Christmas in July | Holiday Event Planning

AUGUST 1, 2019

If you missed our Christmas in July celebration a couple of weeks ago at East End Market’s monthly Evening Exchange, you’re in luck — here’s a recap so that you’ll feel just like you were there!

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Too excited about your own holiday event planning this year to read about Christmas in July? It’s okay, we understand that too. You’ll want to scroll to the bottom for more information on how Overeasy Events can help you get your winter wonderland in the works today!

Christmas in July

On July 19th, we partnered with some spectacular friendors to host a memorable Christmas in July experience for our #OvereasyDateNight guests in our suite at East End Market. We invited the wonderful folks from Omarvelous Productions to set up their famous Slow Motion Video Booth, which certainly did not disappoint. With coaching throughout the whole experience, our guests were happy to see how their videos turned out. We had a whole slew of holiday-themed props to make the video even more magical – everything from confetti poppers and fake “snow” to inflatable champagne bottles and mistletoe!

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Additionally, we loved having Chef Michelle Hulbert from Cuisiniers there to host a cookie decorating workshop for participants! She taught us techniques like “flooding” and even gave away delicious prizes for winners of holiday trivia! Some of the cookies tasted better than they looked, but all of our guests had a chance to show off their unique creative style!

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Guests were also treated to one of two signature holiday cocktails (recipes below) while they learned a little bit more about Overeasy Events’ services. We love to share our “why” with potential future clients and explain just how much we love the work that we do and the clients that continue to make it incredibly meaningful and special.

White Christmas cocktail

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Rum Chata
  • 2 oz Peppermint Schnapps
  • Ice Cubes
  • Candy Canes (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a shaker, add ice and the Rum Chata/ Peppermint Schnapps.
  2. Shake thoroughly to combine.
  3. Pour evenly into two glasses.
  4. Add a candy cane if desired

Blood orange spritzer

1/4 c.  blood orange juice

1 tbsp. Aperol

Sparkling wine

Blood orange twist, for serving 

Directions

Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add blood orange juice and Aperol and shake well, 1 minute. 

Strain into champagne coupe and top with sparkling wine. Serve with blood orange twist.

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We hope that this date night opportunity was a chance for these friends and couples to get away from their “normal” for an evening and enjoy all that we had to offer (in addition to the fun and excitement of the other Evening Exchange vendors!).

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Planning Your Holiday Event

Now is the time to contact us about getting your fabulous holiday event on the calendar! We know, we know, it’s only August! But our calendar fills up quickly with Christmas celebrations, Hanukkah soirees, and holiday weddings. We would love to help you plan the event that you’ve been dreaming about since November of last year so don’t wait!

Some things we can (and would be more than happy to) assist you with:

  • Picking the perfect venue.
  • Selecting a fun, functional catering menu that makes sense for your theme and timing.
  • Choosing decor and staging that will complement your catering, venue, music selections, etc.
  • Recommending top-notch vendors locally who can provide everything that you’re seeking, down to the detail!
  • Crafting a detailed, organized plan and timeline for your event to ensure that it’s fun for you and not just fun for your guests…

Check out some photos below of stunning holiday/winter events we’ve planned in previous years for inspiration!

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East End Market | Orlando Health Appreciation Event
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Winter Park Backyard Holiday Party | Vendors included Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals & Cuisiniers Catering, Porch Therapy florals
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Same as Above | Enjoying “chilly” December nights in Florida! We were excited to provide complete planning services for this annual event – two years in a row! 
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Client Home Holiday Party in Windermere | Catering by Cuisiniers | 4-Year Repeat Event
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Corporate Holiday Party at Quantum Leap Winery | Catering by Cuisiniers 
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Private Home Holiday Birthday Party in Longwood | Vendors included Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals, Porch Therapy, RENTthePHOTOBOOTH (A Victoria Angela, LLC Company)
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Same as Above | Full event planning and design services!