Archive for November, 2011

November 15, 2011

Thank-Goodness we have Great China!

With Thanksgiving literally days away, we have been┬áreceiving┬áso many inquiries for china, glassware, flatware, extra long tables and linen. Renting your dinnerware rather than using your own can be so convenient in many ways. Everything comes to you perfectly clean and pristine so all you have to do is serve up your tasty Thanksgiving gourmet and then rinse and ‘rack’ it when you are done. It makes cleanup a breeze! Not to mention, we offer so many items that can create a fun and whimsical presentation for your family.

A few ideas that I have tried myself…

Mini Tiramisu served in tiny Demitasse Cups makes for the perfect portion

Mashed Potato served in a Martini Glass

Hard Cider served in our tall Collins Glasses (let’s face it- some might need a large portion of this treat!)

Call us today to order your Thanksgiving day needs!



November 9, 2011

A New Reception Style for the Modern Bride

Each year, we are finding that more modern brides and grooms are booting antiquated wedding traditions and introducing new and trendy traditions of their own…and we love it. Not only are couples nixing the wedding cake and seating charts, some are even reworking the traditional sit-down dinner reception and going for a more relaxed, cocktail style reception. Forgoing the large tables for ten and insane 250+ guest count does not mean downgrading style. A smaller, more intimate cocktail reception can often benefit couples in the style and budget department.

Cozy lounge furniture with vibrant pillows, tall cocktail tables with impressive centerpieces, lavish area rugs and more money in your budget for unique presentation pieces are all opportunities one might have when choosing a cocktail style reception.

Some couples fear this change for the the thought that leaving the sit-down dinner behind will mean an empty tummy…so not the truth. Lisa, from The Wooden Spoonis a major fan of filling your guests with plenty of passed apps, stations filled with single servings, and finger food to boot. Forgo the plated salad, for example, and introduce your wedding guests to salad served in soy wrappers (pictured here). Serve your guests warm and melted panini from her panini station and a s’mores station for dessert.

What fun ideas do you have for a cocktail style reception? I have so many more, so be sure to make an appointment to meet in our showroom to discuss the deets!