When a soldier finally arrives home from overseas, there is nothing better to do than celebrate. For a dedicated Army soldier, a father, a husband, a son, and a friend, we used familiar foods and simple elements to craft an event perfect for family and friends of all ages to Welcome Home Z. Inspired by a modest Army theme, we centered all event aspects on the color scheme of Beige, Army Green, and Yellow Ribbon Yellow. This theme was carried out through our various décor selections, using multipurpose materials such as ribbon and kraft paper. We provided the inspiration board below to our client for approval before executing our plan.
We created a “Welcome Home” Kraft Paper Banner to hang on the mantle with thin twine, and also created a Kraft Paper Table Runner for the dining room table. Handmade Yellow Ribbon Garland was strung along the top of all the doorways, and accented brown paper bag vases were displayed throughout the home displaying bright, colorful flowers. To further the Army component and provide a treat to the kids, we placed toy Army men throughout the house on various surfaces. These were a cheap, playful addition that helped pull everything together.
For such a family-oriented event, we chose a food selection that would please everyone and communicate those universal comforts of home. Hearty foods such as macaroni & cheese, roast beef sandwiches, and bite-sized BLTs were served with just a slight twist to please every palate yet still have a unique and memorable element. We put together a Mac'n'Cheese Bar with multiple add-in selections including bacon, roasted red peppers, green onions, parmesan cheese, and more. Three featured combinations were recommended on a chalkboard display, including the party’s guest of honor’s favorite combination, which we coined ‘Zach’s Mac’.
Our featured dessert were Lemon Cupcakes with Yellow Ribbons to incorporate the event's theme. We also served Peanut Butter Cupcakes, always a crowd favorite.
For a memorable moment and time like this, we were able to take away the stress and the bustle of putting together a gathering, so the family could really focus on enjoying being reunited.
On the Menu:
Roast Beef Sliders on Pretzel Buns + Caramelized Onions + Swiss or White Cheddar Cheese
Macaroni & Cheese Bar + Bacon + Green Onions + Chopped Tomatoes + Cilantro + Crumbled Potato Chips + Parmesan Cheese + Roasted Red Peppers Featured Recommended Combo’s: Zach’s Mac, Fiesta Mac, Traditional Mac
Pub Mix BLT Kabob Appetizers + Basil Aioli
Cheese & Cracker Board
Assorted Fruit & Vegetable Display
Zesty Hidden Valley Ranch + Chips
Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Zest Yellow Ribbons
Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes