Holiday Event Inspiration with The Catered Affair

Revel in Magic

The holiday season is fast approaching, and it’s time to start planning unforgettable gatherings with family, friends, and colleagues. If you want to make this year’s holiday event truly special, you’re in the right place, as The Catered Affair is here to help create moments filled with enthusiasm, brilliance, and the unexpected.

Holiday Event Inspiration with The Catered Affair

At The Catered Affair, we believe in the magic of the holiday season by transforming every celebration into an extraordinary experience, blending exceptional New England catering services with inspired event production. This year, we’re going bold and reimagining what a holiday party can be.

While the classics are beloved for a reason, it’s time to think outside the box. One of the ways we’re doing that is by exploring alternative color schemes that bring an exciting twist to winter celebrations. Picture vibrant and lively color palettes that infuse your catered holiday party with radiance and sparkle.

Cheerful Citrus 

Warm up your winter gatherings with vibrant citrus tones like orange, red grapefruit, green lime, yellow lemon, tangerine, and kumquat, instantly infusing your event with Vitamin D vibes. Building your décor around this bright and cheerful color palette is the key to a sophisticated holiday party. Balance these vibrant hues with elegant elements like sleek embellishments, and opt for a stylish venue with natural light or specialty-colored lighting to set the mood. Mix citrus-colored linens, tableware, and floral arrangements to create an upscale ambiance and enhance the atmosphere with live jazz music for an added touch of refinement. These ideas will help you create an extraordinary winter event, bringing sunshine to your chilly New England celebration.

Holiday Event Inspiration with The Catered Affair

Jewel Tones

Jewel tones inspired by precious gems like emerald green, sapphire blue, ruby red, amethyst purple, topaz yellow, and deep turquoise highlight 2023’s event design trends, infusing vibrancy and luxury into celebrations. Create a cohesive aesthetic by complementing one dominant hue with accents. Incorporate metallic touches like gold, silver, or copper to add a radiant shine to table settings, bars, and seating. Mix and match candles of various shapes for an elegant ambiance. Jewel-tone textiles, including velvet, silk, satin, brocade, and chenille, paired with metallic threads, sequins, beads, and crystals, create visually stunning decor. Dramatic lighting and live sultry music further immerse guests in a luxurious atmosphere. Explore culinary, dessert, and craft cocktail inspirations aligned with this trend to make your event unforgettable.

jewel tone decor Holiday Event Inspiration with The Catered Affair

Wintry Whites

A wintry white design theme exudes timeless elegance and sophistication. Variations of a single hue, like ivory, eggshell, and alabaster, paired with deep evergreen accents, create a visually pleasing effect. Specialty lighting highlights these classic winter whites, while natural and textured elements such as evergreen, birch, and pine add depth and charm. Crystal or mercury vases housing gorgeous white floral arrangements bring sparkle and sophistication to the party. To complete the look, opt for white furniture with faux fur pillows, creating inviting conversational vignettes that prevent the all-white design from appearing flat. Add a touch of luxury with metallic accents in silver or gold. With these ideas, your winter party will be a captivating soiree, effortlessly combining elegance and contemporary style.

Holiday Catering with The Catered Affair 

Explore our abundant catering menu and design inspiration to elevate your holiday party. Discover inspired cocktail parties that offer social revelry and culinary exploration. Indulge in endless offerings, including hand-crafted hors d’oeuvres, small plates, and food stations. Check out our newly released Holiday Collections to experience the season’s magic with The Catered Affair.

Holiday Menu Inspiration

Hors d’oeuvres Highlights:

  • Sweet Potato-Currant-Quinoa Cakes with spiced apple chutney (vegan)
  • Brie, Pear + Almond Phyllo Flowers with truffle honey + sea salt
  • Blue Cheese Popovers with Beef and horseradish cream
  • Thai Shrimp Meatball with red curry, coconut, and Thai basil
  • Hamachi Sashimi with yuzu, ponzu + kumquat
  • Blue Cheese Popovers with Beef + horseradish cream

Small Plate Station Highlights:

  • Toasted Farro Risotto with seared maitake mushrooms, roasted butternut squash, and gorgonzola fondue
  • Murgh Makhani (Indian butter chicken) with basmati rice and cilantro
  • Chianti-Braised Beef Short Rib with parsnip purée and orange-horseradish gremolata
  • Seared Diver Scallops with cauliflower purée and mustard cress-black truffle vinaigrette

Chef Mark’s Butcher Block:

  • Herb-Crusted Beef Tenderloin
  • Orange-Brined Turkey Breast
  • Housemade truffle ships
  • Assorted sauces, chutneys, and gravy
  • Brioche and lemon buttercrust rolls

Dessert Delights:

  • Petite Chocolate Peppermint Cakes
  • French Macarons
  • Pavlova with Raspberries
  • Cheesecake Lollipops
  • And more delectable options

Let Us Handle the Details

With The Catered Affair, you can elevate your holiday gathering with an array of exquisite dishes and desserts that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Planning a holiday event can be overwhelming, but The Catered Affair is here to take the guesswork out. From concept to execution, we’ll ensure every aspect of your event is meticulously planned and flawlessly executed, allowing you to relax and enjoy the festivities with your guests.

Let’s break away from convention this holiday season and create an experience that leaves a lasting impression. Join us as we explore the world of vibrant color palettes, unique holiday settings, and unforgettable moments with The Catered Affair. Get ready to be inspired!

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