Monday, December 29, 2014

Great Cocktails Without The Guilt

 One of the best parts of throwing a New Year's Eve party is enjoying a signature cocktail to celebrate your hard work. Don't waste all of your calories on the cocktails though, or you won't be able to go crazy with the buffet.

The classic New Year’s drink gets an upgrade with Amaretto and lemon

1 ½ ounces CIROC Amaretto
1 ½ ounces organic lemon sour
2 ounces Champagne

Combine first two ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a champagne flute glass. Top with champagne.

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Winter Wedding Trends

 This is the perfect time of year for a wedding-the crisp weather lends to the romantic ambiance. Winter is also the perfect time to feed your guests an Italian feast they will always remember. Read below for the latest in Winter wedding trends...

Red has long been a staple in winter wedding color palettes, but this season orange is a pretty and unexpected alternative. Earthy neutrals and greenery paired with colors like soft peach, bright poppy or burnt sienna really pop when mixed with seasonal details, shaking up the traditional muted winter shades. 

Friday, December 26, 2014

New Year's Eve For Teens

 Keeping teens safe on New Year's Eve should be a top priority, but it can be difficult to entertain in a safe and fun manner. Take a look at the following ways to keep teens entertained and happy during the holiday...

Test your teenager and her friend's knowledge of popular music by playing a game called name that famous song. With your teenager's help, write down a list of the most popular songs from the past year. Write down each of these songs on separate slips of paper. During the party, gather all the teenagers in a quiet room and instruct them to each take a piece of paper from the bucket or bowl. Stand the first teenager in front of the room and set 30 seconds on a timer. It's the first teenager's job to hum the song on his slip. Once a teenager in the room successfully guesses the song, stop the clock and write down the time. This is the first contestant's time. The teenager with the best time is the winner.
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DIY Projects For New Year's Eve

 New Year's Eve will be here before you know it, so if you are planning a party you should get everything squared away now. We have everything you need in the culinary department, so check out the following D-I-Y projects for the best party experience.

These sparkly, celestial decorations are so awesome, you’ll want to leave them up all year. Feel free to cover every non-glittery idea here in glitter and confetti.


Friday, December 19, 2014

New Holiday Trend

 Are you looking for a new way to decorate this season? Take a look at the following for the new black, white, and read trend. Don't decorate on an empty stomach, check our awesome holiday packages.

In order to add the proper balance of black and white to a Christmas tree, keep in mind that contrast and proximity are key. When placed on a green tree, black ornaments tend to blend in and white ornaments tend to stand out. When hanging the ornaments, try clustering them close to one another ensuring roughly two black ornaments for every white ornament. This mix will help keep the proper contrast consistent so both colors are showcased equally.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Best Table Settings

 Getting together for the holidays is a fun time, but it can be easy for the details to slip through the crack. Your table should be the best reflection of your personal taste. Take a look at the following gallery for table design inspiration.

Antique sheet music makes a chic, unconventional base for this white-and-silver place setting. Top the music with a silver charger, an ironstone dinner plate and a silver bread plate. Then, roll up a monogrammed linen napkin in a simple silver ring. 

Holiday Party Tips

 Are you hosting a party this holiday season? Take the time now to do the small things that will make your guests feel special. No time? Give us a call today, we will free up loads of time.

"Do always include the single friend or extra surprise guest, even if it's 13 at your table. You can always make room, slice the roast a little thinner."

DIY Holiday Decorations

 As we inch closer and closer to Christmas, we realize just how much we still have to do. Even those who plan ahead can get overwhelmed this time of year. Check out these awesome wreaths that you can make yourself...

Old T-shirts and rags find new life in this simple wreath. We cut fabric into 4-inch squares and nailed them through the center of the square to the wreath form, bunching up the fabric. We love how the wreath resembles a fluffy cloud and is the perfect complement to a bold-colored door. 


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Easy Holiday Wreaths

 Are you ready for the holidays? How does your house look? Organize your holiday menu, and then get to work on decorations with the following wreath tutorial...

This project emphasizes snowballs' super-cute side — and not the feeling of slush sliding down your neck when your kid pelts you with an icy handful.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

A Very Ducky Baby Shower

 Do you have someone in your life who is expecting a bundle of joy? Bring the joy to their life early with a fun baby shower, surrounded by people they love. Read below for some excellent Baby shower ideas...

