Let Sipipa Cater Your Christmas Party
Entertaining during the holidays doesn’t have to be a stressful or chaotic affair. If you prepare for things ahead of time and follow a few simple tips for an elegant get-together, the rest will be easy to enjoy. Whether you’re hosting a cocktail party or a sit-down dinner, your party can be perfect when it’s time to host the ultimate Christmas gathering.
Make a Plan
First, determine what kind of party you want to host. A variety of appetizers and hors d’oeuvres are great for a casual gathering. If you’re serving dinner, buffet-style is an easy way to go. You can set dishes and platters out quickly and keep them warm while guests help themselves.
Once you’ve determined what kind of party to host, decide on the date, time, guest list and menu. And then get the word out, either with a formal invite, or a simple text, call or email. Just keep in mind to allow plenty of time or have some flexibility, as calendars fill up fast around the holiday season.
All About the Food
A great party is made even better with delicious food. And this time of year, there are so many great options. You can do a traditional hearty meal, something more eclectic or anything in between. However, the key for stress-free hosting is to prepare food ahead of time… or get food from Sipipa! Even if you plan to make some of your own recipes, you can pick up some additional entrees, salads, appetizers or desserts from Sipipa – or simply have the food delivered directly to your house. We can even set it up for you!
Also, don’t be afraid to keep things simple. You don’t want to be slaving away in the kitchen while everyone else is enjoying the party. Coordination is the key, so schedule everything beforehand. Ideally, everything will be done already of time so all you have to do is bring the meal together.
Look and Sound Good
Extra detail are the best finishing touches. Your regular holiday decorating may be more than enough, but consider putting together a special centerpiece or beautiful tablescape. Just remember that things like fresh flowers and lit candles are a gorgeous way to set the mood, but you want your food to be the most fragrant item in the room.
And don’t forget great music, whether you choose to play traditional Christmas carols or something a bit more upbeat.
Finally, don’t be afraid to delegate and ask for help from friends and family to ensure a hassle-free evening. One person can set the table, while someone else gets everything ready for drinks. Just be sure to show your appreciate for the assistance! Then, get ready to relax and enjoy yourself as you play the happy host or hostess.