The Summer Party Planning Guide


Frigid temps outside, but blue skies above! With warmer weather on the horizon, it’s time to get out the calendar, get inspired, and plan your warm weather event.
Whether you have an upcoming graduation, a wedding, or another fun fete in mind, here’s a list you’ll want to hold on to. From custom invitations to an event planner who wows, stellar gift ideas, food, décor and more, this gem of a list will help you plan an event, big or small, that’s one for the memory books.

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Select Stationery & Invitations has thousands of designs for invitations with matching thank-you notes, response cards, place cards, return address labels, and much more – for any occasion! You customize, they’ll print it (some in-store for fast delivery) 609-658-7487

Plan That Party!
Events by Collum+Hatfield Design deliver an element of the unexpected: a beautiful seating for eight nestled in the woods, a flash mob pop-up disco, corporate retreats that feel far away close to home.  They offer design, coordination and execution for social and corporate events, from big to small.

From a backyard BBQ to a black-tie reception, The Catering Company will work with you from menu and staff planning to the final presentation. Let Executive Chef Rodney Mitchell showcase his passion for food and create a unique menu for your event, using local sustainable ingredients.

Oink & Moo BBQ started out as a passion for great BBQ.  The menu, shaped around a fusion of different BBQ styles from across the country, lead them to be named the #1 Food Truck in America by the Daily Meal in 2016. Give Oink & Moo BBQ a call and have their food truck at your outdoor party.

Memorable Touches
Want to make your event truly fabulous? United Rent All is a complete rental source offering all you need from tents to farmhouse tables, linens to chocolate fountains, dunk tanks to margarita machines. And so much more. Serving Central Jersey.

Make your Princeton area party pop with flowers and balloons from Monday Morning Flower & Balloon Co. They make your vision a reality with fresh, creative designs. Floral & balloon centerpieces, balloon arches, & columns are just a few of the options offered 7 days a week. Create an experience worthy of your celebration.

Arun Paul Photography is a husband-wife team of photographers who have worked around the country and the world. They enjoy documenting weddings, graduations and family moments and take the approach of weaving the story through their images. Contact them for a consult on your upcoming event.

Gifts for the Grad
A fine timepiece or beautiful piece of jewelry makes the perfect graduation gift, as they not only celebrate your grad’s accomplishments, but also provide a memorable recognition of this important milestone. Let the gift specialists at Hamilton Jewelers help you find the perfect expression to commemorate this special occasion. Visit them in-store at 92 Nassau St. or online at

Make sure the men in your life are looking their best for all events this season. Consider a J Hilburn gift – custom fit menswear made from the best Italian fabrics. Whether the need is a new suit, blue blazer, shirts or pants, take a look at and contact local stylist Vicky Corrodi for an appointment.

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