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New Orleans Holiday Party Venues

Top Ranked New Orleans Holiday Party Venues

When it’s time to break out the white elephant gifts or celebrate another wonderful year with clients and partners, New Orleans has some of the perfect venues to choose from. Fortunately, Messina’s Catering & Events is a one-stop solution to planning your best holiday party yet. We can help you craft a fun and festive …

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New Orleans Thanksgiving

A Very New Orleans Thanksgiving

Since November 1846, when Louisiana Governor Isaac Johnson declared November 26 a day of “public thanksgiving and prayer,” New Orleans has risen to the occasion in true Crescent City fashion. In a place where great food, music, architecture, and experiences are the norm, elevating what’s already stellar might seem like a steep slope to climb. …

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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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Catered Holiday Party

Why You Should Hire a Caterer for Your Holiday Party

The holidays are an exciting and busy time—emphasis on the busy part. Most of us have many gifts to buy, lots of wrapping, other parties to attend, and traditions to uphold. For many, friends and family are arriving from out-of-town, turning the holidays into not only a one-day event but a multiple-day stay. All of …

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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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Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

Upscale Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

When many of us think of Cinco de Mayo party themes, we think of Corona and guacamole. However, Cinco de Mayo can lend itself well to a grand catered event with the proper preparations, catering menu planning, and some authentic Mexican estilo (style). Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. …

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outdoor events

Hot Trends for Catering New Orleans Spring and Summer Outdoor Events

Spring will soon be upon us here in the Crescent City.  The azaleas and dogwoods will be in bloom.  Courtyard dining in the French Quarter will be in full swing, and tourists and residents alike will go are window shopping up and down Magazine Street to enjoy the fresh, spring air. It’s also festival and …

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Tips for Planning a Successful New Orleans Catering Event

It’s a new year, and with it comes lots of trends in catering a New Orleans destination wedding or event.  There’s gluten-free, booze-free, farm-to-fork, and lots of other new catering traditions taking hold.  But some things will never change just because the calendar year does. Some of the factors in a successful, full-service catering event …

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Holiday Catering

Hottest Holiday Catering Menu Trends

It’s pumpkin spice season.  Soon to follow, gingerbread season.  Sweater-weather brings with it the desire for food and drinks that make the oncoming holiday season extra special.  After all, the holiday season is a time for celebration!  And celebration means great food and drinks! No one is questioning the importance of ham, roast turkey, oyster …

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