Thursday, September 23, 2010

First Day of Fall!

Today is the first day of fall. We love fall . . . there's a nip in the air that energizes us and keeps us going through the day.  And the changing leaves could not be more beautiful.  Most of all, we love everything that fall brings. The holidays are fast approaching, college football is in full swing, and of course, the fall is a great time for a fun event!  Over the next few weeks, we'll tell you about all the fun fall festivities you can plan and how you can make your fall fetes green!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Event Recap - 2010 Summer Series (1 of 3)

So our summer has been pretty busy here at WGIC and we've got a few Event Recaps that we owe you! 

First in our three-part series is a special Birthday Surprise: We LOVE outdoor events in the late summer. So, when we got a call about a 30th birthday party with a host that wanted a great outdoor space, we were thrilled.  We chose DuChamp on Damen just south of Webster in Bucktown.

The request was for a simple but elegant, 'summery' type of space.  The outdoor patio was perfect. Guests enjoyed their own private bar as well as passed hors d'oeuvre of mini hamburgers, east meets west chicken wings, and mini flatbreads with Maine lobster (among a few others).  There was even Birthday cake, in the form of bite sized passed ice cream sandwiches of course.

While the space was beautiful, it did need to be "glitz"-ed up just a bit.  Small, square vases (filled with one floating orchid and one floating candle each) were placed in the center of low cocktail tables and about a dozen mini lanterns (cordless, battery operated, amazing!) were hung throughout the cozy garden space.

The event turned out great with beautiful weather (78 degrees and a light breeze) and a blast had by all.  Very great, very rowdy crowd.   Happy 30th!!

**Highlight** The mini hamburgers, hands down. As the party was wrapping up those (not so mini) burgers were the perfect snack to wind everyone's night down.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day!

From all of us at We've Got It! Chicago, we wish you a very Happy Labor Day! We hope you're enjoying the long holiday weekend with your loved ones.