My Big Day Marketing & Events has spent hours scouring Northern Colorado for this comprehensive list of event spaces for small private events in Fort Collins. These venues are ideal for groups of 50 or less and include flexible event spaces, restaurants with private dining rooms, and activity centers.
This list is PURE GOLD to those who are combing the internet, trying to find an affordable and small event friendly location for their gathering in NoCo. You're welcome!
Flexible Event Spaces in Fort Collins
A Social Place
Light and airy, well-appointed all-purpose community space
The Library accommodates up to 70 guests; The Parlor is an intimate space for smaller groups; Ace Gillett’s Lounge accommodates 50-80 guests
Cambria Hotel & Suites Fort Collins
Offers two event rooms that can be set up in meeting style, classroom style, theater style, or banquet layout
Home of the Colorado State University Rams, Canvas Stadium has rooms for companies, organizations, and community events of all sizes
CanyonSide Campground (Bellvue)
Unique campground and event center 40 miles northwest of Fort Collins in the Roosevelt National Forest
City of Fort Collins Recreation Facilities
A variety of City-owned facilities and activity centers for small and large events
Colorado Feed & Grain (Timnath)
Business collective, with local businesses under one roof
Longs Peak Room accommodates up to 14 guests; Montezuma Room accommodates up to 30; Pergola Garden also available for rent, weather permitting
Gardens on Spring Creek
A botanical oasis in the heart of Fort Collins and one-of-a-kind venue with multiple, flexible indoor and outdoor event spaces
The Golf Club at Fox Acres (Red Feather Lakes)
Country club with flexible indoor and outdoor event spaces
Hilton Fort Collins
Close to downtown Fort Collins and Colorado State University; the only rooms in Fort Collins with mountain views
Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Collins
Upscale event spaces with the comforts of home
Marriott Fort Collins
Newly-renovated, flexible event spaces
Ohana Mountain Ranch (Bellvue)
Family-run ranch on 60 acres in the foothills west of Fort Collins
Poudre Landmarks Foundation – Carriage House
Unique, historic backdrop with lush grounds for small events
Ptarmigan Country Club
Variety of flexible event spaces available
Rist Canyon Inn – Farmhouse (Laporte)
120-year-old farmhouse and accompanying buildings set among old growth trees, lush golden pastures, and a glistening creek
Event Hall accommodates up to 60 guests
Restaurants, Bars, and Breweries With Private Party Rooms in Fort Collins
Austin’s American Grill (Harmony Location)
Music venue, bar, and vegetarian-vegan-friendly American restaurant
Colorado pizza chain with die-hard fans
Seafood restaurant with a focus on French-influenced food using farm-fresh ingredients
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
Semi-private area accommodates 50-70 guests
Black Bottle Brewery
Nontraditional beer and restaurant with gastropub
Pub and grub with vegetarian options and live music
Blue Agave Grill
Two semi-private party areas accommodate 20-25 guests each
Brothers Bar & Grill
Laid-back bar and grill with private and semi-private event options
Restaurant with a focus on fresh, organic, locally-sourced ingredients, featuring local craft beers, over 200 wines, and decadent pastries
The Colorado Room
Can accommodate 50-60 guests
Coopersmith’s Pub and Brewing
Onsite brewery and English pub paired with an American dining experience
Distillery Production Room accommodates up to 25 guests; outdoor patio/deck seats up to 40, weather permitting; Tasting Room accommodates up to 40
The Crown Pub
Private basement accommodates 60-70 guests
Cups Community Coffee
Locally owned and operated coffee shop serving delicious drinks and fresh food
American Brasserie offering warm, approachable hospitality in an energetic space – emphasis on fresh, regional ingredients and extensive wine list
Farmhouse at Jessup Farm
The Farmhouse can host events for 10-100 guests
The Forge Publick House
Craft beer bar with a warm atmosphere and a large, colorful patio
Hello Brew Co.
