We threw a big Christmas party a couple years ago...big formal pull out all the stops kind of affair. I wasn't working then and did everything myself. It was great fun and our guests all had a wonderful time and were disappointed we didn't do it again last year.
We're thinking about doing it again this year but I"m working full time now so think I want to go ahead and have it catered...am thinking about using a Mexican christmas theme this year(yes we plan do ahead...but once summer is over it's such a quick train ride to the hoildays may as well start planning in my head while I"m stuck inside bored from the weather).
I'd like to find a full service caterer(will do everything including providing the setup, breakdown, silver, china etc) who can do quality Mexican food. I know I can pick stuff up at Ranch Market for instance but I really want to just let someone take care of everythign if I can find someone that will also do a good job with the food.