Thursday, December 11, 2008

16th Annual Ultimate Bridal Faire

Whether your the bride-to-be, mother of the bride or just along for the ride come see us on January 11th, 2008 at the 16th Annual Ultimate Bridal Faire. Northwest Special Events puts this bridal faire on and you wont want to miss it. With over 60 of our area's top wedding-related vendors displaying their products and services you must come see for yourself. Plus there will be a Fashion Show for you to check out all the new bridal trends! We'll be there so come say "Hello" to us at Creative Celebrations, we would love to help you with all your wedding needs!
When: January 11th 2009

Skagit Valley Casino
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What Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Fashion Show starts at 2 p.m.!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Something for the Boys....Proposal Ideas!

The holiday season is here and what a great gift to the women you engagement! Did you know that approximately 1/3 of all engagements occur around the holidays? With the advice from Elegala, your proposal can be well prepared, memorable, and special. Below is a list of Elegala's favorite proposal ideas for the season. Their website is also full of other useful information for brides, grooms, and almost anything related to weddings. Click here for your ultimate guide for engagement rings, and here for more proposal advice.

Silent Night
With blanketed countryside catching the glow of the twinkling lights and stars above, the season’s natural landscape sets the perfect ambiance for a romantic marriage proposal. Take a moonlit stroll through the new fallen snow, and ask her to be your wife.

Jingle Bell Rock
Arrange for the two of you to put up the holiday decorations together. Carefully attach a sparkling rock to her favorite ornament, and give it to her once all the rest have been placed on the tree.

And a Happy New Year
Ringing in the New Year goes hand in hand with a glass (or two) of the bubbly. Make hers extra sweet by dropping a dazzling diamond in her glass, and present it to her at the stroke of midnight.

Let it Snow
Ask her in a winter wonderland; write “Will You Marry Me” in fresh snow.All She Wants for Christmas If you suspect she may be on alert for a marriage proposal this holiday season, throw her off track during your gift exchange. Give a typical present, and when she starts to think that it’s not happening this time, suddenly remember another gift – and surprise her with the ring.

Home for the Holidays
Dreading the annual day of airport mayhem required to visit your families for the holidays? If you’re traveling together this season, make it a trip to remember. Stow the engagement ring in your carry-on (un-wrapped of course), and have the boarding attendants announce a message for passenger (her name). Then pop the question just before you’re about to board. Hey, they may even bump you up to first class.

Caroling, Caroling
Have carolers come to the door and sing her favorite holiday tune – modifying one of the verses to say “will you marry me.”

Hooray for “Christmas Vacation”
Plan a night in to cuddle up and watch your favorite holiday film. Make a bowl of popcorn and place the ring at the bottom. When the popcorn’s almost finished, grab the ring and propose. (just don’t eat the ring!)

Santa Baby
Arrange to play Santa at a family or social Christmas party you’ll be attending with your honey. Have one of your friends convince her to sit on Santa’s lap. Be sure to tell her what Santa wants for Christmas – for her to be your wife!

Sleigh Ride
Many towns and cities offer carriage rides or tours to view the festive holiday regalia. On a particularly chilly evening, take your sweetie on a ride under the holiday lights. Propose while snuggling together under a blanket on a romantic “sleigh ride” through town.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Festive & Fun Holiday Drinks!

Festive drinks are always a big hit at any holiday party. Whether you go with a classic drink like homemade Eggnog and spiced cider, or want to mix it up with more complex blend like a Pumpkin Pie-Tini, holiday drinks are fun to experiment with and to serve to your guests. Here are a few festive drink recipes to try this season.
Happy Holidays Everyone ...from Creative Celebrations!

Winter White Cosmo

1 1/2 ounces Stoli Cranberry vodka
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1 ounce lime juice
1 ounce white cranberry juice
3 frozen cranberries, to garnish

Combine ingredients over ice in a shaker. Shake and strain into chilled martini glass. Float 3 or 4 frozen cranberries on top


1 scoop ice
1/2 ounce Triple Sec
4 ounces champagne
2 ounces cranberry juice
Squeeze of lemon
Build in a cylindrical or stemmed glass, in above order. Just before serving, top with the cranberry juice so it will float to the bottom of the champagne and Triple Sec. Garnish with large straw and lemon squeeze

Naughty Milk

¾ ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream
¾ ounce coffee liqueur (Starbuck’s preferred)
2 tablespoons hot chocolate mix
4 ounces hot water
Whipped cream
Chocolate sprinkles
Peppermint stick (optional)

Use an 8 ½- or 9-ounce stemmed coffee mug (such as one you’d use for Irish Coffee). Add first four ingredients. Stir to mix. Top with whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles and a peppermint stick for the holidays

Pumpkin Pie-Tini

Graham cracker crumbs
1 ounce milk
2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1 1/2 ounces Three-O Vanilla vodka
1 1/2 ounces crème de cacao

Using a small amount of honey, rim martini glass with
graham cracker crumbs.Shake milk and pumpkin puree over ice to combine. Pour in remaining ingredients and shake well. Strain into the martini glass.