Holiday Entertaining on a Budget
Yes, You Can Have a Holiday Party

Creative Cuisine has 5 great money saving ideas for an end-of the-year event to show gratitude to employees or customers while addressing the bottom line without feeling bottom-of-the-barrel.

The “No Budget for a Dinner and Dance” Reception

Opt for an in the office lunch that can accommodate the entire staff. Creative Cuisine can help you choose from over 15 budget friendly lunches designed to bring in the holiday cheer. If you’re organizing a party on a shoestring then you may benefit from using something like this target coupon and the discounts found over on the Raise website which could help you to pick up goods at a great price – who doesn’t love to save money at this time of year?

Chic and Simple Holiday Party

Gather your staff for cocktails, trivia games and traditional white elephant gift exchange. keep the bar simple with white wines and Pellegrino add a simple buffet with a spread of cheeses, charcuterie and fruit. Its reads as very chic and can be done in your office or at a staff member’s home. Just remember that if you are hosting it in a public space, away from familiar surroundings, that the younger employees amongst you have the relevant identification with them, (you can look for the best fake id sites here if needs be) so that no questions are asked about their age, and you can enjoy your festivities in peace. This won’t happen if you hold it in your office or home, so location can also be key to having a good time.

Host a Holiday Office Break and Gift Drive

An afternoon break of gourmet flavored popcorn and root beer can be a great way to thank staff and host a holiday gift drive for under privileged children.A fun and meaningful holiday event without breaking the bank.

Play some games

One way to get the whole office interacting with one another is by playing games. Not only will these games bring everyone together and bring the holiday cheer, they also act as team building games too! You could keep it simple but playing games like celebrity heads or guess who, or turn it up a notch by playing card games or even have a poker tournament. Of course, you’d have to give the office some notice before hand so they can brush up on their skills but it could all be quite a lot of fun.

Creative Pot Luck

A taco bar can become a special event by having each staff member bring a related theme dish to pass . The non cooking staff members can be in charge of decor, games or beverages. At Creative Cuisine we have several theme buffets for lunch or dinner that would make a great starting point to any holiday gathering that are both fun and economical.

Desserts, Coffee and Gingerbread

How about gathering your staff for a night or afternoon of making your own Gingerbread houses. A house kits comes with everything you need for teams to make and compete for prizes. Great for team building and holiday spirit along with a sampling of holiday treats and gourmet coffees. Simple, affordable and fun.

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