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What People are saying about McLean-Sherwood:

“Your team has always gone above and beyond to help answer my questions, or find just the right thing I need. From the girls taking my order, to the guys dropping it off. So a great big thank you to all your amazing team! “

Arlene Callaghan, Sodexho Services

“McLean’s delivered the rentals with ease, in the exact place, tents erected perfectly and frankly, in record time given the time of day and spitting down with rain. The level of customer service and dedication to the task at hand was second to none.
Mclean Sherwood Event Rental understands customer needs and goes the extra mile..”

Account Executive,
Feast Your Eyes Catering Inc.

Valentine's Day - A Romantic Night In

Posted: Feb 9, 03:48 PM Permanent Link
Valentine's Day - A Romantic Night In

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and you haven’t yet planned something special for that special someone. Here’s some great ideas for a romantic night in.

Cook something simple. Spaghetti and meatballs is a great meal and it is so easy to make. A home cooked meal shows that you are willing to take time for this person and you are able to take care of yourself and others. Pick up some bubbly to go with it, light some candles, play some classical music and enjoy a lovely dinner for two.

Make dessert a little indoor picnic. Put a blanket on the ground, toss in a romantic movie and have chocolate fondue or chocolate anything really. Cozy up, maybe light a fire if possible and enjoy a good love story.

Valentine’s Day does not have to require expensive gifts and fancy dinners, what matters most is showing how much you care about another person. A small bouquet of flowers, a little home cooked food and lots of laughter goes a long way when trying to impress.

If you want to make it even more of an experience, let McLean Sherwood do the dishes and wash the linens, all you have to do is pick the colours, and at this time of year, red is always a safe bet.

No date? No problem. Pamper yourself. Take a bath, buy yourself something sweet, watch your favourite movie with your favourite junk food and enjoy a night of rest and relaxation.

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Brittany

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Wedding Show Season

Posted: Jan 18, 12:31 PM Permanent Link
Wedding Show Season

It was a thrill to meet all the newly engaged couples at 2 bridal shows we attended this past weekend! Saturday January 16, we were at Horizon’s Banquet Hall in Orangeville for The Wedding Ring Show and Sunday January 17 was The Perfect Wedding Show held at The Mississauga Convention Centre. Attendance was great and it gave couples a fantastic opportunity to view our new line of Vintage Rentals including Harvest Tables, Vintage China, Chalked Signs and Wine Barrels! The miniature tent reception was a big hit and many brides found their colour among the wide assortment of linens. Let us know if you were there and look for more pictures from both shows on our Facebook page!

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Presentations

Posted: Nov 2, 01:47 PM Permanent Link
Presentations

Everyone knows they have had to make a presentation at one time or another for anything from school to business. A lot of people don’t know how to make a presentation most effective for the audience. Here are a few tips on how to up your presenting game.

Presenting can be a terrifying experience. Be prepared and you will do just fine. Use these few tips in your next presentation you will make your point loud and clear. Good luck!

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Cupcake Fun

Posted: Sep 7, 08:50 AM Permanent Link
Cupcake Fun

I am a big fan of cupcakes. Chocolate, vanilla, rainbow, carrot, red velvet, you name it. In my opinion, it is not only the taste of the cupcake that matters, but also the presentation. How a cupcake is decorated can make it more appealing to the eye. I like to be creative, I enjoy arts and crafts, interior design, writing, decorating, etc. so of course I take quite a liking to decorating cakes and cupcakes.

The presentation of a cake or cupcake does not have to be this difficult, mind-blowing design with different colours and special effort, it can be very simple yet pleasing. Using different icing tips and a steady hand is the easiest way to make a treat look even better. And of course using coloured icing and a dash of fun sprinkles or edible pearls on top always gives your cupcakes that little bit extra.

If you are feeling a little adventurous, fondant can always be fun to try. Although it can be difficult to work with, it can turn your treat into an elegant dessert. Fondant can be coloured with food colouring (wear gloves, it is messy to mix in), and patterns can be pressed into the topping with knives, forks or toothpicks. Fondant is like working with playdough, it can be molded into flowers and other designs like graduation hats or baby rattles. Fondant is a great way to “accessorize” your cupcake.

If you are not comfortable with fancy designs or molding fondant, just add sprinkles or use coloured icing appropriate to the occasion. If people do not eat them, they are simply missing out on a delicious dessert.

Brittany

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Hot Days

Posted: Aug 24, 10:39 PM Permanent Link
Hot Days

We have several hot days this summer and cooling down is not always easy. If you work outside or live with no air conditioning you know the struggles of cooling down in the humid weather. Here are some fun summer treats to help you cool down this summer!

Fruit Punch Pops. These delicious treats are simply made of fruit juice and frozen fruit frozen together in a popsicle tray. Deliciously fruity!

One of my favourites, Frozen Yogurt Bark. Using a baking sheet, cover it with parchment paper, so the bark does not stick. Spread a layer of vanilla yogurt along the baking sheet, about one quarter inch thick. Add flavour by sprinkling the yogurt with small pieces of frozen fruit and chocolate chips. Let the bark sit in the freezer until fully frozen before cutting or breaking it into your desired serving. Cool, healthy, and yummy!

One I have not tried yet, Jell-O Watermelon. Cut a watermelon in half and hollow out one half. Make a watermelon Jell-O mix and pour it into the hollowed out half of the melon. Let the mix set according to the instructions. Slice like you would a watermelon. You can add raisins or other small fruit pieces to look like the seeds in a watermelon slice.

Hope these treats help you cool down. Happy summer!

Brittany

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Expect the Unexpected

Posted: Aug 15, 05:05 PM Permanent Link
Expect the Unexpected

Everybody knows that no matter what situation there is a possibility of something unexpected. Some percentage for something wrong, some percentage for something surprisingly right, some percentage for everything to go as expected. Because the unexpected is something to always be expected, here is a list of five things that should be at any special event, whether it be a wedding, a birthday, or a bridal or baby shower.

1. Always, always, always bring an umbrella. Ever heard that you should never trust a weatherman? Well, rain, no matter the forecast, should always be expected.
2. Chewing gum or mints. Maybe the groom was too excited or nervous to remember to brush his teeth or there is garlic and onion in the food. No one wants to worry about bad breath on a day to celebrate.
3. Feminine products. As much as women try to estimate the day and approximate time of our monthly friend, there is a possibility of it showing up early or late. Placing a little basket in the bathroom of various feminine products might just save someone’s day.
4. A nervous bride or groom might start to sweat, and it is not the day they want to worry about body odour. Pick up a little travel stick of deodorant to throw in your bag or keep in the bathroom just in case.
5. Safety pins will be your best friend for those minor wardrobe malfunctions. Hiding little rips or making sure your strapless bra doesn’t fall down under your strapless dress, safety pins are a must have for anyone’s wardrobe.

There are several other things that would be a good idea to just toss in a little bag to have with you, but those are just a few small, easy to carry necessities.

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