Sunday, November 29, 2009

Growing Older But Not Up!

...was the theme Saturday night at John's Surprise 60th Birthday Party! Guests sporting their favorite tropical attire gathered at Uptown Hideaway while John was on his way to a "nice early birthday dinner" with friends who had come to town for Thanksgiving, or so he thought. Little did he know that his family had been planning this party for months and family members had flown in that morning just to surprise him. As John entered his "early birthday dinner" to a loud SURPRISE, one could say he was a bit shocked and at a lost for words.

John's early birthday dinner could not have been any better. From a fajita bar dinner catered by Twelve Baskets to the live Band Bob, John was beaming from ear to ear. Little touches of his love for sun, relaxation, sail boating and the tropics scattered the room. The "guest book" plate was signed by guests during the evening and later put in a kiln to use.
Even the cake and cupcakes created by Tiers of Delight followed the theme with a sailboat and palm tree.
A special thank you to the AA Party Rentals for providing all of the rentals!

Happy 60th Birthday!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have you thought about what you are thankful for this Thanksgiving?

While most of us don't think about it between a busy day spent watching football and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (I have promised myself I will be there someday!) or preparing that evenings feast, we have a lot to be thankful for. Of course, we can all make a list of things that we want and need, but I believe this quote mentions something that we should all ponder.

"If you haven't all the things you want,
be grateful for the things you don't have
that you wouldn't want." ~unknown

As you sit around the dining room table this Thanksgiving, take the time to reflect what you are truly thankful for in life. While you may not have that fifty foot yacht docked out in front of your Mediterranean villa, you do have a roof over your head and a home filled with nourishing food and family. As we speak I am working on granting two wishes through Make-A-Wish. To be able to help these families who have been given something that they did not want, makes me appreciate the things that I do have.

I know that I can speak from experience that today I am truly blessed. My business is growing, I have a healthy family which I could not have said these past couple of Thanksgivings, and a supportive group of friends and family. To top it off, my brother in-law just returned home from another seven month deployment in Afghanistan, just in time for Thanksgiving!


While that quote may be a perfect reminder of what we are thankful for, I think this quote accurately depicts what most of us experience at the Thanksgiving table!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Saint Nicholas Day!

The grocery shopping is done, the turkey is defrosting in the fridge...what else to do while you wait for Thursday's big feast? Why not purchase ticket's to Saint Nicholas Day presented by Woodinville Wine Country!

On December 5 and 6 Woodinville wineries will open their doors for the annual Saint Nicholas Day Open House. This signature event provides patrons with the opportunity to sample and purchase wines from 11am to 4pm.

If you need help organizing your day or transportation needs please Pink Blossom Events!

Meet The Biscottis

Events On The Edge sure does know how to entertain a crowd! Last night I attended the hysterical Meet The Biscotti's at Parlor Live Comedy Club. Meet The Biscotti's is an interactive mafia musical comedy theater show loaded with audience participation, improvisation and music. The show revolves around the comical exploits of the Biscotti Family who have recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest from Bayonne, New Jersey and taken over! If you think your group or company is dysfunctional, just wait until you meet the Biscotti's! As the night progresses, you get to know the Biscotti's, learn special survival 'skills' like how to perform a proper hit, or even how to escape FBI surveillance. There is no other show in town like it!
Meet The Biscotti's has one last performance on Sunday, December 6th. Make sure to get your tickets before it is too late!
Events On The Edge is a small event company providing interactive entertainment for public and corporate clients. A unique idea to add some some fun to your next event!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Save-the-Date for Ohau!

Save the Date for September 4, 2010!
Christy and Kelley are getting married in Oahu!

On August 3rd Christy and Kelley were chosen as the 2010 Destination Wedding Photography and Planning Contest Winners. We are happy to announce that they have chosen The Loulu Palm Estate for their 2010 Wedding. Aloha!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Twelve Baskets Open House

Robinswood House was full of life this past week as Twelve Baskets Catering hosted their November Tasting.Pink Blossom Events spent the evening meeting with engaged couples and other individuals planning an event as they sampled Twelve Baskets food. Like always, the food and service were excellent!
Other vendors at the open house included Fena Flowers, Paper Fling, Elegant Images Photography and Wavelink Music.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A day on the Eastside!

Everywhere I go I run across unique venues and business owners who are the backbones to the event industry. I spent a day visiting some of these places in Redmond with Josie Weiss of JW Events.

Our first stop was The Catering Company where we were treated to a delicious lunch. Beau, Marty and Gregg of The Catering Company sat down with us to share some of their specialties. We feasted on caesar salad, homemade fococia bread, chicken marsala, green beans, rice with apricots and a sampling of their desserts while they shared with us their experiences from the past twelve years of business. Their main focus has been in the corporate world, where they have served crowds up to five thousand, however, they have worked on just about every type of event since they opened. What a wonderful group of staff they have!

