Clicky

Host & Toast

Host & Toast Host & Toast is an event design + management firm. Additionally, we also source + create custom gifts for corporate and individual clients.

Based in the Reston, VA, Host & Toast specializes in design, styling, coordination and management for corporate and special occasion events. We pride ourselves in adopting your objectives and culture so that we may include them into every service that we provide. The result is a custom experience that is innovative, productive and fits our clients needs. Host & Toast offers both full and partial p

Based in the Reston, VA, Host & Toast specializes in design, styling, coordination and management for corporate and special occasion events. We pride ourselves in adopting your objectives and culture so that we may include them into every service that we provide. The result is a custom experience that is innovative, productive and fits our clients needs. Host & Toast offers both full and partial p

Operating as usual

Happy !  Beautiful poem by Wishes and Wellies.
03/09/2021

Happy ! Beautiful poem by Wishes and Wellies.

๐’œ ๐’ฏ๐‘œ๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“‰. Today, Host & Toast is 6. Itโ€™s been a lot of good, a lot of bad and a lot of the in between. I have poured so m...
01/08/2020

๐’œ ๐’ฏ๐‘œ๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“‰. Today, Host & Toast is 6. Itโ€™s been a lot of good, a lot of bad and a lot of the in between. I have poured so much of myself into building this brand. Would I do it again...if I knew what I know today? Absof**kinglutely. Period.

As much as I love being creative, Iโ€™m equally analytical and love researching + learning. So naturally, I wanted to know more about the power of the number 6. Itโ€™s tied to me specifically in another way. My life path number is 6 and if you have ever looked into numerology and itโ€™s impact on your life, you may know that the number 6 is connected with ๐•“๐•’๐•๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•”๐•–, ๐•ฃ๐•–๐•ค๐•ก๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•ค๐•š๐•“๐•š๐•๐•š๐•ฅ๐•ช ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•๐• ๐•ง๐•–. 6 carries a lot of energy around nurturing love towards others and service to others, which totally makes sense as to why Iโ€™m in the event industry. As a โ€œcreator of experiencesโ€ as I call it, we take on the responsibility of executing milestones, special events and days people will forever remember {i.e. service to others}. The number 6 symbolizes the combination of the โ€œhigher divineโ€ with hard work on Earth. No surprise to me that 2020 brought me year 6 for Host & Toast.

As you may have noticed in my lack of activity on the H&T FB page, I took some time away in 2019 to welcome my newest addition {my third daughter} Lyla Grace and reset myself. Iโ€™ll be sharing 6 of my favorite events from 2018 + 2019 this week, as well as a look back at my first event and how far Iโ€™ve come, in my Instagram stories {IG handle is }. As always, I am deeply thankful to my family, friends, colleagues and clients for your love. Host & Toast has grown because of your referrals and support and for that, I hold endless gratitude. ๐Ÿงฟ

Here we go, 2020!!!!!!

๐Ÿ–ค,

๐“œ๐“ช๐“ท๐“ญ๐”‚ ๐“ข๐“น๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ

Client // Audi Executive Team
Event Design + Coordination // Host & Toast
Venue + Florals // Watergate Hotel
Dinner + Dessert // Kingbird
๐Ÿ“ธ // Princeps Studio

Garden party vibes. ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒธ A sneak peek  of our adorable client Marakiโ€™s 1st  birthday celebration yesterday at Nook. A sea...
05/06/2019

Garden party vibes. ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒธ A sneak peek of our adorable client Marakiโ€™s 1st birthday celebration yesterday at Nook. A sea of sweet treats awaited our guests, with a stunning cake + baked goods by Classic Bakery & Cafe and gorgeous custom designed boxwood wall by Brightly Ever After. Weโ€™ll share more details from the event soon!

 in honor of Washington Nationals opening day today, with these awesome cookies by Freshbakes for a  themed baby shower ...
03/28/2019

in honor of Washington Nationals opening day today, with these awesome cookies by Freshbakes for a themed baby shower we planned at Belmont Country Club.

