Your team is together nearly every day on the field, court or track, in the pool, gym or locker room. But you can help them bond even more by holding team fun events in a different venue. To have fun together, all your athletes need is a casual sports party. You probably already throw a couple of sports banquets each year, but how about an informal team party where everybody can relax and just have a good time?
Formal sports banquet or casual convo, Buca di Beppo is perfect for team celebrations.
Whether you and the boosters are setting up the end-of-season championship party and awards ceremony or just want your team to have some relaxing down time, Buca di Beppo is a great place for your athletes to sit down and enjoy each other’s company. Every Buca is set up around a series of private and semi-private dining rooms. The staff is well coached in handling the crush of a big team party – Buca’s award-winning servers have a reputation for going the distance.
Plus Buca’s delicious food is perfect for any sports party.
Meatballs the size of baseballs! Pasta chock full of buca-hydrates! Stadium-sized servings! Buca’s food meets your athletes’ appetites head on and fills their bellies while satisfying the pickiest palates. Buca’s hand-tossed pizzas are a sure bet for any team party, Little League to pro. The pasta is sublime, rich with perfectly seasoned sauces and creamy cheeses. Choose an exquisitely assembled main dish to be the star player on any buffet or menu, and you won’t be disappointed. Then let your team celebrations finish with a dessert that more than pays for its calories with the sweet taste of culinary success.
Having a baby boomlet at your office? That means lots of baby shower parties too.
Is it something in the coffee? Or are your co-workers simply very prolific – at work and at home? Whatever it is, they’re reproducing like rabbits, and you’re on your third or fourth baby shower party. You’re running out of baby shower ideas but want to make each expectant co-worker feel special. Time to find an easy way to throw a fun office party – whether it be for a baby shower, promotion, holiday or just a brief office getaway.
Make a reservation at a great group restaurant like Buca di Beppo.
It’s really that simple. Just call or go online to reserve a room for your group dinner or luncheon. Your local Buca consists of a series of private and semi-private dining rooms of different sizes, each with an amusing theme. For example, every Buca has a Pope room decorated with a bust of the current pope and lots and lots of cherubs – nothing like flying babies to set the mood for the perfect baby shower office party! Each Buca also has a kitchen table for smaller groups. Yes, it’s actually in Buca’s kitchen, making it just right for celebrating someone with a bun in the oven!
It’s the best way to get fantastic but easy food for a party.
The food at Buca di Beppo is sublime and ranges from scrumptious starters, phenomenal pizza and pasta to marvelous main courses and decadent desserts. Not only will you and your guests enjoy the unbelievably good flavors of Italian cuisine, you’ll get to pick and choose from a wide variety of dishes, each as wonderful as the next. Every offering is made from scratch by talented chefs and served family style, so baby shower lunch- or dinner-goers can share, taste and discuss to their hearts’ content.
When a colleague – male or female – gets ready to tie the knot, a wedding shower is a fun excuse to get the office gang together. If you’re the one doing the party planning, give fellow worker bees a break by getting them out of the office. And make it easy on yourself by throwing the bridal (or groomal?) shower at a restaurant where group dining is a regular occurrence, and where your band of professionals will be showered with great service and even better food.
Event planners at popular group restaurants offer a wealth of terrific ideas for wedding showers.
Office bridal showers practically plan themselves at a good restaurant with plenty of experience. Buca di Beppo is office party central as far as I’m concerned. The food is fantastic, the service perfect, and the atmosphere -- totally fun! Each Buca has more than 2,500 vintage photos that make great conversation starters, each a slice of Italian-American life in the mid 20th century. All are amusing, and some are absolutely hilarious. And, apropos for your bride- or groom-to-be, some are actually of weddings and wedding showers!
Get advice from pros who have helped plan hundreds of bridal showers.
Trying to come up with bridal shower themes? Talk to an event planner at Buca. Wedding shower invitations? E-mail is probably fine for an office shower, but you can create individual invites or even put up a notice in the company break room. Wedding shower games? It’s good to have at least one to help take some of the office out of the office gang, especially if you’ve got some competitive type A’s in the group. Buca’s party planners can give you advice on it all – office party icebreakers to wedding shower favors – bridal shower cakes to bridal gifts.
Whether it’s volleyball, soccer, la cross, basketball - local college or a traveling team, cater to your players with a sports party that’s a fun, team building event. Here are some tips from the event planners at Buca di Beppo to help your sports party be a celebration that keeps energy and enthusiasm high.
