by Carrie Stadtmueller
If you are planning an event with a Mardi Gras or NOLA flair, then look no further than J. Gumbo’s Cajun and Creole Restaurant to fulfill your culinary dreams!
This Fort Collins franchise, located in the Council Tree Shopping Center (by Super Target on Harmony Rd), offers some of the region’s best Cajun tastes – for in store dining and event catering. Managed by David Slocum, the Fort Collins J. Gumbo team works diligently to bring the most authentic Cajun and Creole flavors and traditional meals to their customers. They offer a variety of tasty favorites such as home-style Gumbo, spicy VooDoo Chicken, colorful BumbleBee Stew, and a crowd pleaser – honey cornbread. An added plus: their website offers nutritional values for each dish in addition to vegetarian AND gluten free options for customers to choose from.
My Big Day, LLC has had the privilege of working with Dave and his catering team at a large corporate event. Dave was easy going, flexible, and provided excellent service. He brought a team of hardworking and friendly servers. The event schedule had to be modified throughout the evening, and the J Gumbo's team rose to the occasion. Not only did they provide friendly service, the food was delicious and they offered many extras such as fruit and dessert with their Cajun cuisine!
For our fellow event planners, or corporate party coordinators, It's worth mentioning that J Gumbo's can cater a party from 3 to 300!
My Big Day friends and family members would also say it's worth mentioning that carry-out is a breeze and their pricing is AFFORDABLE!
J. Gumbo’s is a national chain, but you can reach our local establishment at (970) 672-8375. You can visit their website at www.jgumbos.com
-The My Big Day Event Planning Team
Thank you to Michelle Badger Photography for the quick turn-around on photos from this year's Sloshball tournament!
Photos have been posted to the My Big Day website. And there are more to come!
Thanks to all who came out to play! We love your spirit!
-My Big Day
The My Big Day team recently interviewed Taylor with Pelican Lakes and Water Valley, Windsor's event center, wedding site and golf course.
Whether you picture an indoor or outdoor reception Pelican Lakes can accommodate your dream. Looking for a beach wedding in the mountains? The two are hard to find, but there is a sandy beach and small island, suitable for wedding vows in front of your guests (up to 180 people).
The My Big Day girls danced in the downtown Fort Collins 4th of July Parade.
Thanks to all who came out to support us!
And a special thanks to Sweet Pea Boutique, for our hand-made bow-ties!
You know we love a party, and Loveland, Fort Collins, Greeley, Windsor, and Estes Park all have their own special way of celebrating Independence Day!
Whether you are in the mood for fireworks, live music, water-sports, or some good old fashioned family fun, Northern Colorado has something for everyone!
Here is My Big Day's compiled list of all the 4th of July happenings around town!
7:30 a.m. July 4, City Park, 1500 W. Mulberry St., Fort Collins
Twelfth annual running of the Ft. Collins Running Club’s FireKracker 5K, features a flat fast 5K course that runs through City Park and onto City streets before finishing at Sheldon Lake in City Park.
A kid’s fun run with ribbons for all finishers will be run immediately after the 5K. A great way to kick off your 4th of July.
July 4th Parade
10 a.m., on Mountain Avenue; begins at Jackson Avenue and ends at Howes Street; fcgov.com/july4th
4:15-9:30 pm, City Park
Live music will be located on the South Side of the Hill at City Park at the corner of Sheldon and Mulberry.
4:15-5:15 pm: Colorado Swing Big Band
6:00-7:00 pm: Manabi Salsa Band
8:15-9:30 pm: Fort Collins Symphony
Fort Collins Fireworks
Approximately 9:35 pm, City Park
The 92nd Annual Greeley Independence Stampede will be June 26 - July 6, 2014. There are a wide variety of acts performing this summer, including Jake Owen, Billy Currington, Martina McBride and Big & Rich featuring Cowboy Troy!
Also be sure you don't miss the parades, rodeos, the carnival, and more fun activities that await at the 92nd Annual Greeley Independence Stampede!
Run 4 Greeley
Friday July 4th, 2014
5k & 1K Run/Walk, 7:15am
GREELEY, COLORADO 15th St and 10th Ave
One of these signature events is the annual 'Easter Keg Hunt.' The Easter Keg Hunt is a public scavenger hunt for adults, held in Old Town Fort Collins. Teams register to play in groups of 6-9. Prior to the event they are given a team color and a list of 'tools' to bring, which will help them solve clues. Teams show off their Easter spirit with wild costumes on the day of the event.
At kick-off teams are given their first Easter egg, which contains their first clue to a business on the scavenger hunt route. Once they make it to that business, they are given another egg with another clue. Stops along the route include dares, challenges, and some drinking! The final clue leads teams to a restaurant where we toast the winning team and share stories.
These are a few of our favorite things!
But what most of our clients look to us for is vendor recommendations. A good event planner knows who and where to find the right service that suits what you are looking for. And when they find a venue, vendor, or valuable contact - they refer them!
Visit our "Favorite Things" page on our website to find a list of places, people and things we love!
And if you think someone or someplace is missing, let us know. We love meeting new people too!
CLICK HERE to visit our "Favorite Things"
We love a theme. Every party needs one, every event deserves one. Follow us on our journey down the path of creative party planning & exceptional events!