Our Sex and the City Party: Yummy Guest Treats from Food & Dessert to Swag Favors
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Today is our last day of Sex and the City recaps...but I've saved the most delicious for last - I promise!
Last week, we shared our party's vision, decor, details, entertainment and shopping. Today, we'll give you the scoop on the delicious treats - from dessert and food to great party favors!
The Food: Delicious Treats
Because the women at the party appreciate the finer things in life, it was only appropriate that the food we had looked and tasted good as well. Our vendors always come through for us and when they said they'd bring us fabulous food, they definitely delivered! A Catered Affair had a full-on Asian stir-fry station and served the chicken with fried rice in cute Chinese takeout boxes.
A fun stir fry station would be perfect for a wedding or event!
A Catered Affair also provided really chic dessert shots! Served on individual spoons, they're visually appealing, rather unique and easy to manage so people don't have their hands full of stuff when trying to eat!
Dessert Shots by A Catered Affair
Down South Delights covered the heavy hors d'ouevres part of the fare, with tons of options both savory and sweet. I had at least one, if not two of each of the bite sized morsels starting with the Inside Out Sushi with hoisin scallion dipping sauce. The dipping sauce also tasted great on the Chinois chicken spring rolls. One bite of the Hamptons style mini lobster rolls and I instantly knew those would be perfect for a posh garden style party. Very tasty. You can't go wrong with the mini gourmet flatbread pizzas and they ended everything on a slightly sweeter note with the brie and almond wontons with black raspberry sauce.
WIth the savory comes the sweet. Down South Delights brought us some fabulous Sex & The City themed desserts like pink champagne truffles, mini mimosa parfait, layered gelees and cosmopolitan mousse, plus my favorite, French macarons. A great mix of flavors and colors, it really made the buffet table festive.
You can't have a Sex & the City Party without serving cupcakes! The show is what put cupcakes back into trendy vocabulary in the first place! So in celebration, Crumb de la Crumb brought chocolate cupcakes with pink buttercream frosting and to accompany the cupcakes, little petit four style cakes!
The cake did not last very long!
Kernels Southern Gourmet Popcorn provided a fun and tastty popcorn bar, a unique alternative to the ever popular candy bar. Kernel's gave partygoers flavored, specialty popcorn for us to scoop and pack into our individual bags.
The Swag: Bags full of goodies
Our local vendors were so generous with everything they gave us. There were two types of goodie bags we gave out that night, one for our brides-to-be that had swag to celebrate their upcoming wedding, and those for the fabulous women who came to celebrate SATC.
There were so many great items and I'll list our super swag run-down because these items would make great wedding favors, ideas, or overall gifts for yourself or your friends!
Opulent Couturier - monogrammed drinking glasses, something that would make great wedding favors. Everyone marveled at this cute (and affordable for favors) glasses.
Swizzle Events - as a wedding planner, Amy knows great wedding favors. She created swizzle sticks and added her business card. You could do something similar OR call her to help with your favors or wedding planning in general!
McNeal Wedding Films + AshleysBrideGuide.com (ABG) - we partnered to create the CUTEST "I'm a Carrie..." buttons that were available for each character, all guests! We also cr
Relish + AshleysBrideGuide.com (ABG) - we partnered to create custom ABG/Flood 2010 tnotes and the proceeds benefit the Red Cross. If you like them, you can order your own for thank you notes, Nashville wedding invitations, etc.
Nico and Lala - VERY popular! This fab girl design team gave every guest a super cute luggage tag that said 'Honeymoon Bound" or was a pink and green gingham print pretty version. I love mine!
Chef's Market - boxes of truffles, good for a OOT gift basket or favors
TruLu Couture - Louise offered brides a sample of her new veil and bridal accessories collection.
Kiehl's - samples + coupon for in store shopping
Sandals Honeymoon Travel - bath salts to get us in a tranquil mood and thinking of sandy beaches
Bikram Cool Springs - complimentary yoga class - You need to relax girl! If you attended the party - be sure to use your coupon!
PaperKuts Studio - 20% off coupon + magnets in a wide array or colors and can be matched to your wedding colors
Kerried Away Couture - mini tape measures, one of my favorites, to help measure your bridesmaids!
Olive and Sinclair - locally made artisan chocolate which were all the rave!
ABG's SATC buttons - Designer luggage tags from Nico and Lala - Magnets from Paperkuts Studio, Truffles from Chef's Market - Chocolate bars from Olive and Sinclair + Nashville tnotes by Relish from ABG - Monogrammed glass from Opulent Couturier
The Giveaways: Our guests got hooked up!
The party's giveaways were even more over the top than some of the swag! Jonathon Campbell Photography gave away an amazing bar set - complete with martini glasses, alcohol and shakers that I wanted to steal. Kristyn Hogan lifestyle photographer and McCoy Made hooked 2 brides up with free lifestyle sessions, valued at well over $500+. Then Stella and Dot, Nala Style, J. Bangs Salon and J. Nichelle Hair Artistry treated winning partygoers to jewelry, accessories, hair cuts and manicures. Unreal! The list really went on and on. We gave away thousands of dollars in prizes. Yes - we treat our partygoers well! We love to pass on our goodies to others. Hope you got in on the fun. If not, be sure to join us next time!
If you missed our SATC party - we hope these recaps help you create an ultimate list of Nashville wedding/event resources or goodies to treat yourself any day of the week!