Candy Buffet

Monday, January 25, 2010

One of the hottest trends for weddings is the Candy Buffet. Couples are using this fun, colorful and very tasty decor piece as their favor and bring a unique twist to their wedding reception, also providing another option for a delicious dessert.

Here are some things to think about when considering doing a Candy Buffet:

  • What kind of containers/scoops do you want to use? Do you want to rent or buy or do you want to hire a company to do the Candy Buffet? You want to use a variety of interesting containers in different shapes and heights.

  • How do you want to showcase your candy buffet? (A nice complimentary linen, flowers, photos of the bride and groom or wedding photos of the couple's parents, candles, theme decor, etc.)

  • What kind of candy do you want to have? The key is to have several types of candy to suit every sweet tooth. (Have candy to match your wedding color scheme, wedding theme, or favorite candies as a child and/or today)

  • Where to buy the candy? (

  • How much candy do you need? (It depends on how many guests, a good rule of thumb is 10-20 lbs. per style of candy.

  • What kind of packaging do you want to use? (Boxes or bags, its also fun to personalize your packaging.

Updating your Facebook status!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I can't even count how many times the bride and/or the groom updated their relationship status on Facebook only minutes after getting married. If you haven't seen it done in person, it is the funniest things I have ever seen.

One thing I am going to try to do during this wedding season is to Tweet the progress of weddings so couples can go back later and see how their wedding happened as it was happening.

Welcome 2010!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

2010 is poised to be a great year not only for my family but for Elegant Affairs. So far, we have 8 weddings scheduled and more to come. I have a great groups of couples and I am excited for this upcoming wedding season.

I am also excited to announce that on Saturday, February 13, I will be participating in the first annual South King County Wedding Show at Highline Community College in Des Monies. It is going to be a great event with some amazing vendors. The best part of the show is that its FREE!

One of my New Year's Resolutions is to blog more to help brides and grooms plan the most spectacular wedding by providing some great tips and resources!

Transformers Birthday Party

For my son's 5th birthday, there was no other option than to have a Transformers themed birthday party. To begin, I designed his invitations and sent them out 8 weeks in advanced. Can you tell that I like to plan ahead.
For decor, I went to our local Party City and Everything Party in Renton and found everything to fit the theme. Our color scheme was yellow, blue and red and that was reflected in the decorations, balloons and cake.
Since we had 25 kids (all under then age of 8) and another 28 adults (the party was during one of the football playoff games) so we had "two" rooms. Our garage was turned into a Transformers playground. We had a pinata and played pin the allspark on Bumbleebe. With a party that big, I knew I had to keep the kids entertained so we had arts and crafts including Transformer and Disney princess coloring sheets and a craft to make your own Transformer.
As for the cake, which was the highlight of the party, it was a 3-layer cake. The bottom two layers were Funfetti complete with butter cream icing that I made from scratch and the top tier was a Transformer shaped pan (purchased from Michael's). I used the Transformer colors. I made the top layer was Devils Food Chocolate.

Photo booth video

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Swig Wedding Crazy Booth! from Mat Szwajkos on Vimeo.
This was created by one of my favorite couples from their wedding last August at the Farm Kitchen in Poulsbo. They are both New York-based photographer.

Event Services

Friday, January 1, 2010
Whether it’s a black-tie dinner, a birthday celebration, a grand opening, or a professional gathering, Elegant Affairs will develop a creative concept for your event and produce it with focused commitment and utmost care. With a strong reputation of excellence, superior customer service and stunning results, Elegant Affairs is here to help plan and or even host. If you need an excuse to celebrate, and then someone to put it all together – Elegant Affairs can help.

Corporate/Non-Profit Events
When you need a corporate/non-profit event planned, regardless of how large or small, Elegant Affairs is the perfect choice. We’ll listen to you, so we understand the atmosphere and energy you envision for your event. Understanding allows us to give you the results you want. Everything we do is personalized, customized, and meant to create the image you want to project. Your corporate event will be planned with creativity, polish, and professionalism. Contact Elegant Affairs today for more information on our corporate event planning. We’d love to work with you on your next corporate event.

Private Events
Private events are those functions that include your family and friends. They hold special sentimental value to those participating, and at Elegant Affairs, we understand this. Whether a wedding, birthday party, anniversary party, or any other type of private event, we are there to take your ideas and turn them into the gathering you’ve been envisioning. If you’re going for simple and understated, glamorous and elegant, fun and jazzy, or any other combination, Elegant Affairs can put it all together for you. We’ll turn your event into a cherished memory that will never be forgotten.

Special Events Elegant Affairs can plan and host:
Fundraising Events
Engagement Parties
Anniversary Parties
Bridal Showers
Baby Showers
Bachelorette Parties
Graduation Parties
And Much More!!!
Your special event will be planned and managed with passion, excitement, and energy. Contact Elegant Affairs whenever you have a special function in mind. We’d love to help!

We can create a package for your special event or you may choose a fee of $50 per hour.

To help make the planning process easier, we offer a complimentary consultation to discuss the vision for your event. We custom design your event to fit your needs, style and budget.

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