How to Effortlessly Plan a Great Holiday Party
Do you enjoy a full house of laughs and creating great memories with friends & family? We do too!
Sometimes, planning a party can be a bit overwhelming, but fear not, we are here to help! We’ll walk you through step by step on how to plan a menu that your guests will enjoy and how to make hosting as stressless as possible.
The first step to hosting a great party, is establishing a fun atmosphere. The tone of the party starts with the appetizers. Talk to our staff and they will guide you in choosing delicious cheeses & charcuterie like salami, and prosciutto, along with delectable crackers & jams.
Want to impress guests even more? Order from our Catering Menu. Items like the cheese platter, tuna wontons, and roasted zucchini cups, are sure crowd pleasers. These satisfying appetizers go a long way and require minimum prep, allowing you to enjoy the conversation with your company.
For cocktails, we have exclusive mixers from Ripe, Stonewall Kitchen and other remarkable brands. Pair them with our Luxardo Maraschino cherries for a perfect finish to a great drink.
And last, but not least comes the main course. We suggest ordering a roast (we’ll give you cooking instructions!) and some prepared sides from catering. Our staples are: Creamed Spinach, Mashed Potatoes, Cauliflower & Artichoke Mash, Risotto and more. All you need to do is reheat these sides while your roast is in the oven. We recommend Borsari seasoning for your roasts. You can also ask our butchers to stuff it with your favorite ingredients.
We have exquisite salad dressings and organic greens, as well as a variety of vegetables to make a fresh salad to complement your meal. Don’t forget the bread! We carry freshly baked bread from Hartford Baking Company.
For dessert, try our delicious ready-to-bake cookies from local Cardia Cookie Co , with local Tulmeadow ice cream or get LuAnn cakes or pies, made in Ellington, CT. These will be your “cherry on top” for a great gathering. Once you are ready to serve your meal, you will look back and realize it wasn’t that hard after all! Our mission is to make things easy for you, so you can not only entertain, but enjoy and relax during your party as well.
Get everything you need for the holidays in one stop, your favorite shop: Avon Prime Meats!