Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Thank you for coming to the bridal show!

Details had a wonderful time meeting everyone at the fall bridal show and benefit. We are already looking forward to the spring!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Step Up Your Tailgate! SEC Style!

It’s time to step up your tailgate Aggies! SEC teams are famous for their lavish tailgates and Texas A&M should show that we can tailgate with the best of them. Here are some awesome ways to spice up your tailgate.

Toss out that plastic ware and upgrade to dinner plates, glassware and flatware. This is no typical drink station. A candelabra, mint juleps and glass pitcher make a statement. A crystal tent chandelier…I think so!

Love this Auburn tailgate! They cut a football field out of green paper as their table runner and used white porcelain serving trays to display the food. They also color coordinated the food with Auburn’s colors. Maroon chips anyone? Photo from Amy’s Party Ideas.

This cute display can adds fun to any serving table! Wrap brown paper around a tin can, draw or glue on football stitching and use it to hold silverware or straws.

Don’t forget the most important part of the tailgate – the food! Southern Living’s SEC Tailgating Cookbook has great recipes cherished by many legendary SEC teams. Also, check out these team-inspired tailgating dishes.

If you’re too busy, let Details Party Rental handle all the tailgate preparation for you! Our Tailgate Packages will ensure you get a good spot on game day.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Lights, camera, action: Movie viewing party!

Didn't make it to the movie theater this weekend? Well get ready to bring the theater fun to your house because we've put together some of our favorite movie party ideas from The Tomkat Studio and The Crafting Chicks. Start poppin' the popcorn and transform your next party into a red carpet event! Lights, camera... Action!

via The Tomkat Studio

 via The Crafting Chicks

via The Tomkat Studio

via The Tomkat Studio

via The Crafting Chicks
via The Tomkat Studio

via The Tomkat Studio

via The Crafting Chicks

via The Tomkat Studio

Ready to put together your own premiere? Take a peek at our popcorn machines- a movie party must!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Gourmet Grill-Out Party

We love this gourmet grill-out party posted by Hostess with the Mostess. The event works perfect for any backyard and uses stuff most people have laying around the house. Enjoy!

Party Detals as told by Meredith...
Recently, I was asked to design an upscale grill-out party for the Downtown South Bend Board of Directors as a “thank you” for all of their service and support. The event was held on Saturday, June 16th at a private residence and about 40 people were in attendance. The host wanted to be able to mix and mingle and engage in conversation with each member, not having to worry about standing at the grill so we worked with Chic Eats Catering to take traditional grilled foods and put a gourmet twist on them! It was lovely!


For decor, we started with a cool, summer aqua and orange color palette with some darker turquoise accents, tied off with twine. We then used assorted, seasonal orange potted arrangements in mini galvanized buckets and scattered them throughout for an additional pop of color. Chalkboards were a fun method of signage directing guests and also thanking them with “thank you” notes on each flower arrangement on the tables. My favorite decoration of all were the miniature Weber grills scattered throughout, which made for great elevation on the tables, as well as functional storage space for food and floral arrangements. We also fanned large grill tools out of a wicker urn, which provided a nice tie-in to the grill theme.


For the main menu, we served Petite Peppered Beef Tenderloin Sandwiches with Balsamic Onions & Blue Cheese Horseradish Spread, Tangy Pulled Chicken BBQ, Mini 4 Cheese Mac-n-Cheese, Roasted Asparagus Potato Salad and Asian Crunch Cole Slaw. Delicious! Dessert items included mini strawberry shortcake parfaits, mini oreo cheesecakes and chocolate truffle pops, but had to be moved inside due to abnormally high temps outside! Drink items included Orange-Infused Water, Iced Tea, an assortment of beers, wine and an easy-to-make Orange Citron Cocktail.


For the paper goods, we started with a hand-delivered invitation tied to a root beer bottle with twine. Guests loved them and it was a clever way to get guests engaged with the idea! We then created a banner, which was strung in two directions above the food table. jar toppers for the favors, food tents and more.


For the favors, we wanted to send each guest home with something grill-related, something local and something from the downtown area so a local high-end Grill (LaSalle Grill) concocted a dry rub just for the party and provided a delicious recipe to go along with it. We packaged it in small, 4 oz jars with toppers that said “Spice up your next cookout on us!”



– Party Event Design & Desserts: Meredith Lee Party + Event Design

– Photography: Hemmerlein Photography

– Catering: Chic Eats Catering

– Paper Goods + Straws + Cutlery: MJ Paperie

– Favor Dry Rub: LaSalle Grill