We’re Kendell and Jane, founders of The Festive Frog, and we’re thrilled to bring our expertise and love of unique, memorable table décor to your event.
In a nutshell, Kendell handles the marketing and social media, Jane handles the finances. Other than that, we are able to come together on most all of the other aspects of the business, including choosing new inventory lines. We get along – YAY!
There are endless decisions when planning a special event, not the least of which include table and barware choices. We’ve always felt passionately that tabletop rentals could be more then simply functional. Thus, The Festive Frog was born. We encourage our clients to think of their tableware rentals as an integral part of the décor. We’ve learned that a few stylishly appointed items, with personality, can help establish a tone and feel for the day.
It can be difficult to find interesting and accessible table and barware rental items for entertaining. That’s why we’ve spent years (& years) madly collecting things we think are crazy fun & beautiful. The focus was to collect large quantities of single patterns, and items that played well together. This gives our clients more solutions and looks to choose from.
We began with iconic vintage patterns. Because classically designed, well-crafted items are always in style, right? As the business has grown, we’ve added contemporary items to round out the aesthetic. And now, after listening to clients & seeing the continued need for out-of-the-ordinary rentals, we’re thrilled to be designing our own Festive Frog exclusive plate lines! We think our treasure trove of highly curated collections will delight your guests and lend a sophisticated aesthetic to any event.
Finally, but oh-so-importantly, as the founders behind The Festive Frog, we strive every day to provide you with excellent service and attention to detail, and not just lip service. Thanks to hard-earned experience in the hospitality industry, we’re also able to provide the artistic vision to style your table, suggest interesting service ideas for a given menu, & a myriad other services, soup to nuts. Check the details page to see a complete list of services/capabilities and how we might be of assistance.
Master Martini Mixer & Zen Practicer
Kendell’s grandmother was a collector – she had the most amazing collections, some of them museum worthy. She collected shoes, buttons, glassware, political pins, button hooks, hair combs, colored glassware even barbed wire (who knew there were so many varieties?) She also set a gorgeous table for holidays, so this gene was definitely passed along to Kendell. Attending culinary school and working in the restaurant industry gives Kendell a unique back-of-the-house experience that clients benefit from. In her off hours, Kendell enjoys music, (is a big Americana fan) loves kayaking and spending time with her family.
Magic Maker - Watch Jane take a collection of 100 glasses and turn it into 150 with the wave of hand (or click of a cursor).
Jane’s interest in setting pretty tables and entertaining has been self taught, and she’s always had a knack for great planning and organization, and was a former hospital administrator. She’s also always loved fashion, and ‘making things’ (knitting & crocheting). All of these interests & skills have married beautifully with The Festive Frog. For fun, she likes to exercise, and is a real movie buff, and loves to travel.