Small brewery with a cozy taproom in an old house in downtown Fort Collins
Fun, funky craft brewery off the beaten path
Gilded Goat Brewing Company (Midtown)
Family-owned brewery and taproom with a warm, inviting space
Ginger & Baker
The Teaching Kitchen seats up to 30 guests; The Wine Cellar seats up to 48; The Mill Top accommodates 50-90 guests
Hello Brew Co.
Small brewery with a cozy taproom in an old house in downtown Fort Collins
HuHot Mongolian Grill
Two semi-private party rooms; each accommodates up to 10 guests
Rooftop and indoor space available for private events
Jax Fish House
Upscale chain serving gourmet seafood dishes and creative cocktails in a relaxed, stylish setting
Upscale dining with multiple private rooms
Lirano Wine Bar
European speakeasy with wine and cocktails
Little On Mountain
Fun neighborhood eatery for brunch and supper
Magic Rat at The Elizabeth Hotel
Offbeat and unique live music venue with food and drinks
Locally owned, family-run brewery and tasting room in midtown Fort Collins
Bar and grill with casual fare and die-hard fans
The Mayor of Old Town
Nationally recognized full bar and restaurant that specializes in craft beer
The Melting Pot
Private, intimate tables and rooms available
Modern English pub fare and local craft beers served in cozy quarters with fireplaces
New Belgium Brewing
Classic Fort Collins brewery with lots of indoor and outdoor space
Nick’s Restaurant & Bar
Semi-private function room and patio available for events
Odell Brewing and OBC Wine Project
Well-known brewery with draft microbrews, beautiful patio and mountain views
Family-friendly neighborhood joint serving tasty Chicago pizzas and Italian dishes
Local brews and signature pizzas served in an unfussy atmosphere with lots of natural light
The Post Chicken and Beer
Private event room accommodates up to 50 guests
Pour Brothers Community Tavern
Fun, relaxing environment with local beer, craft cocktails, and unforgettable bites
Prost Brewing Co. & Biergarten
German style beers in a charming, rustic brick building downtown
Purpose Brewing and Cellars
Rustic brewery with a unique vibe and intimate space
Local crafted eats including gourmet burgers, power bowls, mac and cheese, and salads – private event rooms coming spring 2023*
Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
Delicious TexMex and margaritas in downtown Fort Collins
Relaxed neighborhood eatery for hearty American classics, beer, wine, and cocktails
Regional restaurant concept featuring a unique menu of seafood, sushi, and BBQ
Sonny Lubick Steakhouse
Locally owned fine dining restaurant
Award-winning brewery with a unique taproom, focused on innovation and a passion for the Colorado lifestyle
Stodgy Brewing Company
Friendly neighborhood brewery and taproom with a unique atmosphere
Sunset Lounge at The Elizabeth Hotel
Intimate, elegant indoor rooftop lounge in downtown Fort Collins
SweetWater Brewing Company
Full kitchen, taproom and patio with brews, hard seltzers, teas, and more
Timnath Beerwerks (Timnath)
Authentic, one-of-a-kind northern Colorado beer experience in the historic Timnath Feed & Grain Building.
