And that it was. Though the spring started off much slower with our wedding clients, the summer came in like a lion. And we were off to the races! The summer filled up with events, and although we have capacity to do multiple events a day, we ended up booking up and closing out dates. the weather was dry and mild, and love was definitely in the air!
So, in the end, our "season" shifted some. September became as busy as August, and our fall has already found more booking for 2020 than we had going into last spring. Blessings!
Tip: When thinking about your caterer, it's time to start thinking about how dessert fits into the mix. Although 8-10 months lead time is typical for us to be booked by a client, we occasionally are booked over a year out. Short notice (less than 3 months) bookings do happen, but as summer Saturdays (in particular) are limited and popular, you risk availability.
As we work on our business model and product offerings, we have new items to showcase and have fun with. A new homemade dark chocolate sauce for the Sundae Bar, for example, and fun new topping choices. (More to come about that later!) :-) We are getting excited about what this next year brings, the fabulous people we're are fortunate to meet, and the experiences we get to share. (Did I mention that we have the best job ever?)
Winter has arrived, and with it comes lots of excuses, er, reasons to snuggle up with you favorite "snug-gler". Whether that is a spouse, a child/grandchild or pet, there is nothing as soul soothing, energy-renewing, memory making as quiet, personal time with people you love.
It's so easy to get caught up in the season of busy-ness, parties, gift buying, year end "to-do's", I often find myself running crazy at a time when I should be able to sit and relax. This should technically be our slow season, but after a few years under our belt of this fun dessert catering service, I have come to realize that there is no "real" slow season. Work/life responsibilities only shift-shape into other things. For us it has to do with looking at the past season and analyzing how we did, and being willing to take a hard look at our strengths and weaknesses.
For me it's always about being the best at providing our clients and guests with an experience that exceeds their expectations. For this reason we are spending some time this season to renew our menu offerings and create a new look option on a cart. We will still have our traditional carts, but will be adding a more industrial looking cart to the mix. It will be a cart that supports our new menu offering (more news to come!)
So for now, we are deep in planning, looking back and looking forward, always striving for perfection. If you have any ideas on what that may look like, feel free to share your opinion, we love feedback! Until we see you at the next #ReasonToCelebrateLife , have a warm, snuggly, love-filled holiday season. Peace.