The culinary staff at Super Suppers strives to breathe life back into the American tradition of sitting down to a home-cooked meal. The handcrafted take ‘n’ bake items, which include entrees, sides, appetizers, and desserts, conveniently last in freezers for up to three months or until evicted to make room for hibernating snowmen. Ready-to-heat basil pork chops with caesar penne or bacon-wrapped chicken breasts with cream cheese save time on prep, and a variety of gluten-free, dairy-free, and heart-healthy items offer tasty meals that meet all sorts of dietary restrictions. Instructors also supply ingredients, gear, and know-how during Kids in the Kitchen and Taste of Super Suppers classes that teach participants how to create simple and tasty meals at home.
The spotlight can be a lonely place. But the accomplished instructors have been there before, acting in venues across the country. Now, they use this professional industry experience to inspire fledgling performers to step fearlessly into the light. With workshops, group classes, and private lessons, students from age 7 to 18 can bolster their stage confidence, audition techniques, and Elizabethan fluency. They can also increase their musicality with the studio's private instrument lessons. Next Stage Studios also organizes the Broadway Bound summer day camp, where workshops with coaches and local celebrities culminate in a revue-style showcase.
The Sassy Spa Party was founded by Brandy Bowen, based on the notion that grownups shouldn't get to have all the fun. Because kids spend most of their days toiling away in school or planning fun activities for their teddy bears, they need pampering too. This mobile spa arrives at the party location with all equipment necessary to treat party guests with luxe kiddie spa treatments. With their hair pulled back by fluffy spa headbands, the party coordinators paint their faces with chocolate masks, color their nails in pretty polishes, and serve mocktails for them to sip during treatments. They'll even handle setup and cleanup too, so parents only have to worry about making sure their little guests have a great time.
Posh Dollz Parties’ mobile shindigs bring Hollywood glamor to kids living outside of southern California's sun-drenched borders. On-site party experts transform hosts’ homes into venues for themed celebrations such as Posh Runway or Posh Spa Parties. During these 90-minute soirees, the party experts brighten faces with kid-friendly facials, oversee karaoke concerts, or polish nails during mini manicures. Glamorous extras round out the proceedings, such as photo shoots with props or chocolate fountains, which are ideal for snacking on or bathing pet pigs in.
Entrepreneur Brennan Stanford knows how to have a good time, and his enthusiasm is infectious. After dabbling in businesses including lawn mowing, mobile disc jockeying, and selling T-shirts out of his college dorm room, the Toledo-born, Maumee-raised go-getter began bartending and managing a bar in Bowling Green. He honed his mixology chops and people skills while slinging drinks in high-energy nightclubs and at private events, and now owns and operates Premier Pour Bartending, which earned a WeddingWire Bride's Choice award in 2011.
Stanford knows that the bartender plays a crucial role in any large or small event and often serves as a key point of contact for wedding guests or corporate holiday partygoers. But his crew also lays the groundwork for a successful shindig beforehand by helping hosts and hostesses with menu planning and alcohol estimates. Premier Pour staff members typically dress in all black, but can also dress to fit the party's theme, donning Hawaiian shirts, Halloween costumes, or sandwich boards printed with clown college acceptance letters.
It’s tempting to spoil your appetite at Le Petit Gourmet, where cinnamon and chocolate croissants, slices of carrot cake and cheesecake, and almond-palmier cookies are arrayed in a glass bakery case. Thankfully, nearby coolers also cradle hams, smoked turkey, and cheese bound for club sandwiches and reubens, served either cold or grilled until crisp. Cooks slip through the dining room, carrying boxed lunches, sandwich trays, and tacos, allowing patrons to cater parties or feed the lumberjack that perches on their sill each morning.