Type of Function
Should we host a simple cocktail party or an inevitably more complicated sit-down Christmas Party dinner?
They each have their pros and cons, and we love the feeling that each type of event creates. A cocktail party is more relaxed, the food is less costly and a laid-back atmosphere. A sit-down dinner is more structured and formal.
So, which is best?
Cocktail parties are much easier to coordinate – there’s less food, often more menu choices (so there’s something for everyone to eat, including vegetarians and guests with allergies); and they’re very social.
A sit-down dinner may take more time to plan, however there’s something to be said about the formality and elegance. But don’t forget: a more formal meal calls for things like seating charts, cards, table numbers, complete place settings, and in general a lot more organizing.
It’s really about what works best for the size and environment of your workplace.