Throwing a holiday party for your employees at the end of a productive year is a great way to show how much you appreciate them. A successful event requires careful planning of details such as event catering and venue selection, but this doesn't have to be a daunting task. Here are some tips on how to get everything ready for your end-of-the-year company festivities. 

A Guide to Planning Your Company's Holiday Event

1. Rent a Venue 

Hosting your holiday party at a banquet hall can ensure you have ample space to accommodate attendees. Restaurants may have private dining rooms that seat over 100 guests, and they provide elegant table settings and comfortable, cushioned seating that will lend an air of sophistication to your event. Perhaps the best part of throwing your party at a banquet hall or private dining room is not having to worry about setup or cleanup, since the restaurant staff will take care of this as part of the service. However, since banquet halls book up quickly during the holiday season, make your reservation at least a few months ahead of your desired party date to prevent potential scheduling issues. 

2. Look at Event Catering Menus

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Italian food is typically a crowd-pleaser, and Italian catering services include a variety of dining options for corporate events. For more casual parties, you might opt for small plates and hors d'oeuvres such as bruschetta, fried mozzarella, and calamari. Alternatively, you can have a multi-course sit-down dinner featuring classic entrees such as chicken marsala, veal parmigiana, and salmon picata. Event catering companies also offer half and full trays of dishes such as baked ziti, lasagna, and meatballs, which can more easily feed a large number of guests. Desserts such as tiramisu and cannoli cake give attendees something sweet to round out a deliciously satisfying meal. 

You might also choose to serve alcoholic beverages to allow guests to relax and unwind at the party. Event catering menus often include a selection of white, red, and blush wines along with cocktail specials, plus coffee or tea for people who don't drink alcohol. 

3. Book Live Entertainment 

Having live entertainment at your holiday party can provide background music for guests to enjoy while eating and mingling with other attendees. Banquet halls may provide live entertainment, so ask about musical acts available for your party when you book your venue. Consider having a pianist or jazz combo play quiet music that creates a relaxing ambiance and helps guests settle into the festivities. 


When you need an elegant venue and delicious food for a holiday party, get in touch with Capriccio Ristorante. Located in Pembroke Pines, FL, this Italian restaurant features a banquet hall and private dining room that accommodates up to 140 guests, and their event catering menu includes classic Italian hors d'oeuvres, entrees, and desserts. Call (954) 432-7001 to reserve space for your event, or visit the website to learn more about their delicious food and live entertainment.