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Spending Christmas Lunch the Most Convenient Way

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Christmas is traditionally being highlighted with a sumptuous dinner – the roast turkey, glazed ham and some wine. Everyone looks forward to these dishes to be served on the table. This means a lot of energy is being required from you this day. This is especially true when some friends and relatives are coming.

Thanksgiving dinner

It has also been an old practice to go on a light or simple lunch in preparation for the tummy to be filled with a heavy meal over dinner. Why not do something different? Make Christmas a day full of delicious food. This does not mean though that you do all the cooking. You don’t want to lose all your energy during the day and become too lazy and tired preparing for the main event of the day, right?

Fortunately, there are some restaurants in Sydney that you can visit that is perfect for Christmas lunch. Perhaps you can bring your family with you over lunch and just spend dinner with the rest of the gang. Here are some places you might want to check out.

seafood platter

The Boathouse. Craving for some seafood? Well then, this restaurant on Blackwattle Bay is the best spot for you and your loved one’s Christmas lunch. Grab some crab and oysters while you enjoy the amazing natural backdrop. This place is usually open for Christmas Day lunch and offers some special treats for guests. However, you need to book now. Otherwise, you will be doing all the cooking at home.

Balla. Want some pasta? Spend the Christmas Day lunch at Balla. You can take the kids with you and the entire family, eat over traditional Italian cuisine without the sweat. It is such a great place for carbohydrate overload!

pasta 1

The Woods. Feeling cold this Christmas? Perhaps the fire oven festive lunch at the Woods Restaurant could warm you up. Seafood and some traditional Christmas Day menus are the bestsellers.

If you want to enjoy all the comfort and convenient on the whole Christmas Day, you can actually opt not to sweat out for dinner. How? Contact the best caterers in Sydney – Upper North Shore Spit Roast Catering.

What to Look Forward to in Sydney this Christmas

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

If there is a place where you should be this Christmas, it must be Sydney. Why? Sydney is the place where everything seems to be perfectly relaxed yet amazingly exciting. Your Christmas here will definitely be one of a kind. What are the things that you can expect in Sydney during the holidays?

christmas in sydney

Not the regular Christmas tree. Sydney calls their Christmas tree as the Tree of Brightness. The tree is specially lighted and technically designed where one can send a message through mobile phone and the same message will be displayed for the view of everyone. Tourists can expect this tree to be visible in St Martin’s place starting from the last days of November.

Bright Lights and Festive Environment. It is true that in all parts of the world, during the Christmas season, every place seem to be fully lighted with bright lights and varying colors. But in Sydney, you can have your fair share of the holiday by taking a stroll around the Sydney Town Hall. Start your tour at the St. Mary’s Cathedral to George Street, walk through Hyde Park down to Elizabeth Street and feel Christmas truly in the air.

Sydney christmas

Concerts and Christmas programs. If there is a better time to party then it will be during the Christmas season. Series of concerts, fireworks displays, live performances and family affairs will be in Sydney. It is assured that your Christmas will never be a boring one if you go to Sydney.

Picture Taking. Everybody seems to love to take pictures especially during Christmas. Take beautiful pictures with the Christmas decors and your love ones. Kids will have a good time in taking pictures with Santa Claus! But who says only kids love Santa?


Food. More than anything else, Sydney is the best place to spend Christmas because of the food offerings. Restaurants and caterers like South Western Sydney spit roast catering will make your Christmas extra special.

Outdoor catering for the Christmas

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Whether it’s for a New years eve, Christmas, corporate party, All suburbs catering packages are perfect for all events from a garden party to the center piece to your corporate hospitality. Available throughout the Sydney including Northern beaches, Central Coast, Wollongong, Newcastle and Penrith.
Christmas catering service

For a free quote call us on 1800 888 140

Top four tips for helping the Christmas break with relatives go smoothly

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
  1. Accept that your house will get in a mess; someone migh drink too much and become emotional, embarrassing or rude; the turkey could take longer to cook than what you have allowed for or your brother’s girlfriend may make snidey remarks about your ‘home-made’ cranberry sauce. Just rise above it all.
  2. It’s acceptable to have a little "me" time if family are staying over for more than 24 hours. So you can mention that you must go for a run the day after Boxing Day morning.
  3. Make a daily "to do" list over the holiday period– then pop it on the fridge where everyone can see it. So then if someone asks "can I do anything to help? – just nod vigorously and then point to the list.
  4. Finally, remember that life is short and who knows what’s around the corner. If you have invited relatives, then do so with a gracious and welcoming attitude.

