Cookie Cutter Treats

Are you wanting to host a breakfast, luncheon or dinner party and need a festive treat for your guests? Try our idea for elevating your traditional fruit tray! By incorporating cookie cutters, you can transform a simple option into a fun and creative design! Here is an opportunity to wow your guests with your attention to details. It requires little work and allows you to display that you have gone the extra mile with your presentation skills!

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We recommend trying watermelon and pineapple as your featured fruit, but feel free to use your favorite ones! Those are the summer go-to fruits and your guests will surely appreciate the creativity behind your display. Remember to not cut your fruit thicker than the cookie cutter!

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Dress up your fruit platters with this fun and festive idea for an added detail to your spread! For any catering needs, contact Randy Fuhrman Events at (310) 854-0155! Let us know what you thought about the article in the comment section below! We would love to hear from you!

3 Decorative Sandwich Wraps Ideas

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In need of a way to elevate the traditional sandwich? Try our ideas for decorative sandwich wraps to make this entree a bit more festive. Through these simple techniques, you can create a way to personalize these individual servings for your guests to enjoy! Whether it is for a tea party or a dinner with friends, try these tips to elevate your meal!

3 Decorative Sandwich Wraps Ideas

1. WAX PAPER AND TIES

One method for arranging your sandwiches, can be done through wrapping individual servings within wax paper and tying them up with a decorative string. Through this method, the sandwich is displayed open-faced and is easily distinguished between the others. 


2. PARCHMENT PAPER

Parchment paper can also be found with different designs printed on them to add a unique touch to the sandwiches, once they are wrapped. You can differentiate the sandwiches by design and make each type personalized. This is also a great idea if you’re dealing with guests who have a wide range of diets or even food allergies.

 

3. CLEAR WRAPPING

Clear wrapping can also be attached to each serving of the sandwiches and with labels attached, your creative flair can be utilized as you add the names of the sandwiches with calligraphy. 

 


The beauty is in the details, and your guests will appreciate the added touches that went into putting together this tasty option. This is a phenomenal way to dress up an otherwise simple take on the sandwich. From high tea to a family gathering, the elegant touch of a personalized presentation will be appreciated for all to see.

 

 

Planning a party or an event and need assistance? Contact us today to receive a free consultation and find out just how Randy Fuhrman Events can assist you. Remember, we at Randy Fuhrman Events live by our company motto, “We Create So You Can Celebrate!”

4 Helpful Tips for a Summer Party

With Summer almost gone, now is the perfect time to start planning your last hurrah before Fall! Don’t be discouraged with the thought of hosting your own shindig, because Randy Fuhrman Events has 4 helpful hints that will make sure your party goes off without a hitch! The easiest way to make sure of a smooth day filled with fun, is to prepare and organize your ideas ahead of time. Here are some tips to make your celebration one to remember!

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Grill All Marinated Items

Barbecuing is a great way to cook plentiful amounts of food for your guests, while still being able to mingle throughout the preparation time! Skewers are such a fun way to elevate the party as an appetizer. With suggestions from guests, you can create different variations to please everyone’s palate. Visually, these skewers will be a definite hit with the incorporation of fruits and vegetables to add a colorful touch.

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Fresh Summer Drinks (DIY Style)

Creating signature drinks for your guests to enjoy is where you can fully allow your creativity to shine through! Have fun with this step and be sure to pick options that are just as visually stunning as they are tasty. Our Stone Fruit Blonde Sangria is a great way to introduce fresh fruits into your beverages for an added crowd pleaser. Additionally, another refreshing option would be a frozen popsicle option that you can add a bit of alcohol to, if you would like to spice up our recipes. This is a way to cool down and put a twist on a traditional option! Setting up an array of different cocktails for your guests to choose from will allow them to feel included and thought of during the party. We have a bevy of cocktail options on our page that are a must-have for any party! Take this hint and run with it!

Incorporate Fun Games At Your Event

Activities are a phenomenal way of keeping the energy up amongst guests at your event. Create games that cater to the amount of friends in attendance. Whether the event is incorporating guests that may be new or old friends, having games that involve getting to know one another or questionnaires would be an inclusive choice. Drinking games would additionally be a fun way to liven up the party.

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Cultivate a Playlist to Set the Mood

In order to create the perfect ambience for your summer celebration, it is so helpful to cultivate the perfect playlist in order to complement the mood. We suggest that as guests arrive the playlist mirrors the upbeat and lively feel you hope to project. As the party progresses, a more relaxed genre is suggested during your mealtime to encourage active conversation and opportunities to mingle amongst your guests. Determine your playlist selections based on the type of party you hope to have.

 

Parties are a phenomenal way of bringing loved ones together, and there is no better way to end the summer than with your own bash! Randy Fuhrman Events is known for our mantra of “We Create So You Can Celebrate!” Whether it is an intimate party or a much larger production, we would be honored to help your visions of the perfect day come to fruition. Through our expertise on the finer details including decor and catering, we can make this summer send-off one to remember, and also eliminate the stress of planning the party on your own. Whether it is a themed soiree or a more relaxed vibe, all four of these tips can be tailored to any occasion. If you feel inspired by our helpful hints, let us know in the comment section below! We hope to hear from you very soon!

5 Creative DIY Popsicles Ideas

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Popsicles are the quintessential treat of the summer. Instead of buying frozen popsicles loaded with artificial ingredients, you can create your own at home that are loaded with healthy and yummy ingredients.  It’s healthier for everyone and a delicious way to have fun! All it takes is a blending of fruits and juices and freezing them into popsicle molds. It couldn't be any easier. Today we have 5 creative DIY popsicle recipes just for you. Take these popsicles to your next party and show off your popsicle-making skills to your guests! 

