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The Cotton Gin No. 116's Christmas Party

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The Cotton Gin No. 116's Christmas Party

Cotton Gin Christmas Party | Event Planners Houston

When the family who owns the gorgeous historic venue in Brookshire, The Cotton Gin No.116 approached us about a Grand Opening/ Christmas Party, we couldn’t wait on helping this place sparkle and shine with all of the Christmas decor you could want!

Since it was going to be a dual event, both celebrating officially opening as a venue, plus a Christmas party for the community and friends of the owners, we wanted to be sure everyone was well fed, enjoyed local entertainment and got to see the space fully decorated.

We worked with Mariela of Casa De Flores, another Brookshire -local company that’s also family owned, and they perfectly executed the Classic Christmas theme we envisioned. Traditional red and green, bows, tons of garland and a 12’ tree- it was stunning!

Creative Team:

Planning and Management: Plan Our Day Events

Photography: Pure Plush Photography

Entertainment: Dunne Family

Photobooth and Lighting: LG Entertainers

Catering and Rentals: Visions of Elegance

Cotton Gin Christmas Party | Christmas Decor in Houston
Christmas Decor for businesses | Houston Event Planning
Cotton Gin Christmas Party in Brookshire | Houston Event Planners
Holiday Party Planning- Houston
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Christmas Dessert display- Pies
Corporate Holiday Party Planning Help
Dessert Display- Christmas Cookies
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Cotton Gin Holiday Party Decor
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Traditional Holiday Decor
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Launch Party for Root and Restore | The Space HTX

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Launch Party for Root and Restore | The Space HTX

This spring, we were honored to be a part of the Launch event for Root and Restore, a groundbreaking workshop and retreat that centers around personal growth and support for the solo entrepreneur (especially women!).

When working with the Owner of Root and Restore, Catrina Ballard, she wanted her guests to feel welcomed, hear a few testimonials and set the tone for what to expect at their first retreat (which is around the corner!)

Creative Team: 

Photography by Smith House Photography

Planning by Samantha, with Plan Our Day

Catering by Purple Orchid Catering

Floral by Tamara Menges

Entertainment and Lighting by LG Event Pro

Venue, The Space HTX

Launch Party for Root and Restore Houston
Root and Restore Launch Party - Houston Event Planner
Root and Restore Launch Party at the Space HTX
 
Root and Restore Launch Party - Houston Event Planners | The Space HTX
Event at the Space HTX
Root and Restore Launch Party Smith House Photo
Launch party for Root and Restore | Houston Event Planners
Launch Party by Houston Event Planner, Samantha with Plan Our Day
Houston Female Business Owners at the Root and Restore Launch Party
Charcuterie Display | Houston Event Planner
Catering by Purple Orchid Catering | Caprese Skewers
Small Business Owner | Houston Entreprenuers
Owner of Plan Our Day, Samantha Gieseke
Owner of Root and Restore, Catrina Ballard
Houston Wedding and Event Planners, Plan Our Day | Photo by Smith House Photo

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Our Favorite Bridesmaids Gifts from Etsy

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Our Favorite Bridesmaids Gifts from Etsy

Etsy... you may have heard of this site where you can get everything imaginable? Oh, you also buy handmade goods from there every week like me?! 

If you're unfamiliar, be prepared to spend a few hours favoriting items for purchase later, but first, start with this list of my favorite bridesmaids gifts from Etsy! These are perfect when you're asking your girlfriends to be a bridesmaid, or as a Thank you! for spending months planning with and supporting you! 

Cotton Robe with Lace Detail

My Favorite Bridesmaids Gifts from Etsy | Cotton Robes for Getting Ready | Robes with Monograms

Get them customized, (of course!) with their names or initials, pick the size, color and voila! What I love most about these robes (which can be found here) is that the cotton is great for warm weather, like getting ready here in Houston 10 months out of the year. The lace detail is perfectly feminine, and from the look of the other photos, they aren't too short in length! *Praise hands!*

Custom Gold Ring

My Favorite Bridesmaids Gifts from Etsy | Rose Gold Ring | Ring with your name

Better for your ladies with short names, or you could have them all say "LOVE"

It comes in gold or, our favorite, rose gold, and you can find them here! Minimalist is in, especially for jewelry, and I think your girls will love these!

