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It’s the happiest time of the year. No, not Christmas. And not summer vacation either. We’re talking about the one, the only MARCH MADNESS.

You’ll soon fill out your brackets, place your bets (with Monopoly money, of course), and pledged your allegiance to your team via your Facebook profile picture. All that’s left to do now is to plan the party — or parties, if you’re feeling especially festive this season. The giant television and the cable package that ensures you’ll be able to watch every game; watch all the games. But that’s not enough, not for this crowd, not this year. This year, you’re planning to go all out.

You’re on a mission:

You will create the best March Madness viewing party game plan.

And we’re here to help.

Give everyone a seat at center court. Create a comfortable viewing area, all seats positioned with a front and center [court] view of the game. Bring in extra chairs, stools, ottomans, beanbag chairs, whatever you’ve got to make a place for all of your favorite sports fans. And don’t forget to arrange surfaces on which to place food plates and coasters for glasses.

Invite your guests to arrive 30 minutes before game time. Get the catching up out of the way before the game starts, so once it does, all the talk around the court is limited to smack talk.

Decorate your viewing room for the fans. If you’re all set to cheer on the same team, decorate with those colors; hang pennants, and flags, and posters. Mixed crowd? You might decide to decorate in a general basketball theme to avoid any inkling of a home court advantage — or you might not. After all, it is your party. Either way, encourage your favorite sports fans to wear the regalia of their favorite sports ballers.

If you have the room, add some fun to your décor by bringing in a pop-a-shot or portable basketball net; set it up out of the way of the viewing area and let guests play some hoops.

Food. Don’t forget about the food. Half the fun of attending any sporting event is the food: pretzels, and hot dogs, and popcorn, oh my. Or maybe something like a Fajita Bar, a Taco Bar, a Pasta Bar, or a mix of all three is more your style. That’s where the expertise of Silver Spoon Caterers comes in.

We’ve got just the nosh to get fans of all ages doing the wave:

Hire northern Virginia’s special event caterer for the big game.

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It’s wedding planning season.

And when planning an event such as, you know, the biggest, most important day of your life, one of the first things you must consider is how best to feed your guests.

Will you have a sit-down dinner, a buffet, or a mixture of both?

It all depends on the details.

A sit-down event can be:

  • Elegant. Sit-down events are considered to be more elegant.
  • Pricey. Sit-down events can cost more than other types of events because they will require servers and pre-prepared plates.
  • Easier. A sit-down event can make things a little easier and better for people as far as eating. Nobody has to wait in a line to get their food, all they have to do is sit down and eat.

A buffet-style event can be:

  • Creative. This type of meal allows everyone to be able to fix their own plate and not have a pre-prepared plate just handed to them.
  • Pleasing to every palate. With a buffet-style meal you can have more options on your menu to accommodate everyone.
  • Less expensive. This style of dinner can help save some money, because you will not need servers, and you don’t have to worry about having someone prepare all of your guests’ plates.

With a mix of both:

You can get the best parts of both styles. You could decide to have your first meal served to everyone at their table. Then you could choose to do buffet for the next course. If you decide to do this it can help give you the creative side of the buffet, as well as the elegance of the sit-down meal. This also helps with having a crowded buffet, because people eat at different speeds. Since people don’t eat at the same speed, not everyone would be at the buffet at the same time. Your dinner would move at a more steady pace and nobody would feel rushed or bored for having to stand in a long line and wait.

No matter which way you decide, just make sure to keep in mind what you want to get out of your event. If you are still not too sure what style meal you want:

Let Silver Spoon Caterers help make your decision a little easier.

Call and talk to one of our event planners at Silver Spoon Caterers today. Our caterers will be able to help you plan the perfect meal for any event you have planned. We can help you decide on a menu, style, and service type that will help make your event memorable.