Usually, Open Houses have simple needs that must be met: a cheese display, something sweet, and of course, beer and wine. This time, my client gave me a challenge: something “Western.” Okay…Western it is. At first we were going to do a nod to Western with the menu with an elegant touch, navy lamour linens downplayed with a beautiful, elegant sunflower centerpiece. I know what you are thinking: if you are going to go Western, you need to go all the way. Well, you’re right…and so was the client.
Here’s the menu we put together:
Tequila Lime and Mango Chicken Skewers
with and avocado crema drizzle
filled with lightly spiced black beans, corn,
tomatoes, cilantro, and jack cheese
served with house-made pico de gallo
Pulled Pork Sliders
ancho chili spiced pork topped with cilantro slaw
In petite ciabatta rolls
Fresh Vegetable Platter
served with cumin lime aioli
Mini Chicken Tostadas
with avocado, red onion, peppers.
cotija cheese, with a fresh orange and cilantro crema
Green Chili and Cheddar Dip
Served warm with tortilla chips
With the right mix of bandanas and burlap linens, the tables looked the part. Galvanized tubs and bandana linens made for an effortless set-up and went perfectly with the theme. The cocktail tables had denim linens with simple hurricane candles wrapped in faux barbed wire. I literally put those together 20 minutes before the event started, they were that easy! Finally, Devonwoods tied it all together with the happy sunflowers in galvanized steel containers, a pop of blue from the irises, and tying in the Western theme with strands of wheat. They also sourced some mini hay bales that we placed on the food table to add the final touch.
Floral by Devonwoods
Linens by Creative Coverings
Rentals by Camelot Party Rentals