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4 Ways to Spice Up Your Winter Party Planning

  • Posted on: 27 November 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

Baby it’s cold outside, so why not stay inside and plan a party?

Here are 4 simple ways to spice up your winter event. 

 

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  1.  Create a Seasonal Menu 

We’re lucky to experience the four seasons here in New England! Take advantage of that by incorporating in-season winter produce and comfort foods into your menu. 

Our Fall Feast Menu – highlighting Butternut Squash Bisque and Cider Braised Pork Shoulder – is a crowd-pleaser for late-fall and winter events, and you can’t go wrong with a Soup & Salad Station. Other cold weather favorites include Baked Mac n’ Cheese, Lasagna, Guinness Beef Stew and Pulled Pork. 

 

  1.  Craft a Signature Cocktail 

Crafting a signature cocktail is a surefire way to host a memorable party for your guests! Consider a Hot Toddy, Warm Cider or Cranberry Martini, or create your own spin on a classic drink.  

 

  1.  Turn Your Space into a Winter Wonderland 

It’s chilly outside, so turn your event space into a cozy Winter Wonderland! Warm up the space with seasonal flowers, wreaths or pinecone “garland.” And treat your guests to a coffee or DIY hot cocoa bar. Candles, string lights and uplighting can also create a cozy vibe. 

 

  1.  Provide a Seasonal Activity

Maybe the weather doesn’t allow for hanging out on the patio, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some indoor fun! Provide an activity for your guests like DIY gingerbread houses, a wintery photo booth, or old-fashioned board games! 

 

We've got ideas for every event.


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Love Comfort Food? 3 Heartwarming Menus We’re Loving this Season

  • Posted on: 24 November 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

Do you love bundling up on a cold winter’s eve with a hearty bowl of soup and Netflix?

Do baked casseroles like Mac & Cheese, Lasagna and Ziti make your heart sing?

If comfort food is your go-to, we’ve got you covered with three crave-worthy menus that’ll warm your heart (and dazzle your taste buds). 

  1.  Fall Feast

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Why We love It: It’s jam-packed with this season’s finest – from Butternut Squash Bisque to Cider Braised Pork Shoulder. We’re hanging on to autumn as long as we can! 

Perfect for: Rustic Barn Weddings, Cozy Family Gatherings, Holiday Parties


 

  1.  B & M’s Unabridged Barbecue 

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Why We Love it: Babyback Ribs meets Mac N’ Cheese…need we say more? Top it all off with a slice o’ Apple Crisp (with whipped cream). Swoon! 

Perfect for: Backyard BBQ Weddings, Tailgate Parties, Reunions 


 

  1.  Little Italy 

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Why We Love It: An Italian Lover’s feast! No one will leave hungry. Plus it’s vegetarian-friendly, with options like Eggplant Parm and Ziti with Marinara. 

Perfect for: Birthday Parties, Staff Luncheons, Holiday Gatherings


 

 

  Is your mouth watering? Learn more and Request a Quote here! 

 

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Congratulations to This Month's Beach Blanket Winner

  • Posted on: 14 November 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

Congratulations to Lisa K. from Cumberland, RI.

 She is this month's lucky winner of the Facebook Fan-of-the-Month Beach Blanket!

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Summer is a pleasant memory here in New England.

But we know, as it always does, it will be back before we know it.

We are thrilled to award Lisa with our super cozy, large, colorful towel blanket, just for following us on our Facebook page.

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We sure do appreciate our Facebook fans!

We randomly select a new Facebook fan each month to win our blanket.  

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5 Tips for Planning an Unforgettable Office Holiday Party

  • Posted on: 22 October 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

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The holidays are quickly approaching, and your employees are hustling harder than ever to meet their end-of-year deadlines. The payoff? The annual office holiday party, of course! In fact, in one survey, 78% of employees view holiday parties important for corporate culture. 

 Here are 5 tips to boost the holiday cheer and plan an unforgetable holiday party for your team. 

  1.  Start Planning Early (Ahem, Now) 

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year…and also the busiest. That’s why it’s important you start planning early! 

Choose a date, and send your team festive Save the Dates so they can get it on their calendars A.S.A.P. We love using Canva to make your own invites, posters, Save the Dates and more! 

You’ll also want to settle on a venue, whether you decide to host it “After Hours” at the office or an offsite location. Here are some local New England venues we love working with! 

  1.  Choose an Innovative Menu 

Now that you have the date set in stone, it’s time to talk food!

That’s where we come in.

Luckily, B & M Catering offers a number of innovative menus – from full-service catering options to appetizers and sides.  Passed hors d'oeuvres – like Tomato Mozzarella Skewers, Coconut Shrimp, and Stuffed Mushrooms – are always a hit. 

 With that said, be sure to order enough food! It’s much better to have leftovers than leave anyone feeling hungry.  

  1.  Pour the Bubbles 

If you’d like to provide alcoholic beverages at your staff holiday party, hiring Bar Services can make things much easier for you. We offer Open Bar and Cash Bar options and can provide liquor, beer, wine, and soda/juice. Add a special touch by offering a Signature Cocktail for the evening! 

  1.  Make Your Team Feel Special 

 Make your team feel special by recognizing employees for their achievements and wins the past year. One idea is giving out staff rewards or superlatives i.e. “Marketing MVP” or “Most Likely to Get a Sale” paired with prizes. This is a great way to boost company morale and motivate your staff! 

  1.  Consider a Small Takeaway Gift 

You may want to gift your employees a small gift as a token of your appreciation for all their hard work this year. It doesn’t have to be extremely costly either. Think: a handwritten thank you note, personalized tote or locally inspired artisan food. (You can’t go wrong with some local gourmet chocolate like Taza Chocolate out of Somerville, MA.) 

If gifting isn’t in the budget, consider setting up a “Secret Santa” or “White Elephant” gift exchange among the team. 

 

Ready to start planning your holiday staff party? Request a quote here!

 

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