How to Throw a Truly Memorable Party

book a partyWhether it’s your first time hosting or your hundredth, there is one thing for sure — when you book a party, you want it to go down in history. Parties are a chance to celebrate, to honor a person and their achievements, to create memories, and to punctuate our lives with joyous merrymaking that isn’t necessarily dependent on a holiday.

But party planning is a lot of work, and it can be taxing just putting together the basics, let alone going the extra mile. That is, after all, why party planning has its own industry and industry experts. But even if you do hire a party planner, you still need to make a lot of the decisions yourself. Here are some of the main considerations that will ensure a truly memorable celebration:

Pick an Amazing Venue

Party venues have a big impact on how the party actually goes, from playing a role in the “flow” of your guests to getting their attention. Make sure to take into consideration how many guests you are having and what their demographics are (will you be entertaining many children or elderly folk? Does everyone work in the same industry or not?). Of course, the venue should also be appropriate to the type of event you are having. For instance, 35% of Hudson Valley weddings were outdoor affairs, as is common with weddings in particular. Consider places like golf courses, country clubs, libraries, and notable office buildings as possible locations.

Theme It

One great way to get your guests into the party mood is by picking a fun theme and encouraging costumes. Themes open up worlds of possibilities and creativity for both you, the party host, and your guests. Use this as an opportunity to provide amazing party favors and creative appetizers and drinks. An added bonus is that your party and its documentation will be instantly recognizable.

Help People Document It

In this age of social media, you know that pictures and video of your event will be going up pretty much immediately after, if not during, the party itself. Set yourself up for success by providing photo booths, backdrops, and props for your guests. You can even invent a specific hashtag to help people find pictures of your party easily!

Thinking about how to book a party? Set yourself up for success by picking a great party venue and theme, and the night will be unforgettable!

Brunches With Santa Are Back! Remember To Make Reservations Before Its Too Late

Christmas table setting with festive decorations close up
Christmas table setting with festive decorations close up

Talk to the pros, and they’ll tell you that the odds of hitting two holes-in-one the next time you play golf are 67 million to one, against. Talk to the brunch pros, on the other hand, and they’ll tell you the odds of enjoying brunch are, well, pretty darn great.

That’s because in these politically charged times there are still a few things that can bring us together as a nation. And one of those things is a festive holiday brunch.

The Best Brunch Wilmington Delaware Has Ever Tasted…
We don’t just pride ourselves on having world class golf club events, we’re also proud to offer the best brunch in Wilmington DE that anyone has ever tasted; the brunch people of all ages drool thinking about all year long. And already we’re gearing up for one of our favorite annual traditions — Brunch With Santa Claus!

Brunch began in England, and sadly it took about 30 years for it to catch on here in the U.S. But once it caught on it quickly became a favorite tradition. Whether you like all-American breakfast classics like pancakes, omelettes, and bacon, or the ethnic-inspired breakfast fare that became a major trend on restaurant menus in 2015 (things like chorizo scrambled eggs or coconut milk flapjacks), brunch truly does have something for everyone.

Best of all, more and more golf associations like ours are now offering festive holiday brunches. New Year’s Day, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving brunch, and brunches with Santa are a few family favorites, but we never miss an opportunity to host another festive holiday brunch.

Not only is it a perfect excuse to gather with your family and tuck into all your favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desert dishes; it’s also a fun family tradition. So if you’re looking to make new holiday memories and start a new Christmas tradition, then RSVP your seat at the table for a Brunch With Santa near you!

It feels good to be named as the best brunch in Wilmington Delaware, but it feels even better to be a part of our neighbor’s family traditions. Just remember, no matter where you live or which holidays you celebrate, these yuletide celebrations tend to get booked fast. So if you want to find a brunch restaurant for the holidays, make sure to get your reservation in as soon as you hear that first Christmas song play on the radio.

It’s Almost Time! Brunches With Santa Claus Are Back Christmas 2015

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The English language is notoriously hard to learn. Not only is the grammar nonsensical, but pronunciations are totally random. But there’s really one special trait that sets American English apart from the rest: we have more words, by far, than any other language.

Brunch. Christmas. Buffet. Santa Claus.

There might be happier words in the English language, but probably not very many. And when you combine them, the result is one of the most wonderful phrases of the year — Brunch With Santa Claus!

Yes, it’s almost that time of year, when two beloved American traditions are magically combined for one glorious event. On special Sundays in December, the all you can eat Sunday brunch buffet is combined with jolly old St. Nick, fused together with the magical adhesive properties of good ol’ fashioned American Holiday spirit. Moms and dads can indulge in the amazing buffet, while kids can indulge in the holiday excitement by meeting Santa.

Brunches were imported to the American cultural tradition from England almost 100 years ago, but it’s only in recent years that brunch has become a staple of American traditions. Brides now spend an average of $457 for morning after wedding brunch buffets. That’s not much compared to the average $28,385 wedding budget, but it is a lot for breakfast (even if you are getting breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the price of one). Meanwhile, Holiday brunches have become part of Easter, Mother’s Day, and even Valentine’s Day celebrations.

Coming Soon: Brunch With Santa Claus!

So this Christmas, discover the culinary magic of brunches with Santa. Combine your love of brunch with your love of the Christmas spirit. Treat yourself to all your favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert items in one fantastic meal. Your whole family will love it, because the best Sunday brunch buffets have a little (or a lot) of something for everyone. Kids menu items feature all your young one’s favorites, while adults have been known to get lost at the dessert station on their way to the carved meat station.

And did we mention Santa Claus will be there? For Christmas 2015, come discover why Brunch with Santa is fast becoming an annual holiday tradition for Americans of all ages.

Four Things You Can Expect When You Have Brunch With Santa

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The holidays are a time for family gatherings, events, and meals, and having brunch with Santa combines all three of them. These events usually coincide with a venue’s typical Sunday brunch buffet or are scheduled as a special holiday event. Though brunches with Santa may vary from venue to venue, here are a few things you can expect from the experience.

1. The Santa Experience
Since Santa, of course, will be attending the brunch, you can expect to get that quintessential visit with Santa experience. He’ll be there, decked out in his red suit ready to hand out candy and hear all about the kids’ Christmas wish lists. There are also usually pictures with Santa and any of his elves — if they aren’t too busy building toys of course.

2. A Holiday-Themed Atmosphere
Another thing you can expect from having brunch with Santa is a holiday-themed atmosphere. It’s not uncommon for the brunch venue to decorate for the holidays, complete with a tree, lights, and other festive decor. Brunch dishes and drinks might also have a holiday theme, and some venues play traditional Christmas music to complete the experience.

3. A Family-Friendly Buffet Menu
What’s probably most appealing about brunch to begin with is the menu, but for brunches with Santa you’ll be sure to find something for the whole family. Half breakfast, half lunch, brunches typically feature traditional breakfast dishes like eggs and bacon, but also have lunch favorites like hamburgers. Since these events are usually centered around the kids, you’ll find kid-friendly dishes like macaroni and cheese as well as items for the adults like raw seafood and cocktails.

4. To Give Back
The holidays are a time for giving, and not just to those you know. Another thing you can expect from having brunch with Santa is the opportunity to give back in the holiday spirit. Many brunch venues run some sort of drive for charity. In some cases it might be a toy drive to benefit a cause like Toys for Tots or a non-perishable food drive for a local food pantry.

Since these events usually take place on select Sundays in December, it’s worth calling ahead to the venue to make a reservation to ensure that your family gets a place at the table.