The Almost Holiday Party

It's Almost Here: Holiday Party Season

Together with Katie Huber and team from Kenley Event Design, we hosted the Almost Holiday Party, a rooftop party to help some fellow event professionals get in the mood for the upcoming season.  

We'll be passing along some of Katie's event design secrets and holiday party tips over the next few weeks, but we wanted to start by sharing some photos of the occasion. 


Venue: The Rooftop of the Homewood Suites, Downtown Grand Rapids

We're pretty sure this is Grand Rapids' first rooftop bar. This space comes equipped with heaters and an awning to protect you from the elements, which was much needed during the rain we had last week.

Visit their website for booking info

Rooftop Holiday Party
Rooftop Holiday Party
Rooftop Holiday Party


Catering: Field & Fire Cafe

They served up some amazing smorrebrods (translation = amazing things on bread), macarons, napoleon and a few other delectable treats. We can't recommend them enough. Their new space serves breakfast, lunch, coffee and is also available for your catering needs! 

Contact Field & Fire for catering or visit their website (and definitely stop in their new cafe)

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holiday party catering ideas
Holiday Catering Ideas

Drinks: Early Bird Cafe

Beverage connoisseur, Stephen Curtis from Early Bird Cafe, created Strawberry Citrus & Earl Grey tea spritzers. These were delicious and were flexible enough to accommodate drinkers and non-drinkers alike, paired with Prosecco or soda water. 

Contact Early Bird for catering or visit their website

holiday party cocktail
holiday party cocktail
holiday party cocktail

Event Design: Kenley Event Design

I'm endlessly amazed by the work of our party co-host, Kenley Event Design. Katie and her team made it seemingly effortless to transform the rooftop space into a holiday wonderland. 

Follow Kenley on Instagram or visit their website

holiday party inspiration
holiday party inspiration
holiday party inspiration

Music: DJ ZSNB

Looking for a DJ for your cocktail event or party, but sick of hearing the same old stuff? DJ ZSNB is your guy. Listen to a sample from one of his recent events.

Contact us for booking info


Photography: Marissa Boswell

I mean, just look at these images. 😍

Follow her on Instagram or visit her website for booking info

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Holiday Party Photography

Invitation: Blackbird RSVP (of course)

Check out our new holiday-themed banners for your holiday festivities! Styled by Kelly O'Hara and photography by Jill DeVries:

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holiday invitation online
holiday online invitation