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As Seen in...Scottsdale!

Just as pinball/arcade bars are beginning to crop up throughout the U.S., the rise in “kid” parties for adults is also gaining steam. In November, caterers from throughout the U.S. and Canada gathered for a night of revelry, arriving to the party on golf carts, trolleys, pedal pubs, or on foot. Games, fun, and very delicious food delighted the guests of M Culinary throughout the evening. —Kathleen Stoehr with photos by Harley Bonham

A giant “Lite-Brite” made for a great diversion

“Cracker Jack” mousse martini

Cocktails…and coloring

Friend photos made with TapSnap entertains event guests with fun and interactive open-air, and fully-customizable touchscreen photo kiosks

No kid party is complete without a donut wall.

Clear containers at the salad bar made it easy to choose a colorful and healthful snack

Fingerling potato lollipop with smoked paprika, cracked sea salt, and lemon-garlic aioli

Oysters Rockefeller with spinach, bacon, and tarragon aioli

Spicy salmon roll was just one of the four options at the Sushi Small Plate Section

Arizona Carne Asada Taco Bar included shaved skirt steak with caramelized onions, finished with raw onion and cilantro relish, with a variety of Acapulco-style selections




Kathleen Stoehr

Kathleen Stoehr is the Director of Community & Content Strategy for Informa Connect | Catersource and Special Events magazines, including all digital content for both websites and e-newsletter products. She also vets, hires, guides and coordinates all live education at Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Art of Catering Food, Leading Caterers of America Executive Summit, and bridge content at The Special Event.