Have A SPOOKY Halloween

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Photos and recipes from bloom.acious blog

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

I am so excited it’s Halloween!

This is one of my favourite days of the year. Thankfully no major events today so we are having a small Halloween Party for family and friends this evening. The kids are dressing up as a Princess, a Lion and a Dragon. We carved our six pumpkins last night and they look fabulous and spooky along our pathway to the door and we will start decorating the yard as soon as breakfast is done. Too bad it’s sooo cold.

Tonight we will serve some great halloween food to our guests and I thought I would share a couple of simple and quick Halloween ideas and recipes with you that I found on one of my favourite blogs BLOOM.ACIOUS.com

SINFUL DELIGHT – BLACK MARTINI

This Chocolate/BLACK Martini is an amazing cocktail for Halloween.

2 ounces of Godiva Dark Chocolate liqueur

2 ounces of Creme de Cacao

2 ounces of freezing Goldenbarr Chocolate vodka

2 tablespoons of shaved white chocolate

2 well chilled, classy looking martini glasses

Dip martini glass rims into water or syrup and then into the white chocolate shavings. Combine the Godiva Chocolate liqueur, Creme de Cacao, and Goldenbarr Chocolate vodka into a cocktail shaker full of cracked ice. Shake and pour into prepared martini glasses. Garnish with adorable ghost as shown 🙂

GOOEY CARAMEL APPLES

Caramel Apples

1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened

1 (8-oz.) package toffee bits

3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Stir these together in a saucepan over medium heat until blended and allow to cool. Dip apples that have been fitted with a stick as shown above (or pears work nicely too) and set aside until the dip sets up. Extra great with a sprinkling of chopped nuts. Makes enough for about 6 large apples.

HAVE A SPOOKY HALLOWEEN & ENJOY!

Sweet Ideas

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Photos by Amy Atlas Events & Martha Stewart Weddings

SWEET IDEAS

Looking to add a little something special to a Holiday Party, Corporate Function or even replace that traditional Wedding Cake?

Here are a few delicious ideas:

•  Candy Café – What’s better than a table over-flowing with your favourite candies? Invite your guests to indulge in some of your favourite treats, either completely colour coordinated to match your decor theme or just truly picked for their ranking on your yummy-scale.

• Grown-Up Milk & Cookies – Transport your guests back to their childhoods by offering the comforting ritual of ‘just before bed’ milk & cookies. You can display a variety of different types & sizes of cookies on beautiful trays and pair them up with shot-glasses filled with ice cold milk – or for the daring – substitute the milk with coffee flavoured Baileys.

•  Ice Cream Parlour – Why not cool down your guests with a couple of scoops of ice-cream & all the tasty toppings that they could possibly need? Think hot caramel, hot chocolate & hot fudge sauces, chocolate sprinkles, M & M’s, crushed nuts, tiny marshmallows, fruit etc. The sky is the limit on this one!

• Chocolate Heaven – Chocolate is always a winner. Place a chocolate fountain in the middle of a table and surround it with treats that are just begging to be dipped, like marshmallows, cookies, fruit slices (strawberry, banana, cherry etc) rice crispy squares, twinkies, vanilla wafers and my personal favourite – toasted croissant chunks.

• Cotton Candy – An upcoming trend is to hire someone to spin candy floss for your guests. Candy floss can be made in a wide variety of colours/flavours which you can choose to match your Wedding Colours.

• Doughnut Hut – Provide a tray of steaming hot plain doughnuts and let your guests go crazy making their own concoctions. A few must haves are: at least three different flavoured icings (chocolate, caramel, vanilla, strawberry etc) , and toppings (crushed nuts, cinnamon and sugar, chocolate sprinkles, coconut shavings etc)

•  Bakery – Create a pastry table full of sweet munchies like croissants, Danish pastries, tarts, mini-cakes, cookies, and biscotti. Be sure to serve a good choice of hot beverages, coffee and tea are the norm, but why not include espresso and hot chocolate?

• Fresh & Fruity – For the health conscious couples out there – you could create a healthy buffet of fresh fruit slices accompanied by some dried fruit selections, some nuts, granola and yogurt. This makes for a refreshingly light way to end your special day.

Written by Kim ten Krooden, Event Coordinator, EVENTS BY EMMA

Corporate Events – The Chamber – Red Carpet Gala

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Photos by KAMP PHOTOGRAPHY

Corporate Events – The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce – Red Carpet Gala 2009

Once again our team had the honour of producing The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce’s 7th Annual Red Carpet Gala. This year we chose an Old Vintage Hollywood theme and truly rolled out the red carpet for The Chambers celebrated volunteers and corporate celebrities.

Every detail was thought of, and as usual our team brought them all together in trendsetting style! Just to name a few unique and custom details we created: a classy champagne bar, Kerr Royal as a signature drink, an old style themed photo booth, vintage candy bar, candlelight lounge areas, unique and themed menu, Guy Maddin gift baskets, live music (Danny Kramer Band), etc. We also took the opportunity to showcase our new and exclusive Manzanita branches which were absolutely gorgeous! The event took place at the always wonderful Delta Winnipeg.

Special thanks to the Events by Emma Team, Floral Elements and Planned Perfectly for helping us create yet another spectacular event design! Also thank you to The Delta Winnipeg, Photo Booth Rentals of Winnipeg, Folklorama Talent and of course the ever so talented Jess and Jake at KAMP PHOTOGRAPHY for taking these awesome images of the event!

Here’s just a sneak peak …. more to come soon.