This adorable and modern setting is brought to life with "floating" glass and Styrofoam bubbles, tabletop "bubble bath" centerpieces, fluffy towels, pint-size terry-cloth robes, bright splashes of aqua and sunny yellow, and of course lots of our little rubber ducky friends.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Bring The Holidays To Your Home

 Christmas will be here before you know it, so make the remaining time count. Use this time to create an atmosphere that will welcome your guests and put everyone in the holiday spirit.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fall Decorations

 There is still time to get everything ready for Thanksgiving. Not only will our Holiday catering packages work all season long, but so will the following do-it-yourself mantel decorations.

Delicate paper flowers star in Valerie's ( mantel. She cut petals from brown paper bags and arranged them in flower shapes. Creasing the petals is crucial, she says. "It gives the flowers dimension." Salvaged and backyard items make up the rest of Valerie's mantel. Using the natural elements available during fall is an easy way to celebrate the season.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Host The Holidays With Ease

Hosting a holiday gathering of any magnitude can be a daunting task, and it may seem impossible to relax when you are planning. Get into the spirit of the season and focus on what is important, we will take care of the rest. Below are a few tips for hosting guests for the holidays...

"If you go into a house and there's tension in the air, you can practically taste it. Don't get edgy with family members if the food, table, or flowers aren't perfect.

House Beautiful 

Have The Best Holiday Party This Year

 Are you having a holiday party this year? How can you make your celebration stand out? For one, you plan a menu, or order a catering package from a trusted caterer. Second, see the following for advice on how to make your party amazing.

When it comes to Christmas, the only thing almost as predictable as Santa’s ample waistline is the color scheme. But guess what? “Nobody said you have to stick with red and green,” points out Kimberly Kennedy, lifestyle expert and author of The Art and Craft of Entertaining. “There’s no reason why there should be any rules during the holiday.” 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving Countdown

 Now is the time to plan your Thanksgiving dinner, before things get too crazy. Here are all of the entertaining and decorating tips that you could ever need.

To complement this table's muted color palette, fill the area around the centerpiece with pale gourds and squash. Incorporate beeswax taper candles and flickering gold votives to warm the mood.


Monday, November 10, 2014

Holiday Tablescapes

 Sitting around the table with family and friends should be about company, but it helps to have something visually appealing. Not only do these tablescapes create a natural ambiance, but they provide a nice conversation piece.

We love a surprising table that manages to incorporate both the glamorous touches that we might find in a high-end hotel ballroom, as well as the more rustic, down-home vibe that feels so cozy this time of year. Blogger Sophia’s Decor achieves the perfect combination, using details like cotton, acorns, feathers and more.

Amazing Christmas Decorations

 Christmas is right around the corner, so now is the time to get ready! We will help you plan your menu, you take care of the decorations. The following gallery shows over a hundred decorating tips...

In his Connecticut home, designer Eddie Ross started with the accessories that always sit on this ledge: the 1940s clock in the center and the matched pair of hurricanes at either end.

Beautiful Center Pieces

 Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Did you know that we can provide just a ham or turkey, if needed? Use those free hours to make these elegant centerpieces.

Craft your own napkin holders with burlap and a chevron pattern for an easy, reusable table decoration.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Holiday Craft Ideas

 The holidays are fast approaching, so now is the time to pin down your Special Holiday Package! After you have nailed down your menu, take a look at the following crafts that will decorate your home.

Align several of these handmade votives—tied with berries and twine—in the center of your dining table to create an elegant centerpiece. 

Amazing Thanksgiving Crafts That Will Make Your Home Dazzle

Dazzle your guests this year with special projects that will make your Thanksgiving dinner the best it has ever been. The following crafts will be fun to make and easy to display.

Help guests keep up with their drinks by wrapping each glass stem in a different color of embroidery floss. (Another idea: Use the thread to dress up serving utensil handles.)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Holiday Hosting For The Single Person

 Are you a single individual hosting a holiday at your home this year? Do you even know where to start? Don't worry, we have you covered with our amazing catering options. But in the meantime read below for helpful tips on getting prepared.

This is the two-fold blessing of hosting a party: (1) You can get nice dishes and silverware that you can use everyday or just for special occasions; (2) it forces you out of your bachelor mentality of dining with plastic forks and knives. Plus, you can always borrow special dishes like ladles and punch bowls from friends.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Spooky And Fun Cocktails

 Are you hosting a Halloween party this year? Make sure that the adults have as much fun as the children with the following spooky cocktails.

