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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Fall Feast Menu

  • Posted on: 10 October 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

Fall Feast Menu is Here Plus Seasonal Favorites! 

Fall is in the air, and we’re soaking up the beautiful New England foliage, rustic barn weddings and of course: comfort food. In fact, we love the season so much that we just launched a new Fall Feast Menu!

We’re sharing a sneak peek of our new menu, plus some of our other B & M seasonal favorites.

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Ready to taste the season? Here’s a roundup of some of our other hearty fall favorites – perfect for all your events from weddings to tailgate parties!

  • Buffalo Chicken Dip 
  • Pulled Pork Sliders 
  • Baked Mac ‘N Cheese 
  • Au Gratin Potatoes 
  • Veggie Lasagna 
  • Eggplant or Chicken Parmesan 
  • Texas Chili 
  • Guinness Beef Stew 
  • BBQ Chicken 
  • Pulled Pork

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View more of our a la carte and full service menu options here! 

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5 Fun Facts About Lobster

  • Posted on: 23 September 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick


September 25th marks National Lobster Day, so you bet we are celebrating big! In honor of one of our favorite crustaceans, today we wanted to share some fun facts (courtesy of Mental Floss) about this beloved seafood gem.

  1. The largest lobster recorded was caught near Nova Scotia in 1977, weighing in at a whopping 44 pounds! Our menus include 1.25 lb. lobsters, but we’d be happy to source bigger ones for you if needed. 
  1. It’s time to heat things up. Did you know the warmer the water, the faster lobsters grow? 
  1. Even though Phoebe on Friends was adamant that “Lobsters mate for life,” that’s not always true. In fact, they are not monogamous after all. 
  1. We love eating lobster, but what do lobsters eat? Lobsters feed off of a variety of ocean creatures — including clams, mussels, crabs and even other lobsters. 
  1. Lobsters walk forward, but if they need to quickly escape, they push themselves backward by pumping their tails! 

That’s a wrap! Learn more about our Lobster options and Catered Clambakes here

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Congratulations to This Month's Beach Blanket Winner

  • Posted on: 18 September 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

Congratulations to Jeanne R. from Cumberland, RI.

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

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Well, it's happened. It's officially fall here in New England. But that doesn't mean the outdoor fun and adventure has to end.  

We are sure that Jeanne will have plenty of opportunities to use her oversized "The Fresh Lobster" terry beach blanket wherever she heads in the months ahead!


We sure do appreciate our Facebook fans!

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

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Willing To Help In Any Way

  • Posted on: 16 September 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

We had B & M cater our daughter's wedding this past weekend.

I was so pleased with the service, presentation and the food was spectacular.

The appetizers were hot and delicious.

The food was as good as the tasting that we attended at the beginning of the year. 

It was also nice and hot and there was plenty!!

Our family and friends loved the food and had a great time. 

The staff from the office to the servers are fantastic and so willing to help you in any way!!

Thanks, B & M for helping to make my daughter and son-in-law's day perfect!!

I would highly recommend them for your next event!


September 2019


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