Stamford Moms 2021 Backyard Party Guide! | Stamford Moms

It’s beginning to feel a lot like SUMMER! And after a long winter, one of the most exciting things about summer are the backyard parties!

Whether you’re hosting a family barbecue, children’s birthday party or adult dinner party we have put together a guide to help make planning a breeze!

From the food to the sweets, entertainment, decor and even the yard prep beforehand, scroll down for a curated list of local businesses that can help make your event beautiful, fun and delicious!

CATERING!

Marcia Selden Catering

 
Who’s hungry for some backyard party deliciousness? Look no further as the first-class foodies at Marcia Selden Catering have got you covered.

Their savvy squad of culinary gurus and party perfectors will help you create a custom-designed menu that is sure to have your guests asking for more! Kick off the summer with a party where you’ll be a guest in your own home and leave the details, service and yum to them!

bartaco lunch box

 

taco’bout the perfect keepsake for tiny taco fans—the new bartaco lunch box was made with bartaco families in mind.

kids (and parents!) love the bartaco illustrated design, and our custom sticker sheet lets your kid bring their lunch box to life. order it individually, or with a kids tray included: 1 taco of choice, cheese quesadilla and chips + kid’s guacamole.

Order here!

Breakfast Belle

 

Since 2016, Owner & Executive Shef, Tori Brown of Breakfast Belle has been serving Connecticut with southern style eats and more; serving many corporations and featured on Good Morning America and News12CT. Shef Tori created Bamma Fish Fry Seafood Cornmeal Seasoning and Bamma Hot Sauce, that are sold in local stores and online on her website www.breakfastbelle.com.​

Not only does Breakfast Belle offer an authentic southern-soul style menu, but also a variety of mouth watering dishes and small bites that are sure to please any palate.

Seaside Sliders by Mr. Frostys

 
Created and founded by the owners of Mr. Frosty’s Ice Cream in Norwalk, Seaside Sliders is an innovative food truck hand-crafting delicious sliders, awesome small bites, fresh salads, and finger foods! Available for any event imaginable..weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, baby/bridal showers, mitzvahs, baptisms, sporting events and more!

At Seaside Sliders, each delectable little bun is host to a little burger patty, made of all natural grass fed beef. They’ve also got pulled pork, chicken, lobster, Copp’s Island oysters and even miniaturized meatball subs on this roster full of original recipe sliders. And that’s not all. Seaside Sliders specializes in specialty small bites too, with shrimp & mango ceviche, caprese skewers, & philly steak spring rolls, just to name a few.

Really, this isn’t like a food truck at all. It’s fine dining on four wheels, and Seaside Sliders is available to bring it all to your next party or event. Book ’em to find out just how accommodating they can be, customizing the menu to fit you and your guest’s every need. You need these sliders. They really are that good.  Available to service up to 350 guests!

Website | rosa@seasidesliders.com | (203) 857-9918

Slimpickingsbykelly

 
Slimpickingsbykelly offers custom charcuterie creations for any event large or small.

From our signature individual graze boxes up to wedding size graze tables, we’ve got you covered! Serving Fairfield and Westchester Counties. 

SWEETS!

Bella’s Sweet Treats

 

From cake to cupcakes and macarons, Bella’s Sweet Treats has the ingredients to make dessert delicious at your backyard party!

Alison was a retail manager for 23 years, until COVID and then found herself without a job and a passion she wanted to turn into a business! She’s been baking for years on the side but made the big leap to open her own business. And here you have Bella’s Sweet Treats named after her daughter Anabella and her mother.

Crazy Confections by Andrena

 
Is there a better activity than one that’s fun and that you can eat?! Crazy Confections is offering 3, 6 or 12 cookie DIY decorating kits to give your kids and their friends a fun activity or favor at your backyard party summer.

Choose from cookie kit themes that include cookout, birthday and summer assortments.  

Kona Ice

 

After spending time over the hot grill, kick up your heels and bring some excitement to your next backyard BBQ with the Kona Entertainment Vehicle.  The tropical shaved ice is certainly a crowd pleaser.

Kids love the klassic flavors like blue raspberry and watermelon. Not feeling like a little kid? Adults will be satiated by the Krafted flavors such as Lavender Lemonade and Blackberry Mojito that are geared to a more sophisticated palate.  

Kona is allergen friendly and offers dye and sugar free options so everyone will be able to chill out with a refreshing Kona Ice!  

Little Lotta Love Happy Hearts

 

Little Lotta Love is made to make people feel loved. Whether it’s as a dessert, gift or party favor, every single product is created with lots of love and passion and also according to the highest quality standards.

Every heart is made with a fine nougat filling and covered with delicious chocolate. It’s a bit like a whole box of chocolates – just in one beautifully decorated heart! 

Contact hello@littlelottalove.com if you have any ideas or questions for your personal and unique Happy Heart.

ENTERTAINMENT!

Best Time Ever!

 
Get crafty at your next backyard party with help from Best Time Ever!

