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Real Events | AFR's History in the Making | The History Center
September 19, 2011 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

We love partyin’ with the Best! Last month, Puff ‘n Stuff Catering had the opportunity to take part in AFR Furniture Rental’s Annual Showcase, “History in the Making,” at the Orange County Regional History Center.

Each year, this stylin’ shindig transforms a popular venue with over-the-top event furniture and décor, and of course themed cuisine and drinks. We were honored to be a featured caterer and take part in the fun!

The History Center was completely decked out from the third floor courtroom to the Heritage Square Courtyard, and AFR’s latest and greatest created a unique theme in each space. Heritage Square and the first floor atrium rocked red carpet glamour, while the second floor was a time machine to the 80’s. And Puff ‘n Stuff Catering hosted guests in the third floor’s “Roaring 20’s” Courtroom, giving our team a chance to show off their flapper style! Guests enjoyed elegant Tuna ‘Tini’s as they were transported back to our 1920’s speak-easy, and we loved every moment of it too.

Check out some scenes from the party below, shared by Carrie Wildes Photography and Tampa Wonderworks Films.

Thank you to AFR and all of the other participating vendors who made this a night to remember. We can’t wait to see what they’ll cook up next year!

AFR History in the Making at the Orlando History Center with Puff 'n Stuff Catering
AFR History in the Making at the Orlando History Center with Puff 'n Stuff Catering
AFR History in the Making at the Orlando History Center with Puff 'n Stuff Catering

AFR 4th Annual Networker from Tampa Wonderworks Films on Vimeo.


Blog Credits:

Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Special Event Planner Sandy George

Cinematography: Tampa Wonderworks Films

Furniture: AFR Furniture Rental

Photography: Carrie Wildes Photography

Venue: The Orange County Regional History Center

Real Weddings | Brittany + Brett | Private Estate
September 6, 2011 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Summer lovin’ and having a blast! Today’s featured wedding by An Affair To Remember really shows how a true summer wedding should be thrown. Beginning their big day at the beautiful Ritz Carlton, the couple wed and held an elegant cocktail hour at the luxury resort. The party then relocated to the bride’s parent’s home for a fairytale reception!

As guests arrived, they were greeted happily by Puff ‘n Stuff Catering staff with butler-passed beverage service and our delicious Red Pepper Hummus and Hand-Smashed Avocado Dip with freshly baked artisan bread and pita chips for dipping. Once guests settled in, a live band, Powerhouse, took the stage and got the party going! The dance floor filled, and then the crowd cleared to spy the cute couple as they had their first dance under the exquisite orchid and crystal chandelier by Raining Roses. After dancing up a storm, friends and family lined up for the feast Puff ‘n Stuff Catering had prepared for them. Four Dual Chef Attended Stations were set, displaying our culinary creations freshly cooked right before the guests eyes.

Dessert featured their beautiful wedding cake created by The Sugar Suite, along with Bananas Foster Flambe and “Create Your Own Sundae” stations, provided by Puff ‘n Stuff Catering. To conclude the evening, a stunning fireworks show choreographed to music lit up the night sky as guests were served cheesecake lollipops, and cookies and milk shots. A perfect way to end such a beautiful night! Read on to see the tasty menu, photos by Brian Adams PhotoGraphics, and a video highlight from Tampa Wonderworks Films.

Brittany & Brett @Brian Adams PhotoGraphics

Brittany & Brett Wedding @Brian Adams PhotoGraphics

Brittany + Brett Wedding Catering

Private Estate wedding

Private Estate Wedding Catering

Private Estate wedding

Brittany {and} Brett // Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes from Tampa Wonderworks Films on Vimeo.

Hors d’Oeuvres

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with herbed pita chips

Freshly Baked Lavush & Artisan Breads with whipped butter, e.v.o.o., aged balsamic & finishing salt

Hand Smashed Avocado with onion, crushed garlic and lime

Station 1

Grilled Romaine Spring Mixed Greens

grilled hearts of romaine offered with a selection of toppings including shaved cantaloupe, julienne prosciutto, beets, diced tomato, red onion and a red wine vinaigrette; cherry tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, croutons, candied walnuts, bleu cheese, cheddar cheese, goat cheese, and a variety of dressings including red wine vinaigrette, balsamic vinaigrette and house made ranch

