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Inspirational ideas for summer events like picnic lunches, pool parties, creative theme parties, rooftop entertaining and more.

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For breakfast, guests enjoyed cherry-chia seed pudding and coconut acai bowls.  Photo: Cameron Kelly

16 Summer Party Ideas From the Engage!16 Wedding Summit

The conference for luxury-wedding professionals offered plenty of gift, catering, and decor concepts for beach-inspired bashes.

Branded towels were draped over the waiters' arms during the pool party.  Photo: Carla Ten Eyck

16 Summer Party Ideas From the Engage!16 Wedding Summit

The conference for luxury-wedding professionals offered plenty of gift, catering, and decor concepts for beach-inspired bashes.

The pop-up's custom carts and branded bars featured "his" and "hers" accessories, candy by Sugarfina, and more.  Photo: Jeremie Barlow

16 Summer Party Ideas From the Engage!16 Wedding Summit

The conference for luxury-wedding professionals offered plenty of gift, catering, and decor concepts for beach-inspired bashes.

Rhumbar in Las Vegas has Americana-theme cocktails this month. Drinks include the Patriot, made with vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, blue Curaçao, and egg whites. The garnish is stars made of Angostura bitters.  Photo: Peter Harasty Photography

12 All-American Menu Items for 4th of July Celebrations

From starry cocktails to "Flag Pies," here are fresh ideas for summertime catering.

Grace Connor launched Boston-based Little G Ice Cream Company at the age of 16. The company recently debuted its spring flavor lineup, which includes Carrot Cake, Easter Egg Hunt with malted milk ice cream and chocolate candy bars, and Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake. The ice cream ships nationwide via Goldbely in six- and 10-pint packs for $109 and $149, respectively.  Photo: Patrick Sporleder

Forecast: 8 New Ideas for Summer Events

Ideas, products, trends, and other new stuff to have on your radar from across North America.

Waiters carried trays of beet salad hors d'oeuvres. Photo: Tony Brown/Imijphoto.com

Passed Hors D'Oeuvres

Waiters carried trays of beet salad hors d'oeuvres. – in 'Washingtonian' Adds Reem Acra Fashion Show to Sold-Out Bridal Expo

Passed Hors D'Oeuvres

Contemporary Catering put together a menu of passed hors d'oeuvres that included ahi tuna tartar in wonton crisp taco shells.

Domenic Chiaromonte used a molecular product called transglutaminase to create square pieces of chicken which he then dipped in red candy gooseberry plum sauce. Photo: Nikki Leigh McKean for BizBash

Passed Hors D'Oeuvres

Domenic Chiaromonte used a molecular product called transglutaminase to create square pieces of chicken which he then dipped in red candy gooseberry plum sauce.

Abigail Kirsch's menu of passed hors d'oeuvres included bites of peppercorn beef with caramelized onion jam and horseradish mousse on a rosemary croustade. Photo: Alison Whittington for BizBash

Passed Hors D'Oeuvres

Abigail Kirsch's menu of passed hors d'oeuvres included bites of peppercorn beef with caramelized onion jam and horseradish mousse on a rosemary croustade.

Your Event Solution produced an adult Willy Wonka-theme corporate event for an association’s annual meeting on April 1 at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort outside of Atlanta. Showcasing a unique take on a doughnut wall, the event offered doughnuts placed on giant letters that spelled out “sweet."  Photo: PWP Studio

10 Best Ideas of the Week: a Doughnut Wall Twist, Hanging Lobster Traps, a Produce Photo Backdrop

Here's a look at 10 steal-worthy ideas we spotted this week.

Israeli restaurant Timna, located in Manhattan’s East Village, offers an exotic twist on the classic Mexican cerveza cocktail with Stiegl Goldbräu lager, house-made harissa, preserved lemon, and smoked paprika salt on the rim.  Photo: Michael Tulipan

6 Beer Cocktails to Serve at Summer Parties

Instead of bottles of brew, mix it up with upscale concoctions that contain Guinness, lager, and more.

