Dear Atlas Party Rental Blog Readers,
My favorite holiday is right around the corner: Thanksgiving!
There isn’t a part of this holiday that I don’t love. In addition to being thankful for a whole bunch of stuff, I love the food and the particular way that my family celebrates not only Thanksgiving, but the day after!
I have a large family . . . as I may have mentioned a time or five before! We don’t always get to see each other and some of my family travels quite far to celebrate together. I think this is true of many families in America. You can understand that we have an enormous feast on Thanksgiving night. So enormous, it’s virtually impossible to finish all the food, unless my Uncle Dave is there. Then you have to fight for every last scrap!
I jest of course. When my Uncle Dave comes we just make extra!
So we have always had to deal with the ramifications of having so many leftovers. Years and years ago, we would just pass them to people walking out the door. Completely efficient way to deal with extra food, but there wasn’t any fun in it. Then, one year, one of my sisters noted that on the Friday after Thanksgiving, we didn’t all get to see the visiting members of the family again. They would all retreat to different homes that could offer beds or even hotel rooms.
She had a great idea: The Thanksgiving Leftover Competition!
Basically, instead of dividing all the leftovers and passing them out to departing family members, one person keeps all of them. The next day, 4-5 (or more if they want) members of the family head back and prepare “Signature Dishes” from the leftovers! Then, the rest of the family gets back together and we judge (by secret ballot) on the best Thanksgiving Leftover!
Each year it has gotten progressively more insane! Everyone pitches in $10 and the winner takes home a hefty sum! One year, my youngest nephew stunned everyone with an impressive turkey Shepard’s pie!
Last year, some of our neighbors even got in on the action! This year, we have to rent extra tables and chairs to accommodate the extra people we’re expecting! The winnings are up to around $700!
Don’t tell anyone, but I’m taking it this year with a sweet recipe of . . . .well, I can’t tell you that! I don’t want to ruin my chances!
Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!
We can’t get enough of the Frozen themed parties! Above you will find Photographer, Chris Joriann’s take on the Frozen Theme. Vendors: florals + décor: mb custom florals party rentals: atlas party rental, boynton beach lighting: illumene, miami cake: sugar chef, delray beach dessert table: k-terring, miami elsa gown: sasha krasnova + lisette maiorisi for bless the dress elsa + olaf canvas art: portraits by gayle venue: evergrene club, palm beach gardens manager: joseph hailey jr. event coordinator: joriann maye invites/programs/place cards/banners: time to fly designs
Dear Atlas Party Rental Blog Readers,
So I didn’t think it could happen, but I witnessed something that I never expected to see with my own eyes.
A double wedding.
Yeah. A double wedding. Are you disappointed? Thought I was going to say something like aliens or something right? That’s another blog on a different kind of website!
We’ve probably all heard of double weddings. Maybe we’ve seen them on TV. I can remember a few times of even seeing large numbers of people getting married together for some reason like New Year’s Eve or a special religious (or non-religious) date.
That wasn’t what this was. Nope. This was two sisters.
“Two sisters?!” you ask.
Yup. Two sisters.
“What two sisters want to have a double wedding?” you may wonder.
A good question. The answer: these two sisters.
Of course, it wasn’t always the plan. They aren’t twins or anything like that. They just happened to get engaged at the same time.
They could have had two weddings, but here was the thought process: They both knew that their families, and the families of their fiancés, were scattered all over the world. It would have been a real bummer to ask their families to take TWO trips for TWO separate weddings in the span of only a few months, or even a year.
What would have happened if one cousin, or uncle or some other relative came to one and not the other?!
They really wanted to make it easy on their family and thought of them first. You know I love it when even organizers think of their guests!
Here’s the unique thing about this wedding beyond that it was a double wedding. It really wasn’t a double wedding . . . it was a double reception! The brides had two separate ceremonies, but shared the reception! Isn’t that a great idea?!
It was a HUGE party. There were close to 450 people there. The wedding parties had opposite sides of the dance floor and one side was for one sister and the other was for the other. But it was really a great time! I never thought I would see a father dance with two of his daughters on the day of their wedding at the same time! What was more was that everyone was in love with how fun the concept was. There was even one bridesmaid who was in both wedding parties. She switched dresses half way through!
The Mr. Event takeaway of the week is this: Sometimes we all imagine big days in our lives going a certain way and then they end up being completely different. That isn’t a bad thing especially if you think out of the box and come up with a solution that makes everyone happy.
This Delray Beach Wedding takes glitter, gold, pink, and aqua into a marriage of sparkling bliss! The altar was beautifully made out of streamers, the favors sparkled and the flowers were unexpected pops of color. With that, our favorite part was the adorable cake!
Venue: Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square | Event Coordinator & Floral: Teal Kogon| Photography: Becca Borge Photography | Catering: Catering Concepts & Concessions | Cake: Passion 4 Cake | Rentals: Atlas Party Rental | Photobooth: Lulu’s Photobooth | DJ: Kenny Mondo | Transportation: Molly’s Trolleys | Balloons: Fringe & Company
If you don’t believe in mermaids you may change your mind after seeing this birthday bash created by One Inspired Party. The creativity that went into this ocean affair is endless. Who knew colored paper plates could form the look of an ocean? There was no detail spared for this event. The food even carried the theme with oyster cookies and fish shaped chicken nuggets.
Styling, Florals, Food, Tutus, Papergoods and Design: One Inspired Party
Rentals: Atlas Party Rental