They will come to your home to bring all the crafting supplies you need for fun craft projects.

Faces by Wells

 
Faces by Wells has many types of entertainment to offer including face painting, body painting, henna, glitter and airbrush tattoos (they stay on for 3-5
days and we have over 200 designs to choose from) hair feather extensions, hair wraps and chalking, caricatures, balloon figurines, clowns and dress up characters. 

Faces by Wells only use only FDA compliant products and is fully insured.

Facebook | facesbywells@gmail.com | (203) 984-8212

iBounceCT

 
BOUNCE and create an unforgettable event with iBounceCT!

Whether you’re looking to rent a bounce house or water slide, they have everything you need to throw the ultimate event. They are dedicated to providing our customers with properly cleaned and sanitized rentals each and every time.

SPECIAL OFFER: Use code Summer for $20 off total order for any future event. Coupon code valid through 7/4/21. 

Book | (203) 613-8730 | ibouncect@gmail.com

Jumpin’ Jams

 
Jumpin’ Jams music classes and parties were created for babies through preschoolers but they’re also really enjoyable for you too!
Classes are exciting and playful, and the perfect way to expose your kids to music… plus Jumpin’ Jams makes the perfect addition to your children’s party entertainment!

PLANNING!

Luna & Charlie Events

 

Luna & Charlie is a Fairfield County based event planning company that transforms life’s special moments into meaningful stories.

They dream with their clients to create unique, unforgettable events they can fully savor while we worry about the stressful stuff. 

DECOR!

Classic Graphics

 

Now that graduation season is here… say CONGRATS to your grad in a special way! Celebrate your senior with a banner to let the neighborhood know how proud you are and car magnets to let everyone else know how great your kid is. 

Classic Graphics is local so you don’t have to worry about shipping delays! They guarantee you’ll have what you need to celebrate your grad.

Order online at classicgraphicscorp.com/signs or for custom orders, email Nathalie@classicgraphicscorp.com.

JBella Favors

 

Celebrate a special moment in your backyard with flowers!

JBella Favors is introducing a Summer Collection that are perfect whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner or a gathering outdoors.

To create your own color palette, email jocelyn@jbellafavors.com. Place your order two weeks prior to an event.

THE COZY FOOD FEED COCKTAIL RECIPES!

Slightly Smoky Summer Margarita

 

Ingredients for 2:

3 oz blanco tequila
1 oz mezcal tequila
juice of 3 fresh limes
1 oz agave
1/2 oz cointreau
slice of jalapeño pepper (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Add tequila, mezcal, fresh lime juice, agave and cointreau to a mixing shaker over plenty of ice. 
  2. Shake for 30 seconds to 1 minute. 
  3. Pour and serve! 
  4. For an extra kick, muddle a slice of jalapeno in the glass before pouring. Garnish with fresh lime and another slice of jalapeno!

Recipe from The Cozy Food Feed

Fresh Blood Orange Margarita

 

Ingredients for 2:

juice of 2 fresh limes
juice of 1/2 blood orange
3 oz blanco tequila 
3/4 oz raw agave

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients on ice to a mixer and shake for 30 seconds to 1 minute. 
  2. Garnish with your favorite ingredients, like lime, fresh blood orange, and chili lime salt! 
  3. Enjoy with your favorite snacks!

Recipe from The Cozy Food Feed

PHOTOGRAPHERS!

Are you looking to commemorate your celebration with photos?

Be sure to check our Family Photographer Resource Page for a list of local photographers… and take the job of photographer off your plate!

If you’re interested in planning photos, check here for Tips for Planning from the pros!

YARD PREP!

CLM Organic Tick Control

 
Warm weather means much needed time and events outside, but it also means Tick Season is here.

CLM has organic tick treatment that is safe for kids and pets, while reducing the pest insect population in your lawn. Lyme disease can seriously affect the lives of your loved ones, which is why we’re dedicated to making sure the job is done thoroughly and properly.

(203) 829-3852 | Instagram | Facebook

Designs by Lee

 
Need help dressing up your yard for your back yard parties this summer? Designs By Lee has all kinds of things to make your yard wow your guests.
Annuals, perennials, flowering trees and shrubs to give your yard color and also create privacy, firepits for s’mores, veggies and herbs for homemade flavor and lots more! 
129 Interlaken Road, Stamford | (203) 322-2206 | Website

United Home & Patio

 
At United Home & Patio, owners Andy and Adrienne Cunningham would love to welcome you to their store and help you transform your backyard into a place to create endless memories with your family and friends.
They invite you to visit their two-level showroom in downtown Stamford. On the main level you will find a range of teak, wicker, and aluminum outdoor patio and balcony furniture. You will also find a unique selection of architectural antiques: statuary, doors, mantels, chandeliers, and stained glass. When journeying down to the lower level you will find all the accessories for making a garden oasis: bird feeders, weathervanes, wrought iron garden furniture, and more. 
441 Summer Street | Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm | website

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