KATHY G RECIPE OF THE MONTH
As autumn gets in to full swing, the temperatures get cooler and it’s time to start thinking about comfort food.  Our hearty Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon, Sage & Apples is just the recipe to warm you up on a cool October night.  Make it just for yourself or as a first course at your next dinner party.  

And if you’re looking for a fun concoction to serve up at your Halloween party, our Orange Ginger Cocktail w/Candy Swizzle Stick is a perfect treat for three reasons:  It’s simple to make, bright orange, and to die for!  Get recipes now.

CATERING KATHY G’s MONSTER MASH!
October 28th is the Arthritis Foundation’s 3rd Annual Bone Bash and Kathy G is proud to be hosting the fun Halloween-themed event at Park Lane in Mountain Brook.  We’ll be serving a wide array of light hors d’oeuvres along with our signature shrimp & grits.  Get yourself a costume and join us for the frightening festivities!
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WEDDINGS PARK LANE 10-10-10
Churches and wedding venues were EXTRA busy on Sunday, October 10th as nearly 30,000 couples across America rushed to tie the knot on the once-a-century milestone date, 10-10-10.  Park Lane by Kathy G was bustling with wedding excitement as Leslie Gray and his stunning bride, Miriam, exchanged vows that afternoon.  Our COMFORT STATION consisting of Tomato Basil Soup, Mini BLTs, and Sliders was a big hit as was the Mashed Potato and Grits “Martini Bar”.  This delicious menu along with gorgeous floral and our signature “Floating Table” put together by Andy Hopper of KG Designs made this wedding a PERFECT 10 and a day Miriam, Leslie and all their guests will never forget. > Read more

Call us for details or to book a wedding consultation 205.942.4210

AROUND TOWN MERDITH & JEREMY: FARM TO TABLE
Kathy G & Co. rode on over to Birmingham’s gorgeous Swan Lake Stables for Meredith and Jeremy DeRosa’s fall harvest-themed wedding.  Neillie Butler coordinated the magical outdoor event with a team consisting Barb’s Cakes, A Bryan Photography, and our very own KG Designs.  From the Organic Salad & Vegetable Station to the magnificent arch of baby’s breath, every detail of their wedding reflected their one-of-a-kind “Farm to Table” theme.

EVENTS Kathy G. & CO. SUPPORTS BREAST CANCER AWARNESS MONTH
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we were thrilled to take part in three wonderful events to support the cause.  On the very first of the month, we catered a lunch celebrating the kickoff of “Key to the Cure” with fashion designer Kay Unger in conjunction with Saks 5th avenue and St. Vincent’s Hospital.  Two weeks later on October 14th, we returned to serve hors d’oeuvres for a “Key to the Cure” Cocktail reception at Saks.  Then on Tuesday, October 19th, Birmingham’s hit music station 103.7 The Q held their annual “Little Black Dress Party” at Park Lane.  Pop star Natasha Bedingfield sang all of her hits in a fun acoustic set, all the girls looked fabulous in their black dresses and hot pink boas… And to top it off, all proceeds from the event went to help the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama.  To see “Little Black Dress Party” pics, click here

KG DESIGNS SCARE UP SOME FUN

Pumpkins aren't only for making scary jack-o-lanterns and delicious pies.  KG Designs very own Andy Hopper says that with a few simple steps and little imagination, you can create a beautiful PUMPKIN CENTERPIECE for your autumn harvest table.  Plus it’s a fun project alone or with the kids (just make sure an adult cuts the pumpkins).

According to Andy, the key to the whole project is finding a nice flat-bottom pumpkin so that the arrangement is stable.  Start by cutting a hole in the top making sure that the hole is larger than one you’d cut for a jack-o-lantern.  After the top is removed, use a large sturdy spoon to scoop out the seeds while leaving the rind intact.  Next, place your oasis foam at the bottom of the hollow pumpkin for your flowers to be arranged in.  All you have to do now is insert your floral – Reds, Oranges, and Yellows look great, but any floral can make for a fantastic pumpkin centerpiece.  And if you’re feeling really fun, you can spray paint the pumpkins silver and gold for an added touch of flair. NOTE: Hollowed out pumpkins also make great containers for mums or other potted plants.

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