8 At-Home Catering and Decor Ideas for Holiday Parties

Here, eight ideas for holiday parties on how to create something special for your attendees or employees this season. Make the event festive and warm. 

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Even if you're not gathering in the same place this holiday season for your annual company party, you can still make the event festive and warm for attendees with some good food and cozy decor pieces. Here, eight ideas how to create something special for your attendees or employees this season. 

Bloomscape’s Neighbors program lets businesses order 20 or more plants to help brighten up their employees’ home offices; it’s possible to ship to multiple addresses around the U.S.

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Ceramicist Jono Pandolfi has collaborated with top chefs to create custom handmade dinnerware for restaurants and hotels. Now, his new Toasted collection (from $40), which includes elegant oval platters, is available to class up a delivery order.

Photo: Courtesy of Jono Pandolfi

Parcel by Pinch is an at-home dining experience that can be customized with wood-branded steamer baskets, screen-printed tablecloths, and more. The parcels—playfully named after NYC streets—are hand-delivered and feature a starter, main, dessert, and beverage. The menus can also be mixed and matched. Pricing starts at $179, with a minimum order of 50 parcels. Delivery is available in New York City, as well as in Westchester, Bergen, and Fairfield counties and the Hamptons for an additional fee.

Photo: Courtesy of Pinch Food Design

Make meal delivery easy and allow virtual guests to order from local eateries with a Postmates gift card. Also, consider creating a holiday Slack channel where employees can share photos of their meals.

Photo: Courtesy of Postmates

Send clients a CocktailGram from Pomp & Whimsy with a gift set ($35) that includes Pomp & Whimsy gin liqueur, a tea towel, a gold enamel coupe pin, and a recipe book. You can also complete a quiz about the recipient (for example, are they whimsical?) to determine the perfect libation. You’ll both receive a cocktail recipe and toast via email.

Photo: Courtesy of Pomp & Whimsy

Bill Hansen Catering offers a prix-fixe three-course menu ($39) that includes a choice of appetizer, entree, and homemade dessert. Plus, the catering company has partnered with Perrier-Jouët for a bubbly add-on: a full bottle ($60) or half bottle ($40) with two souvenir Champagne flutes. And for the Florida-based holiday partygoers: Delivery is available throughout Miami-Dade County.

Photo: Courtesy of Bill Hansen Catering

Hosting a winter outdoor party? Rent this propane patio heater from Party Rental Ltd. ($226) to keep guests warm and cozy; it’s available in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.

Photo: Courtesy of Party Rental Ltd.

Download a free and festive virtual background from Minted for a holiday party hosted via Zoom.

Photo: Courtesy of Minted


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