Pretty Parties with Panache

Cuban Cocktails

Cuban Cocktails

Take one part epicurean excellence, add a dash of artful presentation and a sprinkle of gracious service and what you get is a recipe for some of the prettiest parties this side of Manhattan.  If you’ve been lucky enough to attend a Marcia Selden celebration, then you know what we mean…  from delightful drinks to delicious desserts, and every marvelous morsel in between!

Tied and True

Tied and True

For thirty years, Marcia and her sensational staff (which includes her business partner and daughter, Robin) have been creating events that set the standard for exuberant, inventive entertaining in our little corner of the world.

Sensational Salad

Sensational Summer Salad

Simple Scallop Sculpture

Simple Swordfish Sculpture

Floral Fun

Floral Fun

And if these images aren’t enticing enough… how about this as the company’s mission: “to provide worry-free gatherings… designed to delight the senses, gladden the heart, deepen camaraderie and create delectable, indelible memories.”

Strawberries and Cream

Strawberries and Cream

We know we’d savor every moment at a party catered by Marcia and Robin – wouldn’t you?

Photos via Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning

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  • Reply claudia lane June 29, 2011 at 3:29 am

    What a splendid selection of food! Simply sublime!
    I’d be more than happy to participate to any event catered by Marcia and Robin just to get a little taste of their gorgeous creations. Thanks for sharing
    Hope you are having a great day 🙂
    Claudia xo

  • Reply pve June 29, 2011 at 5:15 am

    now that is what I call some serious party love. details do make the difference.

  • Reply Stephanie June 29, 2011 at 8:50 am

    what gorgeous food styling! I’d gladly attend any of their events!

  • Reply pretty pink tulips June 29, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Food as art — you know it’s delicious before you even taste it! So happy to know about this amazing caterer!!

    xo Elizabeth

  • Reply quintessence June 29, 2011 at 8:51 am

    I’ve known of Marcia’s firm but not sure I’ve ever attended one of her parties. The food looks delicious and beautiful – what a treat it would be to have a totally worry free event!!

  • Reply StyleLinx June 29, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Yes! I would! And all I can think about right now is that summer salad with a Cuban cocktail! Hmmm…now what can I rustle up in the kitchen?!

  • Reply The enchanted home June 29, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Beautiful…the presentation is so key when throwing a party and she obviously has the golden touch. I love summer entertaining…so many possibilities!

  • Reply Stitchfork June 29, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I’d be there in a New York minute!
    xo Cathy

  • Reply The Zhush June 29, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Not only have I been lucky enough to attend a MS party…but I’ve been EXTRA lucky to have them cater my own! The food tastes as good as it looks and the company is super professional in every way…great post!

  • Reply debs June 29, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I have been to a few of Marcia & Robin’s parties and they are without question the BEST IN CT!!!! For service, food and styling they are unrivaled…..AMAZING!

  • Reply Kate @ Travelmoon June 29, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Mouth watering!! I would love to indulge in that strawberries and cream dessert right now 🙂

  • Reply Mona Thompson June 29, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Are you kidding? Absolutely!!! The styling is gorgeous! I can only imagine their parties. Would love to be sipping one of those drinks right now. Mona

  • Reply hamptontoes July 4, 2011 at 8:06 am

    I will say that I’m someone who truly appreciates the effort and the talent that goes into creating food as art. This is dreamy! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  • Reply Bob Scrofani July 6, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Marcia and Robin catered my wedding, and not only was the food beautiful and delicious, but their excellent staff treated everyone like royalty. Two years later, we are still getting raves about them.

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