Station 2

Specialty Pasta

featuring three pasta dishes garnish with fried basil, served from Grana Padano chese wheels with freshly shredded parmesan and Romano cheeses on the side

1. Corn, Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Stuffed Ravioli finished in a pink vodka sauce (a la Timpano Restaurant)

2. Olives, Artichoke Hearts, Caramelized Onions with Pipette Pasta in house marinara

3. Mushrooms, Sun-Dried Tomato and Pine Nuts with Carbonara sauce, gemelli

Station 3

Braised Short Ribs with Sweet Barbecue Glaze

served atop mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus, garnished with frizzled shallots

Station 4

Carved Bourbon Glazed Virginia Ham with stone fruit chutney and spiced honey mustard

Coconut Crusted Mahi Mahi with blood orange reduction

Gruyère Potato Gratin

Honey-Glazed Baby Carrots


Bananas Foster Flambe with house made vanilla bean ice cream and cinnamon crisp

“Ice Cream, You Scream” Social

create your own sundaes with vanilla ice cream offered with a variety of toppings, sauces and fruits including caramel, chocolate hot fudge, candy sprinkles, chocolate chips, fresh sliced banana, strawberries, pineapple, whipped cream and chopped nuts

Assorted Gourmet Cheesecake Lollipops house made traditional cheesecake in fresh dipped milk chocolate, and peanut butter cheesecake in milk chocolate

Petite Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies served with a cold shot of milk

Late Night Snacks

Mini Cheeseburgers

Mini Pulled Pork Sliders

Mini Grilled Cheeses

Event Credits

Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Special Event Planner Heidi Brice

Photographer: Brian Adams PhotoGraphics

Wedding Coordinator: An Affair To Remember

Cake: The Sugar Suite

Ceremony Venue: Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes

Musician: Strings and Things

Cinematographer: Tampa Wonderworks Films

DJ: Power DJ – Steve

Band: Powerhouse

Florist: Raining Roses

Transportation: Star Transportation

Rentals: Kirby Rentals

Chair Rentals: Panache

Lighting: Kalidescope

Hair and Make up: LeJeune Artistry

Valet: Valet Today!

Restrooms: Anderson Rentals

Ice Bar: Ice Pro

Fireworks: Fireworks by Santore

A Mad Men Styled Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Postcard Inn
June 21, 2011 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Here is a little ’60s infused inspiration for your Tuesday! We had fabulous opportunity to partner with Divine Light Photography and several other Tampa/St. Pete wedding pros to create this retro Mad Men inspired wedding at the Postcard Inn on St. Pete Beach.

Already featured on Style Me Pretty, this fanciful day will hopefully get your creative juices going and take you back to a cooler era. Check out the gorgeous images and video from the shoot, and read on for the details on our throwback comfort foods and clever treats.


Starting Off Right

Antipasto Kabobs

grape tomatos, fresh mozzarella balls, Kalamata olives, and artichoke hearts skewered ’60s style and served with aioli dip

Mini Monte Cristos “On the Rocks”

a classic indulgence served in a small rocks glass with layers of organic berry preserves and white powdered sugar

The Chicken & The Egg

even more sinful than mom’s deviled eggs and filled with spicy southern fried chicken

Smokin’ Dessert Cigars

classic crêpes rolled tightly, filled with chocolate mousse, dipped in chocolate and decorated to look like smoldering cigars

Mom’s Classics with a Twist

Classic Shrimp Cocktail

Chilled Small Shrimp served with cocktail sauce in a mini martini

Porthole Caesar Salad

fresh lettuce tossed with shaved parmesan cheese, an Asiago tuile and a classic Caesar dressing and tucked into a large crouton

Personal Beef Wellingtons

a retro entertaining staple stuffed with mushroom duxelles, wrapped in a puff pastry and served with Madeira wine sauce

Dutchess Potatoes

garlic smashed potatoes swirled and lightly browned

Green Bean Casserole

the original recipe served in a mini casserole dish


Thank you to the amazing vendors who made this inspiration shoot possible!

Photography: Divine Light Photography

Bar Service: Bella Bridesmaid

Cuisine: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering

Floral Design: Holly Nazario of Collective Creations

Linens: Jess Waldrop

Models: Raph Schwyter + Lili Rey + Kriss Pugh + Brianna Strum + Christina Kolosvary + Chris Dube

Venue: The Postcard Inn

Cake: Cakes By Nomeda

Wedding Gown: Anglo Couture