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After being a client of Art of the party ... for some time now, I continue to receive pleasant and efficient service from implementation of an order to delivery - in spite of traffic ... Our orders are exact to the last detail and most importantly, are always delicious." Sandra from TOYOTA in Irvine (read the entire letter)
"I have personally requested Art of the party to provide the meals for board meetings and congregational Shabbat dinners ... Gary is very knowledgeable in food preparation and presentation and consistently provides delicious menus...I would highly recommend Art of the party to cater any size function at your facility." Robin from Temple Solel in Encinitas (read the entire letter)
"I have worked with (Art of the party) for the last year and have never once been disappointed with either the service or the food... I've ceased using the services of any other catering company...The presentation of the food, condiments and accessories is, without exception, amazing...I do not foresee a time when Art of the party will not be my caterer of choice." Jodi from Option One Mortgage in Irvine (read the entire letter)
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Art of the party is dedicated to providing fabulous food and service with style for all your catering needs in Orange County.
We offer full-service catering and party planning. We specialize in Weddings, Social and Corporate Events, Birthdays, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Parties on Boats, and special occasion catering. Art of the party is a fully licensed and insured catering company with an impeccable reputation and established clientele. We are also one of the few off-premise caterers licensed for the service of alcoholic beverages. Our experts work with you to create a menu and style that will complement your event and your budget. Finding and choosing a caterer from the many available catering services can be one of the most important aspects in planning your party or event. Fortunately, choosing a caterer doesn't have to be stressful or confusing. Art of the party is here to help. We can provide full service event planning. We can provide you with China, Glassware, Place Settings, Skirted Tables, Party Equipment Rentals, Servers, Bartenders, Musicians, Florists and Photographers.
We are a recommended caterer at many of the hottest locations throughout Southern California.
Orange County history:
Members of the Tongva, Juaneño, and Luiseño Native American groups long inhabited the area. After the 1769 expedition of Gaspar de Portolà, a Spanish expedition led by Junipero Serra named the area Valle de Santa Ana (Valley of Saint Anne). On November 1, 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano became the area's first permanent European settlement. Among those who came with Portolá were José Manuel Nieto and José Antonio Yorba. Both these men were given land grants - Rancho Los Nietos and Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, respectively. The Nieto heirs were granted land in 1834. The Nieto ranches were known as Rancho Los Alamitos, Rancho Las Bolsas, and Rancho Los Coyotes. Yorba heirs Bernardo Yorba and Teodosio Yorba were also granted Rancho Cañón de Santa Ana (Santa Ana Canyon Ranch) and Rancho Lomas de Santiago, respectively. Other ranchos in Orange County were granted by the Mexican government during the Mexican period in Alta California.
A severe drought in the 1860s devastated the prevailing industry, cattle ranching, and much land came into the possession of Richard O'Neill, Sr., James Irvine and other land barons. In 1887, silver was discovered in the Santa Ana Mountains, attracting settlers via the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads.
This growth led the California legislature to divide Los Angeles County and create Orange County as a separate political entity on March 11, 1889. The county is generally said to have been named for the citrus fruit (its most famous product). However, in the new county there was already a town by the name of Orange, named for Orange County, Virginia, which itself took its name from William of Orange. The fact the county took the same name as one of its towns may have been coincidence.
Other citrus crops, avocados, and oil extraction were also important to the early economy. Orange County benefited from the July 4, 1904 completion of the Pacific Electric Railway, a trolley connecting Los Angeles with Santa Ana and Newport Beach . The link made Orange County an accessible weekend retreat for celebrities of early Hollywood. It was deemed so significant that the city of Pacific City changed its name to Huntington Beach in honor of Henry Huntington, president of the Pacific Electric and nephew of Collis Huntington. Transportation further improved with the completion of the State Route and U.S. Route 101 (now mostly Interstate 5) in the 1920s. Agriculture, such as the boysenberry which was made famous by Buena Park native Walter Knott, began to decline after World War II but the county's prosperity soared. The completion of Interstate 5 in 1954 helped make Orange County a bedroom community for many who moved to Southern California to work in aerospace and manufacturing. Orange County received a further boost in 1955 with the opening of Disneyland.
In 1969, Yorba Linda-born Orange County native Richard Nixon became the 37th President of the United States.
In the 1980s, the population topped two million for the first time; Orange County had become the second-most populous county in California.
An investment fund melt-down in 1994 led to the criminal prosecution of County of Orange treasurer Robert Citron. The county lost at least $1.5 billion through high-risk investments in derivatives. On December 6, 1994, the County of Orange declared Chapter 9 bankruptcy, from which it emerged in June 1995. The Orange County bankruptcy was the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
In recent years land-use conflicts have arisen between established areas in the north and less developed areas in the south. These conflicts have regarded things such as construction of new toll roads and the re-purposing of a decommissioned air base. For example, the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station site was designated by a voter measure in 1994 to be developed into an international airport to alleviate the heavily used John Wayne Airport. But subsequent voter initiatives and court actions have caused the airport plan to be permanently shelved. Instead it will become the Orange County Great Park.
We serve in: Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County