November 22, 2010

Catering Tips: Saving Money on the Corporate Holiday Party

Now you have some ideas for planning a fun corporate holiday party. Here are some ideas for cutting costs:
  • Have your party catered, rather than going to a restaurant, so you can the control the costs and options by offering a set menu, instead of letting employees order off a regular menu.
  • Purchase a table at a single group rate, where all the details are included, by joining other businesses in the festivities.
  • Hold the party during the day, when venues often offer lower prices.
  • Save printing and postage costs by sending invitations via a free online service.
  • Reduce drink costs by limiting choices to one or two specialty drinks, rather than hosting an open bar.
  • Instead of giving away favors that will be thrown away or forgotten, or having an awkward gift-exchange, ask attendees to bring a new toy to donate to Toys for Tots.
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November 15, 2010

Catering Tips: Planning the Office Holiday Party

With Thanksgiving around the corner, the winter holidays be here before we know it! It's not too late to plan your corporate holiday party, and with these ideas, you can have a creative, memorable celebration. Use one of our pre-planned holiday menu options below, or call Aaron (912.964.9604) to plan the perfect custom holiday menu for your guests.

Paul Kennedy Catering 2010 Holiday Menu
  • Plan a holiday party "staycation" in your office. Have a special holiday meal delivered directly to your company meeting space, and hold a white elephant gift exchange.
  • Let a local hotel host the festivities and handle all of the coordination, set-up, d├ęcor, and clean-up for you.
  • Host an evening holiday reception at the company owner's or manager's house. Serve eggnog and hors d'oeuvres.
  • Join a group party with other local businesses. 
  • Invite your clients and vendors to a holiday open house for a festive after-work meet-and-greet with your company's employees.
    What's your favorite thing about holiday office parties? What has your office done that's unique and fun? Leave a comment here or on Twitter or Facebook to be entered into a drawing to win free delivery on a Set & Go Holiday Lunchtime Buffet in December 2010 (up to $35 value).