out to Jane Pruitt jane@saschas.com

Rouge Catering – We love their variety of food and the convenience of picking up directly from their Hunt Valley commissary. Maybe you’re in the mood for a “comfort foods” party? Don’t miss the Bacon Deviled Eggs, Burger and Fry Slider, and Buttermilk Chicken and Waffles. Hungry yet? Emily Albert ealbert@rougecatering.com

Putting on the Ritz – Owner Bobby Mitchell prepares wonderful entrees and sides at a reasonable price. We especially love the friendly and hard working staff. Try some cold weather cocktail nibbles like Ritz Reubens, Petite Beef Wellingtons and Melted Brie Cups with Pears. brm@puttingontheritz.com

Cristi Barry Cuisine – The queen of house parties makes the most delicious crab dip we have ever tasted. She makes all the favorites like grilled tenderloin and tomato/mozzarella salad too. Be sure to get your order in early and don’t forget the homemade decadent chocolate cake. cbc1300@aol.com

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Posted 10.15.2008 By Elizabeth
If you haven’t yet seen the Cupcake Pops from Bakerella , then you’re missing out.  They’ve been featured on tv shows and blogs the world over.

We think they’re perfect for a bridal shower, engagement celebration, bachelorette party, or well, a Wednesday.  They’re too cute and easy to make.
All of the recipes, ingredients list, and a step-by-step how-to are here on Bakerella’s blog.

image from Bakerella

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