Below, the Thank you letter we received from Google after the event:
It was so much fun working with the Google team for their "Google Land" 2017 Holiday Party held last December at 1015 Folsom Club. The theme was inspired by the all-time favorite, "Candy Land" game, a rainbow-colored candy world. Just the perfect setting for a candy bar!
Google wanted the candy bar to be bright, loaded with candy, and spectacular. And, the candy bar was to be the first thing that guests would see when they first entered the venue. In short, we had to wow them!
With a final guest count of nine hundred fifteen (915), we made sure that the candy were in full supply, and that the 16 foot-table was covered with tempting confections. There was something for everyone. From classic favorites like Hershey's Milk Chocolate & Almond Kisses, M&Ms, Kit Kat, Reese's Peanut Butter, a variety of gummies-gummy bears sour belts, gummy peaches; Holiday sweets like peppermint bark chocolate, and peppermint sticks; and specialty treats like jumbo candy buttons, candy necklaces, cupcake lollipops, and rock candy, to name some.
The three-level 1015 Folsom club was decorated with pre-picked "Candy Land" locations from the board game- The Gingerbread Room (where the candy bar was set-up), Lollipop Woods, King Kandy Lair, Queen Frostine Room, and the Gum Drop Mountains.
With the gum trees on each side of the table, the ice cream cone and ginger bread props on the wall (all created by props2c.com), the candy table was a hit!
Map of Google Land at 1015
We love it when guests take photos and videos of our tables!
Guests taking their favorites!
Below, the Lollypop Woods Room
The Candy land path that brought the guests to the Candy Bar. Don't those tables look like giant gum drop?
Lots, and lots of candy!
Jumbo Candy Buttons in 4 flavors
Gingerbread Plum trees decked both sides of the candy table
Isn't this a cute theme for a baby shower? This dessert table was created for first-time parent, Rajvi and Ama; hosted by Rajvi's best friend, Jennifer.
It was Jennifer who called us, we had worked with her the previous year for the celebration of her mom's 66th birthday. Jennifer shared the details of the baby shower, the invitations were colored gold, gift boxes were aqua blue, table center pieces were red flowers, multi-colored umbrellas were to be hung from the ceiling, and pink umbrellas were ordered as treat boxes. "How can we put all these together?", she asked.
We considered everything Jennifer told us and the theme, "Showered With Love" came about. How? To put it simply, umbrellas=shower + red flowers=love. Colors would be red, gold, aqua blue, and pink. They loved it! See how the table came together!
A special client of ours, Norma, celebrated her 50th birthday at the Crowne Plaza with her family and close friends. We dare say that she looked like a princess turning 18, rather than 50.
Through the years, Sweet Events Bay Area has been present at special moments in Norma's life- at her husband's 50th birthday a few years ago, and at her son's graduation party last year. It was now Norma's turn to be celebrated. We truly are grateful to Norma and her family for allowing us to be a part of their family's milestone events.
Hello Everyone, Happy New Year! It's great to be back. We took a short break after a busy November and December.
2017 was another great year for us at Sweet events Bay Area, and we were happy to end the year on a high note after Google asked us to create a candy table for their Holiday party in San Francisco!
We have some catching up to do on our blogs. We will begin posting some of our events in the next days so stay tuned!
Family and friends came together at the Bayview Dining Room at the College of San Mateo to celebrate and give thanks for Cassidy's Quinceañera, one of the most important celebrations in the Mexican culture marking the passage to womanhood on her fifteenth birthday.
Weeks before, her parents Maria and Andy, got in touch with us to provide the photo booth service for their daughter's special ceremony. Her colors were lavender, silver and white.
And, they requested to include a bible passage special to their family on her photo prints (See the photo above).
On the day of the Quince, the photo booth teemed with guests, and the energy was high. The guest line did not let up from the time we began until the end of the service. So much fun! Check out the photos.
Below, the awesome view from the Bayview Dining Room at the College of San Mateo.
(Photo Credit: College of San Mateo)
We are thankful for another tremendous year at Sweet Events Bay Area. We are most especially thankful for you, our supporters. Through the years, many of you who started out as our clients have become our valued friends and now a part of the Sweet Events Bay Area family.
Thank you for your trust in our service, and for allowing us to be part of the major milestone celebrations in yours, your parents', your siblings', and your children's lives, whichever the case may be.
From us at Sweet Events Bay Area, may your Thanksgiving be filled with love, laughter, family and friends!
Hi everyone! With ten days to go until Halloween, we're sharing with you these spooky labels from customlabels.net
We are thrilled that Hannah from Custom Labels reached out to us to share these with you, our readers.
Just download the file below, and print them on self-adhesive paper, cut, and attach them to party bags. Or, print them on cardstock, cut , and attach them onto lollipop sticks and use as cupcake toppers.
As Hannah mentioned in her letter, with these printables, we "hope that you can embrace the spooky Halloween season & make it the scariest and most entertaining ever!"
