Holidays are always a special time, where family and friends come together and celebrate, share a special meal, and make unforgettable memories. This season has become even more busy, however, with many different holiday parties that have become so popular. These parties allow us to spend the holidays with our friends and coworkers, meet new people, and enjoy some of the holiday spirit without worry about the traditional family fight.
These parties are fun and festive, but that may not be true for the hosts. Planning a party and executing the party perfectly takes a ton of preparation and hard work. If you are the host this year, we wish you luck. If you are not, send this blog to the host in hopes that it will make their job much easier.
At ROUGE Fine Catering, we can help make your party a hit with our delicious gourmet food options. We can cater to any of your get togethers, from a Friendsgiving to New Year’s Eve bashes. Once the food and drinks are taken care of, your job gets a lot easier.
But to simplify the hosting job even more, we will go over some holiday events that you may be stuck planning, and help give you tips to throwing the best parties. Read on for some tips from the pros!
A Thanksgiving with you and your friends, or a Friendsgiving, is a fun and unique way to celebrate with your favorite people. This Thanksgiving meal is generally more relaxed and calm, and perhaps that is because you don’t have to worry about your family asking when you are going to get married. Your friends are the people you choose to hang out with on a daily basis, so having a meal with them and sharing thanks is the perfect way to celebrate Thanksgiving.
This unique tradition has become more popular over the years and is a fun way to get the group together all at once. When planning a Friendsgiving, don’t plan the event on the actual day of Thanksgiving. A week before or after is generally a good time for this event. First, find out when everyone can do it. This may seem like a nightmare, attempting to get everyone’s schedule on the same page. One tip to scheduling is pick a few days and have everyone vote on a day. This way, you don’t have to worry about everyone picking a different day to celebrate.
After the date and time are finalized, plan some seasonal decorations, make a fall-esque playlist, set up an effective layout with enough chairs for everyone, and make sure to have your friends favorite beverages. Many Friendsgiving take the potluck route—having each friend bring a dish or dessert. That is not a bad idea, but if you want to wow your friends, create a menu with ROUGE Fine Catering and let us serve you gourmet food. You will win the award for best Friendsgiving of all time!
Christmas parties are a very popular holiday festivity and you will likely be invited to five of them this season. Whether they are your friend’s, book club’s, or office’s holiday party, you will be able to enjoy the spirit of the season for weeks on end.
But if you decide to plan your own holiday party this year, you will need to do a lot of planning. The first thing you need to do is decide whether to have the party at home or at a venue. Once you have decided on the location, send out invites to everyone you want to invite.
If your holiday party is going to be held at your home, make sure you have everything taken care of before the big day. Set up tables along walls, allowing the food to be accessible while making sure there is plenty of room for the minglers. Set up additional chairs for those who want to sit, light candles to keep the seasonal smells alive all night, and make sure you playlist will have the holiday vibes flowing all night.
These parties are rarely potlucks, meaning you are in charge of all of the food and drinks. But ROUGE can help by offering a delicious menu, as well as bar packages!
New Year’s Eve
The night before the year ends is one of the biggest parties of the year, saving the best for last. New Year’s Eve parties are simpler than others. You need champagne, noisemakers, confetti, things to do before midnight, and great food.
Find games that everyone can play before the ball drops, create a playlist of the year’s best hits, and get your friends talking about their favorite memories from the past year. And at midnight, celebrate with the people you love most. Be sure to get ROUGE to cater, allowing you to finish the year with the best meal you may have ever tasted!
Party planning can be a lot, especially on top of all the other stress that the holidays can bring. Just remember that ROUGE Fine Catering can help make it easier by offers a gourmet menu and bar packages. Start planning now and get ready for the holiday season! Contact us today to learn more.