Tony’s Bar and Rooftop
TV, billiards, and other bar staples in an industrial space
Pub grub, hundreds of whiskeys, and live music in a warm atmosphere with leather booths
Updated American classic restaurant with multiple event spaces available
Activities for Private Events in Fort Collins
Rock climbing and fitness facility
Board & Brush Creative Studio
DIY project and painting studio with beer and wine offering wood sign painting parties
Chipper’s Lanes Horsetooth
Activity center with bowling, laser tag, pool, volleyball, and a full restaurant and bar
Movie theater with private watch parties and birthday parties
City of Fort Collins Pottery Studio
Educational and recreational facility offering diverse classes, activities, and opportunities for all ages; participants learn a wide variety of basic clay techniques
Color Me Mine
Paint-your-own ceramics studio
The Cooking Studio
A place where amateur cooks, aspiring young chefs, teams, families, and friends come to learn, explore, and unleash their inner chef
The Dinner Detective
Murder mystery dinner experience
Fly High Trampoline Park
Amusement center with trampolines, indoor soft play, foam pit, indoor basketball court, and dodgeball court
Fort Collins Escape Room
Premier escape room experiences - 3 experiences available
Massive family-friendly, lakeside recreation center with mini-golf, go-karts, batting cages, a skating rink, and much more
The Gorehound’s Playground
Unique event space and store for horror movie buffs
Looking Glass Escape Lounge
Exciting escape rooms featuring a bar and lounge
Old Town Putt
Indoor mini golf course and bar for 21+ parties
Painting With a Twist
Have a night out sipping, socializing, and creating
Upscale painting and wine experience
Rollerland Skate Center
Family-friendly activity center with roller rink, laser tag maze, indoor playground, and arcade
Somewhere Secret Escape Room
Explore the room and complete puzzles to find the treasure chest at the highest-rated escape room in Colorado
Urban Air Adventure Park
Indoor adventure park with playground, climbing hill, climbing walls, dodgeball, Go Karts, trampolines, rope course, virtual reality, warrior course, Slam Dunk Zone, and giant inflatable airbag
Premier indoor golf and entertainment venue
830 North – Chipper’s Lanes
Activity center featuring bowling, laser tag, arcade, pool, volleyball, and a full restaurant and bar
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“Level Up” is the buzz phrase for Larimer County’s bars and restaurants. The Level Up program allows county businesses to operate one level below the county’s current COVID safety level.
So what does that mean, exactly? If Larimer County as a whole is at level Yellow (Concern), as it is currently, approved Level Up businesses can operate one level below – in this example, level Blue (Caution). Higher levels come with stricter requirements, but businesses that have been approved can operate with fewer restrictions.
Achieving Level Up status requires a lot from businesses. Bars and restaurants participating in the program must:
Bars and restaurants currently operating at level Blue must adhere to the following guidelines:
Thank you to our RAR members for continuing to keep our NoCo community safe!
For a full list of Level Up bars and restaurants in Larimer County, visit https://nocorecovers.com/level-up-certified-businesses/.
We are already 9 days into February, so your lead time on making an romantic Valentine’s Day plans for you and your sweets is dwindling quickly!
Don’t worry, we at My Big Day have done the research and leg-work for you and have found some wonderfully romantic ideas for you to consider:
Starlight Dessert Bar
One of our local favorite spots is the Starlight Dessert bar – Loveland’s Sweetest Spot! Known for their enticing desserts and tasty displays, Starlight will be offering a special Valentine’s Dinner this year on the holiday of Love! Parties of 2 can enjoy a 4 course meal for $38, or add some wine for a total of $66! The evening includes appetizer choices, a Strawberry Spinach Salad, three choices for your main dish – including stuffed chicken breasts or Beef Tenderloin in Red Wine Sauce served with roasted asparagus and parmesan risotto. And of course, there will be DESSERT! Starlight will be offering a delicious Raspberry Chocolate Blitz to their Valentine’s diners.
If you can’t make if for a dinner reservation, don’t forget that they have specialty treats and gifts for your Valentine as well – you can purchase a 12” Heart Message Cookie for your love!
This event is based in Loveland, CO but serves all of Colorado and surrounding states. While the majority of our guests come from Northern Colorado and Denver, we have had wedding couples join us from NE, WY, MS, and MO! Celebrate Valentine's Day in the most unique way with us!
We've done our research, and here is the most comprehensive list of restaurants hosting Easter Brunch in Northern Colorado on April 16, 2017.
*Note, please call the owners of the establishments below to confirm details, since we are not the owners. If you have an update to share, or a restaurant to add, please EMAIL US.
Austin’s American Grill
100 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins 970-224-9691
2815 E. Harmony Road, Fort Collins 970-267-6532
Both spots are offering a traditional brunch buffet starting at 9 a.m. There are more than 20 items being served including eggs Benedict, smoked salmon, roasted sirloin and a variety of desserts. The buffet is $34.95 per person, $12.95 for kids ages 5-12, and free for children younger than 5.