Matcha, a powdered green tea, has gained in popularity recently, thanks to its Instagram-ready vibrant green color and health benefits.  Chef Dan Kluger's new restaurant Loring Place in Greenwich Village in New York serves up the Stable, a cocktail featuring Bimini gin, matcha, and Fuji apple juice. The drink is named for the carriage houses and stables that line 8th Street in the neighborhood.  Photo: Courtesy of Loring Place

What’s Cool in Cocktails This Spring

As the spring season kicks into high gear, here’s a look at the latest trends in imbibing.

Snacks were provided in Chinese takeout-style containers.  Photo: Courtesy of NA Collective

26 Big Ideas and Buzzed-About Moments From the 2017 Upfront and NewFront Season

Here’s a look at how networks, digital media companies, and brands tried to win over advertisers with parties, presentations, and puppies.

At this year’s Time Inc. NewFront presentation, which was held on May 4 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, Ray Bloch Productions created a doughnut wall featuring treats with vibrant glazes that represented the brand’s new logo colors. Great Performances supplied the doughnuts.  Photo: Great Performances

26 Big Ideas and Buzzed-About Moments From the 2017 Upfront and NewFront Season

Here’s a look at how networks, digital media companies, and brands tried to win over advertisers with parties, presentations, and puppies.

Limelight's colorful, anime-inspired welcome cocktail was called "Viridescent Beast." It was made with sugarcane cachaca and a float of curacao. The bright cocktails were garnished with dragon fruit.  Photo: Braxton Black for Jeremy Lawson Photography

How Takashi Murakami’s Pop-Art Octopus Inspired a Gala

Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art raked in $3 million at a fund-raiser that was filled with tentacles.

For dessert, each guest was served a miniature "blank canvas" birthday cake sided with toppings in test tubes and beakers. The toppings included lime curd, mango sauce, mixed berries, and sprinkles.   Photo: Mysi Anne Grubbe for Jeremy Lawson Photography

How Takashi Murakami’s Pop-Art Octopus Inspired a Gala

Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art raked in $3 million at a fund-raiser that was filled with tentacles.

Make your next event an unforgettable one by hosting it at one of Wolf Trap's many unique venues, including the facilities at the Center for Education, the Barns at Wolf Trap, and the tented outdoor decks at Wolf Trap National Park.

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Make your next event an unforgettable one by hosting it at one of Wolf Trap's many unique venues, including the facilities at the Center for Education, the...

Great Performances enhances life's celebrations with delicious food, artful party design, and gracious service. Started in 1979 as a waitress service for women in the arts, Great Performances now has the privilege to work with clients in the corporate, nonprofit, and social worlds.

Great Performances

Great Performances enhances life's celebrations with delicious food, artful party design, and gracious service. Started in 1979 as a waitress service for w...

Passed hors d'oeuvres, like deviled eggs, were served on slate boards with item names written in chalk for an event at the Breakers Mediterranean Courtyard during the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival in December 2013.  Photo: Lila Photo

12 Smart Ways to Label Food and Drinks at Events

Fun and festive labels, tags, and menu cards can make event catering even more appetizing.

Great Performances decorated the dessert table to look like a boudoir for the opening night after-party for New York City Opera's Anna Nicole production, held at Skylight One Hanson in September 2013. The menu was written in red lipstick on vanity mirrors, and presented alongside jewelry boxes and glass jars filled with chocolate truffles, pink meringues, and candy lips, plus cones of pink cotton candy.  Photo: Elena Olivo

12 Smart Ways to Label Food and Drinks at Events

Fun and festive labels, tags, and menu cards can make event catering even more appetizing.

Lamb and veal kofta, with house-made pita and sauces, was the offering from chefs Antonio Prontelli and David Buico of Rock Center Cafe.  Photo: Eric Vitale

6 Mediterranean-Inspired Ideas From Citymeals Chefs' Tribute

This year's Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals took place in the midst of a New York heatwave, adding an unexpected element to the theme.

Guests in the Patrons Lounge dined on octopus with grilled polenta, created by chef David Darminin who has pop-up restaurants worldwide.   Photo: Eric Vitale

6 Mediterranean-Inspired Ideas From Citymeals Chefs' Tribute

This year's Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals took place in the midst of a New York heatwave, adding an unexpected element to the theme.