Unleash your Halloween guests' hidden wild side with this potent potable. Made with vodka, aromatic herbs and blackberry liqueur, it's frightfully refreshing.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Free And Easy Holiday Decorations

 Did you know that you can use found objects to upgrade your Holiday decor? You can create a warm, inviting atmosphere for your next Holiday party without spending anything, and use the money you save to lock down one of our catering packages.

Once you've built up a larger collection of paint chips, transform them into a wreath full of brilliant blooms. To create the flowers: Cut the end of the chip at a 45-degree angle with scissors, then twist around until a conical form takes shape. To keep it from unraveling, add a generous bead of hot glue to the back where the two edges of the paint chip meet. 
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Awesome Holiday Party Themes

 Holiday season will be here before you can blink, so now is the perfect time to plan a party. We have the type of catering packages that will please the pickiest eaters, so that part won't take long to plan. Check out the following from Marie Claire for very unique Holiday party themes.

If you managed to go this long in life without acquiring some horrific Christmas sweater — you know, the ones with the puff paint snowmen and the mistletoe-patterned mock turtlenecks — from your great aunt Mildred, then you may have to run to the nearest K-Mart to purchase one for this party of holiday fashion faux pas. We promise they don't cost more than $15, and the photos will most definitely be priceless.

Unique And Fun Halloween Games

 Bobbing for apples is fun, but what are you doing to set your party apart from the rest? Using toilet paper for a mummy contest is just one of the gems listed in this piece.

Create your own Halloween-themed fill-in-the-blanks story (Mad Lib-style) and print out copies for each party-goer to fill in (or use our version here). Everyone can read his or her own completed story to the group, or they can trade and read a different child’s. Have a shy bunch? A parent can read all of them aloud.

Real Simple 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Spooky Halloween Party Ideas

The countdown to Halloween is here, so tighten up the details for your party now before things get too hectic. Pick our Halloween package to guarantee happy guests, and check out the following list of fun party ideas.

Mason jars turn into mummies when wrapped with medical gauze. Just brush the jar all over with a product like Mod Podge, then start wrapping at the bottom, overlapping slightly and adding more Mod Podge as needed. Glue on googly eyes and place a real or LED tea light inside. Voila!
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Birthday Party Planning For Busy Moms

 When you are a working mom, planning a fantastic birthday party can seem like an impossible feat, given that there are only twenty four hours in a day. We want to help lighten your load with one of our fun, delicious kid's catering packages. Here are some other tips on how to make your planning easier:

The invites are always a special touch for me -- I usually find an example I like and customize the invite to suit. Sometimes, there is a template included in a themed printable pack -- copy and paste, insert text, add a cute photo of your little one and voila! You have unique and memorable invitations to send with your child to school. I have also learned from experience that it often pays to invite the whole class. If you are having a party, I say do it! The marginal cost of a few more kids is not significant, and you will help your child learn to build and grow their relationships by including all their friends and getting to know the parents.

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Baby Shower Etiquette

 Do you have a loved one who is expecting an addition to their family in the near future? Do you feel as though you should host the baby shower, but have no idea where to start? Check out our extensive selection of catering packages after reading this advice piece about baby shower etiquette.

  • Can immediate family members host a baby shower?
    Traditionally, a family member should not host a shower for a daughter, sister or other close relative. However, when good friends don't offer to step in, an immediate member of the family can get by with hosting a small (or large) gathering, in honor of the mother, and to celebrate the upcoming birth.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Perfect Thanksgiving Crafts

 Turkey place cards? Hand-made holiday menus? For the perfect way to entertain children in a productive manner, check out the following Thanksgiving day activities.

Beautiful Winter Weddings

 Are you busy planning a winter wedding? This is your crunch time, and you may be so stressed that you can't focus on the small details. We will cover every culinary detail for you, and continue to provide advice pieces like the following, so relax and enjoy this time together.

Certain patterns go hand-in-hand with the season. Gingham is to summer as plaid is to winter. Keep your reception tables simple and add texture with your napkin treatment. The gingerbread snowflake cookie is a charming touch.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Unique Kid's Costumes Made Easy

 Get started on those costumes now before you are caught scrambling at the eleventh hour. Check out the following kid's costumes for inspiration, and be sure to make your child stand out this year. If you are hosting a party this year, be sure to check out our Halloween catering packages.