Easter Brunch at the Bistro
Samples World Bistro - 370 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501
April 16, 2017 9am-3pm
Ready for the perfect Bistro Brunch? Join us on Easter Sunday for a very special brunch. We will have several stations setup for you and your family to dig into. Bring the whole family for a brunch downtown Longmont. Reservations recommended.
See full menu here: https://www.weebly.com/editor/main.php
Best Western Plus Loveland/ Monroe’s Lounge
5542 E. U.S. Highway 34, Loveland (970) 667-7810
Monroe's is offering a special brunch buffet that also includes free mimosas (limit three). Smoked ham, ribeye, and shrimp will be among the meat options. There are different seating options available at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance with Easter egg hunts at noon and 2 p.m. Brunch is $24.95 per person, $14.95 for seniors, $9.95 for children ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and younger.
Brick + Mortar
200 Walnut St., Fort Collins www.brickandmortarfc.com
The popup brunch service is hosting a four-course dinner between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Leek and asparagus quiche is the main course of the meal prepared by guest chefs Bradley Muck and Kyle Knopp of Music City Hot Chicken. Tickets are $35 per person and available online.
1200 S. College Ave., Fort Collins 970-212-3399
This tapas restaurant will feature brunch starting at 7 a.m. Huevos rancheros, steak and eggs, eggs Benedict, salads and pizzas are among brunch menu items. The entrees range from $ 8 to $18.
406 Main St. in Windsor, 970-686-1477
The distinguished downtown Windsor restaurant is offering a special three-course meal starting at 10 a.m. Diners pick from a list of options for each course. Lamb eggs Benedict, apple bread pudding French toast, grilled mahi-mahi, roasted Colorado lamb leg and prime rib are the main course options. The meal is $42 per person. There’s also a special three-course menu for kids 12 and younger for $12.
222 E. Fourth St., Loveland, 970-541-3020
The downtown Loveland restaurant is offering a special four-course brunch menu. Diners pick from a list of options for each course. Pork belly eggs Benedict, vegetarian eggs Benedict, smoked salmon eggs Benedict, brioche French toast, short rib hash, lobster frittata, BLT, breakfast burger and fried chicken sandwich are the main entree options. The four-course menu is $29.50 per person. There’s also a kids menu at $9.50 for kids 12 and younger.
Easter Day Brunch at the Embassy Suites
April 16 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
4705 Clydesdale Parkway
Loveland, CO 80538 United | $24.95
Includes a glass of Champagne or Mimosa, Crafts for the kids & a Family photo with the Easter Bunny. Download the Easter brunch menu which includes cold and hot buffet offerings as well as dessert options.
Adults $48.95 Seniors (65+) $39.95 Children (5-12) $24.95 Kids under 4 eat free
6.5% sales tax and 18% service charge will be added
Call for reservations at 970-593-6200
The Farmhouse at Jessup Farm
1957 Jessup Drive, Fort Collins 970-631-8041
The restaurant at Jessup Farm Artisan Village will showcase its new spring menu starting at 8 a.m. There will be an Easter egg hunt for children 10 and younger — with some winning eggs offering a free breakfast. The Easter Bunny will also be available for photographs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Main entrees on the brunch menu range from $8.95 to $15.95, with an a la carte menu also offered.
Generations Wine & Martini Bar
127 W. Fourth St., Loveland, 970-619-8294
The downtown Loveland spot is offering a 24-foot-long buffet. It features plenty of breakfast classics along with salmon, shrimp and finger sandwiches. Mimosas and a bloody mary bar are available for purchase. The meal is $23 per person and $9 for children 9 and under.
Easter Day Brunch at the Greeley Chophouse
804 8th St Greeley, Colorado
Call (970) 673-8853
April 16 @ 10am-3pm $29.95
The Greenbriar Inn
8735 North Foothills Hwy • Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 440-7979
Easter Sunday Brunch
Join us on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 for our Easter brunch buffet. Enjoy our award-winning brunch complete with unlimited champagne or up to three Bloody Mary cocktails for $45 per person or choose just the buffet for $36 per person ($16 for children ages 3 to 10). In addition to the amazing and delicious breakfast and lunch items, a large selection of decadent desserts as well as Silver Canyon coffee, hot teas and house brewed iced tea are included. We are extending our brunch hours on Easter Sunday and will be seating from 10am to 4pm.
