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Planning Guide for the Best Office Holiday Party

The holiday season is upon us, and Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant is THE place for holiday parties! Whether it’s a casual office holiday mixer or big end-of-the-year holiday party extravaganza we’ve got options for large groups events and catering. If you’re hosting an intimate gathering with friends and colleagues showing off your best ugly sweater, we have options for small groups as well.

Bertucci’s Is The Answer For All Your Office Holiday Party Planning Needs

Holiday parties are a great way for companies to show appreciation for its employees and allow time for colleagues to mingle outside of work hours. Celebrate the holiday season with your coworkers over a festive holiday lunch or big bash after work. Whatever your preference and budget, Bertucci’s is the answer for all your office holiday party planning needs. it’s easy to book holiday parties at Bertucci’s. Our semi private and private event dining rooms are perfect for holiday celebrations of all sizes. Simply visit our GROUP DINING page to view our menus and book your office holiday party easily online. If you have questions or need help with deciding on a menu, speak with one of our holiday event planners at 877 228-9912 and they’ll organize your event in a flash. Our goal is for you to enjoy the party with the rest of your guests! How’s that for a Happy Holiday?

Office Holiday Party Catering

Plan the best office holiday party with a delicious catering menu from everyone’s favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant, Bertucci’s! Call us today to start planning your special menu. The earlier we start working together, the easier it will be to make sure that we can cater your event at your chosen date and time and have plenty of opportunities to discuss any special needs or concerns you may have. Whether you know exactly what you want to offer your guests or you need a little help setting up your menu, Bertucci’s is here to help and we’ll make sure that
no one will leave the party hungry.

 

Bertucci’s will bring the party to your office with our Classic Italian Catering Packages available to order by the half pan or full pan. From appetizers to oven baked pastas, signature entrees, our famous pizzas, and desserts, there is something for everyone to love! We make it easy to accommodate guests with vegetarian or gluten sensitive dietary preferences. It’s not a holiday party without dessert, so don’t forget to add a mixed dessert tray, tiramisu, or our crowd-pleasing mini cannolis.

 

With Bertucci’s Italian Catering, you don’t have to worry about a thing! We even provide you with plastic plates, utensils, and napkins with every order so nothing will stand between your guests and our freshly prepared offerings. Just let us know you need these items at the time you place your catering order.

 

If you’re in charge of organizing this year’s office holiday party, don’t miss our tips below to get started planning the best holiday party your company has ever had.

Holiday Group Dining Menus

We make spirits bright with our group dining menus for groups of 20 or more during the holiday season. We offer packages that include kid-friendly pizza meals and crowd-pleasing baked pastas and entrees. It’s easy to book your holiday party online and our event planners are happy to answer any group holiday menu questions

Intimate Holiday Party With Friends and Colleagues

What is the holiday season without secret Santas, ugly sweater parties, and catching up with friends and colleagues over a glass of holiday cheer? A Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant near you is a great place to host your holiday gatherings, but if you prefer to host at home or the office, simply order our Italian Catering for delivery or pick up. Leave the cooking and cleaning to us this holiday season. How many holiday parties have you been stuck cooking and restocking the food and drinks? It’s so easy with Bertucci’s, you’ll wonder why you ever stressed out over your holiday party preparations.

Tips for Stress-Free Planning for All Your Holiday Parties

There are a million things to do this time of year and now you need to pull together a last minute holiday party for the office or at home? Don’t worry! Here are a few tips to help you host holiday parties like a pro.

1. Decide on your Holiday Party Budget

First things first, figure out the budget you are working with for the event. This will determine your event venue, menu, decor, gifts, entertainment, etc. Don’t start planning anything until you have an idea of how much money you have to spend for your holiday party. At Bertucci’s we work with you to determine a menu to fit your budget, and the best part is the event venue is included!

2. Set The Date

Decide when the holiday party will take place. It seems pretty obvious but this is key as everything else will be planned around this date. The holidays are a busy time of year for everyone and some dates will be much busier than others. Often a day during the week is much more convenient for your guests as well as offering better availability for event venues reservations.

3. Determine The Guest List

Knowing how many guests will be invited will be important to choose the size of your event venue and identify your budget per person. You don’t need a final guest count at first but you should have a ballpark range of how many guests are involved. Will you be inviting all employees to one event or hosting multiple holiday parties by department? Are spouses, families or plus ones invited? After you have received back your RSVPs you will be able to provide a final head count to your caterer or event venue and any other relevant vendors. Bertucci’s accommodates groups of all sizes in our semi-private and private dining rooms.

4. Reserve Your Holiday Event Venue

The location for your holiday celebration is very important. If you’re hosting your holiday parties at the office, determine where exactly and be sure to reserve the space. When it comes to planning a Christmas or Holiday party, the earlier you start the better as event venues can fill up fast around the holidays. Call Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant at 877-228-9912 or easily book your event or order catering online.

5. Send Out Your Holiday Party Invite

As soon as you know the date and exact location of the party, it’s time to send “Save the Date” cards or emails to your office team. Notifying everyone as soon as possible will ensure the best turn out during the busy time of the year. After you’ve made reservations, make sure to communicate the party details to employees in advance. The holiday season can be busy, so if possible, give your employees at least a month’s notice of when the event will be, where it will be hosted, and what you will be doing. Then send out more formal invites about two weeks before the event.

6. Don’t Forget To Ask Event Attendees for Dietary Restrictions

Making plans in advance to accommodate holiday party guests’ dietary restrictions and any food allergies is very important. Ask for this information when you send out your holiday invitations and inform your caterer or event venue when selecting your menu and prior to the event date. At Bertucci’s we are happy to accommodate guests with vegetarian or gluten sensitive dietary preferences.

7. Plan Your Menu

Everyone loves classic Italian food! You can make food the main event at your party regardless of your budget. Keep in mind when booking event venues, that you may also need to arrange for holiday catering. Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant offers the convenience of event venue and catering all in one! We can customize your group holiday menu or you can choose from one of our affordable packages. Beverage packages are also available in select locations. View Bertucci’s Event Menus and Catering Menu Packages.

8. Set the Event Agenda

Determine if your event will have a structured agenda to allow for end of year presentations and awards or if it will be a more casual event on a flow. This will allow you to determine how long your event will be. Don’t forget to allow at least 15 minutes for guests to arrive before you are seated or begin serving food, especially if you are hosting your holiday parties at an event venue. Having a welcome cocktail or reception is a great way to get the party started and still allow for guests who experience traffic delays common of this time of year. 

9. Don’t Forget The Gifts

Show your employees how much you appreciate them by giving them a gift off their wish list. There are many ways you can approach gift-giving, but here’s one option: Gift Cards to their favorite Italian Restaurant. Bertucci’s Gift Cards make great holiday gifts. Everyone loves great Italian food! 

Are you ready to be the MVP of the office by planning the best office holiday party? Book Your Holiday Parties at Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant today! Call us at 877-228-9912 or complete this form to get started!