Planning Thanksgiving Day? Make it something you’re thankful for, too!

The holidays are upon us and that means one thing for those of you out there who always host your family’s big dinners – it’s time to put your Pinterest boards into action.

You know the ones we’re talking about. You’ve named them things like, “A White (or as-white-as-Florida-can-get) Christmas” or “The Ultimate Thanksgiving”, and you’ve pinned things to them that would make Martha Stewart look like a hostess newbie. From recipes to table settings to decorations for every room of your house, being in charge of the holiday dinner for your family is something many hostesses don’t take lightly. Read more.

6 reasons why feeding your staff on Black Friday is key

It’s a little crazy to be saying this, but the holidays are right around the corner, and one thing that means for retailers and small business owners is that shopping season is right around the corner, too.

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday becoming a bigger deal year after year, we thought you might be looking for a few tips on how to manage those holiday sales you’re planning this year. While we may not be the experts when it comes to how you run your store or your sales, we are the experts on one thing: Food. Read more.

Why we love fall as much as you do. Really!

Fall is an easy season to love here in Florida. The weather is desirable, and even the slightest temperature drop leaves many of us swooning after our fall favorites. (Low 80s temperatures and drier air? We’ll take it!)

From pumpkin flavored coffees, donuts, and bread to pumpkin-scented candles and soaps, we’re ready to bust them out the minute October rolls around. Here at Crispers, we’re no different! However, you may not realize that we keep a few of our favorite fall foods on the menu all year long. Read more.

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.