Diwali 2009

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Photos by D.Singh

Hindu Society of Manitoba – Diwali Celebration 2009

This past Saturday Events by Emma was pleased to participate in the annual Diwali Mela (Festival of Lights) hosted by the Hindu Society of Manitoba at the Convention Centre. The Annual event featured a fantastic program and was emceed by CBC Information Radio Marcy Markusa and CBC New Aarti Poleof. All evening guests enjoyed amazing music, dance, food and celebration for the whole community to enjoy. Our team met a lot great people as well as had the pleasure of chatting with the Premier, Honourable Greg Selinger and the Honourable Steven Fletcher.

EMMA THANKS: The Events by Emma Team, The Hindu Society of Manitoba, The Convention Centre, Floral Elements and Planned Perfeclty.

Corporate Events – RBC Award Gala

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Photos by Moore Photography

Corporate Events: RBC Award Gala 2009

Recently Events by Emma had the opportunity to help plan and create a unique event design for the RBC Wealth Management Awards Gala. Our inspired design for the event showcased a unique theme and featured a live band, dj, dancing, custom and signature drinks, unique dessert presentation and amazing give-aways throughout the evening. The event showcased how our full-service event planning company can refresh and revitalize an annual corporate event…..taking it to the next level!

The decor design featured new EBE decor rentals including Manzanita Branches, sage green pin tuck linens, square vases overflowing with ivory and green lush florals, rhinestones and luxurious ribbons and crystals.Special thanks to Floral Elements and Planned Perfectly in assisting with our spectacular creations.

Also, many thanks to The Fort Garry Hotel, Folklorama Talent and Moore Photography for coming out and taking these awesome images, if you haven’t booked a photographer for your upcoming Wedding or Event you should definitely give Curtis a call.

Happy Thanksgiving

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

We’ll….. what can I say …. who expected snow already!

It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas instead of Thanksgiving.

The whole EBE Team wishes you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Have a great weekend with your friends and family!

I have included a little poem my daughter brought home from school this week and a few tabletop inspirations as you prepare for your holiday feast.

Enjoy.

Thanksgiving Delights

On Thanksgiving Day we’re thankful for

Our blessings all year through,

For family we dearly love,

For good friends, old and new.

For sun to light and warm our days,

For stars that glow at night,

For trees of green and skies of blue,

And puffy clouds of white.

We’re grateful for our eyes that see

The beauty all around,

For arms to hug, and legs to walk,

And ears to hear each sound.

The list of all we’re grateful for

Would fill a great big book;

Our thankful hearts find new delights

Everywhere we look!

By Joanna Fuchs

Events by Emma: Latest Promotion

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IF YOU ARE READY TO TAKE YOUR CORPORATE EVENTS TO THE NEXT LEVEL, LOOK NO FURTHER …..

As premier event suppliers for Manitoba Businesses, Events by Emma, Floral Elements and Urbanink have partnered to offer you great savings on your next event.

Whether you are creating an informal gathering or an opulent celebration, our professional and creative teams will assist you in everything from full-service event management, choosing a concept and theme to designing custom invitations, tailor-made floral arrangements, and custom decor – all intended to provide your guests with such fun and fond memories that everyone will look forward to your future events with great anticipation.

Book your next upcoming Corporate Event with us before February 1, 2010 and save a total of $1000 from all 3 Services… eliminating the stress in planning work functions and client entertaining, while leaving you to successfully build your employee and client relationships.

Our combined services include:

– Full-Service Event Management.

– Concept and Theme Development.

– Custom Decor and Floral Design.

– Graphic Design, Print and Web Solutions.

– Innovative trend-savvy ideas delivered with technical and logistical know how.

We look forward to partnering with you on your next event.

Contact us to book now at 204.779.8812 or mbevents2010@gmail.com

For More Details Visit:

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Karta House: Grand Opening Event

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Photos by Manual F. Sousa Photography

Karta House: Grand Opening Event

Hosted by Owner & Designer Tammy Govatsos, Events by Emma was thrilled to be a part of the Karta House Store Grand Opening Event on September 24th. The day featured a public open house in which Tammy showcased her new store and showroom and custom designed stationary and new products. The day ended with a private after party for close friends and event industry professionals.

Events by Emma was happy to provide the unique decor and a custom table design in honour of the occasion featuring Karta House brand colours of chocolate brown and light blue, stainless steel and mirrored accents, ivory and blue hydrangea and custom event stationary. Also, showcased was our signature wish tree and unique cylinder candy buffet. Special thanks to Floral Elements and Planned Perfectly for providing the beautiful florals and linens for our design.

Also featured at were local vendors Cakes by Shelley, Star Grill and Manual F. Sousa Photography.

Team Winnipeg: Cirque du Soleil – Ovo

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Photos by E.Singh

Team Winnipeg: Cirque du Soleil – Ovo

Recently Events by Emma and the Team Winnipeg partners were involved in the planning of the Eastern Consortium Toronto Event. The event featured a VIP Reception held in the Tapis Rouge under the Cirque du Soleil Big Top in downtown Toronto.

VIP guests were treated to beautiful and unique decor, themed food and drinks and a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy a amazing Cirque show up close and personal …. Here is a little sneak peek of the event … more to come soon.

2009 Cycle 4 Change – Huge Success!

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Photos by D.Singh

2009 Cycle 4 Change – Huge Success!

This past weekend the Events by Emma Team had the honour of providing full-event management services for the Urban Youth Adventures 2nd Annual Cycle 4 Change Bike Tour.

Thanks to the dozens of volunteers, energetic riders and great sponsors this year’s event was a huge success ….. raising much needed dollars to support UYA programs and activities for disadvantaged youth in the North End.

Here are a few great photos from the event …. more to come soon!

For more information on UYA visit www.uya.ca