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Cocktail Party Food

What Type of Food Do You Serve at a Cocktail Party

While the most essential ingredient to a great cocktail party is arguably the cocktails, we would argue that the food is a close second!  And in New Orleans, we’re all about amazing food and an even better party!  So, what kind of food is best suited for a cocktail party?  Variety and Compact Size At …

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Holiday Cocktails

Holiday Cocktails to Warm You from the Inside

Horrible horrible horrible customer service. Stay away from Advisar doors at all costs. Apparently a great product if you are lucky enough to get it delivered right the first time. If not, strap in for a roller coaster of excuses. 17K in doors and we receive a defective product that wont close or seal properly, trim that is the wrong size and months of waiting while our home looks like a crime scene. We are considering paying another installer to rip these doors out and send them back in their current unfinished state.

Update: Mike from Advisar responded to my concerns that Im willing to take my complaints to BBB and Consumer Affairs with “go ahead, make your complaint, take it up with your contractor”. And then further advised that the doors are indeed defective and will likely need to be replaced with newly manufactured doors. This company does not seem to care about the product they make or the consumer that purchases it. Mike followed up with a personal call to me to let me know they are remanufacturing the doors and will be ready to remove the defective doors and install new in 6 more weeks.

Customized Wedding

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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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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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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catered holiday parties

Christmas in July: Start Planning Now for the Holidays

While you may be soaking up the sun and making summer memories now, it’s also a great time to begin planning your holiday parties. The holiday season is magical, but it’s also one of the busiest times of the year. By planning your Christmas/holiday soiree or chic New Years’ Eve party now, you can relax …

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Retro cocktails

Retro Cocktails Deserve a Spot at Today’s Catered Events

Two-Martini lunches. Mint Juleps on Derby Day. Mai Tais on the beach. These iconic cocktails conjure up a simple and often more indulgent experience. But they are making a comeback at many catered events and for a good reason. They were good back then, and they are just as satisfying today. The Originals As mixology …

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Messina's drink and appetizer pairing

Drink and Appetizer Pairings for the Ultimate Cocktail Party

It’s no secret that an open bar will add to the festivities for any catered event or a wedding. Sure, Uncle Bob is prone to Maker’s Mark and ginger ale, or your corporate guests might order a Moscow Mule because it’s trendy, but offering a limited drink menu that pairs each with a specific appetizer …

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Messina's catering individual servings

Catering Trend: What’s New in Individual Servings

While COVID may seem to be in the rear-view mirror as more and more people get their first, second, third, and even fourth vaccines and the infection and hospitalization rates continue to decline, some of its side effects are here to stay for a long time. That includes individual servings on catering menus, a trend …

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