Congratulations Class of 2018: Ideas for a Graduate’s Party

The weather is getting warmer, days are getting longer and school is almost out for summer! For the class of 2018, this time of the year is a little bittersweet, but also very exciting!

Your graduate’s tassel was worth the hassle, so let us help you plan a celebration for them that’ll make top honors! Here are some party ideas:

Create a Photo Wall

For a fun walk down memory lane, consider printing out photos from past graduations- pre school, kindergarten, middle school, high school (if you’re celebrating a college grad!) and more. Place them around the party in frames or all together on a wall for sentimental gallery wall.

Set up A Dessert Bar

Set up a dessert bar with treats that are sure to please! With Mozaik’s mini dessert set, guests can make, easily mingle and walk around with any dessert imaginable- perfectly portioned ice cream sundaes, parfaits, mini cupcakes and more. Guests will love the convenience of having a taste of their desserts of choice!

Don’t Forget About Activities

Regardless if you’re throwing your party inside or outside, make sure to have stations ready for games. Karaoke, a makeshift photo booth or board games are sure to please guests inside. Corn hole, kick ball, a fire pit with s’mores are just some examples of outdoor activities that will keep guests entertained all day long. Don’t forget to consult with your gradate for ideas too!

Congratulations to the class of 2018! Best of luck on your next adventure!

Tips for a Memorable Memorial Day BBQ

Memorial Day Weekend is finally here and nothing completes the holiday more than a delicious BBQ! So, get ready to fire up the grill and spend the long weekend making memories with friends and family! Here’s some tips to help kick off your summer:

Tidy Up Your Grill

When you’re out getting groceries at the store make sure to pick up some extra charcoal or propane so that your grilling station is stocked. Don’t forget to do a deep cleaning of your grill before your BBQ; this will help prevent corrosion and kill any bacteria that may have built up since your last use.

Don’t Forget About Guests with Special Diets

Treat your guests with all the BBQ staples: hotdogs, corn on the cob, burgers and more! If you have any guests with allergies, make sure to buy a pack of gluten free buns or veggie burgers to accommodate them. Other dishes like mashed potatoes, grilled veggies or grilled fruits, such as pineapple and watermelon, are sure to please!

Stock Up On Disposable Products

When throwing an outdoor bash opt for disposable plates, platters, cups bowls and cutlery. Mozaik’s premium plastic products are durable and and they don’t sacrifice style. After your event you can either recycle or hand wash and store for future use, allowing you to spend more time with your guests and less time cleaning up!! Check out our products on Amazon!

We hope you have a safe and fun Memorial Day Weekend. Don’t forget to take time to remember those who served our country during this special time with friends and family!

Tips for a Successful Cinco De Mayo Party

You’ve got the chips, salsa and drinks covered, but let’s make your Cinco De Mayo party one to remember! By doing a bit of prep before your party, there will be less stress and more time for you to enjoy your friends and family! Here are our top Cinco De Mayo Tips:

Create A Playlist Beforehand
Music instantly sets the mood at any party so make sure your playlist isn’t just thrown together at the last minute. Whether it’s salsa, Latin or today’s hits, make a playlist in advance to devote time to other items on your to do list the day of the party.

Set up a Taco Bar
To streamline your food preparation, opt for one or two appetizers and a taco bar! Everything for the taco bar can be prepped beforehand and placed out the day of the party. On the day of, reheat certain items like Taco meat or beans. Then set out plates and let guests serve themselves!

Gift your Guests
Maybe it’s maracas or sombreros from a local party store; these ideas make for simple but memorable party favors. If you want to tie in activities from your party, consider buying small pots and soil so that your guests can plant and take home a baby cactus or pick up a good old fashioned piñata and fill it will all the fixings and hand out goodie bags!

Get Creative with Your Serving Ware
The way you present your food is just as important as how good it tastes! To elevate your appetizers, try our appetizer tasting set for a fun way to serve your food.

Now all that’s let to do is sit back, sip on a margarita and enjoy your party!

Love Skewers

Add some love and chocolate to your table to make Valentine’s Day even more sweeter!
Here is a delicious and easy recipe that everyone will be sure to love!

Ingredients:
– Strawberries
– Marshmallows
– Brownies
– Chocolate Sauce
– Skewer Sticks

Mozaik® Product:
Appetizer for 8 Set 

Steps:
1.  Clean and cut the strawberries. Slice the brownies into smaller brownie bites.
2. Take one skewer stick and stick one strawberry, one marshmallow , one brownie and another strawberry through the stick.
3. Repeat until you have made enough for your guests.
4. Once done place on the white Mozaik® platter and drizzle chocolate sauce over them.
5. Place on table with the mini forks and plates and serve to your loved ones to enjoy!