Chef Joachim Splichal from Los Angeles served up cleverly plated contemporary niçoise salad in a can, which sat atop strips of dirt as a nod to his winery. Photo: Eric Vitale

6 Mediterranean-Inspired Ideas From Citymeals Chefs' Tribute

This year's Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals took place in the midst of a New York heatwave, adding an unexpected element to the theme.

Scoozi Events NYC, established in 1996, is a full-service catering and event production company. Capable of producing an event of any size, Scoozi Events is known for its playful food and creative presentation.

Scoozi Events NYC

Scoozi Events NYC, established in 1996, is a full-service catering and event production company. Capable of producing an event of any size, Scoozi Events i...

Monkey Birthday Party - Food table with pineapple palm tree in middle Photo by CaraBethStudio.com

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Watermelon cookies

Watermelon cookies

FUNBOY For UO Glitter Unicorn Pool Float | Urban Outfitters

FUNBOY For UO Glitter Unicorn Pool Float

Shop FUNBOY For UO Glitter Unicorn Pool Float at Urban Outfitters today. Discover more selections just like this online or in-store. Shop your favorite brands and sign up for UO Rewards to receive 10% off your next purchase!

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Find the perfect handmade gift, vintage & on-trend clothes, unique jewelry, and more… lots more.

Watermelon Mint Sorbet (raw, vegan) | Becoming Alice

Watermelon Mint Sorbet (raw, vegan)

A quick and easy recipe for raw vegan Watermelon Mint sorbet in honor of the national Watermelon Day.

What a cool set-up - wouldn't you love to have this in your home? Eden Roc Miami Beach CQ Infused Waters.

What a cool set-up - wouldn't you love to have this in your home? Eden Roc Miami Beach CQ Infused Waters.

Leider hängt hier kein Rezept hinter dem Link - aber die Idee zählt ja auch schon. Und dieser Wassermelonenkuchen sieht einfach super aus!

Leider hängt hier kein Rezept hinter dem Link - aber die Idee zählt ja auch schon. Und dieser Wassermelonenkuchen sieht einfach super aus!

4th of July DIY Terra Cotta Pot Ideas on a Budget - Summer DIY Terra Cotta Pot Ideas on a Budget - DIY Party decor- watermelon party #smartundiy #DoingThe99 #99YourFourth #DoingThe99 #99YourFourth #4thofjuly #terracotta #99cents #partydecor #partyideas #summer #america #americana

4th of July DIY Terra Cotta Pot Ideas on a Budget

DIY terra cotta pot ideas for the 4th of July and summer party decor! How to make patriotic decor on a budget with 99 Cents Only Stores.

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8 Clever Backyard Party Tips That Will Put Your Party Over The Top - Page 2 of 2 - Wise DIY

2. Use an old wagon to hold cold drinks. Much cooler than a plastic tub. ew.com 3. Use mason jars for candle holders. Get them in different sizes and shapes to add variety. yourhomebasedmom 4. Create a burger bar. As the host and hostess, it can be impossible to stop serving/cleaning and take a …

My love affair with passionfruit started in Taiwan when I would visit my grandparents. When passionfruit are in season, they are everywhere and so cheap. Just a few bucks will buy you heaps of passionfruit. Coming from the States, I had never experienced passionfruit in its raw form and was

Passionfruit Yogurt Popsicles

My love affair with passionfruit started in Taiwan when I would visit my grandparents. When passionfruit are in season, they are everywhere and so cheap. Just a few bucks will buy you heaps of passionfruit. Coming from the States, I had never experienced passionfruit in its raw form and was instantly hooked. I would tear through them […]

Sugar Republic on Instagram: “I just heard that today is National Cupcake Day! At first I thought 'is that a thing?' And 'who invents these things?' But after some…”

472 Likes, 41 Comments - Sugar Republic (@sugarrepublic.au) on Instagram: “I just heard that today is National Cupcake Day! At first I thought 'is that a thing?' And 'who…”

lemonade is an inexpensive drink, and it fits the colors. use other lemons in decoration of tables too? CAKE PLATE!

Luscious Lemon Wedding Theme

There's something else i forget to tell you about Positano in Italy... they are famous for their lemons. These are not just ordinary lemons,...

If the donuts look like fruit, they are healthier right?

