This winter, these warm and tasty sips will have your guests saying “the weather outside is frightful, but the passed hors d’oeuvres are so delightful.” Soup sippers take a selection of cozy seasonal soups, place them in double shot glasses and make them an easily accessible appetizer whether positioned at food stations or passed.
Many full-service catering companies offer warm soup sipper selections that include tomato, butternut squash, truffled mushroom and lobster bisque. Sippers are often accompanied by flavorful garnishes such as Parmesan straws and fresh morel mushrooms when in season. In the warmer months chilled soups such as chilled vichyssoise, mint-spiked melon and gazpacho are popular.
Visit www.MissouriMeetingsAndEvents.com to find a list of caterers ready to bring a little cozy delight to your cocktail hour this winter.
Old School Cool
The Chinese tinkered with letterpress printing in the second century, and Gutenberg created buzz around it in the mid-1400s. After a few centuries of downtime, letterpress printing is all the rage once again.
Letterpress uses raised type or images, then applies ink to the images, creating a printed piece with a truly distinct look and feel. Shops such as The Firecracker Press in St. Louis are developing artistic pieces that offer practical applications for event planners seeking a retro or handcrafted feel.
The Firecracker Press prints invitations, posters, promotional pieces, employee gifts and more. Recently, the company started making decorative paper lanterns that are sure to be a hit with outdoor events. As with most letterpress shops, The Fire-cracker Press team comprises printers and graphic artists. Clients approach them with a few ideas or a theme, and Firecracker Press experts custom-create apiece.
Few event elements have the potential to be as popular across the generational divide as glowing black light bubbles. Called Tekno Bubbles®, these spherical sensations glow either gold or blue in the presence of black light. The bubbles can be blown individually or via bubble machines.
Tekno Bubbles sells the bubble solution in handy individual bottles and larger half-gallon and gallon containers. In addition, the Tekno Bubbles® team can come to your event and create an entire black light atmosphere. They can bring black lights, bubble machines and glow-in-the-dark props to transform the space.
The formula for Tekno Bubbles® was created right here in Missouri. While the science behind their development is complex, the practical application available to consumers is quickly growing in popularity around the world. For adults the bubbles bring back the psychedelic ‘60s or raves in the ‘80s. For teens and kids, Tekno Bubbles® and the accompanying glow-in-the-dark props mean one fun night.
Just in time for the holidays, turn a drab scene into a blizzard dream using Tekno Blubbles® as your falling flakes! For ideas on other ways you can incorporate glowing bubbles into your next event, contact Chi Chi, LLC at (314) 678-0500. For more information on Tekno Bubbles®, visit www.teknobubbles.com.