Planning for Cold Weather

Planning for Cold Weather

We all know how unpredictable the weather in Michigan can be, especially during wedding season. From rainy days in mid-July to cold nights in August, you never know how the day will turn out. When you plan for your summer wedding, you should also consider that it may not feel like true summer. And just like rain plans, you will want to have a cold weather plan. We never hope for inclement weather but we have seen mother nature be less than accommodating.   How Cold is Too Cold? When it comes to having an outdoor reception, there is always a risk that the weather may not cooperate. Once it drops to 65 degrees or lower at night, guest comfort can become a concern. Not

District 5 Schoolhouse

District 5 Schoolhouse

We are all in search of the perfect venue whether you’re getting married, planning a special event, or work in the event industry. A venue that has just the right amount of space for a nice sized group, a beautiful indoor/outdoor area, and PARKING (oh, how we love convenient parking). It can sometimes be difficult to come across such a trio within a reasonable price range… until now. The transformation of a schoolhouse has become a gorgeous new venue in West Michigan! District 5 Schoolhouse, located in Zeeland, between Holland and Grand Rapids, is a wonderful space that we are excited to share with you. This venue provides a versatile environment for any type of event. Whether you’re planning a wedding, baby shower, brunch, or

Hope Pkgs

Hope Pkgs

Hope Pkgs is a story of a family who saw a need and didn’t look the other way. Lisa Hoeve, the founder of the non-profit, noticed a problem that was facing children within foster care. The problem: children being placed in foster care often arrive with trash bags, if that, to carry their few belongings. Many children arrive with nothing. As a foster mom herself, she knew something had to be done.   The Idea Hope Pkgs’ goal is to provide children with first night bags filled with new items. These items include pajamas, socks, underwear, body wash, a toothbrush and toothpaste, a book, a stuffed animal or blanket, which are all placed inside a backpack. During our volunteer event last week, Lisa explained that

Labor Day Party, Anyone?

Labor Day Party, Anyone?

With the summer drawing to a close, you’re probably trying to come up with a big elaborate plan for one final party. Especially if you or someone in your family is going back to school in the next few weeks like I am. I know I would love to throw a big gathering before finishing my last year in Early College. If you feel the way I do, look no further than a cocktail party for Labor Day. Cocktail parties are great for bringing families and friends together before heading into the fall (and they are very easy to plan). To help you get inspired, I’ve thrown together some different table ideas that are easy and fun. Look 1 This look is certainly star spangled,