In This Issue
Sound the Alarm! 1st Birthday
Orange is the New Black
Food Strategies
Upcoming Events
About posh productions, LLC
Event News You Can Use
August 2013
Ashleigh Dorfman, CSEPHello,I hope you’re enjoying a great summer and finding many reasons to celebrate!

I’ve been busy helping people celebrate.  It’s my pleasure to share my work with you this month … an adorable milestone celebration, color inspiration and food strategies!

As always, thank you for reading, commenting and forwarding to a friend … and when you need professional event assistance, please contact me!

Ashleigh Dorfman, CSEP

Event Consultant

Sound the Alarm! 

This 1st Birthday Party is on Fire!
Last weekend, I produced the most adorable milestone celebration – a “fire truck” themed 1st birthday!  I took my clients’ ideas and added my own creative touches to develop a modern celebration with playful elements … like these centerpieces (made with existing toys, as well as a few new ones) and the super cute personalized plastic kids’ cups!

Fire truck centerpiece Fire truck personalized plastic cup Dalmation and fire hydrant centerpiece fire boots table centerpiece
To see the rest of the party photos and learn more about the details, including vendors, please visit my Sound the Alarm! This 1st birthday was adorable! album on Facebook.
Orange Is the New Black!

Orange is a happy color, wouldn’t you agree?!Cool Birthday Party - concessionsAs you plan your last summer party, consider orange … foods, drinks and decorations.

Earlier this month, I shared a few inspiring ideas in this DC Ladies’ blog post, including a recipe for my favorite Orange Iced Tea.  Ideas are from Cool Birthday Party, an outdoor summer movie celebration.

 

Hosting Guests with Dietary Restrictions

Have you ever been surprised by a dinner guest who quietly mentions to the server that she can’t eat onions, mushrooms or garlic … or discovered that a new co-worker is vegetarian when he politely refuses a hamburger at the annual company BBQ?  Both scenarios are uncomfortable.  Guests neither want to call attention to their dietary restrictions nor be a burden yet hostesses want to make sure guests are comfortable and safe.  What can you do?

Tips for Hosting Guests with Food AllergiesThis month on I Am Modern magazine, I share several strategies that industry pros use to handle guests’ food allergies and dietary restrictions when hosting parties.

Many thanks to Brianna Alcorn of Windows Catering and Emily Murphy of Emily’s Teas for contributing  to my article!

Upcoming Events!

Splish Splash! Pool Birthday Bash
NSLM Polo Match & Luncheon – TWG Consultant
AAM Inaugural Awards Gala – TWG Consultant

Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun!
Capital Food Fight – TWG Consultant