In This Issue
Ruthie’s 50th Birthday
Travel-Inspired Summer Celebrations
posh in a pinch
Experience Your Event with a Tasting

Cocktails on a Stick

Summer Savings!

About posh productions, LLC

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June 2013
Ashleigh Dorfman, CSEPIt’s finally summer and there’s much to celebrate. If you are looking for event inspiration, this issue is packed with more creative ideas than sand in a bucket!

However, before we get to that, I have big news to share.  posh productions, LLC has been nominated for a Small Business ACE Award by the Reston Chamber of Commerce!  My success is due to fabulous clients and loyal readers like you; therefore, I’m offering a summer promotion – savings to help you celebrate! Complete details are below.

As always, I wish you many reasons to celebrate … and when you need professional event assistance, please contact me!

Ashleigh Dorfman, CSEP

President | Event Consultant

Ruthie’s 50th Birthday by the Pool

50th birthday pool party - close up of table settingWhen you combine crisp white linens, ice blue water glasses, periwinkle napkins and hot pink seat cushions with an eclectic, colorful mix of peonies, hydrangea, delphinium, tulips and calla lilies, you get a beautiful set up … especially if the event space is a gorgeous backyard with an inviting pool … even in the rain!

50th birthday pool party - pool houseLast week, I decorated this lovely milestone celebration for one of my favorite clients!  Even with a Plan B, we were challenged by the iffy-weather and ultimately, decided to proceed with Plan C … leveraging existing seating under umbrellas and rearranging other rental tables under the pool house and deck.  We both agreed Plan C was perfect … and one guest even exclaimed about the decor “It’s so Ruthie!”

See more photos here.  Vendor credits: posh productions, LLC; Galleria Florist; and Select Event Rentals.

Travel-Inspired Summer Celebrations  

Traveling is fun, but exploring far-off destinations from the comfort of your chaise lounge can be even better! 

I Am Modern summer 2013 magazine coverIn the summer issue of I Am Modern magazine, I suggest 5 destination party themes … perfect for birthday celebrations, employee picnics, networking events and more!

I think the Back Country Adventure sounds the most intriguing; how about you?

posh in a pinch Summer Entertaining Ideas

Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting to the Falls Church MOMS Club!  I shared a lot of clever ideas for taking their parties from ‘plain to posh.’  They captured my ideas in their blog; please, check it out.

balloon-covered bud vase

To give you an idea, this is my my new, favorite idea:

A clear bud vase (juice glass or votive) covered with a balloon!

I love the splash of color!!


One additional idea that’s always posh is to hire someone to watch children at parties.  Too often parents are distracted when socializing and left unattended, children get hurt. Many thanks to Lisa of Nannytainers Connect for caring and sharing!

Experience Your Event With a Tasting

No food pics but here's the final look of the tableIf you want to [partially] experience your event before the big day, request a tasting with your caterer.  More than just tasting food, tastings allow customers to see the table set up and the food presentation, smell the delicious aromas and enjoy the wait staffs’ service from a guests’ perspective.

Read more on how to make the most of your next tasting …

Cocktails on a Stick

Refreshing beverages on a hot summer day are a given … but who needs a glass?!  Frozen cocktails on a stick are really trendy  … and guess what?  They are easy to make!  Check out my Pinterest board for delicious recipes.
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Hosting an event and wondering where to start, what to do and who to hire? You need a consultant to help – suggest creative ideas, strategies and preferred vendors, as well as develop timelines and budgets!

This summer Buy One Consulting Hour and Get One Free!  The first hour may be in-person, the second hour via email and phone, as needed. $85 value. Not valid on full-service fees.

Offer Expires: 08/31/2013