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Beverage Drinks from Modern Terrarium Making Party styled by A Lovely Design | Black Twine #terrariumdiy #terrariumparty #party Partyideas #diyparty #diypartydecor

Modern Terrarium Making Party | Black Twine

Beverage Drinks from Modern Terrarium Making Party styled by A Lovely Design | Black Twine #terrariumdiy #terrariumparty #party Partyideas #diyparty #diypartydecor

Flowers.  Tea party. Bridal shower.  Engagement party. Rehearsal dinner.  Event planning ideas. spiked with vodka.

Tea Party Themed Bridal Shower - Pretty My Party

Fete the bride-to-be with a beautiful tea party themed bridal shower like this one.

Custom sugar cookies from a luau birthday party! See more party ideas at CatchMyParty.com!

Custom sugar cookies from a luau birthday party! See more party ideas at CatchMyParty.com!

@food_glooby on Instagram: “Regram from @bisoucakes - Cactus cake 😍😍Tag your photos with #gloobyfood and we will regram our favourite”

8,235 Likes, 137 Comments - @food_glooby on Instagram: “Regram from @bisoucakes - Cactus cake 😍😍Tag your photos with #gloobyfood and we will regram our…”

Strawberry pineapple salsa with cinnamon tortilla chips. A family friendly snack or appetizer!

Strawberry Pineapple Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Easy strawberry pineapple fruit salsa, served with cinnamon tortilla chips. A fun snack or appetizer for the entire family!

Outdoor bbq - I like that all of the food is "mini" :)

Outdoor bbq - I like that all of the food is "mini" :)

I like the idea of a "Burger Bar" --> can have veggie patties, pulled pork, etc...

burger bar – Tied Bow Inspiration

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sandwich bar - Make your own sandwiches @Crystal Chou Chou Chou Dingus - was thinking about doing something like this for your Bridal Shower, simple and cost effective, would leave more money for games or some other ideas I have. by pamela

sandwich bar - Make your own sandwiches @Crystal Chou Chou Chou Dingus - was thinking about doing something like this for your Bridal Shower, simple and cost effective, would leave more money for games or some other ideas I have.

sandwich bar - Make your own sandwiches @Crystal Chou Chou Chou Dingus - was thinking about doing something like this for your Bridal Shower, simple and cost effective, would leave more money for games or some other ideas I have. by pamela on Indulgy.com

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"Party Like a Pineapple" Tropical Birthday Party | Kara's Party Ideas

Looking for a tropical treat? Kara's Party Ideas presents a "Party Like a Pineapple" Tropical Birthday Party filled with on-point party inspiration!

A "Pinterest" Wedding like no other ---  Mint + Yellow was the color scheme for this lovely wedding that took place in a private estate in Glendale, CA.  #MintToBe  Lace, Burlap, Lemons, Mint and Pinterest Pinterest Pinterest were the theme.    Photography: Apples and Honey Photography  Planner: P.S. & Associates Event Planning  Florals: Rosebud Floral Design  Dessert: Hers Bakery  Vintage Rentals: Hers Bakery  Rentals: Bonners Event Rentals  Gown: Monique Lhuillier

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Southern California Luxury Wedding and Event Planning Company- specializing in wedding design, wedding planning, and event production. We create, you celebrate.

That's so Michelle...: My Best Friends Tropical Bridal Shower

My Best Friends Tropical Bridal Shower

New mom, entertainer, wannabe runner, peanut butter lover.

Menu for 27 veggie & 2 dips 4 lasagnes (2 reg, 1 veg, 1 mushroom) chicken marsala pesto pasta salad (make ahead) green beans or asparagus (room temp) giant salad garlic bread x 4 Dessert: fudge, grapes

5 ways to get your kids to eat their veggies | BabyCenter

I have the hardest time getting my kids to eat their vegetables. They are always complaining that they look WEIRD! One day I decided to cut their cucumbers in the shape of a flower. I even let them help me cut out the shapes. They loved it. The best part? They ate their cucumbers!! The first few...

I have a baby shower to plan and I plan on serving mexican food!!!

The Best Summertime BBQ Recipes - Family Fresh Meals

Get ready for the Best Summertime BBQ Recipes! Here's everything you need to make your backyard BBQ a blast. Fire up that grill, here comes summer!

