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Planning a party for both kids and adults can be extremely stressful if you don’t know the go-to venders. Compiling a solid list of companies that go above and beyond on for a party helps my stress levels. I’m sharing a few of my favorite below!

Florals: STEMS + CO. : My go-to for everything florals or holiday decor are the ladies behind Stems + Co. They have delivered time and time again for us, and they usually handle the florals for most events I attend. Think modern florals with a Brooklyn touch. I trust these girls so much. I often tell them the event I’m throwing or vibe I’m going for, and they blow me away every time.

Cake + Cookies + Cupcakes: CRAZY CONFECTIONS: It’s tough to find a beyond talented baker + artists all in one at such reasonable prices until I met Adrena from Crazy Convections. She does all my hostess gifts (more on that later) and birthday cakes, cookies, and cupcakes. She impresses me every time. She did Charlie’s first and second birthday cakes and cookies. She also has done event branding cookies for Mrs. Nipple and makes me hostess gift cookies which is such a fun conversation starter. A fun cake and cookie brings the theme of a party together, in my opinion. I can’t recommend Crazy Confections enough. You can find their website, HERE. @CRAZYCONFECTIONS

Dessert: DEBORAH ANN’S SWEET SHOPPE, homemade Chocolates, and Ice cream: If you need a party-friendly dessert this is your place. I find at parties; the more conversational the dessert is, the better. You don’t just want people talking about your dessert, but you want them to be able to speak to one another while eating your dessert. People love grazing at parties, and there’s nothing like a chocolate spread, (think cheese board without the cheese) to get me excited about dessert at parties. Deborah Ann’s is the most adorable shop in Ridgefield, Connecticut. No one does chocolate like Deborah Ann’s so it’s worth the trip! Check them out on the web, HERE. @DASWEETSHOPPE

The food: TOASTS: Appetizers and meal planning can be daunting. You want everything to be presentable but also have a little something for everyone, all while it tasting great. That’s where Toasts CT shines. TOASTs prepares and delivers carefully curated, whole-food, gourmet, catered boxes and grazing tables for special occasions. All of their boxes are picture-perfect. I’m also incredibly drawn to their grazing tables which are both a culinary and design masterpiece. Reach out to them for your next event, HERE. @TOASTSCT

kids party meals: RIKO’S PIZZA: I like to keep it simple when it comes to food at kid’s parties. We love RiKo’s pizza for our parties. For a few reasons. One, it’s delicious, and two they slices are the perfect size for kids. Order ahead and they even deliver to most areas, especially for catering orders. I could not recommend them enough. The salad pizza is my personal favorite. You can find their site, HERE. @RIKOSPIZZA1

Hostess gifts: CRAZY CONFECTIONS: Something fun for a very special hostess gift could be entertaining/fun themed cookies! I have done this for parties, and it always happens to be a fun conversation starter for everyone! When Stranger things just became popular, I brought Barbara cupcakes to a party. When my friend had a brand party, I brought her logo on cookies. Then when my friend turned 35 I brought a few fun emoji cookies with THIS IS 35 spelled out in cookies and her handle. There’s nothing you can’t do with cookies and even a half a dozen order can be a really fun hostess gift. @CRAZYCONFECTIONS

How to throw a party locally

September 29, 2019