We will be closed for dinner.
Hilton Garden Inn
2821 E. Harmony Road, Fort Collins 970-225-2900
The southeast Fort Collins hotel is offering a special brunch buffet menu between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Prime rib, beet cured salmon and prosciutto-stuffed chicken are the main entree options. The meal is $23.95 per person and $10.95 for children 12 and under.
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
123 N. College Ave., Fort Collins 970-682-2275
This Old Town seafood spot is opening early at 10 a.m. and serving a special brunch menu. The menu includes a crab cake Benedict, clam strip Banh Mi sandwich and an open-face lobster sandwich among special entree items. There’s also a special kids menu. The main entree brunch items range from $9 to $25.
Locality Kitchen & Bar
2350 E. Harmony Road, Fort Collins 970-568-8351
This farm-to-fork restaurant is offering a special four-course meal. Diners pick from a list of options for each course. Nutella-stuffed French toast, quiona hash, braised pork belly hash burrito, smoked salmon eggs Benedict, vegetable frittata, green chili hazel dell mushroom eggs Benedict, fried chicken sandwich, couscous risotto, ramen bowl and salad options are the main course. The meal is $29.50 per person and $14.50 for children younger than 12.
543 Terry St. Longmont, CO 80501
April 16th, 2017 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Call (303)651-2772 for reservations
Adults $35.00 per person
Kids 0-3 years old are free
Kids 4-8 $11.00 per person
Their decadent menu can be found here: https://www.martinisbistro.com/easter-brunch
334 E. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins (970) 207-0100
This Old Town spot is offering endless fondue as an Easter special starting at 11 a.m. The meal includes four courses with filet mignon, teriyaki sirloin, shrimp, Memphis-style pork tenderloin and pasta among the main entree. The meal is $42.95 per person and $12.95 for kids 5-11.
The Moot House
2626 S. College Ave., Fort Collins 970-226-2121
This storied Midtown Fort Collins restaurant is hosting a brunch buffet starting at 9 a.m. It will feature a carving station with cured ham, roast beef and salmon, along with other brunch classics and a variety of desserts. The buffet is $34.95 per person, $12.95 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger.
Music City Hot Chicken
111 W. Prospect Road, Fort Collins 970-286-2309
The Nashville-influenced restaurant is offering a special Easter brunch menu starting at 10 a.m. A Monte Cristo baked in a waffle iron and crispy chicken biscuit sandwich are offered along with an a la carte menu of breakfast basics. The sandwiches are $5.50 each. The restaurant is also offering bottomless mimosas for $9.
Easter Block Party at New Freedom Outreach Center
250 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO 80513
Sunday 16 April 2017 9:00 AM-1:00pm
Let's Celebrate Easter!
Our parking lot will be turned into a huge party complete with a DJ, pancake breakfast, Hot Diggity Dog lunch, games, bounce house, cotton candy, church service, worship, puppet show, face painting, and more!
101 S. College Ave., Fort Collins 970-294-4544
This nontraditional Italian restaurant is offering a special Easter brunch menu starting at 10 a.m. There's a number of egg dishes, including pancetta, creamed spinach and smoked salmon eggs Benedict dishes. There's also items with the restaurant's trademark dry-aged beef. The menu items range from $7 to $18.
200 Jefferson St., Fort Collins (970) 482-3103
This Brazilian-themed gourmet buffet is offering unlimited salad bar and carved meats starting at 10 a.m. The morning session includes different breakfast items. The meal is $38.99 per person or $28.99 just for the gourmet salad bar. It's $14.99 for kids ages 7-11 and $9.99 for kids 3-6.
Sonny Lubick's Steakhouse
115 S College Ave, Fort Collins (970) 484-9200
The steakhouse named after the legendary Colorado State University football coach is serving a special brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The buffet includes breakfast dishes, prime rib, smoked ham, lamb, and seafood among many other options. The meal is $34.95 per person, $29.95 for seniors 65 and over, and $12.95 for kids 10 and under.
