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Kid Approved: 13 Child-Friendly Dishes for Events

Satisfy little picky eaters (and their parents) with these cute, kid-friendly snacks and sweets.

The Scout Posted 3 days ago

See an Art Museum's "Surrealistically Chic" Gala

The Art Institute of Chicago feted its new Magritte exhibition with a surrealist gala.

Event Report Posted 10 days ago

19 Ideas from Spring Benefits

Here's a look at decor, catering, and more from spring benefits across North America.

Event Report Posted June 26, 2014, 6:30 AM EDT

8 Monster Munchies From Fairs, Ballparks, and Festivals

From two-pound pretzels to a 1,249-foot ice cream sundae, here's a look at huge foods that draw hungry crowds and big attention to outdoor events and activities.

Idea File Posted June 18, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2014: Tony Loschiavo

After 30 years in business, the founder of L-Eat Catering continues to shake up his menus and offerings.

Event Innovators 2014 Posted June 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2014: Ryan Hutmacher

The owner of Centered Chef believes that food is medicine, and uses his cooking to inspire wellness.

Event Innovators 2014 Posted June 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2014: Kimberly Bailey

The owner of the Butter End Cakery uses cake and icing to pull off improbable feats of engineering.

Event Innovators 2014 Posted June 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2014: Stephen Starr

The restaurateur and owner of Stephen Starr Events tries to replicate the restaurant experience at special events.

Event Innovators 2014 Posted June 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

18 Seaside-Theme Ideas From Citymeals Chefs' Tribute

The fund-raiser at Rockefeller Center featured summertime favorites from world-renowned chefs like Nobu Matsuhisa and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

Event Report Posted June 13, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

Must-See Summer Desserts: Beach Ball Macarons

A Chicago restaurant's beach-ball-inspired treat is ideal for beach bashes and summer parties.

The Scout Posted June 9, 2014, 7:49 AM EDT

Unexpected Ways to Use Food as Decor

From doughnut walls to apples as escort cards, here are clever ideas for using inexpensive edible items as design elements.

Idea File Posted June 4, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

How to Jazz Up a Corporate Panel Discussion

Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association recently hosted a panel discussion that was bright, engaging, and anything but dry.

Event Report Posted May 21, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

Our Priciest Pours: Bars Share Their Most Extravagant Cocktails

For client meetings or swanky celebrations, here's where to go to impress someone with an ultra high-end beverage.

Idea File Posted May 15, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

See the Music-Inspired Dishes at the James Beard Awards

The 24th annual "Oscars of the culinary world" celebrated the harmony between tunes and food with small plates that referenced songs, genres, and musicians.

Event Report Posted May 12, 2014, 7:59 AM EDT

10 Best Ideas of the Week: High-Tech Disco Balls, Mint Julep Ice Pops, a Live-Streaming Bar

Here's a look at 10 steal-worthy ideas we spotted this week.

News Posted May 9, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

10 Wedding Trends to Steal for Corporate Events

Chicago's "Brides, Bubbles, and Bliss" event showcased adaptable trends for tabletop design, catering, and more.

Event Report Posted May 8, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

Kentucky Derby Party Guide: 16 Catering, Decor, and Activity Ideas

From mint julep snow cones to a photo backdrop decorated with a papier-mâché horse, here's some inspiration for Kentucky Derby events.

Idea File Posted May 2, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

11 New Dishes to Serve at Summer Events

Cool off during the sweltering months with bites, desserts, and drinks ideal for warm-weather gatherings.

The Scout Posted April 28, 2014, 6:45 AM EDT

15 Attention-Grabbing Cakes From Events

From a motorized confection to one that seemed to defy gravity, check out the desserts that got guests buzzing.

Idea File Posted April 23, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

9 Fresh Easter Ideas for Springtime Parties

From springy appetizers to Easter baskets for adults, here are ideas for celebrating the holiday in style.

Idea File Posted April 17, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

Inside HBO's Clever 'Veep' Premiere Party

HBO celebrated the third season of its hit television comedy Veep with a splashy, candy-filled fete.

Event Report Posted April 2, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

11 Production Ideas Inspired by Iconic Artists

Here are clever ideas for riffing on the work of famous artists at your event by way of decor, catering, or entertainment.

Idea File Posted March 27, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

Steal These 20 Food Presentation Ideas From South Beach Wine & Food Fest

From hors d'oeuvres to main courses to desserts, get inspired by the inventive food displays chefs, caterers, and others created for the 2014 run of the Miami festival.

Idea File Posted March 13, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

7 Ideas for an Oscar-Style Pizza Party

Take inspiration from the spontaneous pizza bash at this year's Oscars, and work the cheesy snack into your next meeting or event.

Idea File Posted March 10, 2014, 7:48 AM EDT

6 Surprisingly Elegant Ways to Serve Carnival Food

Ted Baker's circus-inspired party for its spring/summer collection served artfully presented funnel cakes, popcorn, corn dogs, and other fare.

Event Report Posted March 7, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

10 New Chicago Venues for Meetings and Events

Location Scout Posted February 13, 2014, 7:15 AM EST

15 Clever Ways to Pair Craft Beer With Food

Is craft beer the new wine? These days, caterers and restaurants are pairing artisanal brews with everything from cheese to chocolate.

Idea File Posted February 12, 2014, 7:45 AM EST

16 Ideas for a Chinese New Year Celebration

From koi-pond projections to a living Buddha statue, here are ideas for celebrating Asian culture at events.

Idea File Posted January 21, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

10 Best Ideas of the Week: Pig-Shaped Platters, Aerialist Bartenders, Fox's Golden Globes Tent

Here's a look at 10 steal-worthy ideas we spotted this week.

News Posted January 17, 2014, 9:21 AM EST

How to Serve Mess-Free Southern Comfort Food at a Cocktail Party

The Washington Winter Show executed a full menu of comfort food at its preview night cocktail party.

Event Report Posted January 16, 2014, 8:36 AM EST

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