Suzy's Simple Solutions
Monday, May 11, 2009
Suzy's galpals are B-U-S-Y these days. May and June is filled with graduations, confirmations, communions, picnics and parties of all kinds. We're sharing some of our favorite sanity saving tips around town to ensure you're the hostess with the mostess.
Suzy's favorite party of last summer was a backyard barbeque catered by Bobby Q's. They have ready planned menus for an easy choice or will custom design a menu especially for you. www.bobbyqsrestaurant.com.
If you need delicious appetizers for your party, our go-to is always The Pantry. Favorites include the mini crabcakes, stuffed mushrooms, fingerling potatos and mini quesadillas and of course their assortment of ready made dips. They also have the best chocolate chip cookies in town. www.thepantry.net
If you're looking for pasta for your event, nothing beats the Rigatoni alla Buttera from Quattro Pazzi. It's not the cheapest option, but it's definitely the most delicious. Compliment it with the Quattro Salad. www.quattropazzi.com
When Suzy is planning a party, she calls Mark at Mo's Wine and Spirits to find out how much to order for the perfect bar. He'll tell you exactly what to order and can also recommend the perfect specialty drink to serve or wine to pour. Spend $100 and they'll also deliver if for free (In their hybrid Mo-mobile of course!). www.mos-wine.com
The recently opened Vintage Garden in the new Brickwalk Promenade off the Post Road has the most amazing selection of flowers. Their centerpieces at a recent event in town had all the ladies in attendance commenting on how gorgeous they were. Whether you need flowers for your own party or a hostess gift, make this your stop.
Need someone to watch the kids during your party? Have a sitter cancel last minute? When Suzy's in a babysitting bind, she calls Margie at Nannies as Needed. Her sitters range from college students through grandmothers who have been personally screened by Margie. www.nanniesasneeded.com
Out of town guests coming in? Suzy's Ritz Carlton stayin' galpal loves the Inn at Fairfield Beach.
It's quaint and cozy with the best location in town. www.innatfairfieldbeach.com
Need a quick drop off spot for the kids? My Gym is offering a three hour drop off summer special. Pick your days, they're flexible offering the kids three hours of air conditioned afternoon fun. Fill their summer schedule in between family trips
Need a gift in a pinch? For anything kids Yellow Moon is the place to go. It's a small place with a huge selection. Their on-hand toy experts will recommend the perfect age appropriate gift and wrap it for free!
For new babies, head to Teagee Janes. The store's owner Betsey Ryan has impeccable taste and carries an assortment of the best baby items around. www.teageejanes.com