S.H.E. SHOWCASE PARTY

We are Back and We Pulled it Off! In case you missed it we had an amazing time hosting our official business launch party a couple weeks ago. Held at the recently opened Fairmount Grille in Hyde Park, we transformed their standard private function room and created a upscale -chic cocktail lounge! And if I must say it turned out FAB-U-LOUS! Our guest enjoyed delicious appetizers, signature cocktails and tunes by amazing Dj Casper of  Takeover Sound.  After launching our company in 2010 It was such an amazing experience to meet such amazing  people who believed in our vision, while witnessing all of guest enjoy our event services first hand! If you didn’t get a chance to make it take a look at some of our pics below!

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How to Plan the Perfect Intimate Ocassion!

As the temperature starts to warm up, the time has come for us to open up our homes to entertain. We all love throwing a a party for close friends and family but we  hate  the cost of hosting one. Especially one friends and family will be talking about until next years Soiree…

Here’s a few tips and tricks to help you plan the perfect intimate occasion!

Start off  with a WARM WELCOME…

Simply inviting guest to your event just does’nt cut it these days. Guest want to feel welcomed into your home and appreciated for their presence. Add a simple welcome sig to greet guests upon their arrival.  Assist with coat checks, or offer refreshing drinks or appetizers while guest wait for the main course. This  is a great way to build your rep as the perfect hostess!

Presentation is a PLUS!

Nothing is wrong with the traditional buffet line food table. But give this years food table a little bit of pop by arranging the food in unique serving platters or fancy dessert dishes. Adding height with cake pedestals or stands will give any buffet table life!  Instead of that shabby beverage cooler opt for a bar setup. Cant afford to rent a bar setup? Thats fine simply make your own bar with tables or old furniture you have around house , even vintage bar carts from the thrift store are a hit! After creating  your home made bartop  you can design  a  yummy signature drink mix. Thats sure to get guest talking!  Think about buying some inexpensive plastic wine or margarita glasses. Perfect to  achieve an upscale look on a budget and to reuse next year.

Details they will REMEMBER!

Adding signature details to your event is the most important factor to planning an intimate ocassion. Create an ambiance for your affair by adding candles, or soft plush pillows to possibly create a simple lounge area. Maybe adding an dancefloor will really get the party started!  Or you can purchase scented oils to create a delicious aroma.  Whatever you decide make it something that worksdwith your overall event concept. Lastly, always remember to send guest with special favors to take home to show your gratitude for them attending your event.

   

 

Have some ideas you’d like to share with us for planning the perfect intimate occasion? We’d love to heard about it! Feel free to comment below.  Take a look at some details from a recent intimate beach barbeque we did!

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CRAFT YOUR EASTER SHABBY CHIC!

Boston weather is finally warming up (for the moment..) and what a better way to start the season than a shabby chic furniture project!

 

I started by purchasing  an old cupboard from a local thrift store for about $10.  I knew this piece would be absolutely perfect for Easter, and I thought why not Shabby it up a bit! I purchased a few supplies from the local hardware and craft store and began my shabby chic masterpiece!

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Here’s what you will need to shabby chic wooden furniture:

Plaster of Paris

Paint &  Primer

Metallic Paint

Wax sealer

Paint brush

warm water

bucket

paint ruler

 

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To create my chalk board paint (which is often used for the look), I began by mixing  plaster of Paris with a little bit of warm  water to get a smooth milky consistency. I then mixed the plaster of Paris in with the white paint. You could easily buy chalk board paint at the store but its a little pricey :/ Plus its more fun to make your own and a lot cheaper!  When it comes to what your painting  it really is up to you. You do not have to do any real prep work to your furniture piece. As long as you have a solid wooden piece  you are ready to go! You might want to wipe it down if its a little dusty. Now let the painting begin!

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After letting my two coats of chalk board paint dry, I lightly brushed the areas of my cupboard that has nicks and bruises with metallic paint. This step is crucial for the shabby look! Afterwards I took my sanding block and gently struck the areas where I placed the metallic paint. This process gives you a more shabby -worn look.

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Viola now you have a new custom shabby chic furniture piece to show off at your next event! I immediately used mine for a mini Easter shoot with a friends niece! Check out how in the pics below!

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This was my first attempt at a ribbon banner, sooo freakin cute! Not bad for my first time. And our little model Kaylahni was an absolute diva 🙂

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           S.H.E. EVENT PLANNING HOPES EVERYONE HAS A HAPPY EASTER!

We loved to know what you think about our shabby chic project or simply share your Easter craft project with us!

S.H.E. Cast A Spell On you….

Whew  we’ve been very busy the last few weeks! And I had to take a moment to show off our Spooktacular Halloween Dinner Party we setup this past weekend!

