The holidays are here! We’ve all heard the carols about sleigh bells ringing, but how about those glasses clinking? ’Tis the season for holiday parties, which means most of us are about to eat and drink our weight in some seasonal indulgences. Whether you’re hosting the hottest party of the season or an intimate gathering for your closest friends, you’re probably searching for the perfect holiday catering company. Here are some tips on choosing the right catering team and planning a stand-out celebration.

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Whether your gathering is big or small, go all out. Pay attention to the details — sometimes, it’s the little things that count. A few pomegranate seeds in a glass of prosecco can set the mood nicely, and an array of mini-plates lets you and your guests try tons of delicious entrees and feel like you’re feasting while still leaving room for dessert. That being said, the holidays are a great time to go big guilt-free. For a massive meal or for little treats, find a holiday catering company that can cook all their food on-site, so all your food looks and taste as fresh as possible.

Elegant simplicity can be a beautiful choice for your holiday party decor, but there’s no need to shy away from the sparkle and shine of the holidays. In the wise words of local company Handheld Catering’s founder, don’t be afraid to bling it up a little. Metallic dish-ware and decorative accents can add that festive touch while keeping it sophisticated. Whatever your choice in decor, find a holiday catering company that specializes in more than just food. A truly exceptional catering company will offer ideas for plate-ware, presentation and decorative accents so your meal is as decked out as your home.

 Whether you’re planning to serve traditional holiday goodies or something a little different, be sure that your gathering stands out from your guests’ busy schedule of holiday celebrations. Handheld Catering founder Ryan McTighe offers some more great ideas in this Mercury News article on holiday party planning — read all about it at

If you’re celebrating the season with a party or two, leave the holiday catering to the experts. Call Handheld Catering’s San Francisco Bay Area location at (408) 692-4782 so you can focus on making your event as merry and bright as the season merits.

Handheld Catering
1725 De La Cruz Blvd #1
Santa Clara, CA 95050

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