It’s official… Winter is over, spring is here and love is in the air!  There’s no better time to get outside and do something fun, because as everyone in Alabama knows, heat and humidity are just around the corner.

But if a rainy weekend keeps you inside, we’ve got a super-fun baking recipe that both you and your kids will love: CAKE POPS!!! Click here for the recipe!

The Gardens Café, inside the beautiful Birmingham Botanical Gardens, is the perfect venue for any party or event you might have coming up. If you’ve never been to an event at the Gardens Cafe, please come take a tour!  Our resident wedding and event coordinator, Tamara Archer, will show you how to personalize this wonderful venue to suit your occasion.  We’ve hosted countless weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridal luncheons, engagement parties, reunions, and corporate events at the Café as its wonderful location and easily adaptable interior make it perfect for any event. Let us work our magic for your next occasion at the Gardens Café!  PHONE: 205.871.1000  EMAIL: thegardenscafe@kathyg.com

Saturday, March 26th was a wedding for the ages at the Garden’s Cafe as the newly married David and Grace Humber celebrated with nearly 200 guests.  After the outdoor garden ceremony concluded, friends and family strolled over to the Gardens Cafe, which was fabulously decorated, by Andy Hopper and the team at KG Designs. The Cafe’s tremendous two-story staircase was draped in gorgeous white fabric and then lit with a soft pink spotlight – A truly stunning sight that was complimented time and time again throughout the evening.  To see photos from the event, please click here.

WEDDINGS: FRIDAY & SUNDAY RECEPTIONS ARE SMOKIN’ HOT THIS SUMMER!!! Here at Kathy G headquarters, we’ve been getting tons of inquiries about “off-peak” weddings. What is off-peak, you ask?  In our industry, “off-peak” is any day other than Saturday.  Most wedding vendors and venues are not as busy on Fridays and Sundays and, as such, budget-conscious brides are finding these to be great alternatives to a Saturday wedding.  In big cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and Miami, Fridays and Sundays have become wonderful “Value Dates” that brides-to-be snap up almost as quickly as the most desirable Saturdays.  If you or someone you know would love a summertime wedding, but find yourself pinching pennies, please call 205-942-4210 and speak to a Kathy G Event Planner about one of our special Value Date Packages!

On May 5th, Kathy G will be joining Wendy Garner of Daytime Alabama on NBC 13 to discuss “Teal and Tiaras” – A kickoff party for Mother Walk. For those that don’t know, Mother Walk is an annual event that raises money for the Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation.  In addition to discussing this most wonderful charity, Kathy will do a live cooking demonstration.  What will she prepare??? You’ll have to tune in to find out.
For more info on Mother Walk: http://motherwalk.com/

On Saturday, April 30, Kathy G and the whole team will be on with Karen Church as Good Day Alabama does a very special wedding episode.  Kathy G will bring along all her friends, as viewers will be treated to over an hour of wedding-centric presentations.  Reception ideas, themes, menus, floral, lighting, photography and videography are just some of the topics that will be covered in this CAN’T MISS TV EVENT!!!  Go to our facebook page and click “LIKE” so you can be sure to get more updates on this special show as the date comes closer!!!  http://www.facebook.com/KathyGandCompany

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you wanna surprise mom, there’s no better way to do it that by taking her to the Gardens Café for our special brunch!  The Kathy G team will be serving up several brunch-time classics including our signature Shrimp and Grits as well as Steak & Eggs Benedict.  After your meal, take mom for a stroll in the gorgeous gardens where there’re countless photo ops for a picture you’ll remember forever.  Be sure to call the Gardens to reserve your Mother’s Day Brunch table NOW, as this is one event that sells out EVERY YEAR!  PHONE: 205.871.1000  EMAIL: thegardenscafe@kathyg.com

UPCOMING IN MAY – PINK PALACE CASINO NIGHT FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF ALABAMA On May 14th, Kathy G & Company will be catering an event that will raise money and awareness to a charity that is very close to our team’s heart – The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama.  At 7PM that evening, the 2nd Floor, North Towers of the Riverchase Galleria will be transformed into a Wonderland Fantasy when Alice and the White Rabbit lead 500+ guests on an adventure to “The Pink Palace Casino Night Goes to Wonderland!” 

Kathy G event coordinator Natalie Pilato-Andrews has worked very closely with the BCRFA so as to make sure this event is one they’ll be talking about for years to come and we’re certain it’ll be their BEST EVER!!!  A Polenta Parmigiana Station, Soy Ginger Marinated Flank Steak, Shrimp Cakes with Creole Aioli, and Pecan-Crusted Chicken Bites are just some of the KG favs we’ll be serving up at this most amazing occasion.  As for entertainment, Groove Daddy will be playing all the hits and Vegas-Style Casino Gambling will take place all for this most wonderful cause.  Come out and join us for a wonderful “Wonderland” experience!

Since its inception in 1996, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama has raised nearly $3 million to fund research, cutting edge equipment and experimental therapies at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.  All funds raised stay here in the State of Alabama, but the research will have a global, life-saving impact.  For More info: http://pinkpalacecasinonight.com/