Create Beautiful Holiday Memories

Call Today: 203-798-7414

Juste Hors D'Oeuvres is a Thumbtack Top Pro   thumbtack top pro


Tips, news, and more to help make sure your event goes off without a hitch.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Create Beautiful Holiday Memories

Happy Hanukkah and Ho, Ho, Ho! The tips I shared for Thanksgiving dinner are applicable for December as well.

Think About Christmas and Hanukkah

  • Get invitations out early and and ask about food allergies.
  • Create a timeline of things to do for the day of the event.
  • Think about the table setting.
  • Don't forget beverages, glassware, and ice.

hand writing plan

christmas table setting silver

Here are a few more ideas:

Invite the guests at least a month in advance. If there are going to be young children, be sure to make accommodations for their seating/food. Ask guests if there are any food allergies/sensitivities to be concerned about.

Create a day-of timeline two weeks before the big day. Determine all the activities that will lead up to your meal and organize them in time order. Items you will do well ahead, items that can only be done a few days ahead (buying those fresh veggies for one,) and those that must be done the day of. Remember, if you are serving a frozen turkey, follow the defrosting guidelines. They will take a few days to be ready to cook.

What do I want the table to look like? There are endless ideas on one of my favorite sites, Pinterest. Weeks in advance start searching for the ideas that work for you. Then start perusing the stores for the items you will need to create your tablescape. Items sell out early and quickly.

What will we be drinking? What glassware and how many do we need for those drinks? Will I have enough ice? Is there room in the freezer for the items I will prepare in advance? Do we have enough seating and table space? A few of the all-important questions to answer well in advance so that in the event rentals or borrowing are needed, you have plenty of time to make it happen.

Read 1038 times

Full-Service Caterering For All of Your Events!


  • "We Are Extremely Happy."

    "The staff was exceptionally efficient and also so kind and helpful throughout the whole event. We thank Marylyn and her staff for the incredibly delicious offerings at our vow renewal. All of the guests commented on how wonderful the food was. We are extremely happy! Thank you Marylyn and staff!"

    - Kelliann and Anthony Festa - Branford, CT | January 2016

    Read More Testimonials

  • "Everyone Raved About The Food."

    "I wanted to thank you again for an extraordinary job last evening. Everyone raved about the food! You demonstrated such care and flexibility in the help you gave me in making this a wonderful birthday event!"

    - Christina and Christian Balotescu - Weston, CT | December, 2012

    Read More Testimonials

  • "Food, Drinks and Deserts Were Delicious."

    "This was our first time hosting an event. I was so nervous. Turns out, I had absolutely no reason to be! You and your wonderful staff took care of everything. Everyone had such a great time. Food, drinks and deserts were delicious. You made our cocktail party a hit. Everyone wants to know when we are having another one. I told them next year! Can’t wait to work with you again! Thanks again!"

    - Margaret O’Connell - Mahopac, NY | December, 2015

    Read More Testimonials

Areas We Serve

We offer catering services in the following areas:
  • New York City

  • Manhattan

  • Brookyln

  • Queens

  • The Bronx

  • Staten Island

  • Long Island

  • White Plains

  • Westchester County

  • Rockland County

  • Putnam County

  • Dutchess County

  • Columbia County

  • Fairfield County

  • Connecticut

  • New Jersey



Careful thought and attention to detail are essential to planning your next successful event.

Read more

Secure Website

secure ssl encryption
Any information sent through this website is encrypted and secure.

Awards & Certifications

weddingwire couples choice 2023
weddingwire couples choice 2022
weddingwire couples choice 2021
weddingwire couples choice 2020
the knot 2023
Thumbtack Top Pro 2019
Thumbtack Top Pro 2019
Thumbtack Top Pro 2017
Thumbtack's Best of 2016
weddingwire rated
nrfsp logo

THANK YOU so much for your business and your feedback!