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’Tis the season—well, it’s not quite the season. But it is the time to start thinking about the season if you are an event planner or the one responsible for coordinating this year’s holiday party. Depending on the size and the stakes, being at the helm of the decision-making process can be hard work. From food to decor to entertainment, planners have to get creative to find personal and new ways to wow their guests. It’s the type of undertaking that can leave you feeling stressed and overwhelmed, which is not how you should feel during the holiday season.

As a catering company with over 25 years of experience, we at Pour La France! Catering have done our fair share of holiday catering. From corporate events to private intimate gatherings, we have catered holiday parties that were spectacular and some that were…not so spectacular. In today’s blog, we want to pass on some tips to help ensure that your event is a huge success.

Don’t Procrastinate

Waiting until the last minute to take action almost always makes things more difficult and stressful. This same principle applies to planning an event.The best catering companies, entertainers, and venues are often not available at a moment’s notice. Because of their reputation for delivering excellent services, their calendars often fill up rather quickly. This means that if you want to hire companies with solid reputations to work your events, you can’t procrastinate.

Today’s the day to take the initiative! If you’ve yet to book your Christmas party caterers, this is a good place to start—contact us today to reserve some of the best catering Denver has to offer!

Get Creative

Creativity is the act of making new and original ideas a reality. Simple, right? Well, in theory, but in practice, it can be hard to be creative, especially when looking for new and entertaining event ideas. If you are having trouble coming up with some original holiday event ideas, turn to the Internet. It’s an infinite source of inspiration. There are millions of brilliant, yet simple, ideas that can elevate your event. Also, continue reading, and hopefully, some of our suggestions serve as a source of inspiration.

Include Holiday Games

The great thing about holiday parties is that typically, everyone wants to have fun. A surefire way to get everyone to embrace this urge to have fun is to incorporate some games into your gathering. Below are just a few ideas and activities to help you achieve this.

  • Guess the Santa – Simple, fun, and a sure way to get some laughs, this game is an easy way to liven up your event. It works by getting someone at your party to agree to dress up like Santa and then have the other attendees guess who’s playing Santa.
  • Ornament Guess – Have your guests guess how many ornaments are on the tree, and then once all estimates are in, you reveal the real number and reward the winner with a prize.
  • Christmas Carol Pictionary Relay – This is basically classic Pictionary with a festive twist—teams race to draw popular holiday carols.

When coming up with fun games and activities, the sky’s the limit. Check out this list for more game ideas—like Christmas mad libs, drinking games, or a photo booth with a collection of Christmas props.

If you are currently in the process of planning a Christmas party, keep these suggestions in mind. And if you are need of exceptional catering, contact your go-to Denver catering service.  When you hire a dedicated catering company, like Pour La France! Catering, you gain a committed partner who will go above and beyond to make your event a success!

Check back in next week for our Holiday Party Ideas and Tips—Pt. 2!