Archive for June, 2011

A Sweet Summer Barbecue!

June 24, 2011

It’s officially summertime, and that means fun in the sun for us at Sweet Deal!!  When the weather warms up, we head out to the beach for summer parties but can also be found at home, lighting up the barbecue and having a great time with friends and family.  We love to incorporate our consumer product clients and friends into our own barbecues, as well as the private parties we produce as part of our Event Planning Division.  Here are some of our favorite snacks and drinks to satisfy everyone’s warm weather cravings! 

Vitamin Water – Not only does VM taste delicious, but it keeps you hydrated when the sun is beating down.  We love the new line of Vitamin Water Zero that loses the calories, but keeps the same refreshing taste.

Sweet Deal brand ambassador Sara promoting popchips at a Seattle Seahawks game!

popchips – Mmm, mmm good!!  If you’ve ever popped one of Pop Chips’ flavors like Barbecue or Sour Cream & Onion, you know we’re right when we say these little tasty morsels are absolutely addicting.  They are the perfect complement to your main barbecue dishes, be it a hamburger or hot dog. 

Sweet spokes models Danielle and Lauren at a beach promo for Seagram's Sweet Tea Vodka

Seagram’s Sweet Tea Vodka – What’s better than lounging in the sun with a nice cool cup of lemonade?  We’ll tell you what: spiked lemonade!!  This Sweet Tea vodka from Seagram’s is our favorite brand to whip up some Arnold Palmers for grown-ups.  Stick a colorful umbrella swizzler in, and you’ve got the makings of a great party!

Savida Sangria – If you’re hankering for a fruity drink, our choice for a Spanish favorite is Savida Sangria.  Cut up some fresh fruit (we recommend oranges, peaches, apples, and grapes!) and let it sit for awhile in the sangria, so the fruit really soaks up the liquid.  When it’s ready to serve, your guests will be asking for more pitchers all night long!

Luna Bar/Clif Bar –Either for a healthy snack in the beginning of the night or a dessert to close the evening, these whole grain and tasty treats are great for adults and kids alike.

DRY Soda – For the non-drinkers of your guests, we highly recommend grabbing some DRY Soda at your local Whole Foods.  With

A DRY Soda in-store promotion in Las Vegas

flavors like Lavender, Lemongrass, and Vanilla Bean (amongst others), this is a perfect alternative to wine as it pairs very well with many types of food.  Low in sugar and calories, this a perfect treat for a warm evening under the stars.

Crazy for Party Carts!

June 6, 2011

Carson Palmer Open ~ Snow cone cart

We’re crazy for carts here at Sweet Deal! Yep, you read that correctly: we love CARTS!  Ice cream carts, taco carts, candy carts, snowball carts, popsicle carts…you name it, we love it!  Adding a cart to your special event or private party is a perfect way to create a memorable experience for your guests.  As part of our Event Planning Division, we’ve used many carts to add some fun to our events.  Check out the list of what you can do at your next party!

Ice Cream carts ~  The mother of all carts is the scrumptious sweetness of everyone’s favorite: ice cream!!  We can do ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, or packaged ice cream truck goodies from our chidhood.

Snowcone carts ~ This is a great thing to have near the beach or pool party.  Cool off with some shaved ice, and even have our beautiful staff create custom flavors for you.  Mango-Kiwi, anyone?!  We’ve pulled this cart to many golf tournaments, where it is a major hit.  In the photo here, you can see our Sweet Snow Bunnies serving up some delicious flavors on a warm Southern California day!

Popsicle carts ~  One of the newest types of carts around are popsicle carts! You can’t go wrong with the local and handmade pop-treats of I Love Viva Pops, based in San Diego.  With flavors like Earl Grey with Lemon and Chocolate Banana, this one will surely be a winner!

Popcorn carts ~ Screening a movie or putting on a Hollywood-style soiree?  A popcorn machine will be a great addition to your event and will fit the theme perfectly.  Add in movie style treats like Milk Duds and Licorice, and you have your own movie premiere in the making!

Other ~ There are so many options for carts based upon your event’s theme.  We can even get creative and make a custom cart specially for you!  A cupcake cart, retro candy cart, taco and margarita cart…the list can go on an on.  Plus, we can take the work off your shoulders by providing one of our Sweet Deal to staff to man the cart.  They can even dress the part too!  They will serve your guests and make sure everyone has a fun and delicious time!

Rollerskating Promotional Spokes Models!

June 3, 2011

In the promo world, we have to always be on the search for innovative new ways to get a brand’s message to consumers. One of our favorite new ideas is putting our seasoned spokes models on roller skates!! Our skating spokes models head out to the beaches and urban areas to pass out flyers and drum up interest for a wide range of companies. They serve as ‘rolling advertisements,’ spreading a company’s brand message to areas not normally reached by traditional marketing.

We recently did a promotion with AEG’s Latin Department, which is a huge entertainment company that own the likes of the Staples Center and more. They approached us with the hopes of spreading the news about the CD release of a popular Spanish rock band called Manà (see more about the band here: http://www.mana.com.mx/). Our models strapped into their roller skates and headed out to the Venice Beach boardwalk and Hollywood to visit record stores that advertised the album in addition to a CD signing party. They talked to music lovers about the CD release and passed out flyers with the goal in mind to get those waiting in line, as well as the passersby pumped up and excited about the band’s album signing and upcoming concert. They were truly attention grabbers with their rolling transportation and wings on their back that matched the CD’s cover artwork!

We love to think out of the box for our street team promotions, and excited to now have our roller skating brand ambassadors working for numerous of our other clients!