We’re here to help with simple tips for throwing a memorable holiday party. A grazing party is perfect for larger gatherings, allowing guests to mingle and enjoy food stations in a casual setting. Depending on the number of guests, you’ll want to plan on three to five stations. Most of the dishes can be made ahead of time or purchased pre-assembled from Wegmans, allowing you to enjoy the party, too. Party tip: Let us do the work—order a complete Grazing Party menu through Catering on Meals 2GO.
Start with a Veggie Tray for a finger-food-friendly “salad” course. Or, create a display by putting a dollop of your favorite dip in the bottom of small plastic cups then adding your veggies on top.
Put together an elegant display of sushi and seafood with easy favorites from Wegmans catering. Party tip: Fill the lids with ice and place the trays on top to keep the food chilled throughout the evening.
Create a station with a selection of hot appetizers. Our Gold Pan Meat & Seafood Appetizers and Frozen Signature Appetizers cook in minutes with no prep and easy cleanup.
Make this station interactive with build-your-own tenderloin and honey-brined turkey sliders. It’s fun for the guests and means less prep for you.
Create a show-stopping cheese & charcuterie display using the simple steps below. Party tip: Build this display one hour before the party starts so the cheese will be at room temperature.
Kick off your holiday parties with delicious starters everyone will love. Save time with chef-developed Gold Pan Appetizers and grab & go bites, or try a holiday appetizer recipe.
Build a delicious, shareable holiday cheese and charcuterie tray using these simple steps.
Start by selecting 1-2 soft ripened cheeses for buttery creaminess.
Choose 1 hard cheese to add firm texture.
Add 1 goat, sheep or blue cheese to add flavor and color.
Choose 1-2 meats and arrange in a ribbon on your tray.
Add 1-2 salamis for extra flavor.
Garnish with olives, nuts, and crackers for the finishing touch.
Find festive holiday cocktail recipes and shop everything you’ll need to make them.
Don’t forget all of the extra-special touches for your holiday hosting, from sweet treats to festive tableware.
1. Pick Your Glassware
From fluted to stemless, there’s a glass for every wine. Choose the right shape, size, and stem to enhance your wine’s unique flavors.
2. Choose Your Dinnerware
Dress up white dinnerware with colored chargers and napkins. Layer a soup bowl or salad plate on top of your dinner plates.
3. Layer in Serveware
Polish silverware and utensils ahead of time to remove any tarnish or water spots. Pull out your serving platters and utensils before meal prep begins to ensure you have everything you need for each dish (cheese knife, butter knife, spreader, serving spoons, etc.).
4. Enhance Your Holiday Table with Flowers or Greenery
Leave space at the center of your table for a holiday floral arrangement or greenery like magnolia leaves and evergreen branches.
Choose a floral arrangement that pairs well with the color of your napkins and chargers. Add a few fresh flowers or greens into your napkin rings for a seasonal touch.