With the festive season well and truly upon us, it’s time to par-TEE! For some of us that means thinking up new excuses for avoiding the “office party” or it means throwing yourself whole heartedly into the whole sparkly experience. If you’re of the mind to throw a party for family and friends yourself, then you’re in for some hard work that will be amply rewarded by a place in heaven.
If you have booked that “local hall”, it’s probably too late or too small an event to justify the booking one of the many Catering shipping companies to transport your buffet, drinks, cutlery and decorations. If it’s too late to unbook the hall, you’ll suddenly realise that you have to transport everything to the hall. You’re probably looking at a fleet of cars – or possibly up to twenty trips in your own car. It is do-able, I’ve done it, but not advisable.
Try to rope in friends and family, delegate jobs and concentrate on one segment of the party at a time. Divide responsibilities into nibbles, main buffet savoury, sweet, alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, water, decorations, entertainment and be sure to give everyone plenty of time to organise their sector. If it’s a family party, then it’s reasonable that members of your inner circle should contribute financially as well – after all they’ll all be there enjoying themselves. If you have the readies, I would advise engaging a Catering Company. You’ll get to choose the menus, drinks and décor and they’ll even supply waiters and waitresses on the day.
Main thing is – don’t panic!