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Whenever Serendipity is in need for rentals for any event, our go-to company is Allwell Rents.  They specialize in linen, china, flatware, glassware, tables of all shapes and sizes, and chairs. Allwell Rents can take any event from great to extraordinary.  We recently teamed with Allwell on an exclusive event at The Mansion at Z Ranch.  The party came at a good time, because we have been catering a lot of Ranch/Western Chic events lately!  We asked David, co-owner, of Allwell Rents a few questions about this on-trend ranch theme:

The Ranch/Western theme has been gaining popularity the past few years. What are three essential rental items you suggest having to pull this theme off?

The ranch/western theme uses items that look like they came directly out of the ranch house. Farm tables which look like the finish has worn are very popular. We offer them in a dark brown or lime wash finish. Either actual vintage china from mixed patterns or new china that looks worn in one pattern complement the theme nicely. Wine barrels and linen with a vintage feel will complete the theme. We offer linen in lace, burlap and havana.

We have seen the Ranch wedding theme really take off too! Anything special that AllWell can provide for a Western/Ranch theme wedding? 

When you want to take the decore a little further you can use our benches, wood folding chairs in either dark or natural finish, wine barrels, wine barrel bar, wine barrel buffet, or  half whiskey barrel drink tubs.
Ranch Wedding

How much does catering fit into this theme?

The food should be selected to give that theme a reality. Serendipity Catering can provide food that matches this theme with hearty portions and a home cooked feel and taste. Explain the food you like and the theme you want. They will customize a menu just for you. You know it will be delicious! 

Any tips to keeping this theme rustic and taking it to the next level to really impress your guests? 

Going over the top is easy with mason jars with or without handles, bandana napkins in red or blue or both and cast iron single serving skillets and casseroles. And, what says Mountain/ranch theme more than fire. You can use our fire pits built into wine barrels inside or out. Our S'more table in dark wood finish is 8 feet long with a 4 foot long burner down the middle. It makes a great finish to a ranch/mountain themed night.


Summer Fun Facts



The word "summer" is from the Proto-Indo-European root sam-, meaning summer. The root sam is a variant from the Proto-Indo-European root sem-, which means "together/one."


The "dog days of summer" refer to the weeks between July 3 and August 11 and are named after the Dog Star (Sirius) in the Canis Major constellation. The ancient Greeks blamed Sirius for the hot temperatures, drought, discomfort, and sickness that occurred during the summer.

In the United States, over 650 million long-distance summer trips are made


The month of August was named for Julius Caeser's adopted nephew Gaius Julius Caesar Octavius, who held the title "Augustus." He named the month after himself. 


Beach bonfire    

Ancient pagans celebrated midsummer with bonfires. It was believed that the crops would grow as high as a couple could jump across the fire. Additionally, bonfires would generate magic by boosting the sun's powers.

July, the hottest summer month in the Northern Hemisphere, is National Ice Cream Month, not surprisingly. Americans eat an average 20 quarts of ice cream a year. Vanilla is the most popular flavor, with chocolate coming in a distant second.

Ice cream cone

Before the Civil War, schools did not have summer vacation. In rural communities, kids had school off during the spring planting and fall harvest while urban schools were essentially year-round. The long summer holiday didn't come about until the early 20th century.

Watermelon is part of the cucumber, pumpkin, and squash family and consists of 92% water. On average, Americans consume 15 pounds of watermelon annually.

Celebrate All of Summer

and psst... start thinking about fall!
Summer Fruit tart
Begin planning for end-of-summer parties!  And perhaps plan ahead for fall.... 
Dates book up fast, so call to soon to discuss your next event. 

Corporate Picnics 
Team Building Events 
Summer BBQ's 
Labor Day Weekend
Fall Wedding
Harvest Party 

Serendipity can help with venue selection, menu planning, entertainment, flowers -- down to the last festive detail. 

Summer Cocktail Party

Strawberry smash

With The 4th behind us, we are finding many more ways to celebrate summer. From a small gathering with neighbors to a large affair, a summer cocktail party give you a reason to celebrate for the rest of the summer season!

Every great cocktail party needs a cocktail station!



Summer chiller

Parm Tulies Tom Salad

  Watermelon Keg

Summer Office Party Planning
Sack race    Summer office parties bring out 
the relaxed side of our co-workers, and give us a chance connect with everyone-- outside of business hours. A few ideas to make your summer office party a smash for everybody! 



Smore bar

Thank You for Your  
Kind Words

Summer Quinoa Salad

"From start to finish Serendipity Catering is a first class operation.  Working with them from out of state was a breeze and unexpectedly easy.  Our first phone call was so professional and customer service oriented, the communication in between was on point and needed given we were working from different locations, and their food was delicious while beautifully presented.
I've never worked with a caterer where the dinner and appetizers were universally lauded the way they were with Serendipity's!  The bar and food service worked so well and everyone felt completely taken care of, again from start to finish.  Even at the beginning when tables needed to be reset and moved there was only pleasant support and a great feeling of collegiality and commitment to perform at the highest level.  I recommend Serendipity to everyone!  What a fantastic caterer!" 

L.T. ~ 
June,  2015

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