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Tito's Fountain of Youth Cocktail

Posted by Peppers Team on Mon, Sep 17, 2018

Tito's Fountain of Youth Cocktail

Elderflower liqueur is becoming a popular ingredient to incorporate into cocktails. With its sweet and slightly floral taste it is a very versatile liqueur that mixes well with wine and other spirits. We especially enjoy it in a cocktail mixed with some bubbly and Tito's Vodka! 

Elderflower cocktail recipe

 

Ingredients
1.5 oz Titos Vodka
3/4 oz St. Elder Elderflower Liqueur 
2 oz Prosecco or Champagne
3/4 Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
Mint Sprigs
Lime Garnish

 

 

 

Steps:
Muddle mint springs and lemon juice in your drinking glass then top with ice.
Add vodka and elderflower liqueur to glass.
Pour contents of glass into a cocktail shaker and shake well!
Pour back into the glass and top with prosecco and a lime wedge garnish. Enjoy!
Inspired by Tito's Vodka Recipe @ https://www.titosvodka.com/recipes/vodka-drinks/fountain-of-youth

Kitt and Bennett's Garden Wedding at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, Aug 01, 2018

Kitt and Bennett's Tower Hill WeddingTower Hill Botanic Garden Wedding

Tower Hill Botanic Garden was the perfect setting for Kitt and Bennett’s wedding. The color palate was a beautiful mix of soft blush, sage green and ivory with pops of gold and ruby red accented in the flowers and table settings. The groomsmen wore bright ruby polka dot bow-ties while the groom was in classic black tie. The bride was dressed in a beautiful traditional white lace gown while her bridesmaids wore soft sage chiffon.

The ceremony took place in the secret garden with floral bouquets marking the chairs at the end of each aisle framing the bridal party as they walked down the aisle.  

The Orangerie where the dinner reception took place looked stunning with their color palate. Beautiful gold chargers set the base of the place settings with magnolia leaves with the guests names ascribed in gold placed on each charger. The polka dots from the groomsmen’s ties were carried through in the design on the wineglasses and the plates the cake was served on.

Every detail from this wedding was perfectly designed and planned to create a beautiful and memorable celebration.

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Photographer: Samantha Melanson Photography
Catering, Cake and Placecards: Peppers Artful Events
Venue: Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Event Venue Feature: Commander's Mansion

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Tue, Jul 10, 2018

EVENT VENUE FEATURE: COMMANDER'S MANSION

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Commander's Mansion, located in Watertown MA, sits on seven secluded acres at the rear of the former Watertown Arsenal. The mansion has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1976 and boasts of beauty and Italianate-Victorian architecture inside and out.

The mansion is available for weddings and social and corporate events. Corporate clients enjoy the mansions unique rooms which provide a relaxed and spacious setting. There are various breakout rooms’ available along with free internet and parking. The mansion can accommodate events ranging from 20-130 guests based on the setup. During May through October a tent can be rented to accommodate larger events up to 200.

The mansion provides an ideal setting for a weddings and only hosts one per day so you and your guests can enjoy exclusive use of the property. Ceremonies take place under a beautiful grape arbor with cocktails and dinner to follow in the mansion or under the tent depending on the size of the wedding. There are even two on-site suites to be used prior to the wedding for getting ready. Commander's Mansion provides a unique and beautiful backdrop for a memorable wedding. 

Contact us to learn more about hosting your events at Commander's Mansion. 

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Featured Event Venue The Harry Parker Boathouse

Posted by Peppers Team on Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Featured Event Venue: The Harry Parker Boathouse

Harry Parker Boathouse Events

Community Rowing Inc (CRI), located on the banks of the Charles River in Brighton MA, is an internationally recognized attraction for rowing and a gem within the Massachusetts park system.  CRI’S community room, located in the Harry Parker Boathouse is available for rent for events from weddings to bar and bat mitzvah’s and corporate to social events.

The community room provides a 150 degree view of the Charles River with windows that frame the room and balconies overlooking the water. This space can accommodate up to 200 guests for a sit down dinner with dance floor or up to 220 for a cocktail style reception. Also available to rent is the outdoor space next to the Charles on the lower level along with the boat bays. This provides an ideal space to host a cocktail hour for your wedding or dinner event with beautiful views of the Charles River.

Harry Parker Boathouse Events

Host your wedding at the Harry Parker Boathouse for a memorable occasion.  Start with your ceremony on the docks of the Charles River, followed by cocktails outside on the lower level, and finish with dinner and dancing on the second floor in the community room. This is the perfect venue for anyone interested in a nautical theme wedding.

Contact us to learn more about hosting your next event at Community Rowing Inc.

