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How To Customize Your Wedding

While there are a lot of traditional elements to many weddings, there’s no written rule that says your wedding can’t be as unique as you are. Weddings that result in the most lasting memories often contain a thoughtful blending of tradition and personalization, and each wedding should be a true reflection of your unique story. …

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Party Trends and Celebrations

Celebrate Everything: 2022 Party Trends

We’ve all heard the expression, “any excuse to party,” and nothing could be more true in 2022. After all, we had two years of social distancing, isolating, working remotely, and generally trying to avoid people, family, and friends as much as possible. But now, with Covid virtually in the rear-view mirror, people are finding innovative …

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Hauntingly Clever Halloween Party Catering Ideas

Everyone has a holiday party or a New Year’s Eve Party. But what about a chic Halloween party? Halloween is celebrated as a holiday where people can get creative, have a little fun, and indulge before the chaos of the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. Perhaps the scariest thing about planning a Halloween party is trying …

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cocktail trends

Raising The Bar: This Year’s Cocktail Trends

While the pandemic certainly wasn’t good for Americans’ livers, it was a boon for the spirits industry. But the American public has a way of righting itself after a long, collective binge, according to the cocktail trends we’re watching in 2022. At Messina’s Catering & Events, the bar has always been a focal point of …

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catered holiday parties

Christmas in July: Start Planning Now for the Holidays

While you may be soaking up the sun and making summer memories now, it’s also a great time to begin planning your holiday parties. The holiday season is magical, but it’s also one of the busiest times of the year. By planning your Christmas/holiday soiree or chic New Years’ Eve party now, you can relax …

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catered luncheon

Top Ten Considerations When Catering a Luncheon

The mid-day catered event is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion, impress a client, or show your appreciation for employees and colleagues. It can also be a little easier on the catering budget as lunches tend to be primarily food-centric and don’t involve a hefty bar bill or expansive dessert displays. Plus, lunches …

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Retro cocktails

Retro Cocktails Deserve a Spot at Today’s Catered Events

Two-Martini lunches. Mint Juleps on Derby Day. Mai Tais on the beach. These iconic cocktails conjure up a simple and often more indulgent experience. But they are making a comeback at many catered events and for a good reason. They were good back then, and they are just as satisfying today. The Originals As mixology …

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Drink and Appetizer Pairings for the Ultimate Cocktail Party

It’s no secret that an open bar will add to the festivities for any catered event or a wedding. Sure, Uncle Bob is prone to Maker’s Mark and ginger ale, or your corporate guests might order a Moscow Mule because it’s trendy, but offering a limited drink menu that pairs each with a specific appetizer …

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Catering Trend: What’s New in Individual Servings

While COVID may seem to be in the rear-view mirror as more and more people get their first, second, third, and even fourth vaccines and the infection and hospitalization rates continue to decline, some of its side effects are here to stay for a long time. That includes individual servings on catering menus, a trend …

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