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Inspired by the new Hits Tv series American Horror Story: The Coven and Witches of East End. I decided to TRANSFORM my dining room and  do a  dinner party table with elements that reminded me of witches, love spells, and their powerful magic!

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We draped the table with Creepy little Creatures and Spider Webs!  Whats Halloween without a couple of insects to make your skin crawl!

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 This Glitter N Gold Skull- Rose Place Setting was above all my favorite element of the dinner Party! This was a very simple DIY addition to our tablescape design to give a hint of Glam but still SCARY!!!

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 For signature Cocktail drinks we  served our Special Guests,  True Blood and Eye Ball Margarita’s  YUM!!!

  batcaps!

For an extra little something, something we decided to add BATS as chair caps for each guests seat.  Another event Trick as a Treat for our friends 🙂

We had and amazing time planning this gathering for our friends and family. Halloween is absolutely one of favorite holidays!

Wanna Share your Halloween Success or Horror Story?

We loved to Hear about!!!

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HAPPY HAUNTING EVERYONE

Boston’s Best Neighbor Award Ceremony!

Last Thursday, we had the pleasure of working with Vargas & Vargas Insurance Company for their annual contest for the Boston’s Best Neighbor Award. This contest honors several different individuals for their activism and philanthropy service to their local Boston communities. S.H.E. Event Planning was recruited to make sure the event night went off smooth and all the Honorees and Guests felt like they were real celebrities at a red- carpet event, Take a look at all the action!

FAIRMOUNT EVENT 1 The Event was held at an Adorable Restaurant & Bar in Hyde Park called Fairmount Grille!

BBN AWARD WINNERS & HOST Congratulations Rita Walsh and Barbara Baxter ! These Lovely ladies were  honored for their kind acts of community service in the Hyde Park neighborhoods.  Other Winners included Martha McDonough and runner up Jane Boyer.

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One of the winners with the Nominator Thien Simpson of Hyde Park Main St.

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Some of the Event Sponsors included Meeting House Bank, Safelite,Milton Sports and Spa, Cedar Grove Gardens,Taxsense, Eye and Eye Optics, Comcast and More!!!!

S.H.E. & CARLOS VARGAS

We at S.H.E. Event Planning appreciate the opportunity to work with the event host Carlos Vargas of

Vargas and Vargas Insurance Company. It was a pleasure working with you!

Honey N Tea Party!!!!

We almost forgot to post the pics from our latest event!  On Labor Day weekend, we had the opportunity of hosting a Fun event we called the Honey N Tea Party!

The theme for this event was inspired by Classic Winnie The Pooh. I organized this event for some close friends of mine and their children. Being that we live in the city of Boston, It’s not that likely that our city kids or their parents will ever attend a tea party. Anyone can host a tea party and it doesn’t have to be for any particular reason. Any reason is perfect to dress up, look good and eat good. So the Honey N Tea party was born!

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 One of the major components for this event was the Honey Snack Bar. The overall design concept for the snack bar was a woodsy-rustic feel with a hint of elegance, being that it was for a tea party. All the snacks on the snack bar were all Honey flavored except one. The snacks included:
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Honeycombs Cereal
Honey Teddy Graham Crackers
Fried Dough Pops
(All food items were purchased from Family Dollar. The Pizza dough purchased from Stop & Shop was rolled into balls and dropped in a deep fryer. Then I coated them in powdered sugar and cinnamon a few moments before the tea party began!)
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Design Elements For the Snack Bar: 
Handmade  “Honey Bar” Banner (S.H.E. Event Planning)
Beehive Basket (found/purchased at local thrift shop)
Mini Bee’s( A.C. Moore)
Honey Pots( Spray Painted Yellow, purchased at A.C. Moore)
Vintage Milk Bottles (S.H.E. Event Planning)
Honey dippers (craftparts.com)
DIY materials for Banner and Invitations : 
Banner Template
Card stock Paper
Printer
2-3 1 yd. rolls of Lace Trim
Scissors
Twine
Hot Glue Gun
Elmer’s Glue
Duct Tape
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The Honey N’ Tea party table was setup for 8 special guest with multiple floral arrangements, wooden garden chairs and a simple but very pretty lace table cloth. The menu for the tea table included:
Tea (Apple Juice)
Tea Sandwiches ( Peanut Butter + Jelly)
Cheese and Crackers
Ambrosia( Fruit cups)
Pudding
Vanilla Sugar Cookies
Cupcakes (provided by Stop & Shop)
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Design Elements for Tea Table:
Floral arrangements( My Personal Garden)
Wood Garden Chairs (Be Our guest Party Rental)
Tea table place settings (S.H.E. Event Planning)
Lace table cloth (local Thrift Shop)
Hand made Labels (S.H.E. Event Planning)
DIY materials for Food Labels
Label Template
Card stock paper
Printer
Laminator
Scissors
Label Stands
The Honey N Tea Party Activities: included story time and a Scavenger Hunt. I wrote and created a personalized story book called the Honey N Tea Party Adventure. The story was about Pooh and his friends getting ready to go to a Honey N Tea Party where they must bring and share their favorite things. But Pooh and the Gang can not find their favorite things so they must get help from the Guests at the Tea Party( here I listed our actual Tea Party guests in the book!)
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After I read to the kids we began the scavenger hunt. All the kids received a scroll which acted as a map for all the items they must find.
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The Scavenger Hunt items were:
Pooh’s Honey Pot (small mason jars)
Piglet’s Blankets (old pink sheet cut into strips)
Eeyore’s Tail (black and gray felt, pink ribbon A.C. Moore)
Rabbit’s Carrot (whole carrots from Stop & Shop)
Owl’s Notebook( A.C. Moore)
Tigger’s Slinky (Iparty)
Guest Favors:  I purchased small jars of Honey and each jar was labeled with a tag that said ” Thanks for BEE-ing Here!”
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DIY materials for Honey Jar Labels:
Label Template
Card stock paper
Printer
Scissors
Hole Puncher
Twine
 Event Design Credits: S.H.E. Event Planning
Photography Credits: Allyson Voner Photography www.Allysonvoner.com
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COUNTRY FUN WITH THE PRATT FAMILY !

