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!

Brie and Papaya Quesadilla Recipe

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Interested in a tasty dish you can quickly whip up? Try this recipe for the perfect summer appetizer! This Brie and Papaya Quesadilla that Randy Fuhrman Events has created just for you, will be the talk of the town. This unique blend of flavors will complement any dinner party you have coming up! Pair the dish with your favorite salsa for an added kick!

Chef Randy's Recipe for Brie and Papaya Quesadillas!


Ingredients:

  • 1 yellow onion (thinly sliced and halved)

  • 10 8” flour tortillas

  • 1 lbs. Brie cheese (cut into ¼” strips)

  • 2 Poblano chiles (roasted, peeled, seeded, and diced)

  • 1 ripe papayas (peeled, seeded and diced) Note ( If you like mangoes better, you can use mangoes)

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ¼ cup canola oil


Method:

  1. Melt butter and oil together

  2. Saute onions in a little butter and oil until soft then remove from heat, and let cool for about 6 to 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  3. Heat a nonstick or well-seasoned skillet over medium heat for several minutes. When skillet is hot, soften tortillas by placing them in skillet for about 5 seconds per side.

  4. Let cool and then put a few strips of brie cheese on half of each tortilla.

  5. Add several onion strips. 1 T. of diced chilies, and ¼ cup chopped papaya. (or mango)

  6. Fold tortillas over and brush a mixture of melted butter and oil.

  7. Heat a skillet over medium heat and brown quesadillas on both sides.

  8. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

  9. Place on cookie sheet in oven to keep warm while browning remaining quesadillas.


Note: After being filled, quesadillas can be refrigerated for a day, covered with plastic wrap. Bring them to room temperature before grilling and serving. Serve with sour cream and your favorite salsa. Chef Randy prefers a mango peach salsa for the summertime!


Try this delicious dish and let us know what you think in the comment section down below! We would love to hear your ideas also! 

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!