I didn’t even hesitate to say yes when Corner Bakery asked me to be a part of their Holiday Corner Catering Challenge.
I HEART Corner Bakery. I often dream about the Pesto Chicken Panini. Really, it is just making me hungry just thinking about it. And then there are all those muffins and cookies and brownies and cupcake-y things and cake…I really like cake….
Anyway! Here is the deal. They sent me and 11 other bloggers a catering package to use for a holiday party. We were to decorate the table using the Corner Bakery food and send them a picture.
They are posting the 12 photos TODAY on the HOLIDAY tab of the Corner Bakery Facebook and asking people to vote for their favorite. The winner gets a giveaway for their website/blog.
*please vote for me*
I used the Corner Bakery Catering for my neighborhood Women’s Club Meeting in November. The catering package that I was sent was to feed 8 people. This was an evening event so I figured I could stretch it a bit. About 20 people attended the meeting and I had PLENTY of food…and yummy left-overs.
I started at Hobby Lobby for inspiration. I wanted something bright and cheerful but not overtly Christmas-y since it was still November. I found these beautiful, tall, bright glass vases and paired them with some silver Christmas ornament sprigs:
I liked the height and decided to let the vases be the only other COLOR I use on the table (beside the Corner Bakery food). I wanted to keep everything else I used in the metalic tones. Because most my serving dishes are either brightly colored or very traditional, I wanted to try to find a way to make them a little more contemporary.
When I came across these mirrors on a 1/2 price sale I snatched them. These are the mirrors that they sell for candle platters and I think I paid about $3 a piece. I bought a bunch figuring that I could use them both on and off my platter stands.
I really liked the way the platter stands looked with the mirrors in place of the traditional ceramic plates.
It was the modern, clean-lined look I wanted to go with the bright vases and silver balls. I also really liked how neutral this made everything and can imagine using these in the future for other decorations.
So….I am ALL READY for the food.
My house is even clean. Well, thankfully I took a look at the guest bath a few moments before the guest arrived only to find that three little boys had “washed up” from their mud-making outside leaving the restroom covered in dirt from the light switch to the wadded hand towel on the floor.
Bring on the food!
The catering was delivered from my local Highland Village Corner Bakery on time about 45 minutes before the party. I took one look at the super cute boxes in which the food arrived…
…and changed my idea.
There was really no reason to take the food OUT. The way the food came was SUPER CUTE. Even the pasta salad was in a nice bowl.
So, I just placed the boxes on my elevated platter stands.
Placed the vases in the background and sat to wait for my party guests.
PLEASE vote for my entry into the Holiday Corner Challenge on the Corner Bakery Facebook page by clicking on their HOLIDAY tab and locating my party photo as seen above.
You can also find out more about Corner Bakery catering by visiting their new catering ordering page.
*vote for me, please!*
Thanks Corner Bakery for letting me be a part of all the fun.