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Your Fourth of July barbecue is great; all that Halloween candy was, too. Thanksgiving turkeys are so… yesterday. And do you know what that means? That means…

Christmastime is here! It’s the happiest time of the year!

And do you know what that means? That means…

The time for Christmas parties is here!

Everyone knows the secret to a great party is great food, but why throw a great party with great food when you can throw an amazing holiday party with great food and an even greater theme?!

Consider one of these party themes, and let Silver Spoon Caterers do the cooking.

The Nightmare Before Christmas party

No one ever said Christmas has to be all sugarplums and red-nosed reindeer; and if they did, no one ever told Tim Burton. Channel your inner Jack Skellington for a party so peculiar your guests will never forget.

Serve a traditional old English menu of roasted bird (Maybe turkey’s not so yesterday.), vegetables, salad, and soup. Invite a great many, or make room for just a few; gather ‘round a fireplace, on armchairs and couches, and surround yourself with ominous melodies befitting the occasion.

Santa’s Workshop party

At Christmastime, and all year round, there’s nothing more rewarding than giving to, and caring for those less fortunate than we. Channel your inner Santa Claus, and transform your home (or any other party venue) into a workshop that brims with [donated] toys for all the girls and boys. String lights and garland; relocate the North Pole, and maybe, just maybe — if you’re extra special nice — the big guy himself will let you borrow his sleigh for the occasion.

Serve a menu of passed hors d’oeuvres (Might we suggest Honey-Glazed Chicken Lollipops?), classic salads, and plated entrees.

And as for dessert? You absolutely must leave cookies out for Santa!

White Christmas party

White is the color of snow. White is the color of elegance. Channel your inner Bing Crosby, and throw an extravagantly elegant white Christmas party. Think white linens, white china, white décor; you might even consider requesting that your guests come dressed in all white.

Serve all-white food (chicken, white asparagus, and cheesecake for dessert, perhaps?) and craft a few all-white cocktails.

When it comes to throwing an amazing holiday party with great food, the limits are few, and your options are many — especially when Silver Spoon Caterers gets involved, so give us a call, and let’s talk turkey (or maybe even pheasant).

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Here we are, three days before Christmas, and your mom just called: She wanted to know if you will, “Pretty please, bring a dessert to dinner.” Talk about last minute. But hey, it’s the holidays; what the family wants, the family gets. You’ll don your baker’s cap, and your apron; break out the measuring cups and spoons; preheat the oven. You’ll pour a tall glass of wine, and get to work — but you just realized, you don’t have any idea what it is that you’ll make.

That’s where Silver Spoon Caterers comes in; we’ve scoured the Web, and found just the cupcakes, just the fudge, just the cookies, and just the donuts (Who says they’re just for breakfast anymore?) to feed a crowd craving sugar.


Easy Apple Cider Donuts — The Midnight Baker(Easy Apple Cider Donuts — The Midnight Baker)

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes by Sweet Revelations(Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes — Sweet Revelations)

Gingerbread Fudge — Crazy for Crust(Gingerbread Fudge — Crazy for Crust)

Red Velvet Snowflake Cookies — Created by Diane(Red Velvet Snowflake Cookies — Created by Diane)

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good nosh!

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Cooking is great, and cooking is fun, but if there’s one thing better than cooking, it’s cooking with friends! And if there’s one thing better than cooking with friends, it’s eating with friends. And if there’s one thing better than eating with friends, it’s celebrating Christmas with those friends. And if there’s one thing better than celebrating Christmas with your food-loving friends, it’s making their holiday wishes come true with one of these food-loving gifts.

Bin 8

At first glance, Bin 8 ($25) kind of looks like a multicolored wine bottle, but upon closer inspection, your BFF will discover eight — count ‘em — essential kitchen tools inside: A funnel with attachment for pouring sauces and liquids into containers; a lemon juicer; a spice grater; an egg masher; a cheese grater; a lid grip/opener; an egg yolk separator, and a measuring cup.


Your roommate has adopted, and subsequently flushed three fish in the last month alone. Quick, before she brings home a fourth, buy her a Yolkfish ($15) instead. This silicone swimmer is fun to play with, and takes the mess out of separating egg whites from their yolks.

Batter Up!

For the slugger on your Christmas list, consider Fred & Friends’ Batter Up! spatula ($14). Batter… up. Get it? Its bat-like design and flexible silicone blade make it easy and efficient to use; there’s no way you won’t score a home run with this gift.

Fold-Flat Grater™ Plus

Look up the word ‘tiny’ in the dictionary, and what will you find? An apartment kitchen. Large bedrooms, a decent-sized living area. And a kitchen the size of a postage stamp. Small kitchen = small amounts of storage. But there’s no need to fear, for Joseph Joseph’s Fold-Flat Grater Plus ($35) is here!

Fridgepad for iPad

When expected to produce works of culinary brilliance with just three square feet of counter space, ingenuity is key. And the good people of Woodford Design sure are ingenious: Transform an iPad into a Fridgepad ($49) in an instant. Never again will your favorite tiny space dweller have to sacrifice prep space for the sake of reading a recipe.

Quirky Stem

All of your favorite people are quirky, and quirky people deserve quirky gifts. At a dollar a piece, Stem ($1) from Quirky eliminates the need to cut, slice, or buy — bottled juice that is.

Only 13 shopping days remain; get gifting.