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!

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 Must Have Drinks for Any Party!

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Summer is here and the parties just keep coming. With celebrations commencing, kids coming back home from college, and all the like, having a few options for alcoholic beverages at your party is an absolute must. Though when having a party, you may find yourself running into a bit of trouble finding just the perfect drinks to serve your guests. Well don’t worry, Randy Fuhrman Events has your back! Read below for our choice of the top 5 must have drinks that anyone should have at their party. 

Are you planning a party or an event and need some help? Well, how about someone to handle the whole process for you? Our team at Randy Fuhrman Events will handle all of the details for your event and completely relieve you of stress. Contact us today to get the process started! Remember, our team at Randy Fuhrman Events lives by our company motto, “We Create So You Can Celebrate!”

5 MUST HAVE DRINKS FOR ANY PARTY! 

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1. Classic Martini

An absolute must-have for any party. Not only is this a great classic to have, but you can also make your own adjustments to the recipe to make it one of your own creations. Try different types of alcohols such as gin or vodka as well as different types of olives. Plus, this drink will be sure to add a bit of style to your party. Just be sure to have it stirred and not shaken.
 
Ingredients:

4 oz. Gin or Vodka
1 oz. Dry Vermouth
 
 
Directions:

  1. Stir vermouth and gin with cracked ice
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with an olive.

 

 

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2. Traditional Margarita:

This is a great drink to have at your party especially if it’s hot. This is one that will definitely help cool down your guests. The great thing about this drink is that not only can you serve it stirred, but you can also blend it with ice to make it almost like a slushy and trust us, on a hot summer day, having this blended can be a lifesaver for guests. Play with different elements in the drink such as adding different herbs or experimenting with different brands and types of tequilas. 

Ingredients:
2 oz. Silver Tequila
1 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Lime juice
Salt for the rim
 
Directions:

  1. Rub the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with lime juice and dip it into the salt. 
  2. Shake tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and ice in a mixing glass
  3. Then strain into the salted glass over ice.

 

 

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3. Old Fashioned

You say old fashioned and we say classic! This drink is a great one to have at your party as this will draw all of those who want to have some class and style served along with their drink. This is a great drink for anyone who likes whiskey with a bit of sweetness. With having a variety of ways this can be played with, a creative bartender will be able to add a unique flair on this particular one. 
 
Ingredients:
2 oz. Bourbon or Rye whiskey
3 Dashes Angostura bitters
1 Sugar cube (or 1/2 tsp. loose sugar)
Club soda
 
 
 
Directions:

  1. Place sugar in an Old Fashioned glass. 
  2. Wet it down with Angostura bitters and a splash of club soda, then muddle the ingredients. 
  3. Add a large ice cube and whiskey. 
  4. Stir and then garnish with an orange twist.

 

 

 

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4. Negroni

This is a great drink to have for a summer party as this is a drink that has hints of summer in every sip. Sweet, delicious and refreshing are some of the words that can be used to describe the Negroni. 

Ingredients:
1 oz. London dry gin
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. Vermouth Rosso
 
Directions:

  1. Shake ingredients well with cracked ice. 
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  3. Garnish was an orange twist.

 

5. Manhattan

This is another great drink for whiskey drinkers. We do suggest that while using quality whiskey is a for sure way to win the hearts of your guests with this drink, that using a sweet vermouth will be sure to make this drink one that everyone will remember. 
 
Ingredients:
2 oz. Bourbon or Rye
1 oz. Carpano Antica sweet vermouth
2 Dashes Angostura bitters
 
Directions:

  1. Stir ingredients well with cracked ice
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a twist or maraschino cherry.

 
 
Having these drinks would be a great addition to any party. Plus with being able to add your own creative spins on to each of these recipes, you can have even more fun just by making them. 
 

 


Love these recipes? Let us know in the comment section below. We’d love to hear your thoughts and see which recipe you liked most and what you’ve done differently to make it your own! 

5 Things To Look For in a Party Location

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With summer here, you can bet that it’s the perfect time to throw parties. As we’ve mentioned in our previous posts, “5 Things Anyone Planning a Party Should Know!”,“Party Trends for Summer 2018”, and “8 Signs You Need a Caterer/Event Planner” Summer is a great time to get people together to beat the heat, reconnect since all of the college students are usually back home, and entertain guests in a multitude of ways. With the endless possibilities of the types of parties that you can throw this summer, there’s going to be one question that everyone finds themselves asking, “Where will I throw this Party?” Yup, that’s right. This is the question that can sometimes be the most challenging to answer. Finding and choosing the right location for your event can be a challenge at times. With the varying party trends and venues today, the possibilities of what one may be looking for and actually able to find at a venue can almost impossible to find. And while there are those that may have an idea of where they would like to host there party, they still have to make sure that everything that they see for their party can come to fruition in the space that they have in mind. Will you need parking permits or valet? How about event permits? Insurance? 

