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When you have dreamed of planning your wedding, chances are, budgeting wasn’t at the forefront of your fantasies. As important as it is, budgeting can be a tedious, overwhelming, and stressful process, and many couples don’t spend as much time and energy on it as necessary.
However, it’s imperative to prioritize your budget as one of the first things you do during this process. Ultimately, having a practical and well-thought-out budget...more
After an evening of dancing and indulging, sometimes, you need a little something before you go home. Weddings are the perfect occasion to let loose and work up an appetite, so many couples decide to include a late night snack on their menu. This is a fun opportunity for us to get creative, so we love this idea! If you’re interested in including a late night snack in your wedding catering in Livonia, we have some ideas for you that we...more
We may be biased, but we think there are many people who agree with us: food is the most important part of any event. The difference between a good party and a great party is the menu. People not only need to eat, they love to eat! Make sure to satisfy your guests by prioritizing delicious catering for your event in Livonia. At Thomas’s Catering, we would be happy to help you with our highly rated catering services in Michigan!...more
There’s nothing like the joy of celebrating your loved ones, regardless of the occasion. When there is a big event coming up, such as a birthday, engagement, or retirement, you may want to make your loved one feel extra special by throwing them a surprise party.
Surprise parties can be a blast, but they take careful planning. If you’re not intentional about it, you could end up spoiling the surprise! Fortunately, if you’re able to...more
After months of planning your wedding, the honeymoon is a much-needed vacation that allows newlyweds to celebrate their union in private bliss. Yet with all the distractions of the wedding, too often the honeymoon gets pushed off to “sometime down the road.”
When you’re planning your wedding, don’t neglect the importance of the honeymoon. While you may not want to immediately jump on a plane from your wedding reception, prioritizing...more
Summer’s here, which means it’s time to get out in the sun and start having fun. You might have your Independence Day BBQ all planned out for your friends and family, but what will you be doing for your employees to show your appreciation for their hard work? This is the perfect opportunity to throw a company picnic.more
One of the toughest decisions when planning your wedding is choosing the colors. Unfortunately, it isn’t as simple as putting your favorite color and your partner’s favorite color together. Wedding colors should fit into the general aesthetic of the wedding.
Are you struggling to pick your wedding colors? Here are some tips that may help you ultimately choose the best hues for you.more
Who doesn’t love brunch? Between the luxury of sleeping in while still enjoying breakfast foods and the variety of delicious brunch cocktails, there’s nothing not to love about this classic weekend meal. Brunch is also the perfect setting for a variety of celebrations, whether you’re hosting a group of bridesmaids to toast the bride-to-be or are welcoming a new member of your family with a baby shower.
That being said, hosting a...more
Whether you are a love bird cosied up in your nest, or prefer to fly solo, Valentine’s Day can be a fun occasion for all. This holiday doesn’t have to be simply a celebration of romance; it’s also a great excuse to gather some friends together to celebrate love in all forms. Singles and couples alike will love your Valentine’s Day party, provided you put in the time to plan properly. Here are some tips for taking your February...more
You have spent some time building a caring relationship with a foundation of trust, mutual understanding, and love. Now, you’re ready to make it official: it’s time to pop the question. As sure as you may be about the admiration you have for your partner, and as ready as you are to spend the rest of your life with them, you may feel very nervous about proposing.
