We’re already into the fall, and the holiday season will be here before we know it! One of the best parts of preparing for the holidays is attending festive parties. If you’re like most people and get invited to a bunch of events over the holiday season, there’s only so many times you can attend the same traditional party over and over again. Give your guests something to talk about and make your party stand out with these unique holiday themes:
Old Hollywood Movies:
Picture classics like Miracle on 34th Street, It’s a Wonderful Life and Babes in Toyland to get your guests in the festive holiday spirit. Keep your decor black and white to match the feel of the films and serve traditional cocktails like gin and martinis. Depending on how elaborate your party is, you may want to stream these classic movies on screens around the event and stick to music from the 20s, 30s and 40s to keep things authentic.
Holidays at the Lodge:
Transport your guests to a cozy ski lodge to celebrate the holidays. Decorate your space with rustic elements like pine trees, pine cones and candles with hints of white and green. Fill the menu with comfort food options like meat and potatoes and don’t forget the classic cabin dessert favorite–s’mores! Your guests will have a blast making their own over mini fires. Set up a hot cocoa bar to appeal to all guests, and include some alcoholic options like Baileys and rum to spice things up for the adults.
Throwing a “Blue Christmas” or blue holiday party is a great way to stand out from the usual sea of red, green and white holiday parties. It goes without saying, but keep the decor all shades of blue with blue tablecloths, centerpieces, balloons and tableware. Blue cookies, cakes and candy will satisfy your guest’s sweet tooth and add to the theme as well. Serve up signature blue cocktails like Mai Tais and Blue Lemonade. If you want to pay an homage to the Blue Christmas theme, keep Elvis songs on rotation in the background!
If you’re looking to throw a unique holiday event to impress your guests, let the Italian Center Banquets help. Our three banquet rooms can be set up to accommodate any theme. Book your holiday party by October 31 and save 10%. To schedule your event with us, give us a call at 203-322-6950 or visit our website to learn more about the services we offer.