Ideas to Celebrate the Theme of Summer

September 5, 2018 | Seasonality, Weddings


Summer isn’t over yet! Continue the best season in Chicago into the fall by celebrating the theme of Summer in the City at your next event. Trends this season include vivid pops of color from décor to florals.


After attending the latest street fair for food inspiration, plan for your event at home to include bright painted furniture, lots of juicy fruits and a color scheme of primary colors. A couple of cute ideas we recommend trying are sliced citrus fruits to decorate the interior of a clear glass vase holding flowers, or repurposing Latin food cans to hold succulents as a centerpiece. No matter the occasion, don’t be afraid to use a myriad of radiant colors to create a fun and memorable event.


Food served at your summer party could not get any easier. Street food and childhood favorites will be a big hit, so serve appetizers like a Mexican street corn salad, or fruit cups with a dash of tajin. Look to incorporate self-serve style at dinner with a build-your-own hot dog bar or a plantain nacho station. Desserts can include key lime pie stuffed strawberries or mini churros stuffed with vanilla cream. Adding a nostalgic flair alongside simple foods insures that even the pickiest of eaters will have a great time this summer.

2018 Spring Trends and Event Inspiration

February 28, 2018 | Décor, Garden, Paramount Events, Paramount Events Inspiration, Party Planning, Seasonality, Venue Category, Weddings

After a long winter here in Chicago, Spring is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Our team of trend forecasters and event experts have gathered upcoming motifs from near and far to take things like the Pantone Color of the Year, New York Fashion Week, and the upcoming royal wedding to show you how they influence our menus, and can inspire your upcoming Spring wedding or event.