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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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Host A Eco-Friendly Mardi Gras Party

As you are all aware, the Holiday season is gone, we are all back to work and trying to deal with this cold weather… Does it mean that it is not time for partying anymore? Absolutely not! March is approaching which means the carnival season is almost there. The carnival season extends from the feast of Epiphany – that takes place on January 6th – until Mardi Gras that falls on Tuesday, March 4th in 2014. Literally “Fat Tuesday” in French, Mardi Gras is a day for music, parades, costumes and fun that takes place the day before Ash Wednesday.

The best and most well-known Mardi Gras party is of course in New Orleans but if you can’t make it this year, you can still host your own Mardi Gras party and have an amazing time by gathering some friends and re-creating the carnival spirit.

shrimp-skewerThe first thing you have to worry about when hosting a Mardi Gras party is of course the food! The best option is to go for many mini appetizers and mini dishes. Not only you can thus satisfy everyone by serving different things, but it is also easier to keep track on. Whenever you feel like the table is too empty you just have to bring more appetizers! Gumbo and boiled shrimps are a classic Mardi Gras food. Serve them on skewers for a nice presentation and don’t forget to also serve other kebabs for those who are not too fond of shrimps. Go for mini appetizers in mini dishes such as verrines to be served with it in order to keep a classy and upscale image throughout the night! Don’t forget to display different type of sauces to make sure everyone can find one they like.

But the most important part of a Mardi Gras party is of course the King Cake. Tradition coming from France, the King Cake maker hides a tiny one inch token inside of it and the finder of the little treasure gets good favors from the other guests, good luck for the coming year and sometime gets designated to host next year’s Mardi Gras party.

Mardi GrasAfter you have decided what food you are going to serve and how to display it, don’t forget to think about decorations! Mardi Gras is all about fun and entertainment. Decorate your house with the traditional colors! Purple (for justice), green (for faith) and gold (for power) are the three main colors of this amazing party. Get plenty of brightly colored beads and hand them to your guests to set the mood, but don’t forget not to throw them away after the party: you want to be able to use them year after year instead of wasting them!

And when it comes to entertainment, it is of course all about having fun, enjoying music, wearing costume and mask and getting creative with some face painting activities! Encourage your guests to follow the Mardi Gras spirit and “let the good times rolls!”

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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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Takeout Lunch Boxes – What To Choose

When it comes to lunch boxes, you always have plenty of options and it is not always easy to pick yours. Here is something to help you out a little. First of all, ditch the plastic or foam clamshells. Not only foam containers are about to be banned anyway (read more about this here), but plastic containers are not Eco-friendly and are terrible for the environment. When you choose your takeout solutions – the ones you want to offer your customers – make sure you go for Eco-friendly ones.

Are you looking for an easy way to pack your food to go, something that could help you transport different meals all together and keep your food safe? We’ve got you covered! Take a look at those pretty, yet functional, takeout round containers. Microwavable, grease resistant and even stackable, they are perfect to transport any type of food home or even to work. Soup, salad, past… Just name it!
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The best part is that as they are stackable, you can prepare lunch combinations, put them in one of these amazing takeout lunch boxes and carry them all together. Big enough to fit a box for your appetizer, a box for your entree and even a box for your dessert, this takeout lunch box is the perfect to-go solution and guess what, it is Eco-friendly! 100% recyclable, containers and lunch boxes make a great couple and you just can’t be disappointed in them.

kray-blogIf you are looking for square takeout boxes instead of the round buckets, the takeout lunch box can also fit those beautiful Kray boxes. Brown or white and available in many different sizes, they make it really easy to offer very personalized solutions to all of your customers!

Think out of the box and start preparing delicious combination to be taken-out, you will make your customers very happy.

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Cones And Mini Fryer Baskets: Perfect French Fries Displays

The snow is back! When the weather is cold and snowy, everybody would rather be inside and have a delicious hot comforting meal than walking around outside in the wind and go grocery shopping.

fries-picWhat is the American’s number one comfort food when it comes to meals? Yes, you got it, French fries of course! Americans love French fries and it is also one of the most popular side dishes in the world. Easy and cheap for businesses to make, hot crispy French fries are definitely one of the most satisfying food you can get, especially when it is cold outside!

Served as they do it in Europe – with cooked mussels or with a fried egg on top or with grilled steak – or simply the American way – as a side, covered in ketchup or other dipping sauces – so many people love French fries that restaurants keep re-inventing them.

On average, Americans eat about 29 pounds of French fries per year!

So if you are a business that is not serving fries yet, you may want to reconsider! And if you do, how about some originality in your display? Fries are delicious but if they are presented in a fun way you can be sure your customers will remember and enjoy it and more likely come back.

One of the most original fries serving idea is to do it in Mini Fryer Baskets. Not only your customers will have never seen it before, but it is also extremely convenient and awesome looking. Served as a side in a Wooden Tray with a Greaseproof Paper Liner, French fries have never looked so cool and yummy.

Another great idea that will also set you apart from competition would be to serve your delicious fries in Bamboo or Wooden Cones. Original, and Eco-friendly, fries look just as delicious as they taste! You are also sure to make an impression!
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Don’t forget that even though everyone loves fries, you still have to do everything you can to be different and stay a step ahead of your competitors and here’s your chance to do so!

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