Remember the #pinecone
table numbers?? These went hand-in-hand 😍
Be our guest! Be our guest! Put our venue to the test. We can accommodate an on-site ceremony followed by a reception all in the same gorgeous space.
So…Thanksgiving! 🙌🏻 Everyone has their own set of traditions and things they like to do, but I for one, I am from England and we don’t celebrate it at all so I’ve been able to create my own set of rules! 🙋🏼♀️ This year I won’t be in the country when the turkey is cooking or the mimosas are flowing at 10am 🥂However I’ve learned how to throw a great thanksgiving/Friendsgiving and my tips on how are up on the blog! Enjoy 😘 link in bio #friendsgiving #thanksgiving #throwaparty
The Lucas wedding was such a beautiful, classic event. The pristine white decor and floral arrangements allowed all of the most delicate details of this special day to shine.
"What's your branding process?", she asked. "I start with dinner", was my immediate response. Her brows lifted gently as she pondered what on earth dinner had to do with her brand story. I smiled and waited. This was a response I had come to expect.
Every week I meet with entrepreneurs, mostly women, who are struggling to articulate the seeds of passion that grew into a project and emerged as a brand. They're searching for the voice and perspective of their new brand, looking for a way to express this part of themselves but feeling trapped by the conventions of marketing and that nebulous accusation of not being "professional". ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My advice is to throw a little dinner party. In my experience the magic of delight, food and communication are powerful storytelling tools. I've written a little piece explaining this strategy in our Peace Flag House journal that I invite you to peruse at your leisure. Perhaps a slow meal and a good desert is all your storytelling needs to spread its wings.
#digitalstorytelling #brandstrategy #womenempowerwomen #bossladylife #dinnerparty #brandnarrative #throwaparty #lifeatpeaceflaghouse #creativecommunication #leisurelyhustling
Now booking Holiday Parties for November, December and January in our beautiful private event room! Contact Nancy O’Piela, our Private Event Coordinator, at 734-546-0517 or email@example.com
to learn more about our Private Event packages.
When the clothes in your closet are fitting you again, you THROW A PARTY 🎉 and celebrate like no body's biz.
In honor of that celebration, I'm looking for 5 of you to who answer yes to any of these questions. ✋Do you want to LOSE 5 to 10 pounds (definitely can shoot for more weight to lose in the next few months)?
✋Do you want to be able to TIGHTEN that belly and hold a plank for a minute?
✋Do yoy want to be able to DO a push-up on your toes?
✋Do you want to work on your sexy sleeveless dress arms?
✋Do you want to earn a 🎁special gift🎁 from me for signing up in addition to saving money this month?
Give me the next 30 days to workout for 30 min a day at home, follow a clean eating nutrition plan, drink a sweet tooth busting and energy supplying milkshake, and check-in to my accountability group each day.
That is all it took for me the get my booty into gear!! Holy bijoles...my first month was a huge success - lost 10lbs and 7.5 inches in my first month and 17 lbs at the end of month two!! I adore everything about this system, which is why I'm still doing this today, 2.5+ yrs later!
Will you be one of the lucky ones crushing it during the holiday season?
Drop a ✋, message me, or complete the form for more info.
#seasonofgratitude #seasonofgiving #danceparties #celebratethelittlethings
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie
Contact Nancy O’Piela, our Private Event Coordinator, at 734-546-0517 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to learn more about our Private Event packages!
🎉WE LIKE TO PARTY! 🎉
We are officially in holiday and party time. Halloween has come and gone and we are heading towards packed calendars, holiday parties, endless treats and goodies, and a feeling of go-go-go.
Last week I was able to help my good friend of @mymommystyle
throw a fun party that was sponsored by @rainbowlight
. She knew we needed it to be fun-but with Halloween only a few days away we really didn’t want to overload the kids (and the moms) with more sweets. 🚫
Turns out you can totally throw a healthier party that is a total crowd pleaser!
It was rainbow themed (swipe to check out our awesome backdrop we made for cheap!) and we utilized colorful fruit and veggies to make a pop and a good healthy treat.
Add in some outdoor fun, minute to win it games, and of course some cool swag filled with games some vitamins (like a vitamin c boost and vitamin d boost) and your good to go.
I’m super excited about the vitamin swag I was able to score thanks to @rainbowlight
- THANK YOU! Keeping me and my family healthy is goal numero uno this year!
So if your hosting a party this year I challenge you think outside the box and find ways to keep it healthy and keep it fun.
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#happyholidays #healthyholidays #rainbowboost #healthyfortheholidays #takeyourvitamins #partyplanner #holidayparty #partybackdrop #eathealthy #cleaneatshealthytreats #throwaparty
Celebrate the gift of time... A Time for Thanks and Giving...
