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What People are saying about McLean-Sherwood:

“Your advice and professionalism contributed to the sucess of the event. Thank you for your time and dedication to our first sucessful event.”
Lorna Reid
Director, Early Years Integration
Region of Peel

“To all the kind staff at Mclean’s – Thank you all for your kind, helpful, courteous service throughout the year.”
Gail Dickson – Caterer, Event Planner

It's Summertime! Get Outside and Party!

Posted: May 31, 01:30 PM Permanent Link
It's Summertime! Get Outside and Party!

It’s that time again! Time to get outside and enjoy the summer sun, green grass and cool breezes. It’s also a great time to plan events that keep everyone out of your house! Be it a birthday, anniversary, shower, wedding or simply a gathering of friends and neighbours, it’s always nicer to entertain outside. But of course you can’t always count on the weatherman to come through for you. That’s what we’re here for. Rent a tent for your next event. Aside from the obvious of keeping everyone dry despite the occasional r**n (we don’t say that word around here!), it will also provide guests with some refreshing shade on sunny days.
And if you’re debating over a hall vs home for your event, the greatest selling feature for having a tent at home is the lack of any time restrictions for your party. We set up at least a day before and take down the day after, allowing you to party through the night!
Give us a call to set up a site visit at no obligation. We’ll show you what you can do!

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Never Too Early To Plan Valentine's Day!

Posted: Jan 30, 04:36 PM Permanent Link
Never Too Early To Plan Valentine's Day!

Brittany’s Blog
Two weeks until Valentine’s Day, have you made plans?

Gentlemen, this one is for you. If she says she doesn’t care about Valentine’s Day plans, I can almost guarantee she is lying. So I have come up with a few tips that will make Valentine’s Day simple, but thoughtful.

1. Buy flowers. Around Valentine’s Day flowers are extremely easy to find and a lot of grocery stores have simple bouquets for not too expensive. Pick them up on your way home from work or even the night before so she has something pretty to look at.
2. Try cooking. You don’t have to make reservations at an expensive restaurant or make a gourmet meal. Try spaghetti, it is easy and quick with few dishes (you can even rent dishes so neither of you has to do them), and then pick up a bottle of champagne or wine and enjoy an evening in.
3. Write to her. Let’s be real gifts get expensive, but words can mean so much more. It doesn’t have to be a ten page essay or sound formal and sophisticated. Pick out a blank card from your local Shoppers Drug Mart and just write down what you love about her.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be complicated, honestly it shouldn’t be. Everyday is a good day to tell someone you love them, but people like to mark February 14th with a little something.

Ladies, this doesn’t get you off the hook! He deserves something too, but you probably want to skip the flowers when looking for a gift for him.

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2017 Pantone Colour of the Year

Posted: Jan 9, 01:54 PM Permanent Link
2017 Pantone Colour of the Year

For those of you that don’t keep track of the latest colours of the year, Pantone has released it’s winner for 2017. “Greenery” is just how it sounds – softer greens that reflex grasses, garden foliage and the leaves of summer. Mother nature would be in her glory surrounded by this relaxing tone. Mix it with other shades of green and plenty of white. But don’t be afraid to add hints of your favorite colours like dusty rose, blueberry or tangerine. The best part of this colour, is that you already have plenty of options to use if you simply incorporate leafy plants in your decor!

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Tracy's Tables - Snowman Edition

Posted: Nov 17, 01:28 PM Permanent Link
Tracy's Tables - Snowman Edition

We can across this picture recently and thought it was very cute. Tracy told us that she’d been doing that at home for a few years now! We thought we should share…

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Hello Fall!

Posted: Oct 5, 04:47 PM Permanent Link
Hello Fall!

Brittany’s Blog

Hello Fall! ’Tis the season of colour.

If you have not figured it out yet from reading my previous blogs, I love colours, so that automatically makes me a fan of all the changing colours of fall. Red, orange, yellow. The warm, cozy colours that go perfectly with a pumpkin spice latte, white hot chocolate, and marshmallows. I know that technically the leaves change colour because they are dying, but the colours of the season bring life to the fall and the colder weather.

Soon, if time be willing, I hope to work in our showroom to help finish off our set up for the Halloween and Thanksgiving season. Using warm colours, basic black, leaves, pumpkins, fake cobwebs and many other items to spice up the showroom. My favourite item for this time of year isn’t actually a decoration, but I think it completes a spooky Halloween look; it’s our soup kettle, but I prefer to call it the black cauldron. It is one of our pieces of cooking equipment, so it could be used for great purpose at a Halloween party, but it looks just like a witch’s cauldron. If you are hosting a Halloween party, trust me, it’s a must have.

Anyways, pull out your sweaters, cute boots, and scarves. Enjoy and embrace the change that comes with autumn.

Brittany

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Brittany's Blog - It's a Doughnut Wall!

Posted: Sep 20, 12:16 PM Permanent Link
Brittany's Blog - It's a Doughnut Wall!

Brittany’s Blog

Earlier this week I came across a Cosmopolitan article describing the new hottest wedding trend, but it simply seems crazy to me.

According to an article written by Lyndsey Matthews on August 25 this trend is “blowing up right now” and obviously more delicious than the flower wall, a wedding trend from 2014.

So what is this must have wedding trend? A doughnut wall.

Oddly enough people have made it part of their wedding using it as a dessert table backdrop or hanging them on pin boards to just have as display. They are often paired with sayings such as “I doughnut know what I’d do without you” and the doughnuts have different icon patterns and colours for a unique display.

Now, I don’t know about you, but personally I don’t care to look at doughnuts on a display, I just want to eat them. And as Matthews wrote, the flower girls and ring bearers sometimes get to the lower treats before wedding guests can even see the display.

Now lastly on the topic of this doughnut wall, I hope they are kept inside and in the AC. The icing on those doughnuts will melt faster than the makeup on the bridesmaids on a scorching hot summer day.

Well, to each their own, but I’d rather eat one than just see them. Oh, by the way, we rent a doughnut wall now.

Happy end of summer! And good luck with back to school.

Brittany

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