Here is the link:
This is the pastel pink and gold candy buffet table we did for Lindsay and Timmy's wedding at the luxurious Fairmont Hotel in San Jose. The pairing of a glamorous gold to a sweet light pink creates a more sophisticated, elegant and romantic color palette.
This pink has been a popular color request for us this year. Maybe because the pale pink (called pale dogwood) was one of the selected top 2017 spring colors by Pantone. It is described by Pantone as "a quiet and peaceful pink shade that engenders an aura of innocence and purity".
Lindsay wanted an all-candy bar for her wedding. The guests were treated to Grapefruit Gummy bears, Chocolate kisses, Strawberry fruit chews, Bubble gum lollipops and much more! Though some guests were too excited to wait till after dinner to fill up their bags (totally understandable!), the candy table was definitely a great sweet ending for the night!
Below left: The Fairmont hotel outside (Photo Credit: SanJose.com)
Below right: At the ballroom, ready for the arrival of the 500 guests
We love the rich olive green color paired with silver in this dessert table, it is such an elegant and striking color combination!
We created this dessert table for Liku's graduation party. It was Sendi, the graduate's sister, who reached out to us. She told us that she loved our work, and that she convinced her mom to have us create a dessert table for this special event- Thank you, Sendi! They wanted a dessert table filled with baked goodies. There were Madeleine chocolate-dipped cookies, sliced Vanilla pound cake, Mini cupcakes, Mini cinnamon roll bites, Lemon cupcake cookies, to name some. We also made what we called "Twix bracelets", these are medal-look-a-likes secured by ribbons with a mini Twix chocolate bar attached. We weren't surprised that the bracelets were gone by the end of the night!
From the lovely, white feather centerpieces to the green wall uplights and matching olive green table linens, the room was exqusite, and the dessert table just fit right in adding to the wow factor!
We are excited to share with you the pink and gold dessert table we created for Julie + Tim's wedding at the Bridges Golf Club in San Ramon last July 21st. Julie told us that the overall look she wanted for the table was elegant, classy and full of variety. Check out the photos below. At the end of the night Julie told us that she loved the table, and her guests too! Hope you like it!
Yes, that's right. That's the celebrant, Evelyn, making her grand entrance in her own Cinderella-type carriage.
We were back again this weekend at the Holy Spirit Parish Center in Fremont for another Quinceañera. This time, this Cinderella-themed celebration is for Evelyn (cousin of last week's celebrant). The colors for her party were peach and gold. Evelyn wore a cascading ruffle, peach-colored, wide ball gown which was truly princess-worthy! The program started with Evelyn's grand entrance inside a carriage. And then, together with her entourage, they performed their Waltz dance. The "banda" arrived soon after, and the guests danced the night away.
At the photo booth, since a lot of the guests were present at our photo booth the previous weekend, and have had some practice- they've become pros! We surely had a huge crowd drop by, and everyone had a great time!
It has been a busy July at Sweet Events Bay Area!
We were in Fremont at the Holy Spirit Parish Center for the 15th birthday celebration of Emily. It was a pastel blue and silver affair. Emily wore a lovely turtleneck wide ball gown, her long hair in a tight updo, finished with a silver tiara and long silver strand earrings. Just the perfect look for a princess!
The highlights of the night included the celebrant's dance along with her princely escorts; a recreation from "Cinderella" where Emily's parents fitted the celebrant with "glass slipper"- shoes while she was seated on a silver royal chair -a special mark of Emily's passage to her coming of age; the performance of the latin band; and the photo booth!
As always, the photo booth was busy with a steady stream of guests. Guests told us that it was an awesome experience, and that they loved their photos!
Ice Cream and Summer pretty much go hand in hand. Now that the summer season is in our midst, (it officially starts on June 20th-Pacific time) our Ice Cream Bar service where your guests get to create their own ice cream sundae is the best way to beat the heat and, offer a novel idea for your guests! Because, who does not love ice cream?
Last June 3rd, we created an Ice Cream Bar for Christian's graduation party at the Berryessa Community Center, San Jose . It was a hit! His mom, Norma, whom we have worked in previous occasions contacted us for this special celebration. She booked us for both of our services- Ice cream bar and the Photo booth. It was a gold and black color affair, so we matched the table to their color theme, labelled all the items with our beautiful frames, and added graduation-themed details.
We provided all the condiments, and filled them into beautiful apothecary jars. We also came prepared with the dry ice. All the guests had to do was to come over to the bar, choose their ice cream flavors, pile on the toppings, drizzle their favorite sauces and finish with whipped cream! What a wonderful treat for a special celebration!
Ask about our Ice Cream Bar service for any occasion, contact Angel at firstname.lastname@example.org or
call (415) 672-2976.
We were at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, or otherwise known as St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco to host the photo booth for newlyweds, Mr. & Mrs. Gonzalez.
St. Mary's Cathedral, a must-see for visitors in San Francisco, is a beautiful wedding venue. From the approach, one can't help but admire the grandeur of this impressive structure. Step inside the church, and the architecture just takes your breath away, it is stunning.