Floral Cosmetic Bag

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I've gone through many-a-cosmetic-bags, simply because I use it every day! These floral, custom bags are perfect for any lady in your wedding party. For another bonus, stuff them with wedding day essentials like Tylenol, tissues, chapstick, or bandaids!

Get them here!

I hope you enjoy some of these easy, but sweet ideas for saying thank you to your bridal party! See you soon!

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Bridal Shower | Lavender + Lemon Inspiration

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Bridal Shower | Lavender + Lemon Inspiration

When two of my favorite creatives (Lynsey Creative and Camel and Birdie) had approached me with a Wedding invitation suite based off of the theme "Lavender & Lemons," I asked them if we could a do a fun take on it, and turn it into a sweet and boozy Bridal Shower Inspiration shoot!

Our main elements were, of course, actual lemons and lavender, but also the colors, awesome craft cocktails, and a group of lovely ladies simply having fun! We collaborated with Chelsea Renee Photography, and May and White Floral to get the backbone of the design, then brought in our other members of our creative team (listed below) for the details.

Check it out, we hope you enjoy the sweet, slightly indulgent bridal shower inspiration!

Bridal Shower Inspiration | Lavender and Lemons| Bridal Shower Drinks
Bridal Shower Inspiration | Lavender and Lemons| Purple and Yellow Wedding
Bridal Shower Inspiration | Lavender and Lemons | Purple and Yellow Wedding
Bridal Shower Inspiration | Lavender and Lemons | Cocktail Ideas
Bridal Shower Inspiration | Flower Crowns and Cocktails | Lavender and Lemon
Bridal Shower Inspiration | Flower Crowns and Boozy Cocktails | Lavender and Lemons
Bridal Shower Inspiration | Lavender and Lemons | Cocktail Ideas
Bridal Shower Cocktail Ideas | Lavender and Lemon
Bridal Shower Inspiration | Lavender and Lemon | Sugar Cookies shaped like Lemons
Purple and Yellow Bridal Shower Inspo | Lavender and Lemons
Bridal Shower Ideas | Purple and Yellow | Purple Invitations
Purple and Yellow Invitation | Bridal Shower Ideas | Lavender and Lemon
Cocktail Ideas | Bridal Shower Inspiration | Lavender and lemon

Planning and Design by Plan Our Day Events

Photography: Chelsea Renee Photography

Vintage Rentals: Eastlake Events

Florist: May and White Floral

Vases, lanterns, other rentals: Linens and Events

Cookies: Tudor House Cookies

Craft Cocktails and Bartending: Palace Party

Invitation Design: Lynsey Creative

Calligraphy: Camel and Birdie

Hair and Makeup: Kiss and Makeup Houston

Clothing: Grace Anna's Boutique

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An Intimate Pre- Shower Luncheon

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An Intimate Pre- Shower Luncheon

 
Houston Outdoor Baby Shower | Houston Event Planners | Baby Shower Ideas | It's a Girl!
 

This baby shower was recently featured on 100 Layer Cakelet!

As Featured on 100 Layer Cakelet | Plan Our Day Houston

I think we've just found the baby shower equivalent to a wedding's first look y'all!

An intimate luncheon prior to the baby shower celebration with your friends. Hold. The. Phone. It's brilliant- but it wasn't totally my idea!

Let's set the tone... it's the first grand baby among your siblings, the first of a whole new generation in your family, this is super special and the icing on top? It's a girl! So let's do a generational luncheon celebrating each generation, Grandma, Mom, two Sisters and one baby-girl-on-the-way! Check out the details below, and huge thanks to my ultimate supporters, friendors and magic-makers!

Styling- Plan Our Day Houston

Photography- Smith House Photo

Calligraphy- Table Runner, Camel and Birdie, Invitation Emprint Calligraphy Co (also the momma!)

