While we are still enjoying the warm weather of the early fall, smart party planners are already thinking ahead to the holidays. If you are considering hosting a holiday celebration this year, then it is time to start your planning! Here are a couple of things to consider when thinking through your holiday party plans:
Plan well ahead. No matter whether you are planning an office or family party, calendars get really busy during the weeks between Thanksgiving and the first of the year. Plan to send out invitation at least one month in advance in order to get a good response.
Dinner or appetizers? One of the first food decisions you will need to make is whether you are serving dinner or an appetizer buffet. If you are having a large group, consider hosting an appetizer buffet. It is easier for people to mingle with a small plate of food, rather than trying to provide seating for a large group of people to sit and eat a formal dinner.
Choose the best site. Holiday parties don’t have to be hosted at home. In fact, you can host a get together at a ski resort, art gallery or even at a local bowling alley! Think about choosing somewhere new for you and your friends and family to gather where there is an activity that will stimulate conversation.
Theme. Tired of rolls? Caterers in Cleveland know that biscuits are a versatile substitute. Biscuits are great with fried chicken, make an amazing base for strawberry shortcake and even make great holders for sausage sandwiches.
Decorations finish the day. There are many ways to incorporate decorations. A monochromatic color scheme and soft lighting can bring the holidays to life. Palm trees with white twinkle lights can create a feeling of Christmas in the islands. Don’t hesitate to try something new.
Holiday parties require a bit of pre-planning in order to be a success. By sending out your invitations well in advance, choosing an interesting site and decorating carefully, your friends and family will have a great time at your holiday party.