• Lush Dessert Bar Makes a Splash at Party Fest

    POSTED May 17, 2018
  • Lush Dessert Bar Makes a Splash at Party Fest

    POSTED May 17, 2018

Lush Dessert Bar offers a wide variety of grown-up cupcakes made with wine, liqueur and other spirits. The company was originally established as Crav Alcohol Infused Desserts in Wichita, Kansas in 2010. Company founder Nichole Kinchion relocated to Dallas and opened as Lush Dessert Bar in 2017. “Dallas is such a great foodie city, the move has been a real success,” says Kinchion.

Recently Lush was one of 200 suppliers featured at Party Fest 2018 held at Dallas Market Hall on April 4. The invitation-only event brought together event suppliers, planners and industry affiliated organizations for a single day of networking and updates on the newest trends in the industry. “Party Fest was an amazing event,” says Kinchion. “We had a return on our investment within days of the event. I have been very impressed.”

Lush Dessert Bar offers alcohol-infused treats as regular cupcakes, cupcakes in a jar or in bite-sized mini Cupcake Shotz. Cupcake flavors include Hot Buttered Rum featuring butter cake, rum, butterscotch schnapps frosting and a wafer crumble, and The Red Vixen made with chocolate cake and red wine.

For the younger crowd, Lush offers virgin or non-alcoholic desserts inspired by nostalgic beverages like the Dream Cream Soda made with French vanilla cake, cream soda frosting and Heath topping, or the Hot Mama Hot Chocolate cupcake made with chocolate cake, hot cocoa and marshmallow frosting.

The company serves personal events such as wedding receptions and graduations, but does most of their business in the meetings and events industry. “We offer a unique spin on alcohol-infused events with our desserts that are not only novelty treats but great-tasting high quality cupcakes as well,” says Kinchion.

The cupcakes in a jar are completely customizable with top labels, wrap-around labels or individual note cards. The company caters local events, but for planners outside the Dallas area, Lush Dessert Bar cupcakes in a jar are easy to ship and have a shelf life of up to two weeks.

J Welch Farms is a family-owned and -operated farm located just outside of Victoria. The Welch family planted a 120-acre olive orchard at their corn and cotton farm four years ago, and recently began producing cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and other products. The company offers eight unique flavors of olive oil, three balsamic vinegars and a dipping spice. The locally harvested and bottled products can be purchased as individual gifts or J Welch Farms offers an assortment of gift set options to fit a variety of tastes.


Event space rental has entered a new era. Spurred by the incredible success of Airbnb as a unique and affordable housing option for travelers, new options for renting affordable meeting and event space have been created. Peerspace is one example of a company making finding affordable space easier than ever. Similar to Airbnb, private owners list their spaces online for rent by the hour, day or event night, if the space is a private home.

Launched in 2014, Peerspace has more than 10,000 listings nationwide and aims to connect professionals and businesses to great spaces.


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