Florist- Arteflora

Makeup and Hair- Styled by Kelsey V

Stationery- Lynsey Creative

Cake- Get Caked

Dress and Accessories- Sew Trendy and Botanist Co.

 
Houston Outdoor Baby Shower | Houston Event Planners | Baby Shower Ideas | Table Runner
 
Houston Outdoor Baby Shower | Houston Event Planners | Baby Shower Ideas | It's a Girl!
Houston Outdoor Baby Shower | Houston Event Planners | Baby Shower Ideas | It's a Girl!
Houston Outdoor Baby Shower | Houston Event Planners | Baby Shower Ideas | It's a Girl!
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Houston Outdoor Baby Shower | Houston Event Planners | Baby Shower Ideas | It's a Girl!
 
Houston Outdoor Baby Shower | Houston Event Planners | Baby Shower Ideas | Drink Ideas for a Baby Shower
 
Houston Outdoor Baby Shower | Houston Event Planners | Baby Shower Ideas | Cake with Pink Stripes
Houston Outdoor Baby Shower | Houston Event Planners | Baby Shower Ideas | Cake with Pink Stripes
Houston Outdoor Baby Shower | Houston Event Planners | Baby Shower Ideas | Strawberry Lemonade
Houston Outdoor Baby Shower | Houston Event Planners | Baby Shower Ideas | Summer Drink Station
Houston Outdoor Baby Shower | Houston Event Planners | Baby Shower Ideas | Strawberry Lemonade
 
Houston Outdoor Baby Shower | Houston Event Planners | Baby Shower Ideas | Baby Shower Invitation
 

Hosting a baby shower for your loved one? Let us help- email me today!

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Three tips to Rock your holiday party

We're proud to be a contributor for the River Oaks Living Magazine, in circulation for the River Oaks Neighborhoods. For December, we wanted to share some of our top tips for throwing a great Holiday party- as well as launch our Event Concierge Service. Event Concierge is like hiring a personal assistant for your party and event needs. Email us for more information or for help with your Holiday Party!

Throw the Best Holiday Party!

Event Concierge by Plan Our Day

By: Samantha Gieseke

You’ve already been gearing up for the second half of the Holiday season; so long pumpkin spice and Hello, minty hot chocolate! So, here are my top three tips for throwing a holiday party your friends and family will talk about until next spring, and your backup plan if you don’t want to go at it alone!

 

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1.     Food stations are extremely popular in the wedding and events industries, as they double as entertainment for your guests (of all ages!). Why not incorporate this idea into your next gathering? Design a food station where your guests can build their own food item, whether it is a loaded mashed potato bar, mac ’n cheese station or use it spice up your beverages with a hot chocolate and coffee station, or mimosa bar. Use a variety of toppings, add-ins, juices and mixtures to give your guests an array of options and a creative way to enjoy your delicious food. Not to mention, the displays always look gorgeous too!

2.     Food pairings- Gone are the days when you simply pair white wine with fish and red wine with meats. Start your party off with miniature margaritas with your street tacos- using the actual mini Patron bottles, pairing a Prosecco with your meat and cheese course and then throwing in a locally brewed India Pale Ale with your brisket or roast- all fantastic ways to delight the senses and take the dining experience to the next level.

3.     Time Management- My last tip for throwing a memorable soiree is the not-so-fun side of time management, handling your growing to-do list and being able to enjoy your party with your loved ones (not in the kitchen). How do you tackle finding the right crisp white wine or local beer for your hors d'oeuvres, while also planning your interactive food station and decorating? Hire our Event Concierge- your party personal assistant, errand runner, creative menu developer, and decorator. We can handle the logistics and planning, so you can attend your party as a guest!

The holidays are about spending time with those you care about, enjoying great food, and staying present and thankful for life and those who are in it. Let us help you do that, by handling what we do best- throwing great parties! Contact Samantha today to discuss your next event and let us get started on the to-do list for you!

 Photo by A Place For Us

Photo by A Place For Us

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