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Christmas day catering

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Another year on and All Suburbs Catering will be supplying a lot of food for Xmas day. They offer a lot of festive menus for you to choose from. All you can eat buffets with all the trimings delivered to your door. Simply just heat and eat – or try our very popular cold buffet. Give your mum a break this xmas since we have menus to suit all tastes and budgets.

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How to decorate for your Christmas Party

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

The colours of Christmas

Christmas full of vibrant colours. Festive stockings, glowing strings of lights and perfectly wrapped gifts which take center stage. The colours you choose for Christmas decorations can impact the atmosphere. Consider your goals whether it be: icy and intense, modern and fresh, cozy and traditional, elegant and luxurious before deciding on a colour scheme.

Remember that red and green are the classic colours of Christmas but your decorating doesn’t have to stop there.

The cool blue looks icy and cold, like the light of winter after a heavy snow has settled.

Bright red and green: these are synonymous with Christmas, they’re the traditional colours most often associated with the Christmas season. In practice, red and green go together in almost any setting in your home; from the mantel piece to the table centerpiece that highlights Christmas china.

Dreaming of a white Christmas: A white Christmas can be glamorous and fresh. That’s the beauty of decorating with such a versatile colour. With contemporary interiors, an all-white Christmas is en vogue: current, up-to-date, modern.

Now that you have your decorations picked out, it’s time to plan your party. On the next page, get your food sorted and book your Christmas party food with All Suburbs Catering.

One of their great menu options is the Jingle Bells Buffet:


  • Oven Baked Turkey with Cranberry Sauce
  • Roast Chicken Pieces
  • Hot Roast Beef with Home Made Gravy
  • Leg Ham on the bone with condiments


  • Tossed Garden Salad
  • Coleslaw
  • German Potato
  • Creamy Pasta
  • Waldorf
  • Seafood Salad
  • Tropical Rice

To get this menu for your guests ring Barbara FREE CALL 1800 230 380. Book your Christmas party food with All Suburbs Catering.

Remember we don’t need your final numbers until 5 days before.

Christmas Party Planning Tips

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Are you getting ready to throw a fabulous party and starting to feel the pressure? If so, then remember you’re not alone. Lots of people turn into a ball of nerves before an event. The number one rule is that organising a party takes a lot of planning! My Caterer have put together some important factors to consider so that you can plan it right:

Step 1: Decide on what kind of party it’s going to be

Initiall, think about what is achievable with the time scale and the resources you have. Will it be informal or formal? Inside or outside? Large or small? A seated dinner or a reception? What do you need to achieve from the event?

Step 2: What’s your budget

The budget needs to be very precise so that you know what you can and can’t have. In some Christmas parties there is a few revenue opportunities (ticket sales, sponsorship and donations, etc.). For all everyone will be expenses from the delivious catering to the entertainment and staffin. If you keep good records and plan ahead you will be guaranteed to be halfway there – always be ready for the unexpected!

Step 3 – The guest list

Who would you like to invite, not just who you want to invite! If its a corporate event make sure you remember all the relevant departments and don’t miss anyone out!

Step 4 – The location

Think carefully about where you want the party to be since it will need to be easily accessible. Look if there is any nearby public transport or parking facilities since this makes a difference to your guests.

Step 5 – Venue considerations
Will there be enough space for your guests and are there any noise restrictions? Will disabled access be required? Do you need a stage/dance floor or special equipment and if so is there enough room? Also, think about the accommodation where will your guests stay?

Step 6 – Catering

Having a great selection of food and drink at your event is crucial. Think carefully about what style of food you want to serve; will it be buffet, bowl food, sit down, food stalls or canapés? What beverages will be available too – if you’re having a reception will you be having cocktails and canapés or some fizz, wine and soft drinks? How do you want things served, and who do you want to serve them? Who clears up afterwards?! If you’re considerign having a caterer then checkout My Caterer to receive 3 competitive Christmas catering quotes so that you can choose whats best for you.