Veggie Platter Ideas for Dining Tables

Veggie Platter Ideas for Dining Tables

Veggie platter ideas can be started by preparing the large plate to be the placement space to the fruits and vegetables. The plates can be in the several shapes.

Great way to hold your condiments! Taking the time to put them in like containers show Guests how special they are plus its easy clean up.

Great way to hold your condiments! Taking the time to put them in like containers show Guests how special they are plus its easy clean up.

Sprinkle brown sugar and arrange almonds to create sugar cookies that look like sand dollars on!

Sand Dollar Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Do you love sand dollars as much as me?! Try these easy to make sand dollar cinnamon sugar cookies - that look just like the real thing! Yummy & perfect!

Serving salsa and guacamole in a margarita glass. Love this for a Mexican themed party!!

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From Glitter to Gumdrops

Lavender Lemonade. Not technically tea, but it's going on this board anyway.

Top 10: Unique Lemonade Recipes - Rainbow Delicious

Get ready for some delicious and unique lemonade recipes to try this summer! From blackberry, to grapefruit, to raspberry peach we have delicious lemonade flavors that you are going to love!

As I was making the final food list for our Christmas party, I decided that I didn’t have a decent way to serve the chips and guacamole. I do have this lovely bowl that I made in a pottery class several years ago, but it’s on the small side. Good for veggies and dip, but …

DIY Elevated Dip & Chip Bowl Tutorial

Looking for unique partyware for your next gathering? Make this easy Elevated Dip & Chip Bowl for a few bucks that will really wow your guests!

Photo: 5ive15ifteen; Event Design: Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design; Jaw-Dropping Gorgeous Wedding Ideas

Jaw-Dropping Gorgeous Wedding Flower Ideas - MODwedding

Well-designed floral arrangements will make your wedding truly unforgettable! Take a look at these amazing wedding flower ideas from Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design, get inspired and happy pinning!

Gourmet Wedding Details for the Food Obsessed

mini tacos and margaritas Photography by Melani Lust Photography / melanilustphotography.com, Floral   Event Design by KDJ Botanica / kdjbotanica.com/

Think Outside the Dessert Table: 23 Fresh Food Stations

If you’re not just any bride then you probably want a unique way to serve guests some great food, right? No tallying of chicken vs. beef or fretting about how to decorate the buffet table, ’cause we’ve got 23 stylish, sophisticated and downright fabulous food stations to share with you! Let guests feast their eyes on late night noshes, like french fries and sliders to exquisite starters such as oysters and ceviche. Keep the party moving with a theme that suits the bride and groom, if your…

om dia!!! No café da manhã, salada de frutas com granola servida no coco. Delícia!!! O charme está em reuni-las num suporte de prata.

@recebercomcharme on Instagram: “Bom dia!!! No café da manhã, salada de frutas com granola servida no coco. Delícia!!! O charme está em reuni-las num suporte de prata. 😍😍😍…”

@recebercomcharme added a photo to their Instagram account: “Bom dia!!! No café da manhã, salada de frutas com granola servida no coco. Delícia!!! O charme está…”

Lanche no jardim … #DuVino#wine www.vinoduvino.com

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14 Recipes for Summer: Cute lemon sorbet cups using lemon peels! Fun DIY project for your summer party.

14 Recipes for Summer - A Little Craft In Your Day

Whether your having a party or a lazy afternoon, I am sure you will find the recipe you're looking for in today's round up of 14 Recipes for Summer!

Recipe for Gummy Bear Popsicles - What little kid wouldn’t love a Popsicle filled with gummy bears? These are so fun yet so easy to make! These popsicles will be a great poolside snack for the kids this year.

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What little kid wouldn’t love a Popsicle filled with gummy bears? These are so fun yet so easy to make! These popsicles will be a great poolside snack for the kids this year.

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Salad comes together so easy with fresh fruit and a rich and creamy cheesecake filling to create the most glorious fruit salad ever! Every bite is absolutely bursting with summer flavor and you are going to go nuts over this recipe! (Tip: This recipe is perfect for Memorial Day or 4th of July!)

