St. Patrick’s Day Perfect Holiday for Get Together with Friends and Family
Posted: Mar 20, 2014
St Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of St. Patrick, is a festival that is observed all over the world. It not only pays tribute to St. Patrick – who brought Christianity to Ireland -- but also all those with Irish descent. Whether you are celebrating the religious aspects of this holiday, your Irish ancestry or the ancestry of your friends and neighbors, food is always one of the staples for St. Patrick’s Day festivities.
St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect holiday for getting together with friends and family for good time and delicious eats. When celebrating in the middle of the week, it can be difficult to find the time to plan and prep the perfect get-together. You can make this holiday run smoother by finding a quality, affordable catering company to help plan and execute the menu. Since St. Patrick’s Day is more of a casual celebration, a casual catering company is a must when working within a certain budget. Order a variety of party platters to keep all of your guests full, or supplement your own cooking with a few appetizers or sides.
If you are on a tight budget, a potluck is a great way to share the expense. Many caterers have low minimum orders, such as Ingallina’s Box Lunch, who have a two box lunch - or one party platter - minimum, and offer free delivery in the Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles metro areas. They also usually have a few Irish options during the month of March. Will a caterer deliver a delicious platter to your office or home saves time and costs not much more than preparing something yourself.
Don’t forget your coworkers when planning this special day. Falling toward the end of a long winter, St. Patrick’s Day is a perfect time to break up the dreariness. Work meetings can use some brightening up with a scrumptious St. Patrick’s Day themed lunch. Sandwiches and salad are always a hit, or try some Irish specialties like corned beef. There are many options to choose from depending on budget and meeting size.
For early morning meetings, muffins and fruit are a cost effective choice. Add a cheese tray for some extra protein, or cookies to snack on throughout the day. There is no need for the excuse of a meeting in order to provide a few platters of protein or refreshing fruit to get employees through the mid-afternoon slump. A little pick-me-up toward the end of the day can greatly improve productivity.
Gift baskets are another great option for celebrating the Irish in us all. A basket of St Patrick’s Day cookies is a great way to thank coworkers and business associates for their time and assistance. Or send to all your friends and family to let them know you are thinking of them. A box of cookies also makes a great host or hostess gift when opting to attend another’s party.
Today’s casual catering company gives many options for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day that may not have been available in the years before. With a wide variety of platters, box lunches, and gift baskets, along with low minimums and large free delivery areas, the opportunities to celebrate this delightful day are endless.
Ingallina’s Box Lunch, who have a two box lunch - or one Party Platters
Ingallina’s Box Lunch is a high quality, Corporate Catering Company specializing in the needs of corporate offices.