Thursday, February 18, 2010

Karate Kid Bash

Earlier this week, Victoria Beckham was on "The View" discussing possible birthday party ideas for her son. She mentioned a martial arts theme and that got my gears working! This would be an awesome theme for kids enrolled in martial arts classes or celebrating the various degrees of belts.
Create an Asian inspired tablescape with a red tablecover. Buy black plates, cups, and cutlery for contrast. Check out this beautiful cake (pictured above) by Paula Surrette. You can find Asian-inspired tea votive holders just about anywhere.

Restaurant Week is here!

The 3rd Annual Restaurant Week starts tomorrow! From February 19th to the 28th, you can eat at some of Chicago's top restaurants without worrying about sky high bills! Have lunch for $22 or dinner for $32. Participating restaurants can be found here. I came across this event on Chicago RSVP, Big City Bridal's blog.
Whether its a girls night out, date night, or trial run make it a go of Chicago's Restaurant Week. It is a MUST DO for the sophisticated foodie and those who want variety and value.  You can find restaurants from all over, but mostly River North and Northside.

I have listed my favorite restaurants below:

  • Hard Rock Cafe - a great variety
  • N9ne - for a hearty but gourmet steak
  • Rockit Bar & Grill - some of the best burgers in town
  • Carnivale - fabulous empanadas
  • Zapatista - fajitas to die for
What's your recommendation?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Some gems I came across while I was away!

Since my Winter Wonderland event, TWO of my laptops have failed me. One has a virus and the other is just broken! That said, I have to thank my readers for your patience despite my absence.

Just because I've been away doesn't mean I haven't had you all in mind. I found some really cool sites to check out until my return later this month.

For those of you that don't want to dedicate a huge portion of your event's budget to flowers, try to make them yourself with these whimsical ideas (and instructions). Did I mention they were paper? Try using patterned paper for a funky bouquet:

For those of you hosting celebrations for the Super Bowl, click here for some tasty cupcake recipes.

My godson will be celebrating his 1st birthday and I will be hosting a super cute intimate Cookie monster party for him. Also, I will be planning a birthday party later this Spring and hope to have preparation pictures up soon.

Again, thanks for baring with Wrightfully Social! See you soon!