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Hello Everyone! I've had so many people ask me about our new Royal Park Hotel dog my GM recently adopted and wanted to blog about his special story. (Enjoy ~Sue). BTW - you may want to grab a tissue before reading... Mike Platt, General Manager of the Royal Park Hotel... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at EventTrender
Cirque du Soleil theme prom by Michigan Event Coordinator and Stylist Angela Butorac with Butorac Events. We wanted guests to walk into the ballroom and immediately notice everything that was going on in the air and on the ceiling so we kept all the chair covers and linens black to draw eyes up. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2016 at EventTrender
A spin on an old classic, enjoy the details of this bright and cheerful 1st Birthday party for Amelia inspired by the book It's a Small World, by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, and illustrator Joey Chou. The Smash Cake! Display quotes from the book in little frames!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2015 at EventTrender
Let's do this! For years I have always wanted to open up an Etsy Shop! Well today is the day! I'm launching Sue K Studio! As many of you know, I love crafting, creating and coloring outside the lines (no rules)! As long as I can remember I have been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at EventTrender
Coordinated by Angela Butorac Did you know that the Mardi part of Mardi Gras means Tuesday in French so Mardi Gras is also known as Fat Tuesday but if you celebrate on the Saturday before, that is called a Samedi Gras, Samedi means Saturday in French! One of my clients,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at EventTrender
Hello E-Trenders! Are you ready for the upcoming holidays? We want to share a really easy DIY wreath idea that we created for the upcoming Festival of Trees event located in Rochester, Michigan. We used the same DIY concept featured on a previous EventTrender post here with a few modifications…... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at EventTrender
Hello E-Trenders! I have missed you! I've been quite pre-occupied over the past year not only with events but with the birth of my sweet baby boy Troy ~ Troy came into this world about two months early, weighing in at 2 lbs 5 oz, he needed lots of love... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at EventTrender
Finding your Mantras “What in your life is calling you? When all the noise is silenced, the meetings adjourned, the lists laid aside…what pulls on your soul?" “Mantras” in modern language means something that speaks to you. It can be a thought provoking phrase, intriguing quote, a unique symbol or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at EventTrender
Love this idea by Nabisco! OREO Football Helmet Cookie Balls Prep Time: 30 min Total Time: 1 hr 40 min Makes: 48 servings What You Need 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened 36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups) 4 pkg. (4 oz. each) white or semi-sweet... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at EventTrender
So glad you enjoyed it Margie!! Happy New Year!Love your doubling nut/brown sugar suggestion! Ang & Sue
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HAPPY NEW YEAR E-Trenders! We hope you had a festive season filled with love, family and friendship! We wanted to share one last holiday post with all of you. Recently I (Sue) hosted a snowman party for my adorable twin nieces and Angela's darling baby boy Troy. It was an... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at EventTrender
We recently had a friendly (or more like highly competitive) gingerbread house contest at the Royal Park Hotel. Each department embraced the task of building their very own gingerbread house and all teams decided to take the construction to an entirely new level! That's what happens when you work with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2013 at EventTrender
Seasons Greetings E-Trenders! As many of you know, I work at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan and love the wonderful world of hospitality! (Illustration by Ooh la frou frou) This time of year is always magical and our RPH team has the honor and huge responsibility of creating... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at EventTrender
Does your family fight over the wishbone E-Trenders? Known as a "lucky break" the tradition of pulling on either side of a turkey bone to win the larger piece and its accompanying "wish" dates back to the Etruscans of 322 B.C. The Romans brought the tradition with them when they... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2013 at EventTrender
Happy (almost) Halloween E-Trenders! We are passionate about pumpkins this season and wanted to share some festive decorating ideas with you! Don't you love this pumpkin painted with chalkboard paint? ET Tip: Always use two coats of chalkboard paint and let dry overnight before writing with chalk. The paint may... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at EventTrender
Trend Alert - Handmade Signs Signs add a personal touch to a small gathering or large event. Signs can define a space, provide direction, spark inspiration or pull at your heart strings. We wanted to round up some creative signage we absolutely love! Stencil and white paint transform this chalkboard... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2013 at EventTrender
Happy Fall E-Trenders! It sure has been a crazy summer! Between babies, beach house renovations and busy careers we could hardly catch our breath! We look forward to the change in season and wanted to savor the Indian summer with one last farmers' market post by E-Trender contributor Karyn (Sue's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at EventTrender
Hello E-Trenders! Thank you for all the great feedback regarding Karyn's Sugar & Spice Shower blog post. Here is part two with a focus on the tablescape filled with sweetness and peppered with a bit of spice! . The days of chocolate fountains, tarts and whipped filled desserts are gone... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2013 at EventTrender
ZEN Design – Seven Principles Kanso (簡素) Simplicit... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at EventTrender
Hello E-Trenders! As you know both Angela and I are going to be Aunts this Spring! We are so excited for our sisters and had a great time planning the showers with our moms and for the moms-to-be! When my sister Karyn and her husband Stan shared the news with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at EventTrender
Hello E-Trenders! Happy Valentine's Week! We are celebrating with a sweet and salty smore treat! You are going to love these Open-Face Turtle Sea Salted Smores! Step One: Melt two cups of chocolate (dark and milk mixed). You can find the chocolate at your local craft or cake supply store... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at EventTrender
Thanks Donna! Let us know if you try it and how it turns out! We really appreciate your feedback and are inspired by what you wrote. We could not agree more! Reminds me of a quote that Sue just gave me, Life Isn't About Finding Yourself. Life is about Creating Yourself. We are blessed to do what we love for a living and get to share the passion with others! Take care! ~Ang
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2013 on Gazpacho Soup and Cookbook Giveaway! at EventTrender
Vase jazzed up with this fleur de lis embellishment! Getting Started: Hey E-Trenders, it's Angela! I purchased the red vase from a local thrift store. I found the fleur de lis embellishment at Hobby Lobby. They sell several different sizes and designs but I figured even if the size of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at EventTrender
Hello E-Trenders! Are you looking for a delish Super Bowl recipe? We love, love this easy breezy meatball appetizer inspired by "Royal Parker" - Elizabeth Gray! This simple family recipe requires three ingredients and one pound of appetizer size meatballs. You can purchase a frozen bag of meatballs at your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2013 at EventTrender