Galentine’s Day

Galentine’s Day Must Haves

February is the month of love, but if you haven’t found that special someone just yet, don’t worry!  There is still so much to celebrate!
Galentine’s Day is a holiday created to celebrate the wonderful relationships you have with your girlfriends! Because, guess what – these are relationships that deserve to be celebrated!

Here are a few must have products for your upcoming Galentine’s Day celebration:

Mozaїk® Stemmed Wine Glasses – What kind of get together is complete without wine?!

Mozaїk® Silver Hammered Platters – All good things must sparkle and shine! Even the presentation of your delicious sweet treats deserve attention!

Mozaїk® Mini Dessert Set – Although chocolate is our friend this holiday, you can never go wrong with individual sized desserts! You will thank us in the summer J.

Now that you have what you need to celebrate Galentine’s Day in style, its time grab your favorite foods, drinks and friends and have a great time!

Cheers to the New Year!

Cheers to a New Year!

A new year is just around the corner! Can you believe it? New Years Eve parties are always fun and exciting – until someone breaks a glass or a plate. We know things like this are inevitable so make hosting your New Years Eve parties easy and elegant by using Mozaik products to minimize any excess headaches from breakage!

Here are some recommendations to help you ring in the New Year:

Champagne Flutes – necessity!
Stemless Wineglasses – drink options are important! Or can be used for center pieces
Platters – effectively displays and transports appetizers and finger foods
Mini Dessert Set – ideal for serving something sweet before the clock strikes 12
Round Plates – the silver rim adds extra shine to the night
Tongs / Serving Utensils – allows everyone to add all the food they want from platter to plate
To find these products near you, click here!

Peppermint Cheesecake Dip

For Day 11 of our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer, we are featuring Peppermint Cheesecake Dip, a quick and easy holiday dessert!

Ingredients:
– 8oz. softened cream cheese
– ½ cup powdered sugar
– ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
– 8oz. Cool Whip
– 1 cup crushed peppermint candies
– Chocolate Graham Crackers
– Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Mozaik Products:
14oz. Round Bowls
Round Serving Platter

To Make:
– In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, cool whip and peppermint extract together until smooth
– Pour into round serving bowl and sprinkle the crushed peppermint candy on top
– Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve
– Serve on platter with chocolate graham crackers and chocolate covered pretzels

Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

Cheese Snowman

For Day 9 of our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer, we are featuring snowmen that cannot melt, but must be eaten!

All you need is:
– Cheese (we used Monterey Jack)
– Grapes
– Pretzel Sticks
– Balsamic Dressing

Mozaik Products:
Mini Forks
Plates

To Make:
– Slice the cheese into three cubes (small, medium and large sized) and then stack to create the body
– Break the pretzel sticks in half and stick one on each side of the medium sized cheese cubes to create the arms
– Slice the grape in half and place on top of the snowman to give him a hat!

To be more creative, using a toothpick dipped in balsamic dressing paint two eyes, a mouth and a nose onto the smallest piece of cheese to create the face.

Keep cold until your guests arrive so they don’t melt!

Enjoy!

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

For Day 5 of our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer, we are featuring chocolate covered marshmallows in honor of National Chocolate Covered Anything day!

This recipe is quick and tastes delicious!

All you need is:

  • Marshmallows
  • Melted Chocolate
  • Crushed peppermints

Mozaik Product:

To Make:

All you need to do is melt chocolate and crush peppermint candies up. Take the marshmallows and individually dip into the chocolate and then into the crushed candies.

Place on platter and let freeze. Once harden, take them out to serve and enjoy!

#NationalCupcakeDay

For Day 4 of our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer, we are featuring a Polar Bear Paw Cupcake in honor of #NationalCupcakeDay !!!

Decorating these cupcakes is easy, fun and cute!

Ingredients:
Cupcakes
Vanilla Frosting
Shredded Coconut
Peppermint Patties
Chocolate Raisins

Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

Once your cupcakes are baked and cooled you are ready to decorate!
Frost each cupcake with vanilla frosting then sprinkle shredded coconut on top.
Place one peppermint pattie centered towards the bottom of the cupcake and then add four chocolate covered raisins around the top of the pattie.
Repeat until you have enough for all of your guests!

Serve and Enjoy!