Okay. We do admittedly have a few months left before we have to order the turkey and face the shopping frenzy, but now’s definitely the time to think about any booking any Christmas parties.
How do you like to celebrate the season?
Experienced event planner, Carole Cory from Parties To Go, has noticed that the majority of us choose to celebrate in style, with lots of cocktails and canapés. But a glass of fizz isn’t the only way to bring sparkle into your celebrations – whether you’re throwing a huge banquet or an intimate dinner party, there are loads of way to inject some festive cheer into your event!
Of course, the best place to start is the food. Just because you’re hosting a canapé party doesn’t mean that the tastes of Christmas can’t make their way into each dish. When creating her bespoke Christmas menus, Carole finds innovative ways of injecting those seasonal flavours – chestnut, sage, cranberry and cinnamon to name but a few – into her canapés. A couple of her favourites are Mini Turkey and Cranberry Pies and for dessert, Mini Chocolate Cups with Chestnut Mousse. Delicious food for thought for when you plan your own festive menu!
The festive spirit shouldn’t stop at the food (or the spirits for that matter): decorations can also lift a party from being a simple to shindig to a showstopper. Of course, a glittering Christmas tree is a must (and if you’re short on time, remember that Parties To Go can provide one for you!).
The key to a successful party is organisation. Christmas is a time for relaxation, eating and general frivolity; so even though the September sun is shining, remember to give a little thought to any festive parties. Parties To Go are now taking bookings for seasonal events, so give Carole a call for more fabulous party inspiration. Then you can forget about the ‘C’ word for a while, well, until you need a reminder to order that Christmas turkey.
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