Archive for the ‘Holiday Parties’ Category

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!

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.