Buca Hosts Bridal Showers in a Big Way
So you’re getting married – congratulations! This is such an exciting time, but we also understand it can be a little bit stressful with wedding preparations and parties to attend. Well, take a deep breath and let your best girlfriends (and Buca) throw you a big, fun-filled bridal shower. It’s your time to relax and shine!
If you haven’t figured it out already, Italians are known for doing everything big— big parties, big families and big meals. No matter what the event, food and drink are always the main attraction. That’s why Buca has embraced this wonderful tradition, capturing Italy’s love for celebration in its décor and menu, so you can enjoy an authentic experience without leaving your hometown.
This Thanksgiving Buca di Beppo alleviates the pressure of preparing the perfect meal by offering a feast to feed up to 20 guests starting at just $150.
Whether a Thanksgiving dinner with family, or a meal to power you up for Black Friday, Buca’s seasonal To-Go special includes classic Thanksgiving items with Italian twist such as:
• Turkey & Gravy
• Spicy Italian Sausage Stuffing
• Garlic Mashed Potatoes
• Green Beans
• Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
Buca’s regular menu items including sides, pastas and desserts can be added to customize the perfect meal and are all available in both half pans that serve up to 10 or full pans that serve up to 20. All To-Go orders must be placed by 8 p.m. on Monday November 25.
To get out of the house and avoid the kitchen mess, Buca di Beppo locations will be open on Thanksgiving at 11:00 a.m. Serving up the traditional tastes of Thanksgiving, two Buca-sized Turkey Feasts for up to six people will be offered, priced from $49.95. In addition to everything in the To-Go meal specials, the dine-in option also includes mini chocolate chip cannolis for dessert.
A friend’s soon-to-be-here baby is such a happy excuse for the girls to get together! And all it really takes to host a successful baby shower party is a little planning, yummy food and a cozy baby shower venue.
At Buca di Beppo, we consider ourselves the baby shower specialists! Our party planners know all about baby shower favorites when it comes to gifts, food, games and themes -- and they’re happy to share! With our fun assortment of private and semi-private dining rooms, we’re one of the best places for a baby shower ever. To help you host a baby shower to remember, here are a few tips from our pros.
Two months before the baby shower …
Make a baby shower guest list and run it past the mom-to-be. She’ll probably need to add and subtract to keep everybody happy. Then set the date for sometime during her last trimester. Try not to wait too late, because baby might come before the baby shower – or even crash it. Finally, let Mom help you decide from several locations to have a baby shower.
So you want to throw a big bash where friends and family have a great time. Where even YOU, as host or hostess, have a great time. With a little event planning, clever thinking and some delegating, you can pull off an epic theme party with aplomb, have a blast and look great doing it!
First of all, put together a guest list. If you’re planning an event for a large gathering, invite 20 percent more people than you want to attend. For one reason or another, only 70 to 80 percent of invitees will make an appearance.
Once you decide who to invite, choose a party theme for your special event. Maybe it’s a favorite football team, the holiday that’s in season, or a murder mystery theme. Whatever works for your crowd, party themes help you brainstorm for all kinds of party ideas and will help you design invitations and decorations, choose a menu and set the mood. Maybe a carefully selected movie projected onto a wall can provide a backdrop; or a few inflatable palm trees and pirate flags might bring beaches to mind. Add appropriate music and you’ve set the scene!
The holidays are a perfect time to lighten up and share fun with co-workers, but in the current financial climate many businesses are looking to save on entertainment expenses. What’s an easy way to cut company party costs? Have a holiday luncheon instead of a company dinner.
Ring in this year’s holidays with your office family under budget by bringing them fabulous food, enthusiastic good cheer and a long lunch from Buca di Beppo. Whether your office party is onsite or at one of our festive restaurants with private rooms, Buca is your go to resource for to go menus AND eat-in delights.
Takeout that takes the cake!
Buca’s to go menu offers a diverse selection of yummy foods perfect for your holiday office party. In addition to Italian favorites, Buca pulls out all the stops to bring you and your colleagues special seasonal dishes, such as roast turkey breast, whole-berry cranberry sauce and to-die-for desserts. And these tasty treats are available for your office Christmas party in affordable, extra large pans to go, each of which feeds up to 20 hungry worker bees.
Your employees, colleagues, customers and clients have gone the distance with you all year. After working so hard, it’s a good idea to have some fun together too -- just to balance things out. And, to make sure everyone understands you’ve got a party in mind, that you aren’t planning to sneak work into the event, it’s vital that your office party NOT occur at the office.
