The month of December has been busy with catered Baltimore corporate holiday parties and other festive holiday parties. We had the pleasure of catering a Baltimore Surprise Party at Castaway’s Bar and Grill on Saturday. With the help of Innovative Party Planners, we transformed this Fells Point Bar into a Cinderella themed 50th surprise birthday party for Mindy. Mindy’s daughter planned the whole catered Baltimore Surprise Party, and boy – was her mom surprised! Guests arrived around 8 p.m. and were given the welcome drink of Cotton Candy Champagne. We made the pink cotton candy and added champagne to add the perfect, bubbly, pink touch fit for the birthday girl and her guests. For about an hour, guests enjoyed appetizers and drinks, waiting in anticipation for the birthday girl to arrive to her catered Baltimore surprise party. For appetizers, guests enjoyed baked brie with a raspberry coulis sauce, a charcuterie plate of assorted meats, vegetable crudites with a pesto ranch, and an assortment of bruschetta. We also had our staff passing around lobster bisque, cheese steak won tons, Ruben egg rolls, Bang Bang shrimp tacos, and an Asian cinnamon tuna on a seaweed salad with sesame brittle.

Of course we had plenty of appetizers left for when the birthday girl arrived at 9:30 p.m. Mindy thought that it was her daughter’s friend’s surprise party, but upon walking up the stairs she was greeted with a SURPRISE, from her closest family and friends. She had no idea about the party and was so ecstatic to celebrate the rest of the night with her loved ones.

After Mindy greeted her guests and enjoyed a few photos in the fabulous Pixalated Photobooth, it was time to serve dinner. Instead of using regular tables, we used the pool tables that the bar had provided. We served gorgeous seared salmon on top of a Greek salad with foccacia bread and infused olive oil for dipping. We also had beef tenderloin on top of mashed potatoes, topped with caramelized onions and Cabernet sauce. We even had a risotto station with an assortment of toppings for guests to enjoy.

Of course, there had to be a cake that was fit for Mindy’s catered Baltimore surprise party. The chocolate cake with chocolate chip icing was in the shape of an eloquent pillow with a glass slipper on top. It was truly beautiful and mesmerizing for the guests! We also had chocolate covered strawberries, truffles, and macaroons for guests to enjoy too. Happy 50th birthday to Mindy! We had a fantastic time catering your Baltimore surprise party.