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Meet Sensational Vendor, Something BARowed

Happy Wedding Wednesday! Love is so sweet, and so are the services offered by the amazing company we're featuring today. Something BARowed, based in Greensboro, NC, specializes in creating candy bar stations for weddings and special events.

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I've known co-owner, Lori Poag, for years, and have had the pleasure of watching this company grow so quickly! We also collaborated on a Dr. Seuss themed baby shower that we shared on the blog last year. As you know, Sensational Soirees loves candy tables, so for all of our readers in the North Carolina area and beyond, we are pleased to introduce you to Something BARowed. Check out our interview with the owners, who are also husband and wife, Hezekiah and Lori Poag:

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What inspired you to start Something BARowed? When we started planning our wedding we always said that we wanted a Candy Bar, however it was just one of those things we waited to the last minute to check off our list. We were literally running around like crazy people the week before our wedding trying to track down large quantities of white gumballs and buying overpriced glass jars for our Candy Bar. It was just one of those things that became a pain and eventually found itself at the bottom of our to-do list. On the day of the wedding we designated certain hostesses to attend to the Candy Bar making sure the jars remained full and no guest got too greedy. In the end the Candy Bar responsibilities were somewhat thrown to the wayside once the line dancing and bottle popping started. This left our guests to fend for themselves, a mess of a candy table and pounds of unused candy left under the candy table since the jars weren't being refilled properly throughout the night. Once we returned from our honeymoon and started going though our wedding items and reminiscing about our big day we started thinking about what we could have done without and what we could have done differently. The first thing that came to both our minds was the Candy Bar. Besides the fact that we were stuck with about 15 candy jars that we had only used once...why didn't we just hire someone to put that blasted thing together? Why weren't there any companies that offered the service in our area? Then the light bulb came on.... If we would've paid for the service, others will too!   

What do you enjoy most about creating candy bars? We really enjoy the fact that every client and every event is different. One week we could be creating a Candy Bar for a peacock themed wedding, and the next week one for a "Frozen" inspired kids birthday party. It certainly keeps our creativity on its toes.

Do you have a favorite brand(s) of candy you use? We LOOOOOOOOVE Albanese Gummy Bears! White Strawberry Banana to be exact; and we aren't the only ones. Gummy bears are ALWAYS the first item requested and the first item to go when we set up our Candy Bars. We always fight over the forgotten ones that get lost in our table linens when we're cleaning up at the end of events. HA!!!

Give us a brief overview of your candy bar services. We create beautiful Candy Bars customized to match our clients color theme and event decor. Our call to fame is candy, however we have also been known to create cookie, pretzel & popcorn bars as well. Our services include the candy, candy jars, scoops/tongs, decorative linens, customized candy tags, table decor, candy bags, set-up/break-down, and candy attendants for events with 75 guest or more. We also create gift baskets and candy favor bags.

How far in advance should engaged couples try to book their wedding candy bar services? We recommend that they schedule an appointment to book our SWEET services within 3-7 months of their event. This gives them a chance to discuss the colors, theme, and vision for their bar to ensure a stunning display.

What sets Something BARowed apart from other candy bar companies in the Greensboro, NC area? We understand the amount of time and energy that goes into our clients planning their events. Whether it's the day they say "I do", retire from a job they've dedicated their life to or celebrate their "Sweet 16", we feel that a Candy Bar should play just as an important role in the rooms decor and feel. It's not just about matching candy...anyone can do that, but more about creating balance and flow with the entire event, just as if the Candy Bar was created by the client them self.

How fun is it to work with your husband? We certainly had our "moments" in the beginning, but it was all about finding our individual niches. We work differently and process problems differently and there was a beauty in discovering that. One (Lori) handles the booking, buying and broadcasting while one (Hezekiah) handles the designing aspect and we're okay with that. We often come across couples that have tried the whole working together thing only to come to the conclusion that they can either have a business OR a marriage....why not have both? We say it's all about teamwork and timeouts. If it seems we're not coming together as a team on a event project, then its time for a timeout. Take a break, watch a movie, go for a ride to reconnect, then try again. Our favorite events to do are weddings. We call it our date night because we get to enjoy a great meal and hit the dance floor after our work is done. sb2 sb3 sb4 sb5 Something BARowed Candy Company

To learn more about Something BARowed, here's how you can reach them:

Email - SomethingBARowed@outlook.com | Phone - 336-279-0058 | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Google Plus | Wedding Wire |Pinterest

Show some LOVE to today's sensational vendor, Something BARowed, in the discussion section of this post.

Sensationally yours,

Shalyce

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A Spideriffic Halloween!

Happy Halloween! We hope you enjoy a fun and safe day filled with candy and costumes. This year, my son was anxious for Halloween, so I decided to put together some non-spooky decorations and sweets for him to enjoy today. He's a Spider-Man fan, so I went for a spideriffic theme, which he absolutely loved! Special thanks to Georgetown Cupcake for the yummy Halloween cupcakes. oct7

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Tell us what you think about this spideriffic Halloween set-up in the discussion section of this post. Have a Happy Halloween!

Sensationally yours,

Shalyce

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May Flowers!

Now that the April Showers have come and gone, it's time to welcome the May Flowers! This month on our blog, we will feature floral trends, inspirations, invitations and much more, so tune in to get the 411 on all things flowers for your upcoming events. On a personal note, today I'm celebrating the anniversary of the day I became a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. On a recent visit to the party store, I found the perfect treats to share with my linesisters at our anniversary lunch last Saturday. Not only did I create my little gifts in our sorority colors, but they also resembled flowers, as I adorned them with mini tissue poms. If you are hosting a floral inspired party, bridesmaids brunch or ladies soiree, these gifts that I like to call "candy flowers" would make the perfect party favors.

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How do you like these "candy flowers"? Let us know in the discussion section below. Feel free to contact us for custom candy flowers and all your party favor needs at sensationalsoirees@ymail.com or drop us a note here.

Sensationally yours,

Shalyce

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Event Recap: "The Talk"

I really like the CBS hit talk show, "The Talk", which airs weekdays at 2pm EST. In case you haven't seen it, the show provides a great balance of celeb and world news, girl talk, comedy and appearances from note-worthy guests. Well, the Women's Ministry of my church had an awesome idea and created their own version of "The Talk". They had a great panel of hosts, including the Pastor of our church. The event provided a great opportunity for all attendees to chat about questions pertaining to relationships, church, and more. Sensational Soirees was contacted to create a candy table for the event for guests to enjoy...check out the finished product below: collage collage2 collage3the talk2  Pics 054

Sensationally Yours,

Shalyce

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Movie Night!

Happy Monday! Last week, the Women's Ministry of my church hosted a Movie Night, and they contacted us to create a concession stand for the event. Along with popcorn, lemonade, snacks and candy, we jazzed up the concession stand with movie themed decor and some awesome printables we found. Needless to say, the movie attendees were pleasantly surprised to have an array of goodies to enjoy. Check out the completed stand below: collage movie2 collage2 collage3

Hope you like our concession stand! What are your favorite concession stand goodies? Share with us in the discussion section below.

Sensationally Yours,

Shalyce

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