Does the idea of finding banquet facilities or a reception hall leave you feeling decidedly unfestive?
Is it impossible for you to see “fun” through the confusing haze of corporate events planning, banquet food and bills, bills, bills? It doesn’t have to be difficult or terribly expensive. Just find a good restaurant with private rooms and competitive rates, and let its experienced event planners, chefs and staff worry about the details. Then you can focus on thanking co-workers and clients, coming up with fun team building activities and just having a great time.
And where can you find this magical restaurant that’s perfect for any office party?
My favorite holiday reception hall is Buca di Beppo. It’s well known as one of the best conference venues for businesses year ‘round, and every Buca restaurant ramps up for a really happy holiday season. They have a delicious banquet menu for groups of 20 or more, and their regular menu is super too. For the holidays, their creative chefs addseasonal specialties of traditional favorites with a delicious Italian twist.
‘Tis the season to let others know you care. You’re certain to remember loved ones this holiday, but what about those important people who help you earn your livelihood? You don’t want to forget your colleagues, partners, clients and customers ― the folks who’ve made 2011 good and can make 2012 even better.
Taking them out for a holiday office party is a tried-and-true team building activity that lets the professionals in your life know they’re important to you. But you don’t want to serve up the same old same old. Invite them to Buca di Beppo for an unforgettable company dinner where they’ll enjoy incredible food, fun and festive surroundings, and award-winning service.
Every Buca restaurant offers an assortment of banquet rooms, meeting spaces, and party rooms, as well as experienced party planners with oodles of holiday office party ideas to make banquet planning a snap. If you’ll be hosting more than 20 people, select delightful dishes from our diverse banquet menus, where you’ll find everything from bruschetta to fettuccini alfredo to chicken cannelloni to veal parmigiana to canolli to ...
Caterers are predicting a busy holiday party season this year, so if you’re the designated party planner at your office, please keep this in mind: You cannot book your company party too early! For one thing, booking before the rush gives you a lot more time-and-place options. Banquet halls, party rooms in restaurants and all types of meeting locations make reservations for holiday parties up to a year ahead. And this time of year, good banquet facilities are receiving new reservations daily. Another reason it’s a good idea to stake your claim is that it enables you to let your guests know what date to save for the corporate party. It helps them with their own plans.
Be sure to choose a banquet venue that knows how to throw a great party!
Buca di Beppo is designed around a series of festive banquet rooms of varying dimensions, which makes it a great place for an office party of nearly any size. We’re booking rooms for the upcoming holiday season now, so don’t wait to make your reservation. Call orcontact us online to get the ball rolling, and we’ll help you take it from there. Whether you’re planning a small employee-only luncheon or a big evening bash that includes spouses and/or clients, Buca has the experience, delicious, diverse menus and banquet facilities to handle it. And, this will make you and your CFO happy: There’s no banquet room fee!
If the thought of organizing another company party leaves you feeling ho-ho-hum, it’s time to freshen up your game plan. Here are some tips and ideas from the banquet planning experts at Buca di Beppo.
Tap Co-Workers for Office Party Ideas
Ask the social butterflies on your staff to join you on a company party committee. They can help choose a fun party or banquet location, theme and menu. Enthusiastic personalities will sometimes take a lot of the work and responsibility off your shoulders. Plus, by sharing the preparations, you reduce grumbling and second-guessing.
Conference Rooms Don’t Make the Best Banquet Halls
If your corporate parties usually look more like business meetings, employees may have a hard time getting into the holiday spirit. Consider more festive sites, where guests won’t be surrounded by equipment, cubicles, merchandise and piles of work. If you’re adventurous, consider non-traditional venues such as museums, parks and ice-skating rinks. Or what about chartering a bus one evening to look at Christmas lights?
Keep your holiday celebrations ho-ho-ho happy this season!
Funny how friends and family pop up around the holidays. People visit from out of town, the other side of town and even from just down the street, and spending time with them is part of what makes the season special. This year, you can make your holidays with the family and friends even more memorable by finding fun activities to share.
Plan holidays for families and friends around fun and food!
What you do depends on the group you’ve gotten together. Girlfriends will love a shop-‘til-you-drop party. Locate some interesting places purveying crafts, antiques or specialty items. Split up to shop, then meet for lunch at a festive restaurant. (We usually choose Buca di Beppo. More on why in a minute!) The crowd will have a blast sharing and comparing finds and enjoying light holiday meals together.