With a full stomach, we headed over to Big Picture in Redmond Town Center. From the moment you walk into Big Picture, you know you are going to have a good time! The plush couches and chandeliers hanging on the ceiling set the mood for a swanky evening! Big Picture was created with the belief that hotel meeting space is boring and that there is nothing really special about going to a multi-plex theatre. From business meetings, to private movie screenings and wedding receptions, guests 21 and over are able to experience the star treatment! Enjoy martini olives that are stuffed with real blue cheese and fresh popped popcorn served in Champagne buckets with white cheddar cheese sprinkled on top while relaxing in the TempurPedic theatre seats. Redmond Big Picture features one theatre with seating of up to 150 and a Q Club. In addition to hosting an event at Big Picture, why not stop by for a movie any night of the week. Ticket prices range from $7 to $11!

Our last stop in Redmond was at Gold Class Cinemas, also located in Redmond Town Center. At Gold Class, you can relax and enjoy fine wine and a delicious meal all with a press of a button in your plush reclining chair. Their seasonal menu provides a wide range of dishes that can be enjoyed while watching the latest movie. Gold Class Cinemas caterers to the 21 and over crowd, however, they make sure to offer options for those under 21. This includes a theatre specifically for all ages and a weekly Sunday Brunch that has become a family favorite of locals. For those who are looking for a unique venue to entertain clients or host a private party, Gold Class is the perfect option. From tailored menus to the first in entertainment options, this is the place to wow your clients, friends and family!

Our evening ended at Parlor Live Comedy Club in Bellevue. From the first act to the last, we were rolling with laughter! I would highly recommend an evening out at one of their shows. In addition to their Comedy Club, Parlor Live features Trivia Night on Tuesdays', Flirt! Singles Nite featuring Rockaraoke every Wednesday and many other events sure to keep you entertained. And if that doesn't satisfy your needs, the Parlor Collection houses a Billiards area and Lounge. Do you have a favorite place that Pink Blossom should visit? We would love to hear your comments and suggestions!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wedding Network USA Launch Party!

When Jennifer Taylor, President of Wedding Network USA, and Cherie Ronning, Founder & Executive Director of Wedding Network USA work together, you know something spectacular is going to take place. That is exactly what happened at the Seattle Launch Party of Wedding Network USA on November 4th hosted by The Columbia Tower Club. Their was a wave of excitement felt throughout the room that evening as we were introduced to the new association. The night turned out to be a huge success.

As Tania Shepard of Azzura Photography mentioned, "it is so fun to mix and mingle with our wedding friends, some of whom we've known for over a decade. One of the best things about being a part of the community is all the felt like 'Cheers' because almost everyone knows each other from different events and connections. (Warm fuzzies all around!)". I too resonate Tania's comments as I was excited to share the enthusiasm and buzz that this association is bringing to the wedding community.
Being the very first founding member, I am excited to share this great association with other wedding professionals around. I was even given a crown that evening since I was the first member...thanks Jen and Cherie!

Take a peak below at some of the photos that Azzura Photography snapped that evening. To see all of the pictures follow this link.

If you are interested in hosting an upcoming Wedding Network USA meeting contact BreeAnn at [email protected].
The mission of Wedding Network USA is to focus on industry businesses. Their goal is to give wedding professionals a variety of opportunities for professional development through the sharing of business expertise, educational topics and networking.

Monday, November 9, 2009

November Wedding Open Houses

Pink Blossom Events will be at two November Open Houses.
Make sure to stop by and visit us!
Menu Tasting
Come join us for a night of wonderful food & refreshing drinks!

Tuesday, November 10th
5:30 - 8:00pm
2430 148th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98007

Other talented wedding & event professionals that will be at this event include:
Seattle Bride (Clise Mansion & Robinswood House)

Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 4th, 2009.
We hope to see you there! Please contact Twelve Baskets Catering with any questions.

Wedding Open House
Don’t ‘Leaf’ Your Wedding Planning Behind

Thursday, November 12th

Participating Vendors:
Florist - Esprit de Fleur
Photographer - Alyssa Rose Photography
Coordinator - Pink Blossom Events
Caterer - Upper Crust Catering
Baker - New Renaissance Cakes
Jeweler - Dynamic Designs
Guitarist - Aaron McCoy

Alyssa Rose Photography Studio
6416 Latona Ave NE, Greenlake

For more information contact:
BreeAnn at 360-863-6251 or [email protected]

Monday, November 2, 2009

It's that time of year!

This weekend officially marked the start of the holiday season. Saturday night I was surrounded by costumes of all sorts, everything from toxic waste to a family dressed as Toy Story characters, reminding me that this time of year holds something special. This is the time that people tend to forget about their worries and truly enjoy the spirit of the holidays. From dressing up in ridiculous costumes on Halloween to stuffing themselves silly and shopping like madmen over Thanksgiving weekend to all the traditions that Christmas brings, this time of year brings out something in everyone.

With this said, it is time to start thinking about those holiday plans. Who is planning your annual company Holiday party? Who is shopping for all those gifts? What are you doing for New Years Eve? If your answer was a blank stare then Pink Blossom Events can help! Book by November 15 and Pink Blossom will send over a bottle of champagne for you to celebrate the holiday season with!

Speaking of wine, if you are looking for a customized gift for your customers, friends or family, why not design a bottle of personalized wine? Pink Blossom Wines can help create any type of label to make your gift truly unique!

Here is to wishing everyone a magical start to the holiday season!