Archive for March, 2010

Biz Bash 2010 Style Awards

March 22, 2010

The Biz Bash 2010 LA Event Style Awards are coming up this spring! We were so proud to be a part of two of the winning 2009 categories. Our Sweet Deal casino dealers added some sweetness to the Red Carpet and entertained some celebrities for the casino at Ellen Degeneres’ 50th Birthday Party, which won Best Corporate Event Concept and Best Entertainment Program/Concept.  Ellen’s party was hosted by Warner Brothers and celebrated not only her birthday but also her move from NBC to Warner Brothers. The theme was vintage carnival and included talent ranging from our very own beautiful casino dealers, a dance crew performing on the interactive dance floor, to Ryan Seacrest flying in on helicopter to host. With the 2010 Biz Bash submissions due April 9th, we have to wonder who will top last years amazing events and take home this years awards.

Take a peek at our photos from Ellen’s 50th birthday bash here!

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A Chic St. Patty’s

March 10, 2010

Are you looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day minus the green beer and crowded pubs this year?  Follow the steps of the modern Irish and break away from the traditional holiday by planning your own stylish and golden St. Patty’s Day party.   Here are some ideas to create some chic festivities—Irish style!

For starters, pay tribute to the brew masters of Ireland by serving Black Velvet cocktails composed of creamy Guinness beer and golden champagne.   Preparing corned beef and cabbage? …not this year!!  Ditch the pub grub and opt for something a little more creative.  How about serving Kerrygold’s Dubliner Fig & Walnut Focaccia which pairs perfectly with the Black Velvet cocktail.  

To add a little Irish charm to the evening, entertain your guests with some of Sweet Deal’s lovely Irish barmaids.  Since St. Patrick’s Day is all about the pot of gold, surprise your guests with the chance to win gold coins.  Plan to set up a mini casino or take advantage of your big, flat screen featuring a soccer or rugby game.  The winning participant of the soccer/rugby pool gets to walk home with the pot of gold!  Most importantly, remember to honor popular Irish music by programming your playlist with artists such as U2, Van Morrison, The Pogues, and Thin Lizzy.   

 St. Patty’s Day Golden Party Requirements

Cocktail Ideas:  Black Velvet Cocktail, Midori Melon Bomb, Baileys & Cream, Green Beer!

Menu:  Delightful hor d’oeuvres with and Irish flair…try corn beef brucschetta, salmon & cream cheese puffs, etc!!

Games:  Casino, Soccer/Rugby Pool

Décor:  White with gold accents and just a touch of green.   Keep your leprechaun hats for the parade.

Music Selection – U2, Van Morrison, The Pogues, and Thin Lizzy, Live Bag Pipers

Dress:  Feeling the need to wear green?  Try accessorizing with your gems such as emeralds and jade or show off your gold bling.