The reception was held at Patron's Hall at the basement level, a great space for a big crowd. As always, it was a busy night at the booth. From the time we opened to the time service ended, it was just non-stop action! Guests of all ages- children, teens, young adults and the young-at-heart adults, joined in the fun. There was an abundance of smiles, laughter, and high spirits. Clearly, the happiness meter was at its peak!
Are you planning your next event? Contact Angel for your photo booth or dessert/candy buffet service needs at:
Some behind-the-scene photos:
Below, Guests waiting for their turn at the photo booth.
Our photo booth is enjoyed by guests of all ages!
All smiles and fun!
Photo Credit: Lovepartyprintables.com
We love these adorable Japanese-inspired Mother's day toppers from lovepartyprintables.com! Use these to decorate cupcakes, as gift tags or as a banner. Simply click on the file below to print, cut and tape onto lollipop sticks (for cupcakes), or string/twine to hang. Isn't this a great way to show your love for mom? It's small in gesture but, big in message!
Happy Mother's day to all mothers, grandmothers, and mother figures!
Happy Star Wars Day! Since today marks the annual celebration of everything Star Wars, we are sharing some photos from our Star Wars-themed dessert table. To see more photos, check out our blog dated Sept. 15, 2016.
Poster by: whipperberry.com
Tacos, Guacamole, Enchilada, Tostada coupled with tequila and fresh margaritas...Are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Well if you're throwing a party or going to one, get hold of these adorable toppers from cupcakeprintables.com that may just inspire an "Ole"!
Simply print, cut and either attach by tape to lollipop sticks and use as cupcake toppers, or secure to a string and hang as decoration.
Want to know the origin of Cinco de Mayo? Thoughtco.com explains it below:
"Many people mistakenly think that Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexican independence, much like Independence Day in the United States. In fact, Cinco de Mayo, the fifth of May, celebrates the Mexican army's defeat of France in the Battle of Puebla.
This battle took place during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867), which ultimately ended with France withdrawing due to pressure from the United States, who intervened after the Civil War ended.
Cinco de Mayo is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico. It is celebrated primarily in Puebla, where the battle took place. In other parts of Mexico, businesses remain open and life goes on as usual. In the U.S., Cinco de Mayo is popularly observed as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. "
We came across this article at Brides.com., and thought that this was great information to pass along. Not only for our soon-to-be-wed readers, but also for those of us who are planning events for the rest of 2017 and 2018.
When you're starting to look over the calendar and pick out for your wedding, it's always good to note which dates may be a problem for your budget, your guests, and even your venue. Here are six wedding dates to avoid in 2017 and 2018.
1. Weekends with a Monday holiday
While you may be able to score a discounted rate from the venue to have your wedding on a Sunday night, since most people have the Monday holiday off, you'll find that flights and hotel costs skyrocket on these weekends. Keep this in mind when picking one of these, as some guests may have to decline coming because of the extra travel costs.
Weekend of May 27-29, 2017
Weekend of May 26-28, 2018
Weekend of September 2-4, 2017
Weekend of September 1-3, 2018
Weekend of October 7-9, 2017
Weekend of October 6-8, 2018
2. Thanksgiving Weekend
This may seem like a great time to have a wedding, since a lot of people travel over Thanksgiving, but it can be a very tough time for a wedding. For one thing, prices for travel and hotels go up during Thanksgiving. The other reason is that people usually spend this holiday with their family members. So if you have a lot of guests who do not live locally, they may not be able to attend.
Thanksgiving (always the fourth Thursday of November)
November 23, 2017
November 22, 2018
3. New Year's Eve
A New Year's Wedding may seem like a fun idea. What better way to celebrate the end of one New Year and the start of another than with a wedding? Beware of high prices at venues and from vendors if you plan to choose this date.
New Year's Eve
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Monday, December 31, 2018
4. Religious holidays
Be sure to keep in mind the dates of religious holidays when picking a wedding date. Even if it's not a holiday you observe, scheduling your wedding during Lent, Passover, or Ramadan, for example, may limit guests from coming due to cultural obligations.
5. Super Bowl Sunday
If you're planning to do a Sunday wedding, cross Super Bowl Sunday off your list of options. And if you do decide to have it on that Sunday, be sure to have lots of TVs accessible for the die-hard fans.
Super Bowl Sunday
February 5, 2017, in Houston, Texas
February 4, 2018, in Minneapolis, Minnesota
6. Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th is known as the day of bad luck. If you're even a little bit superstitious, you may want to skip this date for your wedding or even rehearsal dinner.
Friday the 13th
January 13, 2017
October 13, 2017
April 13, 2018
July 13, 2018
Things have been running along here at the SW.E.B.A headquarters. Our calendar has been filling up as we move along the year. It is hard to believe that we are on the 4th month already, time passed by so quickly!
It's been awhile since we shared some printables. So for this Easter Sunday, we would like to share with you some cute tags that you could tie around candy bags, hang on gifts or use as cupcake toppers from onecharmingday.com.
Simply click on the file, download, print, cut, and use as is or decorate with ribbon, or attach to lollipop sticks.
Have a Happy Easter!