Step 7 – Theme

Themes won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but for most they can be really good fun! Remember to think outside the box– we’ve catered for all sorts over the years from Winter Wonderland to a recent 1920’s themed Murder Mystery and even a outrageous Electric Eighties party. Full room décor really compliment a theme and bring a party to life!

Step 8 – Music and Entertainment

Great entertainment is paramount in an event. A lot of entertainers and bands have footage nowadays so you can check them out to see if you like them first. You could even have a comedian come in to lighten up the mood!

Step 9 – What’s the plan

Make sure you have an itinerary without one you’re destined for failure. You will need a detailed itinerary and all the necessary contacts numbers at your finger tips.

Step 10 – Inspired Invitations

The invitation is your guests first impression of what the party will be like. Make sure you include the dress code, the date, what time the party starts and finishes and if there wil be any food and drink available, the address, who to RSVP to and if you are having a cash bar make note of it on the invite as not everyone will think about bringing their money. Your theme can be reflected on your invitations.

All the best,

All Suburbs Catering

Christmas Party Catering

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Any experienced event planner or caterer will tell you that the key to a successful party is planning. Simply making a few dishes and sending invitations is normally not enough. A little advanced planning saves you stress and time so spend five or ten minutes deciding on what type of atmoshphere you want to create. Just invision walking yourself through the party as a guest. This ensures that when the party time comes, both you and your guests will have a fantastic night to remember!

The Perfect Magical Party

The holiday season is always packed with parties; so be wise and send invitations three weeks in advance. Remember that the sooner you send out your invitations, the less likely it is that your guests will have other plans for that date. Invitations should indicate the starting and ending time of your party and should outline the food you will be serving. Whether it be a light holiday fare or a traditional sit-down dinner and of course don’t forget to include directions to the venue.

Make your magical day a reality by planning

Make sure that you choose a menu for which many of the items can be made ahead of time. The great thing with sorting out the catering is that its one less worry for you. All Suburbs Catering offer delicious party platters for your party so that the food is ready an prepared.

Chicken Roasted
30 pieces $70.00
Succulent chicken wings and legs, coated in
our special marinate, spit roasted and served
cold for your enjoyment anytime!

Chicken Skewers
40 pieces $70.00
Our satay chicken skewers are presented
beautifully and provide a different alternative
for your guests. Served with a satay dipping

Cold Cut Vegetables
Not only a vegetarian selection, but a great
healthy choice for your guests. Capsicum,
mushrooms, cucumber, celery and cherry
tomato, served with a avocado dip.

Cold Meats Platters
Cooked, smoked and cured meats, all rolled
to present a lovely display, witha cherry
tomato garnish and antipasto sundried

Cold Quiche
40 pieces $60.00
Our classic Fabulous FingerFood quiches,
served cold as a cold appetizer! A mixture
of lorraine, sundried tomato, asparagus, and
mushroom style quiches!

Remember that foods that can be eaten without a fork and knife keep spills and dribbles down, and they reduce the amount of dishwashing you have to do later. But if you do serve dishes that require dinnerware, make sure you have table seating for guests to sit down and eat. Make it easy on yourself. If you dread cleanup, opt for nice plasticware that can be tossed in the trash.

If you don’t have time to deep clean your home the day of the party, hit the heavy traffic areas such as your living room, dining room, and bathrooms, and leave the rest for later.

Set the mood with holiday music playing in the background and lit candles sparkling throughout the house. Personalize the night with a special activity. Invite your guests to write a holiday wish in a guest book displayed on your coffee table or ask them to join you for some caroling. Little details such as these help make your party an event to remember.

Guests love party favors. Send yours home with a little something extra: a small ornament, a bag of cookies, even a candy cane with a bow is a sweet way to say happy holidays.

Invitation Ideas

An invitation is your guest’s first impression of what your party will be and what the experience will be like. This can be used to build up the excitement, don’t settle for a phone call or purchased invitation. Instead you can use your party’s theme to inspire your own quirky creations.

You can add a nice personal touch, use a photo from last year’s party as the front of your invitation, or send one with your family dressed in holiday garb or outfits that complement your party’s theme. You might also have your child draw a picture of the nativity scene, your party, or a present. Scan the photo onto a computer and print onto cardstock.

Get guests into party mode by compiling a custom CD of holiday music or other music that goes with your party theme.

If you have no time to make your invitations, you can buy them and write a handwritten invitation with black ink. This is an elegant and personal way to notify guests of your party.