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Put on Your Boogie Shoes Betty!

Full disclosure: there is nothing Redhead Betty loves better than putting on a party, and there is nothing Blonde Betty dreads more. 
It's entertainment yin and yang. 

The beautiful thing is, after learning about these chic new resources - Blonde Betty is all "send out the invitations! Let's get this party started!"

So let's go:



When Kelly and her finance were planning their wedding they searched all over for antique farm tables to create the romantic New England reception they envisioned. They were nowhere to be found so…they built the graceful tables themselves!  And New England Country Rentals began!  

Now in addition to the tables, they rent chairs, benches, tableware, and other unique rustic elements for weddings, fundraisers, family reunions, or coastal dinners.   They add a relaxed & charming elegance to any event.  

See their "newenglandfarmtables4rent" in Martha Stewart Weddings here>

Address: 105 Front Street, Scituate Telephone: 781-990-6000
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Blog: New England Country Rentals


A tent! A tent!  Nothing fires our party fantasies like a pretty white tent.  But ugh. Not the flea-market-stall kind.  We want a pretty, romantic tent.  Enter Sperry tents, their beautiful new canopies give any event Camelot-worthy style. Makes us want to find a knight in shining armor... 

Address: Multiple Locations Telephone: 508.748.1792
Facebook: SperryTents Website:
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You've got the tent, the tables, photographer....who's going to pour the drinks, pas the food and handle the clean-up?! Local catering specialist Jennifer will that's who.  From intimate to a dancing-on-the-tables good time, from simple to grand, The Hospitable Hostess can cover it all.  

Address: Scituate MA Telephone: 978.590.8510
Website: The Hospitable Hostess  


Korri Leigh contributes event photos to Local Betty, but we really love her images of people- families, kids, newlyweds... She captures the most charming, engaging, personal aspects of any situation.

She’s got a great eye, honed on her extraordinary travels to far away places; count on a fresh, not-so-suburban perspective from Korri. Bonus? she has her own little one, so she knows how to capture kids in- ahem- motion.

Address: Hingham Telephone: 781.749.1264

FOCUS GALLERY - Gallery Rental

We want to turn 40 again so we can rent the Focus Gallery. The sleek space with gorgeous photos on the walls, blonde wood floors, and natural light is very Manhattan loft-hip. Perfect for a graduation, fundraiser, or fabulous birthday fete.

Thing is, Cindy and her crew are so nice, so laid-back, so effortlessly cool that renting the space for a party is going to be more elegant-chic than snob-hipster. Rent a beautiful space, have fun, leave the pretension at home.

Address: 15 Depot Court Rd., Cohasset Telephone: 781.383.0663
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Let's start with the fact that b.Good has awe-inspiring milkshakes.  Redhead Betty is quite addicted to drunk Elvis {peanut butter, banana, chocolate} but will cheat on him for the chocolate malt any day.

Now imagine a charming truck {named Harvey} showing up at your party, to dispense said milkshakes and malts to your assembled and very, very impressed friends and family! 

Send invitations, schedule Harvey:  done and done - you've ensured party success.  You needn't do anything else!

*b.Good also caters: little slider versions of their tasty tasty burgers, fabulous fries, plus. See the menu

Address: He travels Telephone: 781.741.5393
Hours: Mon- Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 11am-8pm Website:


Betty's favorite part of throwing a party is the paper, and Paperscapes knows paper. We love their charming invitations {they completely set the tone for the party, no?} the decorations, the darling cupcake toppers, the sweet thank you notes.  We need it all - true confession: the paper is one of the reasons we throw the party to begin with!

Address: 47A South Main St., Cohasset Telephone: 781.383.8448
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm Website:


Did you know that Massachusetts consumes more ice cream per capita than any other state?  Yeah, we don't know why either- unless it's because of Nona's.  They do make some amazing homemade ice cream. Coffee Heath?  Nuff' Said.

Now you can get the dreamy creamy stuff right on your party-hearty  doorstep because Nona's has a truck. Tell them what flavors to load in, and they'll come to your party, your office, your family reunion and serve it up.  Jimmies and all. 

Address: 19 Main St., Hingham Telephone: 781.749.3999
Truck rental call: 617.909.0313 Website: Nona's Ice Cream


Everyday Sara packs up her super-trendy truck with dozens of fresh, tasty cupcakes and heads out on the open roads of Southeastern Massachusetts.

She mixes up only the freshest ingredients, in small batches, to make her tasty cupcakes and other sweet-toothy treats.  Delicious, distinctive and daring flavors {rum and coke- hello!} and darling too.  

Place an order for delivery, "hire" the truck to come to a party, or follow her on Twitter to see where she'll park next.

Address: 302 Broadway, Raynham Ma Telephone: 508.369.4914
Facebook: C-Cups-Cupcakes Website:


Why do we think renting a bouncy house should end at age 4?  We know a certain someone that had a pinata, a velcro wall, a bouncy house* and a balloon artist for her sweet 16.  The finishing touch?  Sliders catered from b.Good.  Who says you have to grow up?

We like It's2Cool, they have a ridiculous number of inflatable options, plus the velcro wall, the bungee pull, and outdoor movie screens.  They have the bouncy best.  Lots of styles for your "baby" to choose from. 

* Full disclosure, they all had to wear bike helmets, when you're over 60 lbs. a moon bounce is more like a mosh pit.

Address: 905 Turnpike, Canton {they deliver of course!}
Telephone: 877.487.2266
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It just doesn't get any more Massachusetts-ish than to throw a good old fashioned bake.  It's a summer rite of passage, but who wants the hassle?  Clenaing the bivalves, wrangling the huge pots of boiling water, not to mention the actual plunging of live crustaceans into said water- yikes!

So call in **** they'll set up your clambake or your lobster boil so you get to enjoy the fun.  Can't think of a better family reunion, Fourth of July bash, or college send-off party.  Just don't be near the pot when the lobsters go in, we've heard they whisper "we'll be back for you in your sleep..."

Address: Hanover, MA Telephone: 781.223.2137
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Hip Hooray is a Betty Pick- we found it surfing the web {yes, that's how we roll} and fell in love.  Not only are they charming, colorful, festive, and uber-hip {banners are the new black...} they're earth-friendly decorations that you can use over and over.  When the last candle at the last party is blown out- you can  recycle them!

Website: Hip Hooray
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