"Go Fighting Illini" themed High School Graduation Party

As guests arrived at the Bloomingdale Golf Club, it was a sea of orange and blue. Meg, the newly graduated high school student, was sporting her future college bound-self  in the colors of the University of Illinois. Tables inside the reception room were also decorated in blue and orange including carnation floral centerpieces and linens. A table […]

Touchdown for Noah's Bar Mitzvah

With the leadership, coordination, and elegance of Joyce Pollakoff of Joyce Pollakoff Events, Noah’s football themed Bar Mitzvah was a hit amongst his friends and family. Set outside on the patio and under a large white party tent, the kids portion of the party was full of basketball, photo booth pictures, a soda bar, and a popcorn […]

Alice in Wonderland: Whimsical Bat Mitzvah for Jessica at Holiday Inn Express in Palatine

Stepping out from the elevators onto the second floor of the Holiday Inn Express in Palatine you knew you were in for a treat. Greeting you was a table holding small square white boxes with a variety of different colored gerber daisies glued on top. Written on each of them were Jessica’s guests names and seat assignments in […]

Sam's Ristorante in Rockford: A Great Wedding Reception Location

Wedding bliss was present and in full force for the new couple, Brynn and Ryan. This young fun couple danced their way into their reception introductions at Sam’s Ristorante in Rockford. This reception had its own private entrance where place cards greeted guests who were then directed to their tables that were named some of […]

Bolingbrook Golf Club: Beautiful Wedding Reception Backdrop

It was a warm and sunny afternoon at the Bolingbrook Golf Club. Outside on the terrace was the location for the beautiful and elegant wedding ceremony of Matt & Katie. Just inside the country club the reception was undergoing last minute touches including the purple, hot pink, black and white colored flowers and accents throughout the reception […]

Midlane Country Club: Fireworks a Hit at this Wedding Reception

It was a beautiful, sunny day for the wedding of Vanessa and Matt. Midlane Country Club  located in Wadsworth, IL was the destination of this reception that was decorated colorfully in soft pink and green tones. The banquet room was filled with tables waiting to host guests while the bridal party, bride, and groom sat facing their […]

Franchesco’s Ristorante: A Top Notch Wedding Reception Location in Rockford

It was a great weekend for weddings in Rockford! For Kayla and Andres, they chose a beautiful, elegant, and relatively new location, Franchesco’s Ristorante in Rockford. While Franchesco’s has been around for almost 25 years, their new location on Spring Creek Road, is just over a year old. The banquet room was grand, with tall ceilings, […]

SURPRISE 8th Grade Graduation Party at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream

It was a SURPRISE of an 8th grade graduation party for Courtney who thought she was attending a party for her friends’ aunt. Instead, as the doors to the reception room opened at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream, she was greeted by 70 of her closest ,soon-to-be freshmen friends screaming “surprise!” As Courtney entered […]

Best Middle School Graduation Dance Ever: Libertyville's Highland Middle School

It started with the 8th grade graduation ceremony a few blocks away at Libertyville High School. Once names were announced and graduates were applauded, the 8th graders of Highland Middle School made their way back to their middle school which, thanks to the efforts of various Mom’s, was transformed into a dance party environment perfectly suited for teenagers. Upon entering […]

PBE Entertains at the Daddy-Daughter Dance

Déjà vu had me at the Daddy-Daughter Dance at Westfield Elementary School in Glen Ellyn on Friday.  I remembered my excitement when my dad bought be my first corsage and how special I felt because I was going to be his date for the night.