Elite Events~Trend Report

If you have been a guest to a wedding in the last year or so I’m pretty sure
you’re familiar with a signature drink, or even a drink station, possibly even
a ceremony beverage station.  Tired of the seeing the same concept utilized over and over again, I was in search for fresh, new, fun ideas that could possibly replace those worn out trends.

I love what I am finding!!! SO I thought I would share!

 Yogurt Ice Pops with Berries

How Yummy and refreshing  would these be to
be served at a outdoor summer wedding ceremony!

 Yogurt Ice Pops with Berries

 Makes: 8 to 10

Ingredients:

1 lemon

½ cup water

½ cup sugar

1 ½ cups plain
unsweetened Greek-style yogurt

2 Tablespoons honey

2 cups fresh
blackberries

Rinse the lemon, then peel it. Combine the water, and sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until the mixture comes to a boil and the sugar has
dissolved. Add the lemon peel, lower the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Let
cool to room temperature. Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve, then
refrigerate until chilled.

Put the yogurt and honey in a blender, add the chilled syrup and blend to combine. Pour a bit of the yogurt mixture into each of the molds, to a height of about ¾ inch. Freeze
until the mixture begins to set, about 40 minutes.

If the blackberries are big, cut them in half. Divide the blackberries among the molds, then pour in the remaining yogurt mixture, dividing it evenly among the molds. Freeze
until solid, 3 to 4 hours. (www.colincowie.com)

WOW THEM

As with many of the jaw-dropping moments at your wedding, a memorable presentation
is key to offering up Popsicles in a manner to amaze your guests. Presenting
them on a tray is one suggestion. So is setting up a spot at your reception for
an old-fashioned, albeit vamped-up, Popsicle cart that can pass out the frozen
goods. (www.colincowie.com)

Snow Cones/Shaved Ice treats

A great way to bring in your wedding colors all while using
fresh fruits, Lemons, Oranges, Apples, Cranberries, Grapes, you name it!

I love the shaved Ice block!


Cocktail Hour treats!

Offer your guests a spiked cold and refreshing treat, like a
watermelon mint julep!

Present them on a
thick slice of watermelon to give it that WOW affect.

Not a fan of Mint Julep?
Try a Boozy Pop! (www.colincowie.com)

Cucumber,
Elderflower & Tequila*

Makes:  10 pops

Ingredients:

1 1/3 pounds cucumbers
(about 3 medium), peeled

1/3 cup elderflower
syrup

2 Tablespoons freshly
squeezed lemon juice

¼ to 1/3 cup tequila

Finely puree the cucumbers in a food processor. You should have about 2 ½ cups of puree.
Transfer the pureed cucumbers to a bowl or a measuring pitcher with a pouring
spout and stir in the elderflower syrup and lemon juice, and then the tequila

Taste and adjust, but be careful not to overdo the tequila, because too much will keep the pop from freezing.

Pour the mixture into your ice pop molds, leaving a little bit of room at the top for the mixture to expand. Insert sticks and freeze until solid, 4 to 5 hours. (www.colincowie.com)

Stay Cool Station

Having planned many outdoor summer
events, it is ALWAYS important to make sure your guests stay COOL, COMFORTABLE
and HYDRATED.  Therefore when I came
across this lovely display, I found it hard to resist sharing!

Parasols, to shade from the sun, cold washcloths to keep
cool, dry washcloths to wipe away sweat and cold refreshing water to keep
guests hydrated!

Not a Fan of Cold treats, or planning more of a fall or
winter event? We have some ideas for you too!

Need a Warm up?

Warm up with a Hot COCO bar or
even a Tea Leaf station, a great alternative to the traditional coffee station,
if I don’t say so myself!

Snacks

Everyone loves a good snack especially before a good
show.  Why not change it up and offer a
snack for your guests to enjoy during your wedding ceremony.  We LOVED this gourmet popcorn display.  It’s interactive, fun and sure looks
yummy!

Last by not least some Late night snack ideas!

I am LOVING Doghnut’s for a late night snack idea!

Are any of you doing anything FUN and different for your event?

Inspirationally Yours,

Nikki

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