๐Ÿฅ‚ to  turning 5 today. Iโ€™ve had the pleasure of working such a wide variety of events over the past few years, from corp...
01/07/2019

๐Ÿฅ‚ to turning 5 today. Iโ€™ve had the pleasure of working such a wide variety of events over the past few years, from corporate and social, to weddings and non-profits. Iโ€™ve learned so much along the way. Not to mention, Iโ€™ve met so many wonderful clients, vendors {who have become such close friends} and business owners along the way. ๐’ž๐’ฝ๐‘’๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ to whatโ€™s to come in 2019 and beyond!

๐Ÿ“ธ// Lelia Marie Photography

Dabbinโ€™ Thru.    Sugar Paper Los Angeles
12/11/2018

Dabbinโ€™ Thru. Sugar Paper Los Angeles

๐”พ๐•ฃ๐•’๐•ฅ๐•–๐•—๐•ฆ๐•. ๐•‹๐•™๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•œ๐•—๐•ฆ๐•. โ„๐•–๐•’๐•ฃ๐•ฅ ๐”ฝ๐•Œ๐•ƒ๐•ƒ. So thankful for each and every single one of you. Family, friends, clients, colleagues.....
11/22/2018

๐”พ๐•ฃ๐•’๐•ฅ๐•–๐•—๐•ฆ๐•. ๐•‹๐•™๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•œ๐•—๐•ฆ๐•. โ„๐•–๐•’๐•ฃ๐•ฅ ๐”ฝ๐•Œ๐•ƒ๐•ƒ. So thankful for each and every single one of you. Family, friends, clients, colleagues....you teach me, inspire me, motivate me and support me, both personally and professionally. For that + YOU, I will be forever grateful. Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving! Donโ€™t forget to over indulge in some pumpkin pie!
.
.
.
Design + Planning // Host & Toast
Venue // Cox Farms
Cookie // Sugar Studio
Photography // Erika Layne Photography & Design

๐’ข๐’ถ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“‡๐‘œ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’น. Whatโ€™s your Thanksgiving tablescape going to look like this year?  Design + Planning // Host & ToastFloral...
11/21/2018

๐’ข๐’ถ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“‡๐‘œ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’น. Whatโ€™s your Thanksgiving tablescape going to look like this year?

Design + Planning // Host & Toast
Florals // EDGE Floral Event Designers
Rentals // Party Rental Ltd
Photography // Joy Michelle Photography

๐•ฎ๐–—๐–Š๐–Š๐–•๐–ž ๐•ฎ๐–—๐–†๐–œ๐–‘๐–ž. Who else is as excited for  as we are? ๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿ•ทEvent Design + Planning// Host & Toast  Venue// Belmont Country...
10/30/2018

๐•ฎ๐–—๐–Š๐–Š๐–•๐–ž ๐•ฎ๐–—๐–†๐–œ๐–‘๐–ž. Who else is as excited for as we are? ๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿ•ท

Event Design + Planning// Host & Toast
Venue// Belmont Country Club
Face + Body Painting// Pixie Dust Creations DMV
Photography// Emmy Shepherd Photography

Good things come in small packages. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ‡๐ŸŽƒ
10/23/2018

Good things come in small packages. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ‡๐ŸŽƒ

โ€œWe make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.โ€ โ€”Winston Churchill Nothing like the corporate and...
10/19/2018

โ€œWe make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.โ€ โ€”Winston Churchill

Nothing like the corporate and non-profit worlds joining forces to do good. to the we were honored to be a part of planning with Calkain Companies in support of two wonderful charities, Hero Dogs and Canine Companions for Independence. Meaghan Mooney of Great Day Washington killed it as our emcee for the evening. Congratulations to Calkain Companies for being recognized by the Washington Business Journal with a for this event!

Planning // Host & Toast
Venue // Salamander Resort & Spa
Emcee // Meaghan Mooney
๐Ÿ“ธ // Captured Photography, LLC

Came through drippinโ€™, drip drip.     Design + Planning // Host & Toast  Cake // Sweets by ECatering // Astro Doughnuts ...
10/12/2018

Came through drippinโ€™, drip drip.

Design + Planning // Host & Toast
Cake // Sweets by E
Catering // Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken
Venue // Cox Farms
๐Ÿ“ธ // Erika Layne Photography & Design

Some  gorgeousness from an H&T couple! Thanks for sharing + the beautiful photos Joy Michelle Photography. Invitation su...
10/04/2018

Some gorgeousness from an H&T couple! Thanks for sharing + the beautiful photos Joy Michelle Photography. Invitation suite by the talented Third Clover - Classic Design for Bold Celebrations. Ring Box: The Mrs. Box.