Plan and book early at a great group restaurant.
Get the venue and date you want by executing a fast break. You want your sports party on everybody’s calendar first to avoid conflicts. Look for a place that offers a variety of great food, a fun atmosphere and servers who are used to handling an enthusiastic—even rowdy—group dinner. Make sure your contact at any restaurant for groups you consider is a team player who returns e-mails and phone calls promptly.
Of course Buca di Beppo offers all of the above and more. The atmosphere is festive, and the staff is an all-star team offering award-winning banquet service. And there’s an event planner at each Buca restaurant who is happy to help you put together a winning team party.
Ace your sports party menu.
When you bring a bunch of hungry athletes together, you’ve got to provide culinary diversity … and get out of the way. A buffet offers more play and is generally less expensive than table service. Just make sure your group restaurant contact has a strategy in their playbook to get everyone up and back from the buffet table in a timely fashion. You don’t want to run out the clock while everyone creeps down a congested line.
“New acquisition” in the works at the office? Time for some baby shower ideas!
When you have a young, prolific workforce, co-workers get creative … pro-creative that is ... from time to time. Send your preggos and dads off on leave with warm wishes and lots of loot for the pending member of their family with an office baby shower. It’ll be fun for everybody, and it may be the last party the new parents attend for a while!
Throwing baby shower parties at Buca di Beppo is so easy, a baby could do it!
Just make your reservation, either online or by phone. For parties of 20 or more, Buca offers several group menus. Or each guest can order from Buca’s primary menu. Either way, everybody will wind up with absolutely delicious food served family style – perfect for celebrating a new baby!
Got some baby shower ideas you need a little help with?
Pick the brains of the event planners at Buca di Beppo. They have seen it all, from celeb-a-baby showers with spotlights to a Goodnight Moon party where decorations included a bowl of mush and a small rubber mouse! You can get advice on baby shower themes, personalized baby shower invitations, free printable baby shower games and all kinds of other stuff. If you’re inviting everyone from the office, it’ll likely be a co-ed baby shower. Does that matter? Probably not and it can make your baby shower games more fun! Can you have an extra table in your dining room for gifts? Of course, if you’re at Buca, where pleasing you is a goal we never lose sight of.
When a member of your office family moves on to something new, it can be an emotional time. It can also be a ho-hum happening if you’re not close to the person leaving. In either situation, it’s good to send them off in style. You want the person who’s going away to remember the people at your office fondly; plus it’s a great excuse to get everybody away from their desk for an hour or so and have some fun together.
Have your guests meet at a really great group restaurant, like Buca di Beppo.
Throwing your going-away party at a restaurant for groups makes your job a heck of a lot easier, because group restaurants are used to handling crowds with ease. Buca di Beppo is set up for company outings, office parties and groups of every type and size. It’s really a series of private and semi-private group dining rooms, each with its own lighthearted theme that encourages co-workers to relax and enjoy non-work-related conversation and great food. Plus, when it comes to serving office parties, Buca’s staff is so good, it’s award winning.
Looking for fun going-away party ideas for adults?
Search for “office party ideas” on the Internet and you’re likely to find a lot of team building exercises that aren’t really appropriate for a going-away party. Search for “going-away party ideas,” and your search engine will return a multitude of sentimental themes suitable for sending off a close friend or relative who’s moving thousands of miles away. You’ll want to land someplace between these two extremes, so if you’re looking for inspiration talk to one of the party planners at Buca di Beppo. They’ve got the experience and know-how to help you put together a fun office dinner or luncheon that will strike just the right note.
Maybe it’s because you have a big, fine television or two. Perhaps you’ve got a lot of comfy seating and a nice buffet. It’s probably got something to do with your reputation as an accomplished party planner and host. Whatever the reason, you’ve been drafted to throw the sports party for this season’s big game. You’re probably feeling a bit of pressure to make this a special event since it has to satisfy die-hard football fans until August, and you may be looking for some fresh party ideas. Think Italian! (And I definitely don’t mean Italian Football League.)
One of the biggest concerns at any football theme party is delicious food.
