Doug’s 70th Birthday Party

It was the perfect weekend for a fabulous tented party in honor of Doug’s 70th Birthday. The tent, provided by Partytime, was placed in the client’s front yard and set the stage for a fantastic event.

Doug and Carol are very involved art collectors and the party was based on “Life is an Art and you are the Artist” – unknown and a sketch by Saul Steinberg.  The sketch was on the invitation, produced by Andrea Liss, in black and white and prevailed throughout the party from the place cards to the cocktail napkins. Amy Crum of HMR Design Group provided the décor of beautiful colors on a magnificent farm table with country chairs. Classical Guitarist, Jim Perona entertained during the cocktail hour and then the guests moved into the tent.

Designed Cuisine out did themselves with an amazing first course of a grilled scallop and then into a summer peach salad that was topped off with a toasted Pecan Wafer and a warm brie heart shaped profiterole. The entree of filet, braised short rib, fingerling potatoes, baby carrots, and fresh asparagus was well received. The pièce de résistance was the dessert course, which was an artistic palette of petite delicacies served in a four compartment white plate containing a passionate purple French Macaroon with Hazelnut filling, a summer strawberry shortcake, a yellow olive oil Limoncello with lemon creme anglaise, and finally a mini paint can with flowing green tea custard, a painters palate and a shortbread paint brush with “Doug” painted in Chocolate.

The night ended with entertainment from Ross Johnson, mentalist extrodinaire.  He had all the guests trying to figure out how he read their minds. The weather could not have cooperated more; breezy and no need for air conditioning.  It was truly a fabulous event and one that Doug will never forget.

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