There’s no denying that the pandemic has made us rethink how we do things, but with the holidays around the corner, you don’t have to be a party pooper. There’s lots of creative ways to throw your bash and stay safe, while not feeling too buttoned up. Below are our top 3 tips to get your holiday hangouts started!
ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS
The weather is cooling down, the leaves are changing colors and it’s starting to smell a lot like pumpkin spice everything. Having your gathering outside is not only safe, it’s the perfect locale to get in the holiday spirit. Finding a location or venue that has natural elements, not only looks great, but cuts the decorating in half. You should still ask guests to social distance but being outside will make your party feel open and inviting. Party goers will feel like they can spread out, eat, drink, and be merry. Click here to find the perfect outdoor setting for your celebration!
EMBRACE THE SAFE
Your guests want to know that their safety is top priority. It’s OK to acknowledge that there’s a “new normal.” Let guests know you’re taking precautions during all activities and offer the details about safety in fun ways that your guests will surely notice. Dress up mini hand sanitizers stations to match the celebration’s theme, offer disposable, well, everything, and add playful signs to remind guests of safety expectations (like wearing their own or party provided masks). These options don’t have to look sterile, be creative and find ways to take them up a notch with exciting graphics, party-themed logos or rememberable ways of conveying the safety message.
FEAST THE FESTIVITIES
We can all agree, when one thinks about holiday parties, they think “fit for a king” food and drink. Specialty cocktails, mouthwatering bites, and of course, delectable desserts. The pandemic doesn’t have to put a damper on your scrumptious spread. Work with the Proof of the Pudding catering team to find the best ways to serve your guests, offering upscale, pre-packaged foods or adding additional staff to safely serve or pass food to guests! This holiday season we have two delicious avenues for feeding your guests: Full-Service Catering and Gourmet To Go.
Sure, this year’s holiday party season may look a little different, but it doesn’t mean you have to skip mixing and mingling. Connect with POP, we can help bring the holiday cheer!