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FEATURED EVENT VENUE: CHARLES RIVER MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, May 09, 2018

FEATURED EVENT VENUE: CHARLES RIVER MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY

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Charles River Museum of Industry, located in Waltham MA, is a historic 19th century textile mill overlooking the scenic Charles River. The museum provides a unique backdrop for your wedding or special event. Your guests will get the opportunity to explore the museum's hands on exhibits featuring American innovation and invention from 1812 to modern day, including the Boston Manufacturing Company, The Orient Bicycle and Met Automobile, the Waltham Watch Factory and more!

Enjoy cocktails in the lower level of the museum surrounded by the unique exhibits. Then make your way upstairs for dinner in the main function space with exposed brick and industrial beams. Whether you want a rustic feel with farm tables and bistro lighting or bright colored and lively linens the space is a blank slate that can take on a wide variety of looks and styles.

The museum can accommodate events up to 300 for a cocktail style event or 160 for a seated dinner with room for dancing. They regularly host Weddings, Birthday Parties, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and special public and Corporate Events of all kinds.

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Contact us to learn more about hosting your event at the Charles River Museum of Industry

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Romance and Elegance at the Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain

Posted by Peppers Team on Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Romance and Elegance at the Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain

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The Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain, Goffstown's newest venue, provides a magical and serene backdrop for your wedding or special event. Imagine getting married under a large oak tree while your guests are surrounded by the colorful gardens. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers outside the quant cottage with views of the gardens or up by the pine grove for an intimate setting with lots of tree cover for shade. Dinner and dancing take place under a large sperry sailcloth tent on the center lawn of the perfectly manicured property. End your evening with smore's by the fire pit. Your guests will enjoy full use of the property and the picture opportunities are endless. 

When owners Nattie and Alyssa approached us to take part in a styled photoshoot at their property we were beyond excited. It was a great opportunity to showcase what a wedding at their venue would be like. In coordination with Alyssa of Apotheca Flowers and a great team of vendors a romantic and elegant garden summer wedding was brought to life. 

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This styled shoot was featured in New Hampshire Bride 2018 Spring/Summer addition. Click here to see the publication. 

The Team
Venue: The Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain
Floral Designer and Coordinator: Alyssa Van Guilder, Apotheca Flowers
Catering, Cake, Dessert Bar, Beer Wall, Chalkboard Signage: Peppers Artful Events
Photographer: Lindsay Hackney Photography
Vintage Furniture, White Washed Farm Tables, Cross Back Chairs: Boston Rustic Wedding Rentals
China, Glassware, Flatware, Linens: Peak Event Services

Caitlin and Nat's Fall Wedding at Larz Anderson Auto Museum

Posted by Peppers Team on Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Caitlin and Nat's Fall Wedding at Larz Anderson Auto Museum

Larz Anderson Auto Museum Wedding

Cheers to Caitlin and Nat who planned the details for their fall wedding to truly reflect their personalities, food tastes, and the wedding venue.

The ceremony took place on the park hilltop with gorgeous views of Boston. A jewel-covered floral arbor was the perfect focal point for their intimate ceremony on this gorgeous  fall day.

Back down at the museum for cocktail hour, guests enjoyed playing classic video arcade games while sipping on a harvest-inspired apple cider old fashioned signature cocktail. Many of their wedding details paid homage to the car museum like the license plates that were used as table numbers. The menu was created around the couple’s favorite dishes and consisted of a laid back station menu. This included New England lobster rolls, barbecue brisket and mac and cheese. For desserts guests enjoyed a selection of homemade pies and mini sweets along with a late night passed snackof warm apple cider donuts! 

We loved every beautiful detail at this wedding from the picturesque hilltop I do's to the teacup centerpieces!


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The Team
Venue: Larz Anderson Automobile Museum
Catering, Dessert, Floral Designs: Peppers Artful Events
Photographer: Dreamlove Photography
DJ : Absolute Celebrations

No Mocking These Graduate Inspired Mocktails

Posted by Peppers Team on Mon, Apr 02, 2018

No Mocking These Graduate Inspired Mocktails

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Having a Summer Graduation party? Looking for some unique, alcohol-free beverages that the whole crowd can enjoy?  Consider having a “mocktail” bar. Mocktails are fun, flavorful, hand-crafted beverages that contain zero alcohol making this a no-brainer for a high-school-aged crowd of graduates. As for the adults? Good luck keeping them away from these delicious and refreshing drinks!

 
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  • Cotton candy - enough to fill an 8oz glass
  • Raspberry or Regular Gingerale
  • Cherry or Raspberry Garnish

    Crafting Your Mocktail:

    Set out your martini glass. For optional flare, lightly wet the rim your glass with a lemon wedge and dip in colored sugar. Then place one piece of cotton candy in each glass. Pour the ginger ale over the cotton candy and top with cherry before serving.


The Adventure Awaits

  • 3 TBS Water
  • 2 TBS White Sugar
  • 1 TSP Coconut Extract
  • 2- 12 oz Cans of Lemon Lime Soda
  • Blue Food Coloring
  • Swedish Fish for Garnish

Crafting Your Mocktail:

1. Make the simple syrup by combining the water and sugar together and heating in the microwave for 30-60 seconds or boil togher in a pot on the stove. Let cool. 

