It’s Not Too Late: Five Holiday Planning Ideas Your Colleagues Will Love
The red Starbucks cups are here, holiday music is playing in every store, and the Christmas tree sellers will soon arrive and set up shop. With just weeks until Thanksgiving Day, it’s high time for holiday party season.
If you’re still scrambling over the details for how exactly your company will celebrate the season this year, don’t fret. Let Catering With Elegance come to the rescue this year.
With our event expertise and array of off-site catering options, we’ll help you put together a festive, memorable occasion your staff will rave about. Perhaps you’ll even establish a new holiday tradition!
Here are five Holiday Planning ideas to get you started.
#1: Plan a Southern-style BBQ party
Sometimes, just relaxing with colleagues can be a great way to share what makes your company great. Give the team a casual atmosphere with terrific BBQ catering as a way of thanking them for a year of service. Choose from tender pulled pork, melt-in-your-mouth ribs, and delicious sides. Our Grampa’s Grille sauce (good enough that we bottle and sell it) adds the finishing touch. We’ll handle all the touches that make your BBQ party special.
#2: Plan a party that gives back
The holiday season is a time of giving, of course. Whether you choose a fundraiser, a toy drive, or a gift exchange, giving back this season can help bring your employees together. Honor their generosity with a hosted hot lunch or dinner buffet at your office or a nearby site. Menu options include fish, ham, elegant Italian entrees, and more.
#3: Celebrate on site
Fridays tend to be the most popular day for evening parties—but they’re also the busiest day for most restaurants. That fact can drive up the cost of reserving a private room or can add to the overall cost of your bill. Celebrate at your space—with our off-site catering and event services—for a Friday night that stays within your budget. And with our event planning expertise, we can bring special touches that dress up your event.
#4: Bring in lunch and go out afterwards
Good clean fun is a great way to celebrate the year, too. Many companies opt to mark the holidays over lunch—and bringing in great food on site can simplify planning. Choose from a hot lunch buffet, including Mexican and Italian options, with guest minimums that start at just 15 people. You can round out the day by planning afternoon entertainment with employees, like going bowling, ice skating, or out to the movies.
#5: Come to us
As the onsite event specialists and caterers at Bloomingdale Golf Club and Medinah Shrine Center, we offer corporate events expertise for many local businesses. Leave every event detail to us by being our guests at one of our two homes this holiday season.
Although the calendar says November, you’re not too late to make your holiday party an event to remember. Whether you’re looking for formal or casual, lunch or dinner, onsite or off-site, we’ve got the expertise—and the food—to help you succeed.
Since 1959, Catering with Elegance has combined beautiful venues, mouthwatering food, and top-notch service to transform events into treasured memories. We offer full-service catering and event management at two beautiful west suburban locations as well as off-site service for holiday parties, weddings, celebrations, and corporate events.