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Top 5 grad party planning tips

by Craig Thomas, catering specialist
Friday, May 17, 2013

It’s the time of year again that can strike fear in the hearts of parents…graduation party season!

Don’t despair! There’s a lot to think about, but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare of to-do lists. Follow these simple steps to streamline your party planning process:

1. Set your budget
This step will be the basis of all your other decisions. Set a total dollar amount for the party and stick to it before things get out of hand! A money saving idea is to consider hosting the party with another family. Many of the same people would be invited to each of the parties, so why not consolidate?

Alleviate the stress – let us make your graduation party a success!

Amy Fouks, bakery category manager
Friday, April 26, 2013

I can’t imagine all the things the parents of a high school senior must have on their minds! Your child is heading toward a major milestone in life, which can be scary and exciting all at the same time. Congratulations!

But before you get there, you’re busy paving the way with deposits for the dorm room, prom plans, the last basketball banquet, nagging about summer job applications… stressful!

To top it all off, I’m sure your spring “to-do” list around the house is growing with plans of an open house graduation party (is this snow going to melt so you can get a chance to sand and refinish the deck first?).

You need the convenience of a one-stop shop for graduation party planning. Don’t worry, we have you covered.

What makes our cake so delicious?

Amy Fouks, bakery category manager
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Graduations, weddings, first communions, confirmations, baby showers, bridal showers… the list goes on and on. So many different occasions are celebrated perfectly with cake, and who doesn’t love a delicious cake?

We pride ourselves on our scrumptious cake and know that our cake is light-years better than our competition. We recently asked some of our seasoned bakery staff: “What makes our cake different from our competitors?” We dug down deep and came up with all the reasons why our cake is awesome!

Grad party tips from the planning experts

by Kelli Tigges, catering specialist
Monday, April 23, 2012

Classes will soon be over and it is time to celebrate the achievement of completing high school and becoming an adult! This is the time before your graduate realizes what college and the “real world” will bring. A graduation party can give them a day to celebrate this great accomplishment with friends and family before their summer filled with college preparation begins.



When planning a graduation party, there are many aspects to think about. Below are my top grad party planning tips to help get you through the preparation so you can enjoy the party.

2012 Trends: Food Trucks - the hottest food on the street can now be at your table

by Jessica Morrissey, catering assistant manager
Friday, March 23, 2012

You know we’ve finally hit spring when you see food trucks out on Nicollet Mall and other happening streets downtown. Around our city, you’ll find foodie focused bites, like fresh lobster rolls, delicious falafels and salty caramel ice cream. These restaurants on wheels feature some interesting, cutting-edge food that’s hard to find elsewhere.

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