Our client, a loving wife and animal lover, hosted a fantastic birthday dinner celebration for her husband on Saturday, September 6th. The event was held on their beautiful property in Agoura Hills, CA where the host also runs a dog and animal rescue. Per the client’s request, we designed the event to have a fun and relaxed feel where the guests could enjoy themselves, the event, and the beautiful setting. Throughout the event, singer and songwriter Matt Shockley (http://mattshockley.com) performed intimate, yet soulful covers of popular, well-liked music to entertain guests. The combination of the host's generous spirit, delicious food, two-legged and four-legged guests, and beautiful music ensured a successful and wonderful night for all attendees.
Decorations for this party consisted of green linens for the table, along with candles and bright sunflowers as the centerpiece. Guests could choose their meal from three dinner stations. The menu featured a gourmet pizza station, pasta station with a variety of sauces and seasonal toppings, and a Mexican gordidas station with house smoked chicken. In addition, a signature cocktail called the Hibuscu-rita containing Hisbiscus tea, tequila, Orange brandy, and Fresh lime juice was provided to wash it all down. Finally, a delicious dessert station filled with the husband's favorite ice creams and toppings was set up for all guests to indulge and enjoy. Overall, this was a celebration you did not want to miss!
We featured disposable utensils and plates were supplied by Green Sapling. This included Leaf Plates, Leaf Bowls, and Cutlery (spoons, knives, forks). All Green Sapling products are eco-friendly and completely disposable, non-toxic, free of any bonding or chemical agents and made of nothing but leaves, water and steam.
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BIRTHDAY DINNER MENU
Cocktail Welcome Bites
Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna served on a wonton crisp with Asian Slaw and Plum Sauce
Watermelon Salad Cubes with French Feta, Micro Arugula and Balsamic Reduction
Truffle Mac’n Cheese Served in Crisp Phyllo Cups with Brown Butter Panko
Vegetarian Dumplings Served with Dipping Sauce
Pissaladiere – Puff Pastry with caramelized onions and gorgonzola (no nuts)
Grilled Pizza Station: House smoked BBQ chicken pizza, Wild Mushroom Pizza, and Pine nut Pesto Pizza
Italian Pasta Station: Tortellini, Linguini or Penne Pasta with Alfredo, Classic Marinara, Pesto, olive oil with garlic and white wine and vodka sauce Topping Variety Includes: Grilled Marinated Chicken, Parmesan and Gorgonzola Cheese, Fresh Chopped Basil, Parsley, Rosemary, Chopped Garlic, Spinach, Tomatoes, Scallions, Sweet Oven Roasted Garlic, Toasted Pine Nuts, Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Sweet Peppers, Asparagus, Sweet Baby Peas, Summer Squash and Mushrooms Includes Classic Caesar Salad with garlic croutons, homemade Caesar dressing and shaved Parmesan
Mexican Gorditas Station: Freshly Made With Masa And Formed Into Rounds Perfectly Suited For Small Plates We Serve With Beans, Rice, Guacamole, Pico De Gallo, House-Smoked Chicken And Cilantro Lime Crema
Tropical Fruit Platter: Mango, Mexican Papaya, Pineapple, Kiwi and Fresh Lime
Ice Cream Sundae Station: Choice of Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Coffee and Mint Chip Ice Creams
Toppings Include: Hot Fudge, Caramel Sauce, Whipped Cream, Mascerated Strawberries, Maraschino Cherries, Chopped Almonds, Chopped Peanuts, Brownie Bits, Oreo Bites, Chocolate Chips, Sprinkles, Chocolate Sprinkles, Sugar Cone Bits, Kahlua (for the Adults)
Standard Bar Service featuring a signature cocktail called the Hibisca-rita: Hisbiscus tea, tequila, Orange brandy, and Fresh lime juice
Pasta Bar Station