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Building Holiday Party Atmosphere

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If hosting holiday parties doesn’t come naturally to you, but you find yourself in the host role this year—don’t despair! Aside from the food and drinks, one surefire way to impress your guests is to create atmosphere. With the help of a few tips and tricks, your party will create lasting memories for years to come.


  • Lighting
    Bright fluorescent lighting doesn’t do anyone any favors. If all your overhead lighting is too luminous, try turning on fewer lights, and supplementing with lamps. The beauty of the holiday season is the amount of alternative lighting easily available—try Christmas tree lights lining the tables, or play Netflix’s ‘Yule Log’ video on a large TV. A fake fireplace is still strangely atmospheric!
  • Playlist
    Some holiday songs are just plain depressing! When your playlist isn’t on point, your guests have less fun. Try some upbeat holiday tunes, and the mood will shift. Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ is a good place to start.
  • Theme
    Holiday parties come with a simple theme – holidays! Whichever holiday you celebrate, you’ve got red, green, gold, silver, and blue options at your fingertips. Will your party be whimsical or classic? Decide, and stick with the theme.
  • Setup
    Be mindful about where you put seating. Too many seats cause guests to sit and restrict mingling, just as seats too far apart will usually cause people to stick with those they know. Think about ways to have everyone mixing and mingling.


Your holiday season is likely full of parties – some of which you may be hosting. The beauty of hiring a catering company like ours is that you can enjoy the party with your guests, without so much as lifting a finger. If you’re seeking corporate catering in Mountain View (94043), general catering services in Palo Alto (94306), or any kind of private event Catering in the San Francisco Bay Area, call us today on (650) 961-3300.