There are a multitude of DIY Halloween costumes out there, but here are the ones that require a little extra detail for a stunning result. You know that famous Scarlet O’Hara dress or Belle gown? Follow the detailed tutorials to learn how to make them. 

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Upgrade Your Thanksgiving Day

 Upgrade your Thanksgiving this year by taking a small amount of time out to show that you care. The simplest steps can make a huge difference in the flow of the day. If you let us take care of the food, you will have even more time to wow your guests with the following projects.

Buy yourself some fridge space by sending guests home with leftovers that look — yep — good enough to eat. These takeout boxes are sold only in bulk, but trust us: You'll find a million uses for such handy containers. (Boxes, $69.41 for 200;; 20 bordered labels, $4.50;
Country Living 

Fall Flower Inspiration

 This is a great time of year for weddings, with loads of natural beauty acting as a background to your special day. Pick some amazing flowers to accent that natural beauty by looking at the following idea gallery.

Fall couples: when it comes to fresh, beautiful flowers for your autumn wedding, you've got the upper hand. Even though many wedding favorites are no longer in season, there are plenty of fall beauties to fill out your wedding bouquet. Dahlias and succulents, both in season, bring warmth to your bouquet, especially when carried in rich, rustic earth tones. When paired with texture pieces like berries and crespedia, and year-round flowers like roses, you can expect lots of personality. 

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Have Ronnie’s All-American Bar-B-Que cater your reception or engagement celebration and make your special day one that will be remembered forever! Whether you’re looking to have an elegant reception or just a casual celebration in your backyard, Ronnie’s can take of all of your party needs!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

DIY Projects For Your Table Numbers

 If you have a wedding approaching in the near future, you probably are on the search for ways to make your day unique. Check out the following DIY projects for tables that will stand out.

Nautical Knots
Print table number cards and place in an exquisite rope knot for a beach or nautical-themed wedding. Design by Richelle Siatta of Pretty Chic SF.
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The Most Clever Halloween Costumes

 You have the guest list written, the activities planned, and the food figured out, now all that is left is your costume. When you host a Halloween party you want your costume to stand out among all others, and the following will spark your creative impulses.

Last year, we rounded up a list of clever, attractive Halloween costumes that didn't require fishnets or stilettos. Though if you want to rock either, get down with your bad self. This year, we've compiled some more costume ideas that are easy to make, inexpensive and way better than the "Sexy Pixie Lust Fairy," "Hospital Honey" or "Naughty Western Sheriff" get-ups that you'll find in your local Halloween store:
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Halloween Craft Ideas That Won't Cost A Bundle

 Entertaining children is a practice of patience and skill, requiring good food and great entertainment. One of the best ways to entertain children is to create a craft station, where the kids can make functional party favors that won't cost you a bundle.

Add fun Halloween flair to your kitchen with our easy skeleton magnet. To make, simply download our free skeleton pattern onto white paper; cut out. Glue the bones onto black cardstock and trim as shown. Self-adhesive magnet strips finish the Halloween craft.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Harvest Party Decorations

 Fall is officially here, and it is time to celebrate the new season. What better way to ring in the new season then to throw a Harvest Party? We have catering packages for every event, you just take care of the decorations.

Fall-themed party candles: Use mini-pumpkins or small gourds as candleholders by snapping off the stem and gluing a candle (or melting the bottom of the candle so it sticks) onto the top of the pumpkin. Place hurricane glasses around the candle and place floral pins around the glass to help it stay put.

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    • Fill a wheelbarrow with an assortment of pumpkins and gourds. Use a paint pen to write a welcoming greeting on one of the larger pumpkins. Set up the fanciful fall display in your front yard to usher guests into the party.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Unique Wedding Ideas

 How can you set your wedding apart? Do you long for a special day that will create lasting memories for your guests? Check out the following entertainment ideas for a unique wedding day.

With dueling pianos as a wedding entertainment rather than just a wedding band, you get a larger variety of music, plus all the interactivity you want. Guests are able to make requests, play games, plus roasts and toasts if desired. The typical wedding band will know hundreds of songs. A great dueling pianos show will know THOUSANDS.

Huffington Post Weddings 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Make Your Thanksgiving Special

 Thanksgiving is more than food, it is celebrating your perspective of family. Make sure that you show your loved ones how much you appreciate them by planning fun activities for the day.

2. Play Touch Football. Or soccer, tag, hide-n-seek, etc. Just get outside with the gang and do something that involves running around and taking in some nice fresh air.

