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Eco-Friendly Wedding Receptions

When couples are getting married, they have to think about the kind of ceremony they want to have to celebrate what should be the happiest day of their lives. More and more couples decide to have an Eco-friendly wedding and it is a great think!

If you are a caterer or an event planner, you are more and more likely going to be asked to organize a “green” reception and you need to be prepared for that. Sending Eco-friendly invites, choosing Eco-friendly venues, dresses or rings, getting the guests green favors and going on a green honeymoon will be on the couple’s to-do list, but organizing the green reception and dinner will be on yours and here are a couple of ideas for you to do so in a fancy and original way.

  • When it comes to food and drinks, use local vendors and go organic! Having an organic menu doesn’t necessarily mean sacrificing your clients’ budget but it definitely means making them happy. Use locally grown food and organic products and make sure that you let your clients (and their guests) know about it!
  • If you use disposable items for the reception, make sure they are eco-friendly and biodegradable. The best example is of course when it comes to appetizers… You will need skewers! It is easy to have a classy and romantic presentation while staying Eco-friendly. Take a look at these skewers: From classic elegant skewers with white pearls to colorful flower skewers through romantic heart shaped skewers, you can find the perfect wedding skewers and be sure they are 100% Eco-friendly as they are made of bamboo. When it comes to sign clips, not only they are a great way to indicates your clients’ guests where they will sit but it is also a great Eco-friendly favor idea if they let their guests know that they can take them with them.

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  • Still regarding appetizers, you may be looking for an original dish to serve them. Why not choose these beautiful wooden boats or bamboo boats? You can be sure that most of the guests have never seen that and they will all love it. Biodegradable and Eco-friendly, they are a great disposable option for weddings!

Make sure you recycle, compost and dispose everything in the smartest way possible and you can be sure that your clients will be satisfied clients!

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Valentine’s Day – Fancy Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Valentine’s Day… If you share your life with someone you are definitely looking forward to spending the whole day with your lover and you are more than likely looking for gift ideas and ways to surprise her or him.

Or course flowers and jewelries are lovely but what would make Valentine’s Day sweeter than chocolate treats? You might think that chocolate covered strawberries are a classic and it is kind of true but if it is a classic it is because it never fails and always reaches the goal: make your other half happy and feel special. Plain chocolate, drizzled with white chocolate, or even dipped in nuts, nothing says romance like chocolate covered strawberries! Valentine’s Day is all about love and this is the perfect opportunity to sweep your sweetheart off their feet.

Of course you could simply buy a box of chocolate covered strawberries and have it delivered but don’t you want to be more original than that?

chocolate-covered-strawberriesLet me give you an idea. How about you plan a lovely dinner for the two of you and display these delicious treat as a dessert in a way so original that your partner can only be impressed? Forget boxes and take a look at these beautiful heart shaped skewers. How amazing would it be to get – or make from scratch, it is ALWAYS better and will definitely make a difference – chocolate covered strawberries and display them on these made-for-Valentine’s-Day skewers?

With their heart shaped heads, available in red, black and white, you can’t go wrong with them. It is original, adorable and – what’s more – Eco-friendly! Don’t waste any time and get ready for an amazing night your darling will never forget!

 

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Eco-Friendly Superbowl Party Tips

You know it, the Super Bowl is coming up. Everyone is talking about it and it is the perfect opportunity for you to host a great party and have your favorite people coming over for the day. If you are planning on hosting a party, here are a couple of tips about how to do it successfully.

football-3-585061-mFirst of all, forget the “football fans only” party. The Super Bowl is pretty much an excuse to get together, have a few drinks and enjoy each other, it is not only about football. Don’t forget about those friends who know nothing about football but will make the party more fun! Invite your family, your friends, and your colleagues… anyone you feel like hanging out with!

Once you are done with the invites, it is time for you to get your place ready and set everything up. Clean a little, set up several screens if you can – especially if you are having a lot of people over – set up your furniture and make sure everyone will be able to sit down and see the screens… You can also decorate your place with teams’ colors to set the mood. You are almost ready!