333 Wonderview Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517
The Easter brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It includes an omelet station, fresh seafood bar, griddle station, carving table, hot buffet, and dessert bar.
Reservations can be made by calling 970-577-4001.
The cost for the event is $68 for adults and $26 per child (12-under). All tickets include the Easter egg hunt and brunch.
Sylvandale Guest Ranch
Easter Brunch Celebration
2939 N Co Rd 31D, Loveland, CO 80538
SOLD OUT! Join us for Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 16, 2017, where you will be pleased to find traditional fare filling the holiday buffet overflowing with fresh home baked breads and rolls, crisp greens, fresh fruit, and colorful vegetables. Save room for tasty homemade desserts!
Easter Brunch at Water Valley
1625 Pelican Lakes Pt, Ste 201 Windsor, Colorado
April 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
We will serve a brunch for Easter in The Grillhouse at Pelican Lakes.
Please make reservations by calling 970-674-1100.
YMCA of the Rockies
Easter Brunch 2017
2515 Tunnel Rd, Estes Park, CO 80511
April 16 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join us as we celebrate Easter 2017 with a traditional Easter brunch! Let us do the cooking while you enjoy time with your loved ones. This spectacular brunch is hosted on Sunday, April 16th, 2017 from 11am – 2pm in the Assembly Hall.
Reservations are now open for seating times. Brunch prices are as follows:
Children (aged 6 – 12) $15.00
Children (under 5) Free
For reservations, please call 586-3341 x1378 and respond with the following: First and last name, your phone number or email, and what time you would like to make a reservation. You may also email HDennerline@ymcarockies.org with the same information.
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by Carrie Stadtmueller
This year, when you are searching for something to do with your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day, why not make plans to hit the town in Colorado’s own Sweetheart City – Loveland, CO! There is no better or more romantic atmosphere on this special day for lovers, than some of the local dining gems that Loveland supports.
There are a variety of different establishments to choose from to plan your perfect Valentine’s date:
Wherever you decide to spend your Valentine’s Day evening, make sure to plan ahead and make your reservations early. Most of the downtown establishments offer online reservations. Many of our highlighted businesses will also be offering Valentine’s Day specials. Make sure you check out their websites for more information while planning your special date night!
A romantic, candlelit ceremony at the iconic Loveland Foote Lagoon, with music you vote on, a customized ceremony, keepsake photos, gift bags, signature wedding cupcakes, and a chance to win a huge gift basket! What an original way to celebrate your love ON Valentine's Day!
- by Randi Juric
DIY is hot and we are all very aware. The rising trend in DIY currently is Pinterest parties. Women are getting together bringing supplies and having what’s called 'Make Days' aka Pinterest parties. They are making their own crafts, beauty products, and health remedies. This is such a fun and creative way to get together or get to know someone.
This is also great for kiddos and keeping them entertained at parties. DIY kids’ parties have become very popular as well. They can make their own chalks or toys even costumes to use at the party immediately. Kids and parents alike are loving this. It is such a fun way to teach lessons and creativity.
Easy Steps to Host a Pinterst Party:
You and your friends create a group craft board on Pinterest, where everyone adds pins of crafts they'd like to make.
You can do this part one of two ways...
OPTION 1: The host picks one or two simple crafts off of the group board and purchases the supplies so everyone can make them during the party.
OPTION 2: Each guest picks a craft off of the board she'd like to make, and brings enough supplies for 4 guests, including herself. Names are pulled out of a hat to decide which craft goes with which guest. By the end of the evening, every guest gets to make 4 crafts. **Remind your guests that the crafts they choose should not take more than a half hour to complete, or you'll be there all night. :)
FOOD Make the party a "Pinterest potluck" and asks your guest to bring a dish they found on Pinterest.
Pre-Dinner: Champagne and Strawberries
Why: A sexy appetizer to get your taste buds ready.
