Sweet Events and Planning: Event Planner's Signature Candy Parlor Brings Fun and Nostalgia

November 20, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
(Bethesda, Md. November 20, 2009) Event planner Felicia Evans Long, founder and owner of Sweet Events and Planning offers wonderment with her services while being "frugal and fabulous." Sweet Events and Planning opened its doors this fall at A Grand Event Party Rentals on 5020 Nicholson Court in North Bethesda, Maryland. Evans Long showcases the latest trends in event planning while staying true to her native North Carolina roots of Southern hospitality and etiquette.

Sweet Events and Planning (www.sweeteventsandplanning.com) was started by Evans Long and her husband Tim Long in late 2008. For the past 10 years, Evans Long has managed everything from corporate events, birthday parties, graduation parties, weddings and wedding receptions, baby showers and more. Known for managing her clients' budget like it's her own, she is all about "making a dollar out of 15 cents," an important trait —while still making their events fabulous. In addition to her Southern charm and goal of creating extravagant events her clients will remember, there is one "sweet treat" they will not forget: The Sweet Events and Planning Signature Candy Parlor.

As guests funnel into the decorated reception, smiles form and surprise sounds of "ooh" are heard as they notice a wall lined with large and small old-fashioned Apothecary jars filled with colorful candies of varying shapes and size. Rock candies, chocolates, taffies; candies new to the eye and others whose familiar wrappers transport them to moments of childhood nostalgia. Guests young and old forgo formalities and sneak away from the rest of their party to make their way over to the candy parlor.

Evans Long first created the Signature Candy Parlor for her wedding in 2006 and it has since become a customer favorite. Guests are given festive bags to load up on as many candies as they please. For clients seeking a more health-conscious approach for their guests, their "sweet treat" can be fruits, trail mix or whatever their definition of "sweet" may be. Whatever they choose, Evans Long is there to deliver and believes that "every journey in life deserves something sweet."

Persons seeking help for an upcoming event can find Sweet Events and Planning at www.sweeteventsandplanning.com, at A Grand Event Party Rentals, 5020 Nicholson Court, North Bethesda, Maryland 20895, or by calling (973) 493-3579. The company is also listed as a vendor on Martha Stewart's partner site WeddingWire.com at www.weddingwire.com .

About Felicia Evans Long

Felicia Evans Long is no stranger to the Event Planning industry. As a southern girl born in North Carolina she grew up not only cooking but worked as a freelance planner for local events for her community, high school, friends, and family.

She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina and earned her Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix in Arizona.

Felicia has been self taught in the event planning industry with over ten years of experience. In addition to Felicia's modern and elegant style for planning she brings the art of creativity and personalization to every event. She has special attention to details and is structurally organized. Felicia is passionate about her craft and dedicated to providing quality service to all her clients.