Besides the actual game, the most important thing is… YES, the food and the drinks! You don’t want a bunch of hungry football fans on a Super Bowl Sunday, so you have to make sure you have plenty of snacks and drinks – alcoholic and non-alcoholic – to please all of your guests. Wings, onion rings, nachos, sliders… Possibilities are endless and your only job is to make sure you serve everything in appropriate tableware. Because it is already a lot of work to have people over, you want to make it as easy as possible to clean everything up after the party. That is where disposable plates and dishes come in handy.

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But before going for disposables, you have to think about the environment and make sure you pick Eco-friendly ones. Biodegradable, compostable or at least recyclable, you thankfully have plenty of great options to make your life easier while still respecting the environment. Go for sugarcane plates, palm leaf dishes or bamboo cutlery and stay green even when enjoying football.

One last thing, think about recycling and set up different trash cans to incite your guests to be careful and mindful about it. It’ll also make the cleanup easier when the party is over!

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Winter Cocktail Ideas

The Holidays may be over, it doesn’t mean you are not hosting catering events, dinner parties or receptions anymore! Because winter is here and the weather is cold, we thought you might be looking for a couple of Winter Cocktail recipes. What could be better than welcoming your guests with heartwarming cocktails around the theme of winter?

Here are 2 very different Winter Cocktail recipes that will delight your guests on this cold season.

When you are trying to warm up, the first thing that usually crosses your mind is drinking hot beverages. This recipe of Hot Cocoa with Rum will definitely warm up whoever will drink it! For two persons, pour two cups of hot milk and add cocoa – or about 4 ounces of bite-size piece of dark chocolate. Add cinnamon sticks, a couple of teaspoons of honey and sugar and stir until everything is melted. Add a teaspoon of vanilla and one or two teaspoons of rum per person depending on your tastes. After taking out the cinnamon stick, top the cup with whipped cream and enjoy this amazing hot beverage!

But hot beverage are not the only Winter Cocktails that your guests will be craving!

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When it comes to actual cocktails, the perfect winter one is the Pomegranate-Champagne Punch. Because the Holidays are over doesn’t mean we can’t have champagne anymore! And this cocktail is very easy to make: in a large bowl or pitcher, mix 2 cups of pomegranate juice, 1 cup of pear nectar and ¼ cup of orange-flavored liquor such as Grand Mariner. Slowly add a whole bottle of champagne to the mix and serve over ice. Don’t forget that presentation is very important! To add a special touch of originality – and possibly a piece of fruit – add a beautiful bamboo skewer such as those and make sure your drinks look amazing!

210BCHIC90180.blogIf you are also looking for something to be serve with this wonderful cocktail, keep in mind that chocolate sweets are a great match with champagne – as well as strawberries, – and if you are looking for something to display them, take a look at this beautiful white sugarcane plate! Eco-friendly, economical and very elegant, this beautiful disposable plate is 100% compostable – forget the guilt!

straws-blogpostAnd for those events where kids are invited, keep in mind that it’s all about the fun and serve their soft drinks with those original paper straws. Not only they look pretty and add color to your tables but they are also compostable and Eco-friendly. What else could you ask for?

 

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New All Black Disposable Tableware Collection

When it comes to disposable mini dishes and utensils for catering events, parties or receptions, the choice is wide and it can be sometimes confusing if you are trying to get matching items!

209BBMAHAL-blogTake a look at our All Black Collection. Matching all your items has never been so easy! Unique and classy, All Black Collection features skewers, dishes, and pick displays that will make any occasion feel like a black tie event, it is the little black dress of disposable tableware. Perfect to help food color pop, the black mini dishes are perfect to match the bamboo mini plates or the black bamboo cutlery items.

If you are looking for something for those foods you would like to keep warm, the black mini casserole – with matching lid – is perfect for desserts and appetizers and will add this special touch of elegance to any occasion.

209BBSIMA-blogWhat about skewers? Don’t worry! There is a whole selection of beautiful black skewers with different shapes and sizes and you can be sure you will find the perfect one regardless of the event you are hosting.

100% natural, the black bamboo skewers are fun and sophisticated and used with the beautiful black bamboo pick holder they are the perfect way to display food and appetizers.

209BBTIKON9-CHALK-blogLast but not least, if you are looking for a fun and creative way to label your food items, don’t look any further! Our mini skewer slates are for creative designs and can be used on both sides of the skewer with chalk marker of any color.

It has never been so easy to find matching items to serve your food in a beautiful way.

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