Category Archives: art of home 2012

Wedding Recap @ Harold Washington Library with Harry Caray’s
October 11, 2012

One of the most recent weddings we had took place at the infamous, Harold Washington Library.  This a grand and historic venue that we at Liven It Up Events love to work at!  Our team had the pleasure of working with Gabi from Harry Caray’s who was the caterer and created a great menu for a fun crowd of folks.  Along with them, the teams from Art of Imagination & Cattleya Designs were on board to help create a great feel and ambiance in the room.  In this post, there are just a couple of the room shots we were able to snap!

Harry Caray’s Catering & Events is a preferred provider at Chicagoland’s most desirable venues and premier landmarks, including the Harold Washington Library, Loft on Lake, Chicago Park District, Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago Cultural Center and Chicago’s First Lady.  Expert planners will perfectly orchestrate your wedding, shower or rehearsal dinner from start to finish. The personalized service, eye-catching presentations, award winning food, and attention to detail you receive with Harry Caray’s Catering & Events will leave you with memories you will always cherish. For more information, call 312.222.9200 or visit

We also want to thank Harry Caray’s for being on of the Sponsors of one of the events we are proud to be a part of next week, Art of Home 2012 for Lakeside Community Development.  If you would like to help raise awareness, appreciate some amazing art pieces, and raise funds for Lakeside’s cause, please come on…

  • Thursday, October 18th 
  • 6pm – 9pm 
  • Zhou B Arts Center 1029 W. 35th Street, Chicago

To Learn more, visit

Tuesday’s Tip: Having a Sushi Station at a Party Can be Fun!
October 9, 2012

Fun Sushi Station

One of my favorite things to do at any event is a sushi station.  This is still a fun way for your guests to interact with each other, and it’s always a huge hit!  There are so many variations on how to create a sushi station, but the key is to hire a professional restaurant that cannot only be creative but can also deliver AMAZING sushi.  One of my favorite local spots in Chicago is Thalia Spice.  I worked with Thalia on may events and their sushi is always a hit!  Their restaurant is also a great spot for dinner! 

Room Shot of Thalia Spice

To lean more about how to have Thalia in action at your next event or to make dinner reservations with them, visit their website at 

Thalia Spice is also one our sponsors for Art of Home, 2012, at the Zhou B. Arts Center.  To learn more or purchase your tickets, visit the Lakeside Community Development Website here!

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