About Calyer Designs

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Calyer Designs is a small marketing + design company with big ideas. Our mission is to help our clients stand out from the rest–whether you’re a small business just opening your doors or an established company looking for a change.

We make it a point to listen to your ideas and turn them into a reality, and pride ourselves in customization. Whether you’re in need of social media support, website development, graphic design, marketing direction or branding, we’ve got your back. Calyer Designs has worked with a variety of clients: from hay farms and farm breweries, to non-profits and government affairs agencies, to lifestyle + athlete brands.

In June 2018, Calyer Designs launched Mabel by Calyer Designs, a sub-brand focusing specifically on hand lettering, design, and wedding + event stationery.

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And the Oscar Goes To …

I owe it to my sister for even getting me excited for the Oscars … and for getting me to spend all of my Oscar Sunday cleaning my apartment, rearranging furniture, and prepping apps for the 10-15 people who come glammed up in sweats for my Annual Oscar Party. And on a “school night?!” Thanks, Kels.

 

But to be honest, it’s my second favorite party to host, the first being Boos & Booze (annual Halloween Party). It’s a fun way to get friends together, binge watch the nominated movies and get a little competition going with ballots and leading actor/actress squares — think Super Bowl squares. How we do it? Wine’s involved, obviously. My guests bring a bottle of wine if they want in on filling out a ballot. As we watch, we score the ballots and the loser gets their bottle of wine back, runner up gets their bottle +1 and the winner walks away with the remaining balance. Twelve bottles of wine? I’ll take it … For the squares, you pay $5/per and place you names on an unmarked grid. Right before the night kicks off, we pick the headers out of a hat — just to give everyone a fair chance at winning.

 

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DOWNLOAD YOUR OSCAR BALLOT

 

It’s always fun to try and incorporate some of the movies into what you’re serving, so my attempt was a cocktail “City of Stars” inspired by La La Land, because after all, they’re slated to be the big winners.

 

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RECIPE

1 bottle dry Prosecco
Juice of two lemons
1L Seltzer
2oz Simple Syrup
bitters to taste

 

I chose to forgo a baked good, one: because I really don’t care for baking, and two: because chocolate is SO much better. I picked up some of the movie-candy favorites (mostly chocolate, but threw in some Swedish Fish for a friend) and put them in gold mini-cupcake tins.

 

I try and change up the menu from party to party, but you can pretty much guarantee you’ll always have a Cheese/Charcuterie Board and Crockpot Meatballs.

 

Tonight’s menu includes:
  • Crockpot Meatball (see recipe below)
  • Cheese/Charcuterie Board: Manchego, Trader Joe’s Chianti Toscano, Prosciutto, Soppressata, Trader Joe’s Fig Butter and honey
  • Endive Boats: Endive piped with a 1:1 mixture of plain cream cheese and goat cheese, walnuts and finished with a drizzle of honey
  • Ina’s Onion Dip & Kettle Chips (see recipe below)
  • Popcorn: Made in a pot with coconut oil

 

RECIPES

Crockpot Meatballs
Ina’s Onion Dip