These gorgeous paper details from Third Clover - Classic Design for Bold Celebrations are perfect for Jen and Greg! And that stunning solitaire engagement ring isn't too bad either ๐Ÿ˜‰ Planning and Styling by Host & Toast

Happy  to all you wedding pros out there! Proud to be part of such a wonderful industry.  Vendors//Host & Toast  EDGE Fl...
10/04/2018

Happy to all you wedding pros out there! Proud to be part of such a wonderful industry.

Vendors//
Host & Toast
EDGE Floral Event Designers
Party Rental Ltd
Kurtz's Beach
Joy Michelle Photography

๐’ซ๐“Š๐“‚๐“…๐“€๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’ซ๐’ถ๐“‰๐’ธ๐’ฝ ๐’ฎ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ. This past weekend, we celebrated my little โ€œpumpkinsโ€ turning 7 and 3. My daughters were born two w...
10/01/2018

๐’ซ๐“Š๐“‚๐“…๐“€๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’ซ๐’ถ๐“‰๐’ธ๐’ฝ ๐’ฎ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ. This past weekend, we celebrated my little โ€œpumpkinsโ€ turning 7 and 3. My daughters were born two weeks apart {4 years apart}, so it only made sense to throw them a joint celebration. They love being able to have a party together! I made these tote bags {ordered them on Amazon and ironed on the Cox Farms patches} and loaded them with goodies parents would need for their kids while making their way through the rides, like mosquito repellent bracelets and Kleenex disinfecting wipes to keep their hands clean. Then I of course included some fun favors like bubbles, orange bandanas, Cox Farm tattoos, and had the kids help themselves to a candy bar with poprocks, cowtails candy, candy corn, and of course, cookies by Sugar Studio in three different colors. And how cute are the cow + chicken candles Cox Farms provides?! We couldnโ€™t have asked for a better day. Iโ€™ll share more photos soon! ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‚

Vendor Team //





Learn. Grow. Repeat.   Sketch// Host & Toast  Class// The Sketchbook Series by Very Mary InspiredVenue// Paisley & Jade ...
09/27/2018

Learn. Grow. Repeat.


Sketch// Host & Toast
Class// The Sketchbook Series by Very Mary Inspired
Venue// Paisley & Jade
Cake// Sweet Fix RVA
๐Ÿ“ธ// Jess Maida Photography

Itโ€™s her party and sheโ€™ll slay if she wants too! When your this cool, you get your name in 4 ft pink ombrรฉ marquee light...
09/18/2018

Itโ€™s her party and sheโ€™ll slay if she wants too! When your this cool, you get your name in 4 ft pink ombrรฉ marquee lights at your !

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป// Host & Toast
๐Ÿ’ก// Brightly Ever After
๐Ÿ“ธ// Maryland Photo Video

Every. Kidโ€™s. Dream. {And this adultโ€™s too๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ} Itโ€™s happening for an H&T client this Saturday! Iโ€™m going to have to sn...
09/05/2018

Every. Kidโ€™s. Dream. {And this adultโ€™s too๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ} Itโ€™s happening for an H&T client this Saturday! Iโ€™m going to have to sneak in line for some Fluffness goodness.

๐Ÿ“ธ // Hannah Bjorndal Photography
Cart custom neon // Brite Lite Tribe

Happy Labor Day! Looking for a fun, delicious and easy snack for your  get together? Try these fruit skewers partnered w...
09/03/2018

Happy Labor Day! Looking for a fun, delicious and easy snack for your get together? Try these fruit skewers partnered with some french toast bites in syrup to kick it up a notch {who says french toast is just for breakfast?} We served these at a client event this summer off a bar cart and it was a hit with kids + adults alike.

Planning + Design // Host & Toast
Catering // Spilled Milk Catering
Rentals // Party Rental Ltd
๐Ÿ“ธ // Erika Layne Photography & Design

 Mandy x โœŒ๐Ÿผ during Create & Cultivate Seattle last year. Mandy Moore was the keynote speaker and shortly after the confe...
08/23/2018

Mandy x โœŒ๐Ÿผ during Create & Cultivate Seattle last year. Mandy Moore was the keynote speaker and shortly after the conference, got engaged. Iโ€™ve been following her wedding planning and Iโ€™m so excited to hear that she is planning on being very untraditional. The biggest tradition she wants to break is wearing a white dress. I canโ€™t wait to see what she decides on. Any guesses?!

