Maybe the plans got moved to your place at the last minute or perhaps you just couldn’t start thinking about New Year’s until the other festivities of the month were over. Regardless of the reason, we’re in the eleventh hour for planning a party for December 31st. Here are 3 tips to help you get things together in a hurry.
1. Keep It Simple
This is a must when a party is coming together at the last minute. Instead of an elaborate theme, just pick a color. Go with the predominant color already in your entertaining room and keep guests there. Move in items from other rooms that add to the color scheme, and move out items that were there as accent colors.
2. Have Champagne at the Ready
Either buy a case or better yet, let a caterer take care of the details. It’s the one thing you can’t run out of at a New Year’s party. Put that burden on someone else. Just make sure it is someone reliable because everyone will still look at the host if their glasses are empty at midnight.
3. Go for Finger Foods
Don’t worry about trying to cook up an entire meal. Have a caterer provide appetizers or a party platter. A cured meat and cheese plate is often a hit. If you have health-conscious or vegetarian guests, you can order a veggie platter. If you are expecting a more sophisticated crowd, you can select a more elegant tray of appetizers like bacon-wrapped scallops.
Call Caterman Catering
For all of your champagne, appetizer, and party platter needs, Caterman Catering is the company you can trust. Give us a call at 408-441-8719 to inquire about availability.