Nisbett 50th Birthday Party
April 28, 2009 by admin | comments

Social catering has always been my favorite type of event. I love meeting with the clients and seeing their lovely homes. Creating fun themes and really getting to know my clients on a personal level is very important to me. Most of my social clients have been with me for several years. I’ve watched their kids grow up and have been able to enjoy being a part of their lives in a special way with baby showers, baptisms, birthday parties, 1st communions, sweet 16 and high school graduations.

I had the joy of meeting Janice Nisbett this past month who was planning a 50th birthday party for her husband. She had put so much thought into her event and we were planning it in a small park in College Park. We met there and walked the site to be sure there was proper lighting, electrical outlets and work space for us as we bring our ovens and kitchen equipment to the site. With our layout in mind we moved onto the menu – which consisted of chef attended tenderloin of beef, great heavy hors’d and a beautiful lemon cake for the birthday boy in addition to our miniature pastries. The event colors were white, black and a splash of red with tall cocktail tables throughout the park and a group of seating tables. Of course we needed centerpieces so I call my good friend at Special Event Floral and she designed beautiful centerpieces to compliment the event style.

Everything was running smoothly except the weather reports were starting to say that rain and windy conditions were most likely to be on and off that weekend. Janice and I spoke early in the week and since the work had not begun at her home as of yet we decided to meet there as a back up plan. Well, she has a great house and certainly large enough to move the event over there if need be, and it put her to ease that we could be so flexible. We decided we would make that decision on Friday so I could relay it to the appropriate management teams in our organization. I didn’t hear anything from her so I assumed we were a go for the park. Saturday morning came and I get a phone call from Janice and she is very worried about having the b-day party at the park so I tell her no problem we will just move it over to her home.

Lucky for me I have a wonderful management team and service staff. I made a few phone calls and it was a done deal! Everyone was flexible and had no issues with the change. The best part of all was the beautiful displays and fabulous food that we put out that evening. I was so proud of my staff and Janice was delighted, as well as, her guests. That is what makes if all worthwhile. No matter what changes are made we partner together and get the job done!

I have been in this business for 20 years, but I have to say that by far this is the best team of people I have ever worked with. I guess that’s what keeps my social clients coming back again and again!

Mary Brumley, Special Event Planner

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