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Salad + VIDEO

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Salad comes together so easy with fresh fruit and a rich and creamy cheesecake filling to create the most glorious fruit salad ever! Every bite is absolutely bursting with summer flavor and you are going to go nuts over this recipe!

I love a great summer party. Here are 13 of the best summer party ideas to choose from!

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Fancy Tea Sandwiches, Ham, Corned Beef, Roast Beef :: Oracibo.com ...

Fancy Tea Sandwiches, Ham, Corned Beef, Roast Beef

For a printer friendly version of these recipes, click here. Ham Salad Sandwich Filling So simple but an all-time favourite! Makes Enough Filling For 3 or 4 Sandwiches 6 to 8 slices of square sandw…

Strawberry Pineapple Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Strawberry Pineapple Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Easy strawberry pineapple fruit salsa, served with cinnamon tortilla chips. A fun snack or appetizer for the entire family!

Pops of Pretty!

Style Me Pretty's weekly round up of some of our favorite regional wedding posts and inspiration shoots from the past week!

Tropical 1st birthday party

Tropical 1st birthday party | Wedding & Party Ideas

Tropical 1st birthday party

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190 Likes, 4 Comments - Culinary Consultant (@davidmontero27) on Instagram: “Cool down in this hot summer day with a refreshing watermelon popsicle. #fun #delish…”

This fun and colorful Mermaid Bark recipe is perfect for birthday parties and pool parties alike. It's an easy treat that will brighten any day! via @breadboozebacon

Mermaid Bark Recipe

This fun and colorful Mermaid Bark recipe is perfect for birthday parties and pool parties alike. It's an easy treat that will brighten any day!

Graham crackers & pastel colored ice cream, for some yummy looking ice cream sandwiches.

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Ice Cream Sandwiches

Now here’s a sweet treat that comes with a smile! Our quick and easy recipe for OREO Sunflowers is a beautiful way to add summer fun to the classic OREO Cookie. 15 mins prep makes 18 servings, great to share with a crowd of friends and family!

Now here’s a sweet treat that comes with a smile! Our quick and easy recipe for OREO Sunflowers is a beautiful way to add summer fun to the classic OREO Cookie. 15 mins prep makes 18 servings, great to share with a crowd of friends and family!

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whisk+batch does a summer BBQ with a watermelon pull apart cupcake cake.

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whisk+batch does a summer BBQ with a watermelon pull apart cupcake cake.

For breakfast, guests enjoyed cherry-chia seed pudding and coconut acai bowls.  Photo: Cameron Kelly

16 Summer Party Ideas From the Engage!16 Wedding Summit

The conference for luxury-wedding professionals offered plenty of gift, catering, and decor concepts for beach-inspired bashes.

Branded towels were draped over the waiters' arms during the pool party.  Photo: Carla Ten Eyck

16 Summer Party Ideas From the Engage!16 Wedding Summit

The conference for luxury-wedding professionals offered plenty of gift, catering, and decor concepts for beach-inspired bashes.

The pop-up's custom carts and branded bars featured "his" and "hers" accessories, candy by Sugarfina, and more.  Photo: Jeremie Barlow

16 Summer Party Ideas From the Engage!16 Wedding Summit

The conference for luxury-wedding professionals offered plenty of gift, catering, and decor concepts for beach-inspired bashes.

Rhumbar in Las Vegas has Americana-theme cocktails this month. Drinks include the Patriot, made with vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, blue Curaçao, and egg whites. The garnish is stars made of Angostura bitters.  Photo: Peter Harasty Photography

12 All-American Menu Items for 4th of July Celebrations

From starry cocktails to "Flag Pies," here are fresh ideas for summertime catering.

Grace Connor launched Boston-based Little G Ice Cream Company at the age of 16. The company recently debuted its spring flavor lineup, which includes Carrot Cake, Easter Egg Hunt with malted milk ice cream and chocolate candy bars, and Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake. The ice cream ships nationwide via Goldbely in six- and 10-pint packs for $109 and $149, respectively.  Photo: Patrick Sporleder

Forecast: 8 New Ideas for Summer Events

Ideas, products, trends, and other new stuff to have on your radar from across North America.

