Birthday celebrations aren’t just for humans. Everyone loves a pawty! Celebrate your pup’s birthday this year with a dog birthday pawty. Birthday Pawty Cake Celebrate your special pup with a pup cake or cupcakes at their pawty! Dog Birthday Pawty Treat Bags Send your pup’s pals home with a treat bag full of these homemade […]

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February 20, 2024

It’s a Dog Birthday PAWTY 🐾

Summit's Birthday Pawty

When a bride is in the wedding planning process, one of the first things that they think of is who will do the bridal makeup. A bride wants to look her best on her big day so finding a good makeup artist that can execute the look they are going for is important. For this […]

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January 16, 2024

Bridal Makeup with Karli Anthofer

karli doing bridal makeup

Background on the Laramar In 1904, the building that now holds the Laramar was built to originally house the Fort Dodge Armory. Margaret and Larry Geer bought the building in 1938 and changed the name of the Armory to the Laramar. The Laramar is a combination of their first names, Larry and Margaret. This is […]

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November 17, 2023

Laramar Ballroom Venue Tour

Background on Sara and The Centennial During the freezing temps in February of 2019, the building that formerly held Angie’s Teagarden was closed after the interior of the building flooded as a result of a frozen pipe bursting in the upper level of the building. After some time, Why Not Us, a group of 71 […]

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November 7, 2023

The Centennial: Sara Ostrander

Join us in this video as Bonnie from Fudge’s Flowers & Gifts talks to us about fall wedding flowers! Throughout this video, we can learn so much from Bonnie about the process and customizing details that go into wedding florals. Bonnie tells us that a bride doesn’t have to know a single flower, that is […]

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October 9, 2023

Fall Wedding Flowers: Fudge’s Flowers & Gifts

These pictures are from a Halloween themed birthday party but you can have a normal Halloween party and use these same ideas. No matter the reason, this party is sure to be spooky yet fun! Halloween Party Invitation The invite sets the mood of the party while inviting the guests to come as anything but […]

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October 2, 2023

Halloween Party

While every milestone is worth celebrating, 50 years is definitely something worth celebrating. A business can accomplish a lot in 50 years, but a business also wouldn’t be there without its employees. Having an business event allows the opportunity to celebrate their employees and all its successes. Centerpieces Having a variety of different centerpieces can […]

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October 2, 2023

Business Event – 50 Year Celebration

Woo hoo! You are married, congratulations! Now it is time to go through the name change process… unfortunately there are more steps than just signing the marriage license and changing it on Facebook. Step 1: File for Your Marriage Certificate Make sure that you have 5 signatures on your marriage license from the date of […]

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October 2, 2023

Post Wedding Name Change

Fun fact: A 2 year old took the opportunity to plan this dog themed birthday party on his own. He picked the theme, helped design the invitation, chose the colors he wanted, food, etc. Sometimes we have to put our need to want perfection aside and let our kids lead the way. With a little […]

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September 29, 2023

Dog Themed Birthday Party

If you give a child blocks, they could build for hours. A child enjoys using their fine motor skills to create something awesome, but give them a toy excavator or crane with a wrecking ball to knock down their tower and they will think it is the coolest thing. What better way to celebrate a […]

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September 28, 2023

Construction Themed Birthday