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Different offices have different styles. Some team members love a good after-hours happy hour while for others, a morning meeting with breakfast makes it easy to celebrate and still get home to the kids. No matter how you and your team like to celebrate, here’s how to put together a holiday menu for any time of day.

The Festive Morning Meeting:
Your meeting may not be Christmas morning, but you can still foster those good feelings. Let’s start with the beverages. A coffee and hot chocolate bar is a great way to offer fun holiday flavors for coffee drinkers and hot chocolate lovers alike. Be sure to have whipped cream, peppermint creamer and peppermint sticks, marshmallows and any o...

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All around the world, New Year’s is a day of tradition and time to break bread with loved ones. Different cultures celebrate in their own unique ways, but across all cultures, eating remains an important way to celebrate on New Year’s Day, and eating certain foods is known to bring good luck in the upcoming year. Below we’ve included some good luck staples with a fun twist making them perfect for your New Years’ menu.

Cold soba noodles with green mustard pesto and black-eyed peas
Long buckwheat noodles in many Asian countries are known to increase longevity - the only catch is that you can’t break them until they’re entirely in your mouth. In the African-Am...

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No office holiday party is complete without fun beverages for the team. Whether your employees are engaging in alcoholic drinks or they’re looking for a delicious mocktail to round out the evening, here’s how you can upgrade your drink offerings for the holidays.

Highlight Christmas Flavors
Sure, flavors like peppermint, cinnamon and cranberry are delicious any time of year, but there’s something about the holidays that makes them extra special. Make sure to offer up traditional drinks, but also highlight a few cocktails and mocktails featuring these holiday flavors. Also be sure to include a holiday favorite like spiked and unspiked eggnog or apple cider.

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An engagement party is a unique way to showcase your style before your wedding day. These parties have evolved into pre-wedding ceremonies leaving so much room for experimentation and creativity. Whether casual or chic, there are numerous ways to upgrade your engagement party while simultaneously evaluating your options for the big day.

Make Use of Potential Wedding Vendors
Make the most of your engagement party by hiring potential vendors and caterers. Try working with an event planner to help advise on the theme, decor and venue and a potential wedding caterer on the menu. By utilizing wedding vendors ahead of time, you can set yourself up for success when it comes to your big day.

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Corporate parties are a great way to get creative and inject some holiday spirit among employees and even get some networking in. These parties are also an opportunity to let your team know how much you valued and appreciated their hard work over the past year. Here are some fun and fresh activities that you could use to spice up the usual holiday party this year.

Mix Networking and Fun

Rent or Create Photo Booths:
With the world of Instagram, creating or renting a photo booth is a great way to attract and engage your employees. You can improvise on it by having a snowy backdrop with a string of fairy lights and Santa hats. Encourage your guests to take a picture with someone new in exchange f...

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Everyone looks forward to celebrating and blowing off some steam after a productive year. Throwing a killer holiday party is a perfect way to show your employees that you appreciate their hard work and it’s also an opportunity for employees to have fun and bond with each other. There are tons of ways to get a holiday party rolling that can be both enjoyable and memorable. Here’s what you can do to make the most of your celebration:

Atmosphere and Activities:
Food and drink are essential to throwing a great holiday party, but the atmosphere is also incredibly important. There’s nothing worse than forced fun or a party that feels like work. That’s why it’s importan...

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