You aren’t alone. Many people experience a lot of anxiety before they...more
It might seem like you have a long time before your graduate dons their cap and down and strides across the stage for their diploma, but the truth of the matter is, it will be here in the blink of an eye. There are few moments prouder for a parent than when their child finally graduates, whether it’s high school, college, or graduate school, and naturally, you want a celebration fit for this glorious occasion. What better way than with...more
The scent of pine is in the air, jingle bells are ringing, and everyone seems just a bit merrier than usual. The holiday season is upon us, and with it, many reasons to celebrate. One reason to throw a shindig is to commend all of your employees for all the hard work they do for you on a daily basis. Another great year is in the books, so now it’s time to hang the mistletoe, pour the champagne, and let carols ring. At a loss for what to...more
Thanksgiving. It’s a time for gratitude, overindulging, and spending time with the people you love. Unfortunately, the pressure to create a delectable meal is often too great. Fortunately, Thomas’s Catering offers the perfect solution: holiday catering! Here are some of the reasons catering your Thanksgiving dinner is the way to go.more
One of the most important elements of any business is cohesion. Employees must be able to work together towards a common goal. That being said, that doesn’t just automatically happen when people are employed by the same company. Everyone is their own individual with their own beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and that doesn’t change just from working together. In order for your employees to truly work together well, it’s important that...more
When you were a kid, you probably excitedly anticipated your birthday every year. You may have fantasized about the presents you would get, or spent hours bugging your parents about how many friends you could invite to your party. As an adult, however, birthdays often lose their luster. After all, it can feel like another year older is nothing to celebrate. However, here at Thomas’s Catering, we love birthdays. They are a chance to...more
If you’re hosting an event, you’ve probably got a long list of ideas and to-dos in your head. With so much else going on, it’s easy to think that catering is pretty low on your priority list. After all, who could complain about a free, hot meal? Well, turns out, a lot of people can. Catering can make or break your event, so choosing the right catering service and the right meal should be high on your event planning list. Thomas’s...more
Your wedding reception is a memory that you will treasure forever. That is why it is so important that you put attention to detail and foresight into your reception planning. However, if you have never planned a wedding before, you may feel overwhelmed about all of the factors to consider. In our previous blog, we began outlining a step-by-step guide to planning a wedding reception. In this post, we will continue down the list to ensure...more
When you are planning your wedding, one of the most important aspects is your reception. After all of your loved ones have taken the time and spent the money to be there on your special day, you want to make sure you throw a party that they will never forget. However, party planning is a skill that not all of us have, and if you aren’t familiar with all the ins-and-outs that go into wedding reception planning, you may be feeling quite...more
Whether it is your sister, best friend, or another close bride-to-be in your life, when you are the maid of honor in a wedding, you want to make sure the bachelorette party is a blast. However, if you have never thrown a bachelorette party, you might be feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of planning. After all, you want to make sure this is a hen party that no one will forget, and that amount of pressure can make planning a stressful...more
You have been planning for your big day for a long time now, and as the date approaches, you have become more and more concerned about all the things that could go wrong. Of course, you want your wedding day to go as smoothly as possible, but there is only so much you can control. Fortunately, you can control exactly how much you let these fears rule your life. In this blog, we will go over common fears you may have about your wedding...more
One of the hottest trends in the world of catering right now is self-serve food bars. These fun stations allow guests to make their own plate according to their preferences. Not only are food bars a fun and unique way to serve food during an event, but it also allows guests to completely customize their food to their desires. Additionally, it is more interactive, creating a conversation topic for guests and allowing them to more freely...more
In our previous blog, we began cataloguing our most crucial party hosting tips for the benefit of those looking to host an amazing home or work party in Livonia; having already covered the importance of finalizing your guest list, building excitement prior to the party, guiding your guests before and during the event, and avoiding planning your party to death, today we’ll go over even more tips that can come in clutch for your...more
At Thomas’ Catering, we’ve seen it all. As one of Livonia’s most popular catering companies, we have set up, served, and even walked just about every type of event at homes, businesses, churches, weddings, etc.; thanks to this experience, we have a large store of party hosting tips for house parties and major affairs alike. Today, our catering experts have the opportunity to share with you some of our favorites:
When the love of your life asks for your hand in marriage, a commitment unlike any other, a million thoughts begin to race in your head, and one of them is hopefully “yes.” Once you find the person you were meant to be with, that means the hard part’s over right? Well, if you have decided to plan an elaborate and large wedding, not quite. Planning a wedding can be a very stressful time, and not just stressful, but expensive. A wedding...more
Your wedding is likely the largest event you’ll ever plan. If you want to get hitched without a hitch, then it is crucial you get the most out of your wedding venue. Thomas’ Catering, Livonia’s local catering experts have prepared a few tips for getting the absolute most out of your wedding venue, from pre-planning to the day-of.
You’ve set the date, picked a theme, and even scheduled event catering, now you just need to get the word out and keep your guest list excited. In the digital age we live in, the rational thought is to connect with your guests through social media, which is broad enough to get you exactly nowhere. If you’re struggling with how to engage and invigorate your event digitally, here are our must-have tips:
Getting married and planning your wedding is going to be one of the most joyful, exciting, and possibly stressful times of your entire life. Weddings are designed for you, your life partner, and friends and family to come together in celebration of your everlasting commitment to one another. Most people want the perfect wedding. They have an idea in their minds and they want it executed with extreme detail and perfection. Most women have...more
When you have finally chosen a wedding caterer, you can take a sigh of relief. One more thing is crossed off your list of the many things to plan your beautiful and special day. Once you have picked your caterer, the fun begins! You get to start really diving into the concept of your catering and what kind of reception style you picture in your mind. Is your wedding a black tie affair in which you want everyone to be seated eating filet...more
When it comes to your wedding day, you want it to be spectacular. This day is going to go down in the books as one of the best days of your entire life, so it needs to go perfectly. One thing people seem to put by the wayside when wedding planning, is their wedding caterer. The food your serve at your wedding can set the whole tone for your reception. It’s important to put a lot of consideration in deciding which type of reception you...more