Drink: A glass of red wine
Why: Grape skins contain the antioxidant resveratrol, the closest thing we have to an actual aphrodisiac. It increases estrogen production, say Northwestern University researchers, and that heightens sexual appetite and makes lubrication easier for her later in the evening. Red wines from muscadine grapes have a higher resveratrol content than other reds do, say researchers at Mississippi State University.
Appetizer: Shrimp cocktail
Why: The zinc-dense shrimp increase sperm levels and make orgasms more powerful, according to a study in Fertility and Sterility. They also contain a stress-reducing amino acid and the feel-good hormone serotonin.
Entrée: Filet mignon au poivre (6 oz) (Garlic, ginger, mustard, pepper rub, porcini mushrooms)
Why: High-protein foods boost production of dopamine and norepinephrine, hormones that increase alertness and assertiveness.
Black pepper aids digestion, according to an Indian Journal of Medical Research study -- helpful for any energetic activities after dinner.
Side: Baked sweet potato
Why: It's high in potassium, which helps reduce stress--a great way to curb performance anxiety later that night.
Top the potato with a dollop of sour cream, another source of libido-friendly protein.
Side: Spinach salad (Spinach, Arugula, Pine nuts, Basil Vinaigrette, Parmesan cheese, carrots )
Why: Spinach is a potent source of magnesium, which helps dilate blood vessels, ensuring the smooth bloodflow that's crucial for strong erections, according to Japanese researchers.
Dessert: Fresh raspberries drizzled with melted dark chocolate
Why: British scientists have discovered that women release four times more endorphins after eating chocolate than they do after making out. The caffeine in chocolate also increases your alertness for what's to come after dessert. Try using Dark Chocolate on the raspberries, and pair them with a glass of port. You'll get a double dose of polyphenols -- antioxidants that increase your HDL (good) cholesterol.
It seems all of Colorado is buzzing over the Bootlegger's Ball! We have guests coming from Denver, Longmont, Berthoud, Boulder, Loveland, Fort Collins, Timnath, Westminster, Greeley, Cheyenne, Thornton, Windsor - and the mountains!
We promise not to disappoint!
Here are some updates from your planning team:
Don't forget about the decadent dinner being offered at the Embassy Suites' Rocky River Bar & Grill! This special menu is available New Years Eve ONLY!
Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 970-593-6200 and asking for “RESTAURANT RESERVATIONS”.
Thank you for celebrating with us!
Let's put 2014 to rest and celebrate 2015 in style!
My Big Day Events
Christine Kovacs Forster, Owner/ Party Planner
Phone: 970-613-1455 or 303-886-3068
Located in Loveland, CO
-Place a large dinner plate in the middle of a place mat.
-If soup is being served, a soup bowl is placed on top of the dinner plate.
-The fork is placed to the left of the plate.
-The knife and spoon are on the right. The knife is positioned directly next to the plate with the blade facing in. The spoon is right of the knife.
-Soup spoons can be found to the right of the beverage spoon.
-If salad is being served, include a smaller salad fork to the left of the dinner fork.
-And what’s dinner without bread? The bread plate is placed above the forks with a butter knife on top.
-Place the water glass directly above the knife.
-As for the napkin, placement is at the discretion of the host. Under the forks or between the dinner plate and bowl are two popular choices.
A formal place setting is very similar to the informal, just with a few more add-ons.
-Begin with the informal setting.
-Include a wine glass next to the water glass above the knife.
-A dessert spoon can be added to the right of the beverage spoon, a fork can be placed to the right of the dinner fork, both placed above the plate, or simply brought out with the course.
-To dress your table up a bit, add a charger beneath the dinner plate for extra flare.
As with any event, make it your own! The above instructions are simply guidelines and are not absolute rules. Feel free to create your own table setting that will make your table unforgettable.
My Big Day is an Event Planning company based in Northern Colorado.
We specialize in weddings, private parties, corporate events, non-profit fundraisers, and our own signature events.
As event planners, we serve the entire front range; Northern Colorado, Southern Wyoming and mountain venues.
My Big Day llc
Phone: 970-613-1455 or 303-886-3068
Located in Loveland, CO
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