Food Trends For Your Event

Food plays a major role at events,  its one of the main components that makes a party successful. As we see more and more “foodies” emerging, serving a basic meat and potato meal at your event just wont cut it!  Guests are looking to see appealing displays and creative food options that give a real wow factor!

Take a look at these fun food trends from some of our recent events!

Food trucks! Linzi Events had a French Fry Truck with 17, yes 17 different dipping sauces waiting outside a party for guests to grab a late night snack to go. It was a hit!

 

“Create your own” stations are also becoming very trendy- having an interactive meal is always fun!

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Bring your favorite restaurant or brand of food to your party. For this Bar Mitzvah, the guest of honored NEEDED to have his favorite ice cream at the party, so Linzi Events arranged an ice cream parlor resembling Jaxon’s to be set up. It was complete with employees dressed in Jaxson’s ice cream uniforms and of course the infamous Jaxson’s ice cream

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Desserts presented in unique ways

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Soccer cupcakes

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Food items created  to work with the theme of the event.

Stay trendy: The National Restaurant Association has forecasted the following food and beverage trends for 2016 : Locally sourced meat and seafood, locally grown produce, natural ingredients, sustainable seafood, homemade artisan ice cream and ethnic cuisine.

Super Bowl Sunday- Football Parties

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner and we  are sure everyone is ready to watch the Panthers and Broncos battle it out on the field for the championship title! We hope your game day parties are complete with beer, wings, chili and of course rowdy fans!

To help everyone get pumped up for one of the most important days of the year in American sports, Linzi Events wants to share with you some of our football themed events! From stadium backdrops to turf floors, these were the ultimate parties for die-hard football fans!

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Fresh ideas for a Summer Camp Theme for a Barmitzvah or Batmitzvah

A Summer Camp Theme is  a popular choice for a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah. What kid does not love summer camp? Many kids are so passionate about their summer camp experience that choosing this theme for their Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah  is close to their heart.  We have planned many summer camp themes but have been on the look out for fresh ideas in the industry to make your event special and different.

Engage !14 , a summit offered for industry professionals offered some fresh ideas for outdoor theme events. Here are our favorites they presented collected from an article in BizBash.

 

Blog sumer camp invitation

Photography credit: Sofia Negron Invitation : Two Paper Dolls

These quarter-fold invitations are an adorable way to show the timeline of your event and will get invitees excited about your party.

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Photography credit: John Cain Sargent/Engage! Care package put together by: Gifts for the Good Life

A great idea for welcome gifts for your guests on arrival keeping in “theme” .

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Photography credit: Sofia Negron Smoothie shooters prepared by The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

Appetizers set around a piece of birch wood.

Summer Camp Smores

Photography credit: Tammy Swales/Engage!

A  S’mores bar is a perfect idea for bringing outdoor fun inside. Pre-made s’mores pops like these allows guests to enjoy the treat without the mess.

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Photography credit: Sofia Negron

Camp snacks can be displayed in mason jars.

Looking back at Summer Camp Theme Bar Mitzvah’s and Bat Mitzvah’s  that we designed.

Camp decor linzi eventsA classic metal pail is a perfect choice for any wild flower arrangement.

 

 

Picnic Tables Linzi EventsRustic picnic benches add’s an authentic feel to the room.

 

Camp Entrance Linzi EventsDesigning the entryway with foliage and summer camp supplies creates an outdoorsy feel as guests enter your room.

 

 

Table from: Atlas Party Rentals

Table from: Atlas Party Rentals

Fresh design idea – wood tables and benches from Atlas Party Rental.

 

Wedding and Event Trends for 2013 – Gourmet Food Trucks

Wedding and event trends for 2013 are reporting food trucks as a creative way to feed your guests. Over the past two years the event industry has exploded with over 30 Gourmet Food Trucks in and around Miami. Many of the South Florida region’s great chefs are taking their show on the road, offering top-quality food in a transportable ,  innovative way.

If you have a laid back park setting for your wedding or similar large open space  – Food trucks are an innovative way to cater for your guests. Not only is it cool and different but there is so much choice. There are food trucks for every type of food you can imagine.

Before the urban revolution of food trucks , guests at my events were given late night “to go” eats including pizza slices set on decorated buffet tables or a coffee cart with cookies . Now we can offer our guests a gastronomical experience. A decorated food truck pulls  up to valet ready to serve your guests a gourmet grilled cheese or for a sugar rush some freshly baked  cupcakes and brownies.

Miamieater.com  lists the Best  Food Truck experiences on their website.  My choice for my late night guests would be Ms.Cheezious who offers inventive spin on the  grilled cheese. Some delicious carbohydrates for that late night snack.  For my guests with a sweet tooth I would go with Sugar Rush whose favorites include the Cake ‘n’ Shake, fried treats and freshly baked cupcakes and brownies.

The best is to Google “gourmet food truck events”  and have your own personal food tasting experience and seek the ultimate food experience that would best suit your guests. Here is a link  – http://greatfoodlist.wordpress.com/south-florida-food-truck-schedule/

Enjoy!

Signature Cupcakes

This week I worked with Pam at Cupcake Couture to design a signature cupcake for the volunteer fair at my daughters school. My daughter attends Saint Andrews School in Boca Raton. The school colors are  red, white and Scottish plaid so we created a cupcake with this in mind.The parents who attended the fair where given cupcakes as a delicious going home favor , sponsored by the Parents Association.

Two different designs were created. A  red velvet cupcake with  butter cream icing and chocolate drizzle  and a vanilla and chocolate cupcake with  butter cream icing  beautifully decorated with swirls of icing. A tartan edible  chocolate disc finished the look to make it a true Saint Andrews school cupcake.

Linzi  and Anita Kreilein, President of the Parents Association arranging the cupcake display. As  the team at  Cupcake Couture say : Life is short, eat Desserts first. What a great idea for your next celebration,  to create a signature cupcake especially for you with a your personal theme in mind.