No doubt you can handle the party food if you want to. But do you? Creating a big-game buffet is a bit of a commitment. It means shopping, chopping, dicing, slicing, storing and taking yourself out of the big game and into the kitchen for most of the party. Don’t you want to watch with friends and family? Besides, all that food prep takes time away from other party planning activities. You could be working on your party theme, creating a football field table runner, hanging pennants or turning your living room into a home theater.
Bring in the “Takeout Team” with party catering from Buca di Beppo.
Buca di Beppo makes the perfect to go restaurant for a hungry crowd. Their made-from-scratch Italian food is hearty, full-flavored and casual – just what your guests are looking for. Take a look at Buca’s event catering and takeout foodmenus. They offer a full lineup of fan favorites, all served family style or in big party pans.
Celebrating a promotion? Put together an office party that gives everybody’s career a boost.
What do you look for in an office party location when you’re having a work-related celebration? The best business gatherings tend to be held at restaurants with private rooms, where the food is superb and the wait staff as professional as you and your cohorts. Earn points with colleagues when you hold the company party at the best meeting location ever, Buca di Beppo.
Not only is Buca as buttoned down as any formal conference venue, it’s a lot more fun!
Whether it’s you who’s been tapped to move up another rung on the ladder or one of your colleagues, Buca’s lively, irreverent atmosphere – complete with humorous vintage photos and a colorful, comfortable décor – helps guests relax. At the same time, you won’t find better food or service anywhere.
Noted for its professional, award-winning staff, Buca trains each and every one of its employees to gracefully handle the complexities that can arise at gatherings, office parties and corporate meetings of every type and size. Each Buca restaurant is really a series of creatively designed meeting spaces where assorted groups can share great food, conversation and a leisurely break from the office in hospitable surroundings. And Buca offers a variety of crowd-pleasing menu options too, absolutely fabulous banquet facilities and food, and special pricing for parties as small as 20.
According to CNN Money, gift cards will continue as THE most popular, best Christmas gifts of 2011. The majority of shoppers say they'll appreciate receiving a gift certificate this season, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). And they’re likely to get at least one. Eighty percent of people plan to buy gift cards this holiday, up from 77% last year, according to the NRF.
Gift cards used to receive a bad rap as being impersonal, but customization and convenience for both the gifter and giftee have gone a long way towards removing that stigma. Gift certificates and gift cards, ― paper, plastic or digital ― now give you the opportunity to be deeply thoughtful, to give people you care about the best gifts ever.
Gift cards enable me to give the gift of a wonderful time.
I do a lot of gift card shopping online at Buca di Beppo. With a Buca gift card, my recipients get the holiday gift of a lunch or dinner out at a warm, friendly place where hospitality and good food are paramount. Dishes are served family style to encourage sharing and conversation, and the atmosphere is just plain fun. It’s the kind of place where everybody has a good time, so giving a friend a Buca gift card is like bestowing a pass to a stellar meal, good company and memories to treasure.
I can customize gift cards for every person on my list.
Create your own personalized digital gift cards that include a 20-second recording of your voice. You can make it a holiday greeting, a snippet of a holiday song, or something off-the-wall. The same goes for the visual on your digital card. Add a photo of yourself, you and your recipient, or whatever means the most to you and the person you’re gifting.
There are so many things to enjoy over the holidays: hustle and bustle, good times, great food, gifts given and received. I don’t want to miss a moment! That’s why I look for ways to simplify where I can, to give myself time to relax and share holiday fun with people I love.
Buca di Beppo saves the day! It’s my party place, my source for the best Christmas gifts. Their delicious takeout and party catering give me a welcome Christmas break from the kitchen and inspire great ideas for dinner, as well as providing a nice place to have an office party or a festive dinner with the family.
Give everybody on your list the best present ever – a yummy meal in a warm, friendly place.
Buca gives you lots of ways to do this, but let’s start with gift certificates. You can get personalizable digital gift cards, Buca-branded gift cards for all occasions, and custom gift cards. Purchase any of these restaurant gift cards online, have them sent to your giftees, and be done in 15 minutes!
Buca’s new digital gift cards enable you to record your own voice message. Twenty full seconds gives you time to sing part of a carol, tell a joke or deliver a holiday greeting in your own voice. You can also add a photo to make your gift even more personal. (How about a nostalgic family snapshot from a holiday of yesteryear? A picture of your dog licking marinara off your face? Or there’s always your family’s 2011 holiday photo.) Whether you send it instantly or choose a date closer to December 25, delivery is absolutely FREE.