Remember how I discussed in this post how it’s totally ok to outsource the tasks you hate or don’t have time for? I followed my own advice and hired my friend Liz Curtis of Table + Teaspoon to plan our anniversary party.
2015 marks 10 years as a couple and 5 years married for my husband and me, and we thought that was worth celebrating! Our ideas were vague: gather our closest friends, fill everyone up with delicious food and drink, perhaps have a little live music. We didn’t want to go crazy – no need to re-create our fabulous wedding that was just 5 years ago – but we wanted the event to reflect our style, both aesthetic and culinary.
This may sound strange coming from someone who is very organized, but I rather loathe event planning. There always seem to be too many moving parts, and I always feel like I’m going to forget something. That, and I’m terribly lacking in creativity when it comes to décor! So we gave Liz free reign over everything – and were so glad we did!
From the get-go, Liz was amazing to work with. She immediately understood what we were going for in our initial conversation, responded quickly to all our questions, and took care of every detail. All we had to do was select the invitation from her pre-curated list of options, create a seating chart, and write the check. She did ask us to pick the dessert too… such a tough task!
I couldn’t have imagined a more lovely party, and it felt just like us. A swing trio played as our guests arrived and were served champagne and delicious bites (everyone was loving the mini lobster rolls), and then we all sat down to a feast at one long table decorated in a preppy style that was perfect for us and still gave a touch of the fall season. The wine flowed, everyone wanted more of the bourbon vanilla milkshakes that were served for dessert, and after a whiskey tasting we had to shoo everyone out the door so the staff could clean up!
Liz herself was there the entire time through set-up, the event, and clean-up, and every person she hired was so kind and welcoming to us. She found excellent vendors, from the venue to the band to the caterer, and coordinated everything seamlessly. If anything went wrong, we never knew.
If you're planning a party, you owe it to yourself to call Liz at Table + Teaspoon. She puts a beautiful, personal touch on everything and each event she creates is unique. Check out her blog for more proof of her exquisite taste and creativity!