Tablescape Tuesday.   Design + Planning // Host & Toast  Rentals / Party Rental Ltd Florals // EDGE Floral Event Designe...
08/07/2018

Tablescape Tuesday.


Design + Planning // Host & Toast
Rentals / Party Rental Ltd
Florals // EDGE Floral Event Designers
Venue // Kurtz's Beach
Photography // Joy Michelle Photography

biRโƒžthday bRโƒžunch paRโƒžty    โ€ขVendor Team โ€ขHost & Toast Events Party Rental Ltd Spilled Milk Catering Classic Bakery Suga...
07/14/2018

biRโƒžthday bRโƒžunch paRโƒžty


โ€ขVendor Team โ€ข
Host & Toast Events
Party Rental Ltd
Spilled Milk Catering
Classic Bakery
Sugar Studio
Brightly Ever After
All About Balloons
Third Clover - Classic Design for Bold Celebrations Erika Layne Photography & Design

๐”ธ๐•๐• ๐”ธ๐•“๐• ๐•’๐•ฃ๐•• ๐Ÿ›ฅ hosted by Capitol File Magazine  at Fiola Mare DC with this beautiful crew DC Elite Image-Teresa Foss-Del R...
07/12/2018

๐”ธ๐•๐• ๐”ธ๐•“๐• ๐•’๐•ฃ๐•• ๐Ÿ›ฅ hosted by Capitol File Magazine at Fiola Mare DC with this beautiful crew DC Elite Image-Teresa Foss-Del Rosso, Roger Ricci - Ricci Property Group - Keller Williams, Josie Ricci.

๐Ÿ“ธ //

Seaside Raw Bar. ๐ŸŒŠ Nothing says summer like raw oysters on the half shell {side of Tabasco for me!} Before I met my husb...
07/07/2018

Seaside Raw Bar. ๐ŸŒŠ Nothing says summer like raw oysters on the half shell {side of Tabasco for me!} Before I met my husband, I was totally grossed out by raw oysters. He and his family love oysters, so Iโ€™ve become very accustomed to them over the years. Now itโ€™s a total staple, especially at the beach.

The setup we had on the Raven Yacht for J + Gโ€™s welcome soirรฉe was nothing short of amazing. Watermark Tours Charters Cruises had a fantastic team who helped bring our raw bar dreams to life. {Thatโ€™s my hand adding in mini Tabasco, of course.} Can we talk about how chic the staff were in their top hat and bow ties?! Now if youโ€™ll excuse me, Iโ€™m off to order myself a dozen oysters.


๐Ÿ“ธ // Joy Michelle Photography

Red, White & Beach. Happy 4th from our family to yours!    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
07/04/2018

Red, White & Beach. Happy 4th from our family to yours! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Baby your a firework! ๐Ÿ’ฅ A throw back to A + Rโ€™s  wedding weekend. Love this great photo of the beautiful couple with the...
07/04/2018

Baby your a firework! ๐Ÿ’ฅ A throw back to A + Rโ€™s wedding weekend. Love this great photo of the beautiful couple with the ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ behind them.

Planning // Host & Toast
Venue // River Creek Club
Florals // Growing Wild Floral
Dress // White Swan Bridal Boutique
๐Ÿ“ธ // Candice Adelle Photography

You. Are. Magical. Donโ€™t let them tell you otherwise darling. โœจ๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿฆ„ Planning + Design // Host & Toast  Venue // Nook Ball...
06/26/2018

You. Are. Magical. Donโ€™t let them tell you otherwise darling. โœจ๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿฆ„

Planning + Design // Host & Toast
Venue // Nook
Ballon Install // All About Balloons
๐Ÿ“ธ // Sarandipity Photography, LLC

Head table goals. Design + Planning // Host & Toast ๐Ÿ“ธ // Joy Michelle PhotographyFlorals // EDGE Floral Event DesignersR...
06/21/2018

Head table goals.