 

 

1. Ginger Hibiscus Watermelon Mint Popsicle

What You’ll Need: 

  • Popsicle Molds
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Strainer

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cups of water 
  • 2 tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers
  • 1 inch fresh ginger peeled + finely chopped or grated for flavor
  • ¼ cup of honey (add 1-2 tablespoons more for a sweeter pop)
  • ¼ cup fresh mint you can also use basil (if you like that flavor better)
  • 4-5 cups fresh watermelon
  • The juice of 1 lemon 

Instructions: 

  1. Bring the water to a boil in a medium size pot. Remove from the heat and add the hibiscus flowers, ginger, honey and mint leaves. Cover and let steep for 20 minutes. Strain into a blender and discard the used hibiscus flowers, ginger and mint.
  2. To the blender, add the the watermelon and lemon juice. Blend until smooth. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer/sieve or into a bowl lined with cheesecloth. Squeeze out all the juice and discard the watermelon pulp.
  3. Pour the mixture among 8 popsicle molds. Place the molds in the freezer and freeze for 1 hour. Remove and insert popsicle sticks. Return to the freezer and freeze until firm, about 4 hours. To remove the popsicles, run the mold under hot water for 10 seconds and then pull the popsicles out of the molds. 
  4. Store in the freezer.

 

 

 


2. Champagne Popsicles

What you’ll need: 

  • Popsicle Molds
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Strainer

Ingredients: 

  • ¾ cup Barefoot Bubbly Berry Fusion 
  • ¾ Barefoot Bubbly Extra Dry Champagne
  • 8-10 oz of mixed berries (raspberries and blueberries)

Instructions:

  1. Fill one half of the popsicle wells halfway with Barefoot Bubbly Berry Fusion
  2. Fill the other half of the popsicle wells halfway up with Bubbly Extra Dry Champagne.
  3. Layer each well with the berries.
  4. Cover top of popsicle mold with foil. Create a hole in the center of each well just large enough to insert a popsicle stick; insert popsicle stick.
  5. Transfer to freezer and chill until frozen solid, about 2-4 hours (time may vary according to freezer type and how full it is).

 

 

 


3. Raspberry Coconut Popsicle

What You’ll Need: 

  • Popsicle Molds
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Strainer

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 can (13.66 ounces) full-fat coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons of honey  
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen raspberries 
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 5 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Instructions:

  1. Place the brown sugar, ⅔ can of full fat coconut milk, and 2 tablespoons of honey into the blender. Then blend and process for 1-2 minutes or until totally blended. Set aside.
  2. In a blender, combine the rest of the coconut milk mixture, the frozen raspberries, remaining 2 tablespoons honey, remaining 1 tablespoon of dark brown sugar, the large banana, lime zest, and lime juice. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the coconut mixture evenly among 7-8 popsicles. Freeze for 10-15 minutes. 
  4. Pour the raspberry mixture evenly on top of the coconut mixture. Freeze for another 15 minutes and then add in the popsicle sticks.
  5. Freeze overnight or until solid.
  6. When ready to enjoy a popsicle, place the mold under warm water for about 15 seconds and the popsicle should come right out.
  7. Enjoy immediately.

 

 

 

4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Graham Fudge Pops

*(Vegan & Gluten free)

What You’ll Need: 

  • Popsicle Molds
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Strainer

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces milk (about 1 ½ cups, unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • ½ cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup crunchy peanut butter (nutella may be substituted)
  • ⅓  cup granulated sugar to taste 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 heaping cup of Golden Grahams Cereal 

Instructions: 

  1. Add all ingredients except for cereal to the blender. Then blend until smooth. 
  2. Add the cereal and pulse a couple times to incorporate. Keep in mind that some pieces will be whole, some will be crushed.
  3. Pour mixture into a popsicle mold, insert popsicle sticks and freeze until solid. If you don’t have molds, you can pour this into freezer-safe bowls and eat like ice cream. Alternatively, pour into paper cups like Dixie cups, cover each cup with plastic wrap, freeze for about an hour, insert wooden sticks into the semi-frozen mixture, and the plastic wrap will help to hold sticks upright; freeze until solid.
  4. Fudge pops will keep for at least 2 months in the freezer.

 

 

 

5. Mango Kiwi Lemonade Popsicle

What You’ll Need: 

  • Popsicle Molds
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Strainer

Ingredients:

  • 2 mangoes peel and cut up
  • 1 ¼ cups lemonade
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3-4 kiwis, peeled and sliced ¼ thick

Instructions:

  1. Blend the mangoes in a blender or food processor until pureed. 
  2. Add the lemonade and lemon zest and blend well. 
  3. Fill popsicle molds ⅔ of the way full. It will seem as though we are being skimpy with the liquid, but the kiwi takes up a lot of room.
  4. Place the sliced kiwi into the molds. You may be able to fit two slices per mold. The liquid is thick enough that the kiwi slices will not sink to the bottom. Freeze for about 1 ½ hours before inserting popsicle sticks (this is so we don’t end up just pushing the kiwi down when we insert the sticks. Freeze until solid, about another 3 – 4 hours.

 

 

Love this article? Let us know in the comment section below. These popsicles would be a great addition to any summer party and we would love to see what you do with them at your next event!