A VISIT TO PORTO’S BAKERY & CAFE

portos logoWe had a meeting in Downey, that means a visit to Porto’s! If you are going to Porto’s for the first time prepare to be amazed by the crowds of others there for the sweet experience. But don’t worry the staff is very welcoming and knowledgeable! Chris was my bakery helper today and was precious! George spoke to me about what they offer for mini desserts (always working) The customer service here is amazing! Porto’s Cuban roots are reflected in some of their menu options. For those of you that don’t know, I am a obsessed with pie! Empanadas, Hand Pies, Mini Pies, Mini Tarts, sweet or savory….take me to a whole new level of happiness! I had the most delicious “Chorizo Hand Pie” at Porto’s. The crust was perfection, the chorizo filling was just amazing!IMG_3038The Guava and Cheese Strudel is one of my favorites but I tried some new treats on this visit. Pictured: Elephant Ear (which I refer to as the heart pastry since childhood) Coconut Strudel, Bread Pudding and Dulce De Leche Kiss  Porto’s has 3 locations: Downey, Glendale, and Burbank. Please read the history behind Porto’s http://www.portosbakery.com/content/porto%E2%80%99s-bakery-cafe

A CUSTOM SWEET VALENTINE: a little DIY

IMG_3022Let’s face it! Not everyone has time or was born with a creative gene but you want gift something a little more personnel for Valentines Day. We love these match box like Valentine’s from Michaels from their “Celebrate It” line. They are available in two sizes.  Pictured is the large size (2) in a package for $1.39. Small size (4) in a package $1.39. Assorted phrases and designs. What a perfect way to customize a treat for the one you love with their favorite sweets inside! Just a little DIY!

GIVING THANKS, A WARM CALIFORNIA THANKSGIVING WISH!

IndianDinner12Mother Nature has given Californians weather in the 80’s for Thanksgiving. We truly wish in the spirit of giving, we could share some of this warmth with the East Coast. What we can share is this sun kissed photo shoot, featuring the amazing shots form Kristina Lee Photography, next to this “to die for” vintage trailer and location she scouted. We designed the shoot around the gorgeous “Dream Catcher Menu and Feather Escort Card” created by Paper Crew. The natural linens added more texture to our design and we love the pop of the turquoise. Thank You, Linen Savvy. We want to give thanks to everyone that we have worked for or with this year! Our clients, “All of your celebrations have brought joy and warmth to our hearts”. We are so thankful for the amazing talented wedding and event industry friends that surround us everyday! We give thanks to our family, friends, clients and peers and wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!

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“DAY OF THE DEAD” THEMED SWEETS TABLE

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So we are almost caught up with our holidays! LOL…..We had a fun day with Kristina Lee Photography shooting our sweets table for a Dia De Los Muertos themed wedding.
We love the cake topper from the Museum of Latin American Art on the black cake from Sweet and Saucy Shop ( also all the tiny morsels) The dessert labels from Paper Crew added the finishing touch to the theme.The artwork was our inspiration and the backdrop for our table. Big shout out to Hotel Maya for letting us invade their lobby! DayoftheDead22DayoftheDead20DayoftheDead15DayoftheDead17DayoftheDead16DayoftheDead9DayoftheDead5

AMAZING WORLD CUP THEME WEDDING: Part Two

STUDIO_EMP_3975 The idea of “World Cup” being followed so religiously was why Sara Holland from At Your Door Events, poured her heart into this project and why I designed the candy station to resemble an altar. We wanted the feeling to be true to the fans and the love that the couple would have for each other.STUDIO_EMP_4018STUDIO_EMP_4004STUDIO_EMP_4027STUDIO_EMP_4020STUDIO_EMP_4029STUDIO_EMP_4021STUDIO_EMP_4031STUDIO_EMP_4015

AMAZING WORLD CUP THEME WEDDING: Part 1

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So we know we are a little late with this post but wedding season took over for a while and we need to show this amazing photo shoot in two parts. We were so lucky to style two different areas of the shoot and Studio EMP photos were crazy beautiful. Sara Holland from At Your Door Events out did herself with the concept, design and coordination for the stunning results of this incredible day! Part 1 is our styled dessert table with different countries represented throughout. With talented vendors Paper Crew, Found Rentals, Great Dane Bakery, Posh Peony, Flawless Faces and the over the top StubHub CenterSTUDIO_EMP_3667STUDIO_EMP_3650STUDIO_EMP_3659STUDIO_EMP_3655STUDIO_EMP_3653STUDIO_EMP_3661STUDIO_EMP_3682STUDIO_EMP_3680STUDIO_EMP_3670 We can’t wait for the next “World Cup”!

CINCO DE MAYO

Our Cinco De Mayo themed photoshoot at The Museum of Latin American Art this past May was just beautiful! The colors were bold and vivid, making it fun for us here at Two’s A Party to be apart of. Niloufar of Perfectly Made Weddings got the inspiration for this shoot and we provided the confection styling and buffet of course. As always Krista Mason did a beautiful job taking these images and capturing all our goodies for us. Cristina Cruz of The Events Boutique provided us with the flowers for our cake and set up, aren’t they just darling? We at Two’s A Party LOVE themed events, have one in mind? Let us have a crack at it.

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Event Styling and Design: Niloufar Gibson/ Perfectly Made Weddings
Photographer: Krista Mason/ Krista Mason Photography
Venue: Museum of Latin American Art/ MOLAA
Dessert Table: Kim White/ Two’s A Party
Wardrobe Styling for Groom: Eric Acuña, Friar Tux Shop
Wardrobe for Groom: The Tan Allure. By Allure Bridal/Men’s wear Friar Tux Shop
Wardrobe for Bride: Ramona Southard/ Love and Lace Bridal Salon
Bridal Gown: Miley Gown by Kelly Faetanini/ Love and Lace Bridal Salon
Hair & Make-up: Design Visage
Floral Design: Christina Cruz/ The Events Boutique
Paper Goods: Erika Bowers/ Erika’s Elegance
Chinaware / Table / Chairs : Signature Party Rentals
Linens: Glow Concepts
Reception Table (Chargers/Flower plates/ gold flatware): Two’s A Party
Models: Emmanuel Gonzalez and Lianne Wheelock