Last weekend we had an amazing time coordinating the 2nd annual Pratt Family Reunion. The concept for this event was a Country Rustic picnic using Red and White plaid Gingham. And we got to use our favorite, yep Mason jars! for the centerpieces. Held at the historical Franklin Park Zoo along with a reception dance held at the Adam’s Inn Hotel this 2day event was loads of work but lots of fun! With family in attendance from all over the country, we were happy to see all the smiling  faces and fond memories that were being created. Activities ranged from our custom photo tree, a Spades and Whist Tournament, Basketball, Tennis and of course every southern family’s favorite the Electric slide! Check out our pictures below from this wonderful family event!

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Planning a Family Gathering or a Company Picnic? We’d love to Hear About it!

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Venue Spotlight : Adams Inn Hotel

We had the opportunity to work with the amazing Adams Inn hotel for our latest event this past weekend.  The Adams Inn Hotel located in Quincy, Mass over looking the Neponset river, is one of the coziest hotels in the area, also near the cities most popular attractions. We utilizied the beautiful Quincy Room for our 60 person Red and White Reception Ball. The staff at Adams Inn Hotel were extremely friendly and very accomodating. Our event was fully equipped with a Rockin Dj and Photography Backdrop. Our guests were extremely pleased with the serene atmosphere of the hotel and enjoyed the delicous food provided by The Adams Cafe.  Event Coordinator Janet Batson was easy to work with and made all of our arrangements realistically possible. The hotel reservation specialist Valeria Wilkinson made it simple for our guests to reserve their rooms for the weekend, she even provided everyone with a special code to provide for booking. The hotel also offers a free shuttle service for guests to and from the airport. Which was great for all of our out of town guests. With amenities like their seasonal outdoor pool, fully equipped fitness center and the beautiful outdoor Gazebo, The Adams Inn Hotel is ideal for any Wedding, Special Event or Intimate function ! 

Take a sneak peek of our Pictures from the Red and White Ball at the Adams Inn!

 

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Descions Descions….

S.H.E. Event Planning is gearing up for an upcoming 3 day Family Reunion! One of the events for this Reunion is A Red and White reception Ball for friends and family.  As we get closer and closer to the event, its time to make some final descions on what centerpiece concepts to create for this elegant affar. I have narrowed it down to three centerpiece ideas but Im still struggling with how to combine each concept into one Unique centerpiece. Maybe you can help me! Here are the designs  I would like to recreate and combine. Feel free to leave any ideas or suggestions you may have.  Thanks in advanced 🙂

rose-wedding-centerpieces-1 I love this floral water design, but we are not able to use buring candles at the venue site. Any ideas for candle subsitutions.  Wondering if LED candles would give off the same affect?

rose bulbLove these single rose Buds! Absolutely adorable!

ocean bowl rose  I have a dozen of these fish bowl vases I would like to use for my centerpieces.  Wondering how I could create height with my floral arrangement without taking away from the vase itself. Or should i submerge my flowers in water?

PRINCESS INSPIRED BABY SHOWER

Hey there, check out our latest event from last weekend! A Princess inspired Baby Shower using Lavender, Pale Pinks, and Yellow! We had the pleasure of coordinating this shower for a close family friend and We Loved it! Are you expecting and need some inspiration for your upcoming shower? Let us Know!

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