Party Tips

Party Tip
Uncertain as to how many appetizers to serve when party planning, I find these options a good rule of thumb.

If you choose to serve an appetizer before a meal, consider the meal and what you will be serving and try to select complementary foods.  Choose appetizers to serve that you can prepare ahead and serve easily.

Dinner Party – 6 appetizers per person.  Serve only 2 to 3 appetizer items, but offer appetizers to only whet their appetite without ruining it

Cocktail Party – 8 to 12 appetizers per person.  Guests will generally eat about 5 appetizers each during the first hour and will eat about 3 appetizers each for each subsequent hour.

If your guest list has fewer than 45 people, plan on serving 6 different appetizers.
For more than 45 guests, approximately 8 different appetizers.
For smaller gatherings 3 types of appetizers are suitable for 8 to 10 guests; 4 or 5 types of appetizers for 14 to 16 people.

Having an equal number of hot and cold foods is also helpful so that while one appetizer is heating in the oven, a cold one can be circulating, keeping everyone nibbling happily. Having an equal number of hot and cold foods is also helpful so that while one appetizer is heating in the oven, a cold one can be circulating, keeping everyone nibbling happily.

5 tips for planning your company holiday party

I want to share with you my top 5 tips for planning your company holiday party. Planning company holiday parties should be a collaborative event, so involve as many people as are interested.

Create sub-groups to handle food, decorations, the venue, and the budget, so all the work won’t end up on your shoulders.

  1. Choose a date that works for most guests
  2. Find an appropriate venue or to save costs, hold the party at the office
  3. Send invites early, as calendars fill up quickly during the holiday season
  4. Choose a festive theme
  5. Set up a hot coco bar and don’t forget the peppermint sticks

 

Turning a New Leaf

I’m excited to unveil the new health and wellness seminar this Fall: “Turning a New Leaf” will focus on the fundamentals of self care and how it can change your life.

#DYK? Self care is one of the most important things you can do in your life – it can improve your physical, mental, and emotional health. Join us at “Turning a New Leaf ” in October to learn easy ways to make self care part of your daily routine.

Check out my seminar page Early Bird and Discount tickets and other details: https://kimtorrance.com/seminars/

Hope to see you there!  Kim

Spring Into Wellness Seminar!

What a great day of learning and inspiration at the Spring Into Wellness seminar! Thank you to all of the wonderful speakers and attendees who participated.

Be sure to continue to follow Kim Torrance Services News Page https://kimtorrance.com/news/ for an upcoming Health and Wellness seminar in the Fall of 2018.

Pictures were taken by @memorable_treasures-photography

A special THANK YOU to all of the SPEAKERS – for the engaging and educational day we all had!

  • Dr. Denise Handscomb, ND. Co-Owner of Abaton Integrative Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine 101 : Your Guide to Healthy Living

  • Martina Tecic, BSc. (Hons.). Holistic Practitioner & Microscopist at Abaton

Integrative Medicine – Health and Disease Prevention

  • Tamara McIntyre, BSc. (Hons), R.H.N. , Holistic Nutritionist

“Detoxing – Is it necessary or just a myth?”

  • Andrée Bissonnette, BSc.HK, CSCS, CFST, Pn1. Director of Wellness at

Oakville Performance & Wellness

  • Brien Chamney, MHK, BA, CFSS, Pn1. Owner of Oakville Performance & Wellness

Fitness Benefits: Motion is Lotion

  • Veronica I., Intuitive Healer at Phoenix Healing Arts -Meditation Teacher and Yoga Instructor

Benefits of Yoga and Meditation

  • Jo Bennett, ACPC, ACC, Life Coach, Solomojo Coaching -Liberate Yourself From the Nonessential!

On hand that day to answer questions about their products

Renée Kerr from The Zen Boutique, with certified organic essential oils,

Kate Robichaud, Director at Beautycounter, with chemical-free skin care and beauty products

Spring Into Wellness! Holistic Health Seminar

Spring Into Wellness! Holistic Health Seminar

WHERE:
Abaton Integrative Medicine
235 Randall Street, 3rd Floor, Oakville
WHEN:
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
REGISTER:
www.kimtorrance.com/springintowellness
CONTACT:
Kim Torrance Services at info@kimtorrance.com or 905.334.1852

It’s never too late to transform and improve your life! Kim Torrance, Professional Event Planner of Kim Torrance Services, is proud to present a day of learning and inspiration with some of the best local holistic health and wellness experts.

Discover how you can rejuvenate your health and spirit – whether you want to improve your diet, learn how to use mindfulness to enhance your well-being, or incorporate proper fitness techniques into your daily life. All health and fitness levels are welcome!

Holistic Health and Wellness Experts Will Include:

  • Denise Handscomb, ND. Co-Owner of Abaton Integrative Medicine
  • Andrée Bissonnette, BSc.HK, CSCS, CFSS, Pn1. Director of Wellness at Oakville Performance & Wellness
  • Brien Chamney, MHK, BA, CFSS, Pn1. Owner of Oakville Performance & Wellness
  • Veronica I., Intuitive Healer at Phoenix Healing Arts – Meditation Teacher and Yoga Instructor
  • Jo Bennett, ACPC, ACC, Life Coach, Solomojo Coaching
  • Martina Tecic, BSc. (Hons.). Holistic Practitioner & Microscopist at Abaton Integrative Medicine

Join us for an informative and inspirational day, with presentations and practical sessions that cover:

  • Naturopathic Medicine 101 : Your Guide to Healthy Living
  • Fitness Benefits: Motion is Lotion
  • Meditation and Yoga
  • Liberate Yourself From the Nonessential!
  • Health and Disease Prevention

Renée Kerr from The Zen Boutique, with certified organic essential oils, and Kate Robichaud, Director at Beautycounter, with chemical-free skin care and beauty products, will be on hand to answer your
questions.

Admission will include a light, healthy lunch. Comfortable clothing recommended for practical sessions.

Admission will include a light, healthy lunch. Comfortable clothing recommended for practical sessions.

Add a touch of vintage charm to your wedding reception or special event

Add a touch of vintage charm to your wedding reception or special event with this beautiful, handcrafted display board! Made from reclaimed barn board and oak logs, the board’s warm brown tones and rustic chic feel make it the perfect statement piece for your event décor.

Available to rent, the board is ideal for displaying seating plans, agenda items, photographs, treasured memories, loot bags, services offered, menus, directions and more. Contact me for information on rates and availability.

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