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How To Customize Your Wedding

While there are a lot of traditional elements to many weddings, there’s no written rule that says your wedding can’t be as unique as you are. Weddings that result in the most lasting memories often contain a thoughtful blending of tradition and personalization, and each wedding should be a true reflection of your unique story. …

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BK House and Gardens

BK House and Gardens: A Hauntingly Beautiful French Quarter Venue

The historic BK House & Gardens was built in 1826 and is one of the few examples of a raised cottage in the Crescent City. Today, it is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and is the only architecture of its type now open to the public as a museum and event venue. …

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New Orleans Holiday Party Venues

Top Ranked New Orleans Holiday Party Venues

When it’s time to break out the white elephant gifts or celebrate another wonderful year with clients and partners, New Orleans has some of the perfect venues to choose from. Fortunately, Messina’s Catering & Events is a one-stop solution to planning your best holiday party yet. We can help you craft a fun and festive …

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New Orleans Thanksgiving

A Very New Orleans Thanksgiving

Since November 1846, when Louisiana Governor Isaac Johnson declared November 26 a day of “public thanksgiving and prayer,” New Orleans has risen to the occasion in true Crescent City fashion. In a place where great food, music, architecture, and experiences are the norm, elevating what’s already stellar might seem like a steep slope to climb. …

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Party Trends and Celebrations

Celebrate Everything: 2022 Party Trends

We’ve all heard the expression, “any excuse to party,” and nothing could be more true in 2022. After all, we had two years of social distancing, isolating, working remotely, and generally trying to avoid people, family, and friends as much as possible. But now, with Covid virtually in the rear-view mirror, people are finding innovative …

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Catered Holiday Party

Why You Should Hire a Caterer for Your Holiday Party

The holidays are an exciting and busy time—emphasis on the busy part. Most of us have many gifts to buy, lots of wrapping, other parties to attend, and traditions to uphold. For many, friends and family are arriving from out-of-town, turning the holidays into not only a one-day event but a multiple-day stay. All of …

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Hauntingly Clever Halloween Party Catering Ideas

Everyone has a holiday party or a New Year’s Eve Party. But what about a chic Halloween party? Halloween is celebrated as a holiday where people can get creative, have a little fun, and indulge before the chaos of the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. Perhaps the scariest thing about planning a Halloween party is trying …

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New Orleans wedding plated dinner

Seated or Buffet: Which is Best for Your Wedding

You’ve spent months, many years, planning for the Big Day. If you’re like most engaged couples, you’ve invited a few too many guests to your wedding. You’ve spent an inordinate amount of time sweating even the tiniest details to ensure everything is perfect. On that day, after you’ve walked down the aisle and said your …

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How to Brand Your Corporate Catered Event

If you think like someone in marketing, you know that every piece of communication should reinforce your brand. This is as true for websites and collateral as it is for the events you throw for employees, customers, and prospects. Properly branded catered events reinforce your brand, keeping it front and center, and should fit your …

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cocktail trends

Raising The Bar: This Year’s Cocktail Trends

While the pandemic certainly wasn’t good for Americans’ livers, it was a boon for the spirits industry. But the American public has a way of righting itself after a long, collective binge, according to the cocktail trends we’re watching in 2022. At Messina’s Catering & Events, the bar has always been a focal point of …

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