Waiters carried trays of beet salad hors d'oeuvres. Photo: Tony Brown/Imijphoto.com

Passed Hors D'Oeuvres

Waiters carried trays of beet salad hors d'oeuvres. – in 'Washingtonian' Adds Reem Acra Fashion Show to Sold-Out Bridal Expo

Passed Hors D'Oeuvres

Contemporary Catering put together a menu of passed hors d'oeuvres that included ahi tuna tartar in wonton crisp taco shells.

Domenic Chiaromonte used a molecular product called transglutaminase to create square pieces of chicken which he then dipped in red candy gooseberry plum sauce. Photo: Nikki Leigh McKean for BizBash

Passed Hors D'Oeuvres

Domenic Chiaromonte used a molecular product called transglutaminase to create square pieces of chicken which he then dipped in red candy gooseberry plum sauce.

Abigail Kirsch's menu of passed hors d'oeuvres included bites of peppercorn beef with caramelized onion jam and horseradish mousse on a rosemary croustade. Photo: Alison Whittington for BizBash

Passed Hors D'Oeuvres

Abigail Kirsch's menu of passed hors d'oeuvres included bites of peppercorn beef with caramelized onion jam and horseradish mousse on a rosemary croustade.

Your Event Solution produced an adult Willy Wonka-theme corporate event for an association’s annual meeting on April 1 at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort outside of Atlanta. Showcasing a unique take on a doughnut wall, the event offered doughnuts placed on giant letters that spelled out “sweet."  Photo: PWP Studio

10 Best Ideas of the Week: a Doughnut Wall Twist, Hanging Lobster Traps, a Produce Photo Backdrop

Here's a look at 10 steal-worthy ideas we spotted this week.

Israeli restaurant Timna, located in Manhattan’s East Village, offers an exotic twist on the classic Mexican cerveza cocktail with Stiegl Goldbräu lager, house-made harissa, preserved lemon, and smoked paprika salt on the rim.  Photo: Michael Tulipan

6 Beer Cocktails to Serve at Summer Parties

Instead of bottles of brew, mix it up with upscale concoctions that contain Guinness, lager, and more.

Matcha, a powdered green tea, has gained in popularity recently, thanks to its Instagram-ready vibrant green color and health benefits.  Chef Dan Kluger's new restaurant Loring Place in Greenwich Village in New York serves up the Stable, a cocktail featuring Bimini gin, matcha, and Fuji apple juice. The drink is named for the carriage houses and stables that line 8th Street in the neighborhood.  Photo: Courtesy of Loring Place

What’s Cool in Cocktails This Spring

As the spring season kicks into high gear, here’s a look at the latest trends in imbibing.

Snacks were provided in Chinese takeout-style containers.  Photo: Courtesy of NA Collective

26 Big Ideas and Buzzed-About Moments From the 2017 Upfront and NewFront Season

Here’s a look at how networks, digital media companies, and brands tried to win over advertisers with parties, presentations, and puppies.

At this year’s Time Inc. NewFront presentation, which was held on May 4 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, Ray Bloch Productions created a doughnut wall featuring treats with vibrant glazes that represented the brand’s new logo colors. Great Performances supplied the doughnuts.  Photo: Great Performances

26 Big Ideas and Buzzed-About Moments From the 2017 Upfront and NewFront Season

Here’s a look at how networks, digital media companies, and brands tried to win over advertisers with parties, presentations, and puppies.

Limelight's colorful, anime-inspired welcome cocktail was called "Viridescent Beast." It was made with sugarcane cachaca and a float of curacao. The bright cocktails were garnished with dragon fruit.  Photo: Braxton Black for Jeremy Lawson Photography

How Takashi Murakami’s Pop-Art Octopus Inspired a Gala

Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art raked in $3 million at a fund-raiser that was filled with tentacles.

For dessert, each guest was served a miniature "blank canvas" birthday cake sided with toppings in test tubes and beakers. The toppings included lime curd, mango sauce, mixed berries, and sprinkles.   Photo: Mysi Anne Grubbe for Jeremy Lawson Photography

How Takashi Murakami’s Pop-Art Octopus Inspired a Gala

Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art raked in $3 million at a fund-raiser that was filled with tentacles.