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Whimsical & Decadent Birthday Party

Greet your guests with a massive seafood & hors d’oeuvres display.

 This 16 foot table was an absolute showstopper! Draped entirely in real moss by Planthropy, and finished by Prema Designs with gorgeous florals and dramatic candelabras burning real tapered candles, this table became the centerpiece of the whole party.

We got creative with our decor to display food and used a combination of plexi-glass, white platters, and wooden bowls turned upside down to create a display with varying heights. We even snagged some leftover moss from Planthropy to drape over the bowls and platters, as if it was growing up over them and becoming one with the table.

TABLE MENU:

Smoked Mussels with Grilled Pineapple Salsa 

Scallop Ceviche with Lime, Passionfruit & Rice Puff Cracker 

ORA King Salmon Belly Tartare 

Shrimp Stuffed with Crab and Lobster Sherry Sauce 

Tomato Basil & Fresh Mozzarella Skewer with Pesto and Balsamic Drizzle 

Skewered Lemon-marinated Jumbo Shrimp with Feta, Kalamata Olives, and Grape Tomatoes 

Candied Bacon & Melon Skewer

Tuna Poke on Crispy Rice Cakes with Wasabi Cream and Chile Threads 

Bacon-wrapped Date with Maple Syrup Drizzle and Crumbled Bleu Cheese 

“EXPERT TIP: Salt the ice on your seafood displays to slow down melting!”

Add a special touch to your passed hors d’oeuvres.

We used vintage chargers as passing trays for the hors d’oeuvres instead of a traditional tray or display. There’s no need to be standard about any of the details.

HORS D’OEUVRES MENU:

Stuffed Peach with Bleu Cheese, Honey Drizzle, and Microgreens 

Mini Lobster Quesadilla 

Beef Au Poivre on a Potato Crisp 

Balsamic Watermelon Bites 

Individual Charcuterie Cups 

Action Stations:
Entertain your guests while feeding them.

An Action Station means a Chef is on-site cooking up and assembling dishes right in front of your guests. Make sure you have a variety stations to encourage everyone of all taste buds and dietary needs to give the stations a try!

ACTION STATIONS:

Cocktail Salad Station
Dirty Martini with Verjus Vinaigrette
Red Gem Caesar with Croutons

Caviar Station
with Potato Pancakes and Crème Fraiche

Carving Station
Elysian Fields Lamb with Romesco Sauce 
Truffle Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Foie Gras Butter 
Smoked ORA King Salmon with Arugula Salad 
Butternut Squash Terrine with Vegan Dijonaise 

We know you won’t forget about dessert… 

And while you’re at it, why not make it an art display?  

This dessert display was assembled atop a real vintage dresser. More gorgeous florals by Prema Designs and vintage plates and cake stands rented from Aiden & Grace brought in the whimsical charm inspired by Alice In Wonderland.

DESSERT MENU:

Crème Brûlée

Strawberry Shortcake Parfait with sweet biscuits, sugared strawberries & freshly whipped cream

Mini Creampuffs with housemade vanilla pastry cream and topped with melted chocolate drizzle 

Buckeyes, chocolate dipped peanut butter balls 

Cakes by Short North Piece of Cake

Thank you!

This event could not have been possible without our talented friends and vendors:

Curated & planned by Black Door Experiences

Florals by Prema Designs 

Moss by Planthropy 

Rentals & furniture provided by: Aiden & Grace, Black Door Experiences, Event Source

Cakes by Short North Piece of Cake

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