Planning ahead: 6 themes for your office holiday party

It’s never too early to be thinking about the holidays. We’re pretty sure all of the people who share things like these on Facebook would agree…

Since the holidays are right around the corner, though, we thought it might be fun to run through a few office holiday party themes for this year. Whether you’re thinking of doing something for Halloween (where all guests in attendance need to come dressed in costumes), or you’re saving one of these fun ideas for a fancy Christmas party (where everyone can still come dressed to the nines, rather than wearing a boring ol’ ugly Christmas sweater), we think these themes are ones you won’t want to miss this year… Read more.

8 soups you never thought to serve at your next catered party

Fall has arrived. We’re guessing, though, that you’ve never thought about serving up a whole catered party centered around warm, delicious soups. Right? The question we’re left wondering is, Why not?!

Not only are soups one of the easiest things to serve, they’re also one of the most affordable. In Florida, it can be hard to get in the spirit of the season (thanks to our 90 degree temps that often linger into October), but who doesn’t instantly think of fall when soup is on the menu? Read more.

Dinner party dilemma: feeding your vegetarian friends

We’re all about throwing a stress-free dinner party. But what about throwing a *perfect* dinner party?

The theme, the people, the food… All of these elements go hand-in-hand to make any dinner party a success. But what happens when some of the people you’ve included on your dinner party guest list are also vegetarians? That perfect party you were planning may start to feel like it’s out of reach.

Ultimately, your goal as host or hostess is to make sure every guest at your party feels comfortable and at ease, and that includes having something yummy that each individual can eat. There are a few ways we think you can be prepared for a situation like this. Read more.

Send summer break out in style, like this…

What?! Summer break is over? Yeah, it’s pretty hard for us to believe, too. The kids have headed back to school (as have teachers and other school-related staff) and that means life is about to get a little more scheduled and routine for anyone with school-aged kids. Gone are the lazy hazy days of summer. No more sleeping in, staying up late, or having as much fun in the sun as possible.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t send summer break out in style. You may remember that we had a few ideas on how to welcome this glorious season, and you better believe we have a few ideas on how to say goodbye to it, too. Read more.

7 FAQs for catering any event

Life is full of questions. Some we can answer for you, some we can’t. But when it comes to FAQs for catering, we’ve got those questions and answers covered.

Here are 7 frequently asked questions for catering any event, from office lunch meetings to backyard BBQs… Read more.

How to impress your lunch meeting guests with just a printer and some creativity

When it comes to hosting an office meeting, there are a few things you can do to make it a little more memorable for your special guests.

According to a survey of 2,000 managers reported in Industry Week, at least 30 percent of time spent in office meetings is time wasted. So when you think it is necessary to host a meeting knowing that others may not be thrilled to attend, why not get creative?

Here is how you can impress office visitors for meetings with just a printer and some creativity… Read more.

Two birds, one stone: Kid’s party food that adults will enjoy, too

Some people instantly think of pizza and chips when it comes to planning a kid’s birthday party, but we’re here to tell you that doesn’t have to be the case.

There are many things you can serve up that are still kid-friendly, but that the adults in attendance will want (and welcome!), too. If you get on board with offering something a little out of the ordinary (as far as kids birthday parties are concerned) at the next one you throw, you’ll surely be dubbed the hostess with the mostest on your block. Read more.

Why summer foods are the secret ingredient to improving office meetings

School’s closed for summer, but your office isn’t. That doesn’t mean you can’t bring a little bit of summer to your next monthly meeting, workshop, or training.

Summer foods have many health and wellness benefits, and bringing them into your office could be just what you and your coworkers need right about now. Here are five summer foods that have some secret ingredients to make your next office meeting a success, and make you a little happier and healthier, too… Read more.

9 tips for throwing a stress-free dinner party

The image you conjure up when deciding to throw a dinner party is most likely filled with a lot of glitz and glam. A room filled with your favorite friends—dressed up in their fanciest party clothes—talking and laughing with good food and drinks scattered about…

The reality may be a little different when it comes to planning the perfect dinner party, though. A lot goes into making sure you get this shindig just right. It’s hard not to feel stressed or anxious! But we’re here to help. Here are 9 tips for throwing a stress-free dinner party that we thought you may need: Read more.

Doing a BYOD the right way

So, you’ve been invited to a summer BYOD (you know, bring your own dish) and you’re now wondering what to bring.

First, it depends on exactly what kind of BYOD you are attending. Summer is on the horizon and we can think of a few different kinds of parties you or your friends might be hosting. Read more.