20 Fun Things You Can Do with Family on Thanksgiving 

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Spookiest Halloween Decorations

 Halloween can be the best holiday of the year for those who enjoy dressing up. Good food and good company will only make your celebration a memory for lifetime-and we can help you with that-but decorations are still in your hands. Check out this guide for spooky decorating tips.

Recycle an old umbrella as a haunting light fixture. Remove the fabric covering; stretch spider webbing over the ribs. Decorate with plastic spiders and battery-operated lanterns attached to the ribs with bent wire or S hooks. Tie rope around the handle, and hang from the ceiling with a plant hook or cup hook.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Make Your Wedding Unique

 If you have a wedding planned for the near future, chances are you are searching for ways to set yours apart from the rest. Creating an unforgettable menu will go far with your crowd, as will the following tips to make your day unique.

Give guests a place to mingle between dance breaks by creating a lounge area at your reception. Fill the space with couches or chairs and plenty of pillows to sink into. It's the perfect way to keep everyone in on the party even when they're resting. Really want to wow 'em? Close off the area with curtains to create a VIP vibe. 
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Monday, September 8, 2014

Have The Best Thanksgiving Ever!

 There are so many small details that go into hosting Thanksgiving dinner, it can be easy to become overwhelmed. Having a list of ideas to help navigate this stressful time can only help.

Let’s be honest: most families aren’t the Cleavers. There’s usually some combination of family members that ends up being toxic. You know who they are and which touchy subjects should be avoided. Family strife and tension makes Thanksgiving miserable for everyone, so mitigate it in advance.

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Our event coordinator will work with you and your staff to make sure your event meets your highest expectation. Whether your event is a company picnic, engagement party, or holiday feast, we will provide you with a friendly and knowledgeable staff to accommodate your catered affair.

Friday, September 5, 2014

DIY Halloween Decorations

 Want to take your Halloween party to the next level? Combine awesome decorations with fun eats- the perfect recipe for a fun night! Check out these DIY decoration ideas...

You don't need an intricate pattern or advanced pumpkin-carving skills to turn a fresh pumpkin and white gourds into this adorable decoration. Learn how to make your own.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fun Thanksgiving Activities For Everyone!

 Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to spend the day enjoying each other's company, and planning the day with activities can only help ease everyone into having a good time. When arranging games and activities keep in mind the ages of your guests, and try to create an atmosphere that will motivate conversation.

  • Crafts: Plan a craft activity for the entire family during Thanksgiving. Provide supplies such as leaves, acorns, pine needles, and festive stickers to make a Thanksgiving collage . Have guests use a glue gun or other non-toxic glue options to stick the items to card stock. For another idea, have each guest create a patch for a quilt. Put the quilt together at a later date and send pictures to the Thanksgiving guests.
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Call us today to reserve one of our fabulous Thanksgiving catering packages, so you can focus on entertaining your guests.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Throw A Fall Harvest Party!

 Celebrate Fall Harvest with a party, complete with a customized barbecue package and fun games. The beautiful background nature provides for your party, so you don't have to get too crazy with decorations. Read the following for tips for your Fall Harvest party!

Fall weather can be unpredictable, depending on where you live, but Tara Wilson said hosting an outdoor party in fall is unexpected—and your last chance before the chilly winter months. However, always have an indoor back-up plan in case of sudden bad weather. 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Host The Best Halloween Party

 With some starting school today, it should come as no surprise that Halloween is on the horizon. We at Ronnie's have the perfectly ghoulish package for your hungry guests, you figure out the entertainment. The following is an article shows all of the best game ideas for your party.

Looking to kick off Halloween with a bang, not a boo? This version of a classic carnival game also makes a festive wall decoration, and bursting the confetti-and-candy-filled balloons in this Halloween party game will make everyone explode with laughter.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Awesome Outdoor Summer Party Tricks

 Is there ever a bad reason to throw a party? Especially in the beautiful weather that summer provides, and the built-in scenery provided by natural surroundings. If you do choose to throw an outdoor party, make sure that you contact us to provide a wide variety of delicious food, we have customization barbecue packages for everyone's tastes.

A refreshing palette of golden yellow and robin's-egg blue sets the scene. For a casual yet stylish affair, mix upscale elements with down-home details. Burlap, bandannas, and disposable pleats mingle effortlessly with fresh flowers and herbs.

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