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FINAL 4 2017!

2017 Final Four Activities   The Final Four is taking place in our very University of Phoenix Stadium this year! And you know what that means… there will be so many activities around the valley, but where to start?! We have compiled a list of some of the top things to do in Phoenix for this weekend.   March Madness Music Festival (March 31st– April 2nd)   March 31 – AT&T Block Party (Doors open at 4pm) Keith Urban Justin Moore Michael Ray The Head and The Heart   April 1 – Coca-Cola Music (Doors Open at 2pm) The Chainsmokers Grouplove Leon Bridges Capital Cities   April 2 – Capital One JamFest (Doors Open at 3pm) Aerosmith Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Blink 182 Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats We’ll have a lot of big names performing in the valley this weekend so don’t miss out on your chance to see them!          Reece’s Final Four Friday   Come watch all four teams warm up in the University of Phoenix Stadium, and the best part about it, its totally free!   Schedule: 10am: Doors open 10:30am – 10:55 am: Hardwood Heroes Game 11am: South Carolina practice 12pm: Gonzaga Bulldogs practice 1pm: Oregon Ducks practice 2pm: North Carolina practice 3:30pm: All-Star Game From 12pm-1pm The All-Star team will be signing autographs before the game.                       Final Four Fan Fest: March 30th-April 3rd   Looking for fun attractions for the kids? This weekend at the Phoenix Convention Center multiple basketball legends will be making an appearance to sign autographs and talk to the kids. Some NBA stars that will be there include Mike Bibby, David Robinson, Steve Nash and Cedric Ceballos. There will also be youth clinics, games, giveaways, and so much more.   Schedule Friday: 12pm-8pm Saturday: 10am-8pm Sunday: 11am-8pm Monday: 12pm-6pm   Admission Adults: $10 Seniors/ Military: $5 Children 12 and under: Free     Get out and about this weekend and explore what the Final Four fun has brought to the...

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Spring Tablescapes

  With it officially being spring, your brunch parties are going to need a little color added to the table. Spring calls for bright colors and bright fruits and we have some great ideas for your next gathering! Just Peachy We just love peach as an accent color; it’s so spring-y and adds a bit of warmth when used with gold utensils. Peach also looks great against a dark wood or a light wood table. As for your table’s centerpiece you can use lots of bright colored flowers like pink, orange, red, and purple along with white flowers and greenery to create a full look along your whole table. Add a small peach to the center of each plate on top of a folded napkin for a little extra flair! Green with Envy Your guests are going to be green with envy after seeing your tablescapes when you use greenery. Greenery is the hottest trend among florists for 2017. More and more brides have been using greenery as a replacement for flowers for more of a minimalistic look, and we love it! Greenery adds a little pop to a boring white tablecloth and they come in so many different styles for every party need. Whether you need large leaves to cover the table to just a small leaves to accent here and there greenery has got you covered. Greenery looks great paired with white flowers and copper plate chargers and utensils. The 2017 Catersource Convention already has jumped on the greenery trend and has already done wall décor, check it out on their Instagram! Link below: https://www.instagram.com/p/BRlwNq7DU6X/?taken-by=catersource Easter Brunch Want to have the best Easter Brunch tablescape? Don’t go for the classic electric pink, purple, green, yellow, and blue; pick one classic Easter color and use the lightest shade. Using all the brightest colors may make your tablescape seem more like a child’s party rather than a classy adult brunch. We like light blue as an accent color that is more of a neutral so that you can also accent with other colors as well. And don’t forget about tulips as a classic Easter flower centerpiece! Looking for a little extra fun, try doing this bunny ear napkin fold! We hope you love these tablescape ideas as much as we do, if you have any tablescapes you’d like to show off please comment...

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BIG Open House at Secret Garden

At the end of January we got the chance to participate in our sister company, Secret Garden’s BIG open house! There were a variety of vendors present including florists, wedding planners, DJ’s, photographers, bakers and of course Creative Hands Cuisine! It was a beautiful afternoon and the garden was decorated to perfection! Scroll below to see some of the amazing photos captured by Laura Segall Photography. Upon arriving at Secret Garden, visitors were greeted by our latest addition, a 1955 vintage Chevy. This beauty can be used as a coffee bar, dessert stand, a place for signature drinks and anything else you can imagine. A perfect addition to any event.         Our Creative Hands Cuisine staff was present with hand passed Hors d’oeuvres such as these Gorgonzola Cigars.                       No event is complete without a dessert bar and we made sure ours had some of the best sweet treats. Salted Caramel Budinos and Hazelnut Cream Puffs were presented perfectly on this sweet stand.                         We weren’t they only ones who had a sweet tooth that day! Inspired Sugar was also there with some of their amazing cupcakes, cookies and cake. They recommended not sampling one but all sweets available including Raspberry Lemonade and Snickerdoodle Cupcakes in order to pick your favorite!           Kruzin Cuisine food truck was serving delicious Chicken and Waffles with a Sriracha Maple Syrup. Try saying that without your mouth watering.             Creative Hands Cuisine and Secret Garden owner/Head Chef Doug (left) and Chef Ben (right). The makers behind the delicious food options!         The Secret Garden’s recently renovated bridal suite was open for viewing. Such an elegant addition to the venue!                 Gorgeous floral arrangements by Rita’s Floral Designs were the perfect touch to the pavilion and spaces around the garden.                           A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon at Secret Garden filled with great food, music and beautiful décor to gape at. We can’t wait to do it all over...

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Throwing a Brunch Party!

With the spring season coming up why not throw a brunch party to celebrate the warmer weather? When throwing a brunch party there are so many options for food and desserts, your guests wont know what to try first. Since there are so many choices we have narrowed down it down to a few of our favorites! Mimosa Bar Let’s be honest, a brunch party isn’t complete without a mimosa bar. All you need is champagne flutes, and your choice of juice to pair with a crisp champagne. Here are just a few fun selections of juice you may like: -Classic Orange Juice -Pineapple Juice -Cranberry Juice -Grapefruit Juice -Pomegranate Juice -Blood Orange Juice -Mango Juice Garnish each with your choice of fruit or drop your favorite berry in the bottom for a cool fizzy look. Here are some garnish options: -Raspberries -Blueberries -Blackberries -Strawberries -Pineapples -Pomegranate Seeds -Mango Slices -Watermelon -Kiwi -Peach Slices We hope you enjoy these fruity mimosas as much as we do! Waffle Bar Guests love a buffet style option to customize as their own. With a waffle bar you can cook the waffles before hand and have all the toppings at a self serve station, which makes hosting the brunch much easier on you. Here are some items you’ll need to make this waffle bar a hit! -Fresh Baked Waffles (regular and gluten-free) -Toppings (butter, chocolate chips, powdered sugar, whipped cream, peanuts, multi-colored sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles, syrups- maple, strawberry, blueberry, peanut butter, chocolate) -Assorted Fruit topping (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, bananas, cherries Protein Station What’s breakfast without eggs and bacon? You can easily whip up some eggs and bacon before your guests arrive and leave as at a self serve station along with potatoes, various whole fruits, sausage, mini donuts, mini cinnamon rolls, oatmeal, croissants, toast and jams. Unique Extras If you’re looking for a little something extra to wow your guests here are some unique single serving ideas: -Bacon Wrapped Asparagus:: Wrap savory asparagus in apple wood smoked bacon and grill to perfection -Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Cucumber Bites:: Just spread a rosemary cream cheese on a sliced cucumber topped with a small piece of salmon, skewered or un-skewered -Mini Pancake Skewers:: Either hand bake or buy mini pancakes stack them in three or fours and top with your choice of fruit and skewer them together...

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