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
We love November for our society's focus on being THANKFUL and GRATEFUL... as well as the opportunities for seeing need in our communities and GIVING to heal these needs. "At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." - Albert Schweitzer
We challenge you this month to take a moment from the crazy and look around. Be conscience of the difference it makes when your family sits down for dinner together on a brisk evening (Sweet & Smoky Sliders or Grandma Smith's Meatloaf are my family's favorite comfort dinner). Go ahead and invite your new neighbors over to dinner (Mediterranean Tortellini & Shrimp and Penne a la Vodka make a fabulous dinner party menu). And... perhaps one of the hardest thing to do.... be open to those around you who are in need of love and support this holiday season. We've never have someone be offended when we deliver meals to a family who's child is ill, or Mom has just received a tough diagnosis. Honestly... it means more than you'll ever know. "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
-John F. Kennedy
We are grateful for all of our wonderful family, friends, customers and those who work to make Friends & Foodies possible. We appreciate your business and support! Thank you!
We hope that your November is filled with peace and surrounds you with the love of friends and family. Make a point to relax and reflect on the abundance in your life.
Eat well. Be happy.
~Annie & Trish "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." -Oprah Winfrey
Mac Tango and the fire pit
Yeah it’s Friday !
After resting yesterday I feel like I am back from the dead!
I just finished week 5 round 2 of my current workout program and I love this one so much I am going to have a hard time doing a different program but I feel like I need a little more once I finish this round .... Mommas listen close I know this time of year gets really hard !
Time changes, parties, field trips, decorating, coordinating events between school and work, gift giving cooking and trying to make everything perfect for everyone !
I can’t get paralyzingly stressed out this time of year ... it turns into that infamous “here hit this” scene from Steele Magnolias !
I have to continue taking care of me to survive without landing myself in jail or worse !
I hate to lose control but sometime you have to realize you never really had it !
Proper nutrition and my workouts help so much !
It’s the one thing I can accomplish for me that help keep everything in check ... that and prayer abs gratitude!
Ya’ ll want accountability and help with this?
My next VIP group starts Monday message me for details! . . .
#holidaycrazy #overwhelm #stessedoutmomof3 #steelemagnolias #perfectholidays #workingmomof3 #2boys1girl #allthethings #toomuchallatonce #spinningplates #postivemindset #selfcare #jesustakethewheel #toomuchatonce #letgo #hostess #throwaparty #madeformore #forgettherest
Happy November, let’s throw a party! 🎊 This month if you host a party that reaches $300 in sales, you can earn a FREE Scented Candle (retail value: $31.95), an additional $5 credit towards product, for a total of $30, and the ability to purchase 1 additional item at 50% OFF for a total of 3 items at 50% off!
I believe the best way to get through the cold weather is to warm up with celebrations! 🎉🍽️🎉
There's just something magical about filling the house with guests from fall through winter and of course decorating, decorating, decorating! How about a floral runner like this instead of a traditional centerpiece? I created this one for a fall wedding, but have done similar arrangemwnts at home too.
Easy and festive!
I’m still reliving such a fun Saturday @gpjuicery_mtown
making flower crowns with such great women! 📷 👆🏻some of the small details from Saturday. If you missed out last weekend, you can always host your own #girlsnight
calligraphy or florals 🌸🖋 .. or both! Hostess is always free with a minimum of 4 friends! 💕 #throwaparty
or join us on December 1st for holiday wreaths! Link in bio!
Shimmering details and sparkling sips make for one stunning event.
Real Food + Being Together = Genuine Happiness
Trish & I often get asked what motivated us to start Friends & Foodies, and why we still love it. It's been SIX years, people!!! Can you believe it? But the answer is so easy for both of us: We love food. We love cooking. We love the joy that comes with feeding others. We love the science of figuring out flavors and tastes (and how to keep those flavors & textures alive after freezing and thawing). AND... definitely most importantly... we love to share our genuine passion with our community. #REALTALK
- we do not make freezer meals because it's easier or because we don't think we can "make it" as caterers. Honestly - the number one request we get is that we would expand into catering. But, honestly - we choose to be licensed as personal chefs because WE LOVE MAKING MEALS. For us - it's a more creative process, and providing meals checks off so many of our "why" boxes.
We can identify so many reasons for keeping Friends & Foodies going all of these years... and no one answer is the full story. it's the combination that keeps us inspired and excited: • Being allowed to feed a family when struggles are happening (illness, brokenness, etc.) • Giving the gift of real and healthy meals when life is at it's craziest (overlapping sports' seasons?!?!) • Providing predictability and health when it's hard to prioritize YOU (new job? graduate school?) • Celebrating milestones and life-changes (new baby? empty nest?)
Just try it for this month - or this week. Order a few meals. See if it works. What can it hurt? In the very least - you'll have a few dinners that are taken care of and you can sit down and enjoy with your people.
But maybe - just maybe - you'll recognize the gift of time you've been given. Or perhaps your mind will be clearer because you'll have less "worry." Who knows?? But isn't it worth just trying - if only once - to see if having tasty and real meals at the ready makes a difference in your life?
A pawty a day keeps the blues away! 🐾🎉 - Lucy