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February, 2013

Creating Your Own Glamorous Oscar Party

Didn’t get an invite to the Oscar’s this year?

Bring the Oscar’s to your home by following some of these tips that will help keep your red carpet event chic and glamorous.

Pamper your guests by keeping an unlimited supply of Moet & Chandon (known champagne supplier of the Oscar’s) waiting for them at your champagne fountain.  Don’t forget to serve your guests two of Moet & Chandon’s signature Oscar cocktails: Starlet and Silver Screen Punch!

                                                                                                                                                                                        Starlet:

          Ingredients- 4 mint leaves, 3/4 oz silver tequila, 1/2 oz elderflower liqueur, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 1/2 oz lime Juice, 3 oz Moet & Chandon

Instructions- In a cocktail shaker combine simple syrup, lime juice, and mint leaves. Use a muddle or a wooden spoon to muddle the mint leaves. Add tequila and elderflower liqueur and fill shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into a glass and top with Moet & Chandon. Garnish with starfruit.

                                                                                                                     Silver Screen Punch:

  Ingredients- 1 (6 oz) can of pink lemonade concentrate (partially thawed), 8 oz pineapple juice, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1/2 tsp of grated ginger, 1 cup vodka, 1 bottle of Moet & Chandon, 1 pineapple (if preferred for a garnish, cut into rings and freeze).

  Instructions- In a blender, combine pink lemonade concentrate, pineapple juice, strawberries, and ginger. Blend until smooth. Pour into a punch bowl. Add vodka and stir to combine. Just before serving, pour in Moet & Chandon. Add frozen pineapple rings.

 

Keep it elegant!

Break away from the expected Oscar Party decor.  Make sure to keep the décor simple, yet chic by adding black and gold accents to your centerpieces, table settings, and floral arrangements.  If you choose to display Oscar statuettes at your party, purchase them with a gold plated finish and keep them minimal throughout your home. Elegant touches to your event will make guests feel like they are at an “A List” celebrity affair.

Everyone knows that in order to make an unforgettable entrance at the Oscar’s you have to make a fashion statement.  Encourage your guests to wear their most formal attire and favorite designer pieces and make it a black tie event!  Lay a red carpet down, hire a professional photographer as “paparazzi”, and have your guests walk the red carpet! Pick a great backdrop for guests to stop and take their red carpet photo. Send guests home with a printed copy of their photo. Some vendors can even turn your photo into a magazine cover image on the spot. That is a great take home party favor.

 

If you’ve ever thrown a glamorous Oscar party please share your details with us!

Perfect Pairs

Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life. It will be full of love and  laughter; you will be creating memories. Don’t forget about some of these “perfect pairs” that are “must haves” for your special day!

Don’t hide your feet!

The detail photographs from your wedding are going to be something that you will look at for the rest of your lifetime.  Wear a fabulous pair of heels that can be featured as a stand alone accessory.  Add more personality to your wardrobe by wearing a pair of your favorite designer shoes. Whether they are solid and simple or embellished with detail, “kick up your heels” and let everyone see them!

 

Regardless of your plans to have your hair up or down for your wedding, make sure to compliment with a stunning pair of earrings.  Whether it’s a solitaire, chandelier, or teardrop earring, choose the perfect pair that will accent your hair and other accessories perfectly!

 

If you choose to have a  flower girl, ring barrier, or both, pair the two together and make them walk down the aisle in matching attire that resembles your personality and wedding theme.  They will make a precious pair!

 

It’s your wedding day and you and your loved one are officially becoming “the perfect pair”. Don’t forget to engrave this significant pair of titles on at least one keepsake item such as champagne flutes, cake knife, etc. that you can have for the rest of your lives!

 

If you have a “perfect pair” you would like to share with us, please let us know.

Valentine’s Day Gifts- Think Beyond Flowers and Candy

Buying your special someone the typical chocolate and flowers isn’t always the most original present for Valentine’s Day. Spice up Valentine’s Day this year by thinking outside of the box.

Create an experience.

Show them that you’re listening and care about the little things that they say they’ve always wanted to do or are interested in to help you choose the perfect gift. For example, if they love exotic cars, rent their favorite car of choice for them to drive around for the day, or if they’ve mentioned that they’ve always wanted to fly a plane, buy them a flying lesson to have an experience that they’ll never forget!

Planning a romantic getaway or vacation is always a great surprise for your loved one; however, making sure that it’s a vacation they personally are going to enjoy is crucial. It may not always be you’re idea of the perfect getaway, but creating the vacation based solely upon their interests is what is going to make the experience memorable. This vacation could be simple and short by just taking a weekend to go see their favorite sports team play, or it could be long and luxurious by going to an island that they’ve always dreamed about going to.

Who doesn’t love jewelry?

Diamonds or any type of jewelry is known to be the safe route during this romantic holiday, but why not make it original? Personalizing one of their favorite rings, necklaces, watches, etc. by getting it engraved is the perfect touch to making the present more unique. Whether you choose to engrave you’re wedding anniversary, date of when you first met, children’s names, etc., personalization shows that you wanted to take the extra step to make it extra special.

We’d love to hear if you have ever received a special and meaningful Valentine’s Day gift. Let us know what it was.