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Catering Corner

Our Catering Corner is full of design trends, ideas for your events, fun facts, and more. We encourage you to read through each post at your leisure and let us know if you'd like to host your next event at MacGregor Downs Country Club.

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Celebrate Everything


Taylor Lankford

 Hi Y’all!

My name is Taylor Lankford and I joined the MacGregor team a few months ago as the Catering Director! I have been planning and executing events for the past six years and can’t wait to help you with yours. The giant puppy in the picture with me is Mosby. I also have a golden retriever named Dale at home. When I’m not hanging out with these furry friends, you can find me here at the Club! Thanks for reading through the Catering Corner. I had a blast preparing it for you. 2020 is going to be a great year and I can’t wait to meet all of you.

Happy New Year,

Taylor Lankford
Catering Director

 

New Year, New Trends

2020 will be a great year full of new ideas and change.

Neutral Colors

NEUTRAL COLORS
Tans, beige, blush, cream, and ivory are timeless. Use these colors for an elegant look at your next event

Desserts and More

DESSERTS & MORE
Cake is out! Donut walls, dessert shooters, pies, bundt cakes, and candy bars are in!

Statement Pieces

STATEMENT PIECES
Bedazzled items, embroidered pieces, and personalized touches help to set your event apart.

Specialty Bars

SPECIALTY BARS
Gone are the days of boring bars, treat yourself to a margarita bar, a whiskey and scotch bar, or a martini bar!

CELEBRATE EVERYTHING
Whether you have a new job, split from a relationship, or got a new puppy, pop the bubbly and celebrate!

Get Cheesy

GET CHEESY
Cheese boards are not going anywhere. Add fun touches like nuts, chocolate, and even pretzels for a fun twist.

 
 

Chocolate Trifle

Chocolate Strawberry Punch Bowl Trifle

Valentine’s Day deserves a sweet treat. Make this delicious trifle for your friends and family!

INGREDIENTS
1 Package Chocolate Cake Mix
1 Quart Fresh Whole Strawberries Sliced
1 Carton Strawberry Glaze (13.5oz)
2 Cartons Whipped Cream (12oz)
1 Cup Chocolate Frosting Shaved Chocolate

INSTRUCTIONS
Prepare and bake cake according to package directions and cool. Cut cake into 1 inch cubes and place half of them in a 6 quart glass punch bowl. Top with half of the sliced strawberries and drizzle with half of the strawberry glaze. Spread 3.5 cups of whipped cream on top. Heat frosting separately and drizzle half over whipped cream. Repeat layers of cake, berries, glaze, and whipped topping and drizzle remaining frosting on top. Add shaved chocolate as a sweet finish!
 

The Luck of the Irish

Here’s some fun facts about St. Patrick's Day!

The color of St. Patrick’s Day was originally blue.

Legend says that each leaf of the clover has a meaning — hope, faith, love, and luck.

Your odds of finding a four leaf clover is 1 in 10,000.

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Chicago dyes their river green.


Recipe: Taste of Home | Denim Jacket: Lovely Bride
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