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Party Palooza | A Party Planning Showcase

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Happy Monday!  I don’t know about you, but our weekend was filled to the brim with fun events and social activities.  How could you possibly ignore the sunshine and warm air immersing all of St. Louis?? Yesterday, we had an especially great time at the first annual Party Palooza party-planning showcase at the Crowne Plaza!  St. Louis’ own Jewish Light …

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Why you should plan a corporate event

Why Plan a Corporate Event?

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Planning a corporate event is typically associated with one assumption before anything else: It will cost a lot of money. Although corporate events aren’t generally the most inexpensive activity for your company, there are finite reasons companies plan them time and time again. Branding Planning and hosting a corporate event is a great branding experience for your company.  It is …

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Travel Eats: The Pancake Pantry

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A weekend away from our lovely city of St. Louis often means new restaurants and fun eateries to try, and this past weekend was no exception.  A trip to Nashville resulted in more shopping and eating one person could handle – but let’s not focus on the shopping portion of this trip.  Or how much my wallet may be hating …

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Everything You Need to Know about Champagne After the Party

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Champagne is easily the single most popular drink consumed on New Year’s Eve…and rightfully so.  It signifies an act of celebration and luxury – and it’s pretty and easily mixed with other beverages for unique cocktail ideas. If drinks could be glamorous, Champagne would be just that. Needless to say, Champagne isn’t quite so glamorous and desirable the day after …

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C&J Real Event: Merry & Bite Holiday Party

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At Ces & Judy’s Catering, there’s certainly no shortage of holiday spirit this time of year.  Holiday party orders flying out the door, carrot souffles piling up in the coolers, festive poinsettias adorning the Ballroom…we’re surrounded by the sights and smells of congenial winter gatherings.  It’s no surprise then that there simply wasn’t a better place to host the annual …

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7 Winter Tablescapes we Love

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With the holidays just around the corner, many of us are planning at least one (or possibly, more than one) holiday party to celebrate the season with loved ones.  Although there’s never anything wrong with enjoying a lovely holiday meal on paper plates and card tables (this is the standard for my family…no shame), going with a theme for your …

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Judith Evans: A Familiar Face in a New Place

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Most natural foodies and those in the restaurant, catering, and food-related industries, particularly in the St. Louis area, are more than familiar with the name Judith Evans.  A bit of a local culinary celebrity in St. Louis, Evans is well known for her talents in writing and cooking.  Previously the accomplished and award-winning Food Editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, …

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The Essentials of Planning a Corporate Event

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Planning an event for your company is not necessarily an easy task.  Unless your company executes automated events on a consistent basis, it’s likely that you need to take special care in attending to every detail with each new event.  Here are a few essentials to think about when you first start planning. Purpose Before even thinking about your budget, …

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My Culinary Night Out

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It’s not everyday you get invited along to a fancy little culinary tour… But last night, that’s exactly what my evening entailed, and I must start out by saying, “WOW.”  STL Culinary Tours did an amazing job putting on this tasteful event!  What a fun experience to trail along with some of St. Louis’ most knowledgeable in the food industry …

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8 Ways to Have a Failure of a Holiday Party

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Now is the perfect time to be thinking about planning that holiday party.  Whether it’s for work, an organization, or just close friends and family, make sure you read this FIRST to avoid these common party faux pas: 1.       “Estimate” your attendance without doing an official RSVP Depending on how elaborate your holiday party is, this may be your biggest mistake in …

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