Heroes and Hamburgers: Free family fun. Building a community. Supporting Bella Vista, AR police, fire and EMS.

  You do not want to miss this celebration. Heroes and Hamburgers is a fun-for-all event in our great town of Bella Vista, AR, featuring Simple Pleasures’ amazing hickory fired cheeseburgers, great classic rock by Walrus, muscle cars from then-and-now and so many activities to choose from! What makes this event one that you can’t miss […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Planning an Outdoor Event

Whether it’s the relaxed backyard environment or simply feeling closer to nature, there’s something special about an outdoor event. When planning an outdoor party, remember that there are a few more considerations as the great outdoors sometimes has a mind of its own. We’ve created a list of reminders, do’s and don’ts, to help you […]

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What is a “Cool Car” & how do I get one?

A while back I was asked to write about classic car restoration.  I felt like a dentist asked to perform rectal surgery. I understand the relationship of the body parts, but I wasn’t the right guy for the “operation.” As a classic car collector and enthusiast I understand the combination of mechanical skill and artistic wizardry […]

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The Rustic Outdoor or Farm Wedding

There’s just something beautiful about escaping from the chaos and rat race of life and taking in the fresh air outside. The same can be said in finding the space for celebrating your wedding day with friends and family. Due in part to the fresh air and the swoon worthy images found online (on sites […]

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Mustang vs. Camaro

We have lots of classic cars here at Simple Pleasures.  These often serve as backdrops (or sometimes as moving props) for our special events.  But they sometimes serve as an instigator of passionate “discussions” between car lovers.  We don’t think we will settle the Mustang vs. Camaro debate today, but we thought we would acquaint […]

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Weddings in the Round

One of the interesting things about weddings is that there are so many things within the ceremony and reception you can take for granted yet so many things you can make your own.  Marriage is a venerable tradition/institution in many cultures so there is a certain method to the affair – the most important (and […]

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Wedding Receptions: Served, Buffet, or something else?

One of the recurring themes on the Simple Pleasures blog is the different aspects of celebrating your special day.  How do you make the food a distinctive and memorable part of your event that also says who you are?  Today we’ll talk about three different ways to do that. Served Meal This is the most […]

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Traditions behind Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

Wedding celebrations aren’t just about feting the bride and groom; they’re also about honoring the friends and family who have supported and loved the couple throughout their relationship and in their individual lives. Bridesmaids and groomsmen deserve to be lauded for their support of the betrothed duo. They’ve likely been there from the beginning, as […]

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