Yeah, picking the perfect location for your party can be quite a process and that’s why we’ve written today’s blog post so that you can have a guide for what to look for in a party location. But if you think that choosing the right location for your party is something that you’d like to ultimately save time on and rest knowing it’s being handled, contact us today  to get the process started. Our team of trained professionals will bring your event to life with seamless elegancy and award-winning quality. We at Randy Fuhrman Events live by our company motto, “We Create So You Can Celebrate!” 


5 Things You Should Look For in Your Party Location

 

 

1. Location

Location, Location, Location! Yup, you guessed it, location! The location of your event is everything. Does your party call for an outdoor location? How about a bar or showroom in Downtown Los Angeles? Either way, picking the right location is a must. But it isn’t the only one. In choosing the location for your event, means having to consider the actual location of the space. How far is the location from your guests? Are there some guests who are closer to the location while others are pretty far out there? Perhaps having a party in a part of town that’s the middle ground for all of your guests is something that you’ll have to consider. 

Another thing to look at in your party location is how the guests will be able to get onto the property and if they will need any form of accommodations. If there are individuals on your guest list that you know will need special accommodations, it’s best to take that into consideration for you event as well. If you aren’t completely sure if there will have to be accommodations in place, then having someone there with you while your planning your event to catch things like this is just what you need. Having an event planner to assist you in the process of finding the locations and considering if they will be able to allow for guests to enter the property as well as facilitate the needs of your party such as electricity, wifi, and more is a must have. 

Last but not least, when looking for a location for your party, having an event planner that knows what venus to contact and even has exclusive relationships with some is something to think about. If you’re having a large party and need someone to contact venues, contact us today and we’ll be happy to assist you in the process.

 

 

2. Make sure the location fits your party theme

Picking the right location for your party is everything and as we all know, in order to have that extra something to wow your guests and make your party one to remember, you have to have the right location for the theme. If your planning on having a large event or even a small one, having a location that matches your party’s theme will completely make the difference. Depending on the theme of your party, renting a location may be in your future and with that come some additional expenses such as insurance, rentals, staff charges and more which can be difficult to manage in addition to facilitating the needs of your party in themselves. 

If you think that you’re going to have to host your party at a location outside of your own property, it’s best to bring in an event planner that will be able to assist you in the design the event itself. Luckily, we at Randy Fuhrman Events, RFE, have your back. Event Design, Management, and Consulting are all a part of the quality services offered by us. Check out our Events Page to see our work and previous events. 

 

 

3. Parking

When you have an event of any size, having parking for your guest is an absolute must. No matter if it’s a house party or one at a location that you’re renting, having a place for your guests to park is one of the first things that you have to consider when having people over. Will they be parking on the street or will you have to get a valet service? Even though it may sound like an easy task to achieve, finding parking solutions for your event can post a challenge due to the location of the party, weather conditions and more. If you’re looking for parking solutions for your party and need some assistance, feel free to contact us today. With Randy Fuhrman Events being full-service, guest parking is something that we also handle for your event. Having relationships with various valet companies, we can provide you with a multitude of solutions. 

 

 

4. Accessibility

As we mentioned earlier, making sure that your location can accommodate any anticipated or unanticipated special needs is something to consider. You can use your guest list to plan for this, but ultimately it’s best to be prepared no matter who you may be expecting. As we know, life can have unexpected moments, so why not be ready for them? Making sure that you location has a ramp and bathroom that is close enough to guests and is easy to get to is one of the first things to ensure. Making sure that there is an elevator to the bathroom if it’s above the first floor is something to do if you’re dealing with a location with more than one story. 

 

 

5. Costs

The thing that is at the forefront of everyone’s mind yet often most forgotten or overlooked. The cost of your party. How much will the whole thing cost? You’ll have to create a budget to see where spending has to be done so that budgeting and purchasing decisions can be made. With invitations - don’t forget you’ll also need stamps -, your catering, guest arrangements, flowers, rentals, parking, locations and more, calculating the exact cost can be a challenge if you haven’t done so before. Especially if you find yourself running into unexpected costs such as liability insurance, extra decorations, additional beverages, etc. Planning a party is a lot more than just putting elements together. It also requires financial management. 

If you’d like to save yourself the time and hassle of crunching numbers, give our team at Randy Fuhrman Events a call. We’ll take care of all of the finances of your event and manage every detail, relieving you of the stress of producing your party and make you feel like a guest to your own event. 

 

 

Like what you read in the article? Let us know in the comment section below. We’d love to hear what you think! If after reading this article, you feel as if you need an to hire an event planner, check out our article “8 Signs You Need a Caterer/Event Planner."  

Want to bring your event to life? Contact us today to get started! Remember, “We Create So you Can Celebrate!”