2. In a pitcher or punch bowl combine the simple syrup, soda, coconut extract and food coloring. 

3. Add in swedish fish for garnish and serve over ice. 

The Strawberry Celebration

  • 1 Cup Strawberry Yogurt
  • 1 Cup Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 2 Cups Frozen Strawberries
  • 2 TBS Lemon Juice
  • Sprinkles and Fresh Strawberries for Garnish

Crafting Your Mocktail:

1. Place all ingredients in a blender

2. Blend on high for 2 minutes or until smooth. 

3. Wet the rim of glass with a lemon wedge then dip in sprinkles. Pour in mixture from blender. Garnish with a strawberry and enjoy! 

 

For more festive details, consider adding colorful straws in the graduates school colors or use graduation cap picks as garnish. An interesting glass such as a mason jar or a fun-shaped plastic cup makes for a great presentation. 



 

What's on the Menu for your Graduation Party?

Posted by Peppers Team on Mon, Apr 02, 2018

What's on the Menu | Graduation Party Planning

Menu planning for a graduation party is an important step in putting together the perfect celebration.  After all the invites are sent, location is determined and the theme is decided on, it’s time to start planning the food! But where do you start? Ask yourself- what kind of food does the graduate like? What kind of food will work best in the location where the event is taking place? Is there a particular theme for the event that the food can coincide with? These will help you determine the direction of the menu.

Here are a few of our favorite themed graduation party food menus.

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

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Game day food is fun for a graduation party and fits great with an outdoor celebration.

Menu Ideas: Nachos, Sausage and Peppers, Pretzels and Mustards, Flavored Popcorn, Chili Dogs

Grill Party

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Grill parties are perfect for outdoor summer celebrations. If your party will have guests coming and going, this menu lends itself to items that can be quickly thrown on the grill for new party guests. 

Menu Ideas: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Watermelon, Pasta Salad, Coleslaw, Potato Salad 

Smokey Texas BBQ
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Perfect for the BBQ lover in your family and an excellent menu that holds up very well on a buffet.

Menu Ideas: Brisket, Pulled Pork Sliders, BBQ Chicken,  Fried Pickles, Coleslaw, Potato Salad

A Day at the Fair

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Summer is state fair season. Fair menus are filled with delicious fried food and easy to eat on the go items (think food on a stick!).

Menu Ideas: Cotton Candy, Funnel Cakes, Pretzels, Corn Dogs, Kettle Corn

Mexican Fiesta

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A Mexican themed menu allows guests to customize their offerings. We love a make your own taco bar where guests pick their proteins along with all the fixins! Then you can add in some fun Mexican side dishes.

Menu Ideas: Make Your Own Taco Bar, Salsa and Queso with Tortilla Chips, Refried Beans, Mexican Rice, Stuffed Jalapenos 

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Celebrate with classic New England faire! This is a great menu for the graduate who will be traveling away from New England to go to school. 

Menu Ideas: Clam Chowder, Steamed Lobsters, Corn, Baked Beans, Pasta Salad

Tips:

Graduation parties tend to be an event where guests are juggling multiple parties in the same day which means guests will come and go throughout the duration of the party. If this is likely the case with your party you will want to choose a menu that can hold for an extended period of time or have food that can quickly be made for new guests as they arrive.

Most graduation parties are a mix of friends and family which means a wide range of age groups. When deciding on a menu make sure you have options that will satisfy all ages attending.

A good place to start menu planning is choosing a theme that focuses on some of the graduates favorite foods.

Ready to start planning? Give us a call!

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Lemon Thyme Vodka Spritzer

Posted by Peppers Team on Sun, Apr 01, 2018

LEMON THYME VODKA SPRITZER

Ingredients (Makes 10 servings)nhmag_uncanoonuc-36

Simple Syrup
  • 4 whole Lemons Zested
  • 8 sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 3 3/4 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3 3/4 Cups Water
Cocktail
  • 4 whole Lemons, Juiced
  • 1 1/4 Cups Your Favorite Vodka
  • 7 Cups Club Soda 
  • Blueberries, For Garnish
  •  Sliced Lemons, For Garnish

Preparation

For the lemon-thyme simple syrup
In a medium saucepan, add lemon zest, thyme sprigs, sugar and water. Bring to a low boil and reduce heat to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let the syrup cool for 15 minutes.

For the cocktail
Pour the cooled simple syrup into a pitcher and add the fresh squeezed lemon juice and tequila. Add a handful of ice cubes and fill the rest of the pitcher with the club soda. Stir well to combine. Add ice cubes, 1 sprig of thyme and a slice of lemon to a tall glass and top with cocktail. Sip and enjoy!

Photo © Lindsay Hackney Photography

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