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6 Corporate Holiday Party Ideas from San Jose Event Caterers

Full-Service Event Caterer's Tips for a Perfect Corporate Holiday Party

According to a recent news article, only a third of employees enjoy their end of the year holiday party. You can change this narrative by creating an experience that motivates your employees and improves company morale. Planning corporate events aren’t always an easy feat, so our San Jose event planning company offers 6 big tips for a party that they’ll remember for a long time.
1. Decide on a theme
You do not have to go overboard with your party’s theme. You can decide to have twinkling lights with keep things simple and set the mood. Small décor hints go a long way in helping your employees and guests to loosen up and get into the Holiday spirit.
2. Pick the most appropriate time to hold your party

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Holiday Catering

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. [caption id="attachment_22690" align="alignright" width="300"] Grilled Flank Steak With A Chili Glaze And An Avocado Salsa[/caption] 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...

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Holiday Catering for Family Gatherings

There’s nothing nicer than being able to have a family gathering for the holidays and have that event catered. Time is precious and you want to be able to spend the bulk of your time with the people that you have invited. Whether your family gathering is fancy, formal – large or small, you can benefit from having your event catered.   I had never considered catering for a family event. I thought it would be too impersonal and too expensive. Boy was I wrong! I hired my first caterer for an extended family dinner of 17. What a relief it was to be able to go through the menu in advance, select items that I knew my family would want (grilled chicken and steak) as well as sides, rolls, salad and desserts. I didn’t have to reconfirm over and over that the food would be there on time. The caterer worked with me to set up all the appropriate items well in advance so that there was no hassle in picking up or serving my guests.   For once, I was able to get out of the kitchen and enjoy the evening with the family. Holiday catering for family events has now become...

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Winter Holiday Party Ideas

Whether it’s Corporate Catering or a Potluck, Make Your People Feel Appreciated During the Winter Holidays

Here are a Few Different Ways You Can Bring your Company Together This Holiday Season The winter holidays are a perfect time to let your employees know how important they are to your company. Here are three tried and tested strategies to make your staff feel appreciated. Dinner or lunch catering. Show your appreciation to your employees by catering a meal close to the holiday. Be sure to choose a day when most people are working and will be able to take a long lunch. As you consider different caterers for the job, look for one that specializes in catering corporate events near the holidays. Potluck. If you cannot afford to hire an event catering company, host a potluck, instead. Each of your employees can bring a favorite dish, which keeps your cost and stress levels low. Meal sign-ups. If you want to host a lunch or dinner, but you'd rather not take on all of the responsibility, provide the main dish and ask your employees to sign up for different sides and desserts. This approach ensures that you will have everything you need for the meal without going over budget. Looking for more advice from a Professional Catering Company? Giving back to your team by honoring them can facilitate a...

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Holiday Party Hosting Tips

Throw The Best Holiday Party in 5 Steps You need corporate catering to assist with a holiday party for your office or organization. But you’re worried about how to host the event in a way that will satisfy everyone’s needs, keep the event on budget, avoid fights or fussiness over food choices, and, ideally, let you get through everything with relatively little stress.   Here are 5 tips to make your event catering situation simple, low stress and cost-effective.   1. Assemble a guest list of people who should get along well.  If you’re throwing a business event, your guest list might be constrained, but you can still take positive action. Seat people with like-minded interests together, or organize the event to prevent people from getting bored. 2. Outsource and delegate. Share responsibilities with your coworkers. For instance, maybe one colleague could be in charge of songs and speeches; another person could handle RSVPs; and so forth. You might also consider working with a party catering company, like Handheld Catering (we operate in San Jose, Silicon Valley and Palo Alto). If you’re going to work with outside vendors, find people who’ve worked on similar types of parties before and who have familiarity with the region and with local subcontractors. 3. Plan...

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