Chef Tom Toole and his staff at Belle Epoque Catering and Events prepare bountiful feasts for on- and offsite catered events. Housed in a building that dates back to 1870—just a few years after buildings were invented—Belle Epoque's in-house banquet hall seats 240 people. Entrees from steak au poivre to salmon roulade top round dining tables set with china, and guests take turns on a hardwood dance floor that becomes part of the meal if beavers are in attendance.
With a little help from Shindigz, any family room, banquet hall, or outside space transforms into a vibrant party spot complete with themed decor. The sheer breadth of options?34,000 items and counting?ensures hosts can find appropriate accessories for soirees of all sorts, from casino night-themed fundraisers to birthday luaus complete with surfboard cutouts and personalized favors. Customers can order everyday party items as is, or put their own personal stamp on plates, napkins, banners, and more by emblazoning them with custom photos and names. Shindigz offers same-day shipping on many of its items.
The Kalamazoo Wedding Affair sets brides-to-be and their fianc?s loose to explore, meet, and bounce ideas off some of west Michigan's most sought-after wedding experts. Dozens of exhibitors converge to create a buffet of possibilities that range from bridal fashions, cakes, and catering to gift registries and photographers. Couples can also scope out postceremony services, including reception halls and honeymoon destinations.
For more than four decades, Fun Party Rental's carnival games, bounce houses, and prizes have been a fixture at childhood parties, corporate events, and fundraiser gatherings both big and small. All those years in the party business have left the staff with an intuitive knowledge of what makes a celebration a success; they can gauge how many refills to order with their cotton-candy, popcorn, and snow-cone machines, recommend the ideal pop-up tent for a wedding reception, or offer advice on how to lure an aquaphobic boss into a dunk tank. An online FAQ explains the terms of service for each rental.
Equipped with an array of raw and recipe-ready selections, Jamison Specialty Meats sates carnivorous cravings with fresh cuts alongside succulent homemade sausages, bacon, and pork chops. Furnish family appetites or cover domestic manholes with the all-natural Amish chicken ($1.79 per pound) or freshly ground grill-fillers such as the succulent ground chuck ($3.29 per pound). Meanwhile, hosts seeking protein party favors can satisfy guests with the deluxe sandwich trays ($29.99–$59.99), each populated with tasty Boar's Head deli meats and cheeses (all per-pound prices may vary slightly).
At Black Rose Rentals, helpful teams of party suppliers deck out celebrations with brand-new equipment. The staff sets up summery white canopies over outdoor banquets and facilitates toe tapping with DJ rental systems. Inflatable moonwalk palaces keep revelers entertained and airborne, while portable dance floors turn lawns and patios into glitzy ballrooms. Black Rose Rentals delivers, installs, and strikes all equipment, and staffers are backed by the confidence of full item insurance, a million-dollar liability, and a pat on the back from Bacchus.