Design + Planning // Host & Toast
๐Ÿ“ธ // Joy Michelle Photography
Florals // EDGE Floral Event Designers
Rentals // Party Rental Ltd
Venue // Kurtz's Beach

Connect Four, anyone? My favorite part of summer time weddings and social events is having outdoor activities. Lawn game...
06/19/2018

Connect Four, anyone? My favorite part of summer time weddings and social events is having outdoor activities. Lawn games are the best, like this giant vintage Connect Four we recently had at an H&T coupleโ€™s wedding.

๐Ÿ“ธ // Joy Michelle Photography
Venue // Kurtz's Beach
Vintage Connect Four // Bella Villa Antiques & Vintage Rentals

Turning 1. Itโ€™s such a milestone and I feel so humbled when clients entrust me to design and manage their celebration. S...
06/17/2018

Turning 1. Itโ€™s such a milestone and I feel so humbled when clients entrust me to design and manage their celebration. Spent the day in Great Falls, VA with a wonderful family who hosted a brunch party for their sonโ€™s first birthday. I could have never pulled it off without the incredible team of vendors who supported us today. Check out my Instagram story {IG handle is } for all the from this afternoonโ€™s party! Iโ€™m still wired from consuming one too many custom coffee drinks we had called โ€œRishikโ€™s Rocket Fuel.โ€ ๐Ÿš€1๏ธโƒฃ๐Ÿš€

๐Ÿ“ธ + Custom Cookies // Sugar Studio

FriYAY! Gracing the pages of the June Modern Luxury Weddings Washington is one of our favorite collaborations from last ...
06/15/2018

FriYAY! Gracing the pages of the June Modern Luxury Weddings Washington is one of our favorite collaborations from last year. Designing this dessert table complete with an incredible balloon install and greenery was so much fun, especially with the fairy garden theme.

Mac Monday. One of our favorite ways to style dessert is with greenery + florals like we did here for Bentley Motors Mar...
06/11/2018

Mac Monday. One of our favorite ways to style dessert is with greenery + florals like we did here for Bentley Motors Mark Del Rossoโ€™s incredible 50th birthday bash, hosted by his beautiful wife DC Elite Image-Teresa Foss-Del Rosso. Classic Bakery totally killed the cake + sweets. The gold splatter on the is such a luxurious touch.

๐Ÿ“ธ // Vithaya Photography

Americana. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
05/27/2018

Americana. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Walking into the week like.....   ๐Ÿ“ธ // Joy Michelle PhotographyTote bag + Artwork // Third Clover - Classic Design for B...
05/22/2018

Walking into the week like.....


๐Ÿ“ธ // Joy Michelle Photography
Tote bag + Artwork // Third Clover - Classic Design for Bold Celebrations
Calligraphy // Megan Fahy Calligraphy
Venue // Raven Yacht Watermark Tours Charters Cruises

โ€œWe must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will be able to make of this ...
05/19/2018

โ€œWe must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will be able to make of this old world a new world. Love is the only way.โ€-Martin Luther King Jr. {as quoted by Bishop Michael Bruce Curry at the }



๐Ÿ“ธ // Harper's Bazaar

Address

Reston, VA
20190

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Host & Toast posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Host & Toast:

Videos

Nearby arts & entertainment


Comments

Easter marks the arrival of spring! Bring the magic of this colorful festival into the celebration of your love and use the spring season to your advantage. Check out how you can make the most of it for your Easter-themed wedding.

Monique Lhuillier, Panashindia.com, Breathtaking Events, Preston Bailey, HungarianWeddings.com, Host & Toast, Emma Stoner Photography, Pixabay

The teams at Bella Villa Antiques & Vintage Rentals, Party Rental Ltd and EDGE Floral Event Designers created a beautiful space for Jen and Greg's Kurtz's Beach spring wedding this past May.

Thanks to Host & Toast for planning!
These Sugar Studio cookies were a great addition to these custom welcome bags that Jen and Greg gave to guests at their welcome cruise.

Planning: Host & Toast
Florals: EDGE Floral Event Designers
x

Other Arts & Entertainment in Reston (show all)

MSE Productions Gin Dance Company ArtInsights Gallery of Film and Contemporary Art The Eyewear Gallery at Reston Town Center Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art Virginia State DanceSport Championships Reston Community Players Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Radio Zindagi DC Metro NextStop Theatre Company Skye Ballet Center CVW Event Productions LoveLoy Weddings Art Frame Solutions Sterner's Tae Kwon Do Academy