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In Uncategorized on February 13, 2014 at 3:02 PM

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Mickey’s Clubhouse Birthday

In Birthdays on February 12, 2014 at 4:12 PM

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Around the World 1st Birthday Party

In Birthdays on February 12, 2014 at 3:58 PM

I fell in love with an Around the World theme and it was perfect for this little tykes 1st Birthday!  Guests ages ranged from infants to Grandparents so we thought of some fun, creative ways to involve everyone.  Each child received their custom Passport to Fun complete with their photo and had a blast stamping all the pages.  Everyone enjoyed marking the map with where they were from with our custom flags, and we decorated with this amazing map bunting banner and smaller map bunting for the highchair and around the drink dispenser.  I also wrapped boxes of different sizes in maps to add different heights to our display table.

Cupcakes, Smash Cake and lots of other treats were enjoyed by all our guests, and the birthday boy, super happy!

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Around the World 1st Birthday

In Birthdays, Stationary & Printables on February 13, 2013 at 5:43 PM

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This was by far, one of my favorite partys yet!  Around the World We Go!  There were so many ways to actual take this 1st Birthday Party.  But we stuck with a map theme, based on the decor for my little tykes room.  You may remember that other 1st Birthday Party https://amandajeanevents.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/9/  based on a nautical theme selected the same way.  I found inspiration for the map themed party online when I searched for “globe” invitations.  I customized and created the invitations, then created the map inserts for the envelopes and out they went!

For decor I searched high and low for vintage maps and globes, but came up empty handed.  So I found these teal round paper decorations at Party City, and used them to represent the globes at the party.  I cut the banners from maps and strung them with twine, and then wrapped some boxes in maps for height to display the cupcakes.  For games, I had a US Map and asked guests to flag where they were from!  I made customized passports for our child guests which doubled as their favors, complete with their own photos, and had stamps and pads available for them.

We kept the food simple with finger sandwiches, chips, popcorn, some candy, cake and cupcakes.  I made the cake and even ventured into using fondant for the first time.

I was so happy with the way the entire party came out!  This theme could work for any age party, an engagement or bridal shower, and I even saw it done for a baby shower.  Planning a travel themed party – let us help!

Babypalooza!

In Baby and Bridal Showers on December 21, 2010 at 7:24 PM

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As a gift for expectant parents and friends, Amanda Jean Events assisted this Mommy to Be in planning a co-ed, Babypalooza themed shower.  Today, many baby celebrations involve the Daddy-to-be, which requires extra care in planning.  It was important for this event to determine what the Mommy and Daddy to be expected from the event and what traditional shower activities they would like to participate in. 

Our hosts were celebrating the expected birth of their baby girl, so it was important to incorporate a feminine color scheme without making male guests feel uncomfortable.  This was achieved by using a pastel color scheme which incorporated pinks, yellows, blues and greens.   Guests were also able to enjoy stunning view of Miami Beach and enjoy a casual game of pool.  Mommy and Daddy to be wanted to include shower games, but were unsure how their guests would react.  For this reason, passive guessing games were incorporated into the party, as well as a wishing well which allowed guests to provide advice for these first time parents. 

A carribbean casual buffet menu was selected for this afternoon luncheon which included both hot and cold items.  Among other items, our hosts selected   Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp; Tomato, Mozzerella and Fresh Basil salad; and Pinwheel sandwhiches accompanied with Roasted Red Potato Salad.  For dessert, our hosts opted for seasonal fresh fruit, and sent each of their guests home with a special treat of Fireman Derek’s Key Lime Pie.

A Tropical Rehersal Dinner

In Rehearsal Dinners, Brunches, and other Parties on September 6, 2010 at 1:33 AM

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Held poolside this Tropical Rehersal Dinner had everything our guests were looking for.  Held poolside among lush tropical gardens and with a color scheme accented by silver and violet, Amanda Jean Evnets brought touches of tropical elegance to please the guests of honor.  The event was highlighted by a  mouthwatering seafood dinner.  Guests enjoyed a raw bar which included succulent jumbo Gulf shrimp cocktail, Florida lobster and freshly shucked oysters.  Others dined on fruit salad, grilled summer vegetables and locally caught grilled fish. 

Elegant Wedding on Miami Beach

In Weddings on August 31, 2010 at 12:39 AM

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This amazing event began as the bride walked down the aisle at sunset.  Met by the groom, the couple exchanged vows by candlelight.  After the couple were wed, cocktails were enjoyed poolside, while the guests feasted on passed hor d’ ourves that included lollipop lamb chops, pigs in a blanket, coconut shrimp, and puff pastry stuffed with wild mushrooms.  The party them moved indoors where a lavish five course meal was enjoyed and the hosts enjoyed a night of celebration.  The bride and groom enjoyed every moment of this special occassion because all the details were pulled together by Amanda Jean Events.

Chic Holiday Birthday

In Birthdays on August 30, 2010 at 1:03 AM

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This 30th Birthday Bash was set in a private studio that was tranformed for one evening to accomodate the guest of honor and her 30 closest friends.  A single long table was covered in crimson tablecloths with silver and gold details to bring in the holiday spirit during this December event.  Elegant florals and candles were the hightlight of the centerpieces which danced down the entire table.   

The guests enjoyed stuffed mushroom and mini beef wellington hor d’ ourves and then enjoyed a buffet dinner which included shrimp ceviche, spinach salad topped with cranberries and blue cheese, chicken piccata and grouper francaise.  The evening was concluded with after dinner cordials, coffee and of course, birthday cake. The host chose a two tiered golden vanilla cake with cream cheese frosting.

Bridal Shower

In Baby and Bridal Showers on August 9, 2010 at 2:36 AM

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Held at a private county club in West Palm Beach, Amanda Jean Events, brought together friends and family for an intimate bridal shower.  The host chose table settings in rose and blush, with gold accents, which brought a touch of elegance to this afternoon ladies lunch and tea.  Floral centerpieces included a ring of rose garland around hurricane candles. 

The menu for this event included a light salad, followed by roast chicken or quiche.  Lunch was complimented with fresh fruit and a chocolate lava cake.

5 Year Corporate Anniversary Dinner

In Corporate Events on July 28, 2010 at 3:15 AM

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Amanda Jean coordinated an evening of celebration for the staff and friends of a South Miami law firm who celebrated five successful years in business.  From the specialty cocktails to gifts of appreciation, Amanda Jean Events was able to assist this business in a show of gratitude to those who helped launch the businessfive years prior. 

The menu for this event included crabcake appetizers, tableside tossed ceasar salad and  filet mignon.  The evening concluded with spirits, creme brulee and bananas foster.

Happy 60th Birthday!

In Birthdays on July 28, 2010 at 3:12 AM

 

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Amanda Jean Events executed an elegant Surprise 60th Birthday Party in West Palm Beach, Florida.  The guest of honor was in shock to see so many friends and family gather to celebrate this milestone birthday, and overwhelmed by the hard work by our team which pulled together an amazing evening.

A Nautical First Birthday!

In Birthdays on July 27, 2010 at 2:04 AM

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 When we were approached to plan a First Birthday party, Amanda Jean Events drew inspiration from all things nautical.  This first birthday party exceeded everyone’s expectations for both the young and young at heart!  The littlest of guests were mesmerized with nautical flags blowing in the breeze and colorful decorations, while older guests were confortable watching the splashing from the decks! 

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