Step 1: Start planning early
You should always start planning early for any event and the office Christmas party is no different. But how early is too early and how late is too late? We believe that mid-November is not too early to start planning for a December function, especially if you’re doing it all in-house.
However, if you find the weeks have flown by and you feel like you’ve left it too late, you can always contact us at Bella Catering to help ease your stress. We believe there’s no reason you can’t still have a great Christmas party, even if you think you’ve left it too late. We understand that sometimes a decision to outsource the catering is made last minute. In these situations, we can still help by providing a list of selected items from our menu that we can provide at short notice.
However, before deciding on your menu, you’ll need to know the number of guests attending and the type of function you want to have. Give yourself some plenty of time by providing an RSVP date on your invitations which will help you plan for your office catering requirements.
Step 2: Creating the perfect menu
The menu really is the biggest factor in your event’s success. You can spend all your time organising an amazing looking venue and theme but if the food isn’t up to par, then all your efforts will be wasted.
The first thing you need to decide is, do you want a sit-down menu or are drinks and canapes more what you’re after?
Deciding on the type of food you’re going to serve is important as it will help you set the mood for your event. Your needs will be very different depending on whether you have a formal sit-down lunch, a serve-yourself buffet or a standing canapes and drinks affair. Bella Catering has a huge variety of menu and event options depending on your budget and the type of function you’re having including canapes, buffets, a la carte, BBQ’s and grazing tables.
If you have a specific idea in mind for a Christmas-themed event, we also do bespoke menus and can help bring your idea to life.
Bella Catering can also alleviate every host’s biggest fear: that there won’t be enough food. We all know what it’s like to be at a party, stomach growling and there’s one last canape sitting on the plate. You desperately want to reach out and claim it for yourself but don’t want to appear gluttonous. At Bella Catering, we can help you plan your menu so that no-one goes hungry.
As for drinks, we also offer a variety of beverage options including the finest selection of imported and local beers, wines and champagne. And for those people choosing to go alcohol-free, we also have soft drink and juice packages available.
Step 3: Set the scene
A venue that is set up to be aesthetically pleasing helps to set the mood and atmosphere for the event. Some things you should consider include the colour scheme: something bright and festive is usually the best at Christmas. Think about how you’ll set the table/s and decorate the venue. If it all seems like too much, Bella Catering can do it all for you.
Many people don’t realise that what sets Bella Catering apart from other catering businesses, is we are a one-stop-shop. We can arrange and organise the whole function from venue hire, furniture, decorations and entertainment in addition to the catering and beverages.
Step 4: Have fun
When it’s all organised and the day has arrived, remember to relax and simply enjoy the event.
Remember, it’s easier to relax when others are doing the work so consider using the services of a professional Sydney catering company like Bella Catering. Doing so, will mean you won’t need to spend your time running around making sure everything is going smoothly because we always make sure it is.
Contact the team at Bella Catering to organise spectacular catering for your next event.