1 – Entertainment

When we think of office Christmas party entertainment, certain images come to mind. But something people often fail to consider is that good entertainment is often interpersonal. People have the most fun with each other. Obviously, a good DJ or playlist doesn’t go unappreciated, but the moments in between are the moments that are remembered.

A great game to play is Meet your Target – Small place cards at each seat or table with a list of tasks or targets. e.g. Shake the hand of someone in the room who is most likely to fake their own death, buy the person who pulls a sickie whenever they have a hangover a drink – This is especially fun if every guest has a disposable camera to capture the moments on film.

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2 – Drinks

One of the most important staples of an office Christmas party is the drinks. But it’s easy to get lost in the myriad of alcohol.
And it’s important when planning an event of any kind to consider that the different kinds of guests are all catered for. A virgin drinks menu, that rivals the alcoholic options, is something that acknowledges the guests who are often overlooked, and is a great way to set your Christmas party apart.

Plenty of Thyme understands the importance of feeling considered, and strives to provide a personal and unique service. This is why we lend our expertise to pair each dish with a complimentary wine and provide a range of vegetarian and dietary conscious alternatives. Our passion for food is only matched by our passion to deliver a personal and considerate service.



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3 – Food Choices

Good food is the hallmark of any memorable event. And when it comes to an office Christmas party, there are often several factors to consider when making this decision.

The smaller more intimate events might prefer a seated multiple course meal. We can tailor menus to your preference and pair appropriate wines with each course. You can find all relevant information on our Dinner Party Catering Page.

A large event will likely have to cater to different tastes, intolerances and preferences.
For this reason, many people choose to hire a catering company with a larger set menu, or alternatively, Canapés or Buffet style catering.

Plenty of Thyme also offers a unique style of catering befitting (but not exclusive) to larger corporate events. Bowl food Catering offers miniature-sized main meals and allows your guests to remain untethered from a seat, while they eat. Ideal for larger sized parties, guests don’t require a table and eliminates seating plans from your to-do list.

And buffet style doesn’t mean compromising on food quality or standard. Plenty of Thyme is proud to provide a premier catering service and our standards aren’t compromised when it comes to buffet style. We use boxes and display ware to elevate the tone of the table and our food speaks for itself. Head to our Buffet Style Catering page for more information.


4 – Make It Personal

Finding a balance between the personal and the generic can be tricky. There are certain features of an office Christmas party that always make for a good time. Entertainment, Drinks, Food! But don’t get caught up on what’s normal to have, tailor it to YOUR workplace.

Plenty of Thyme are firm believers that the best events, big or small, are when the personality of the company, family or group shapes the tone and experience of the event.

And we feel privileged to be able to adapt our services to suit our clients and provide an expert personalised service delivered with warmth and humanity.


Whatever you decide, Plenty of Thyme will “cater” to you, for you.

Book Now or Contact Us for an office Christmas party to remember.

BBQ Catering

The most popular catering to serve at a fireworks show or bonfire party is the BBQ. Juicy, smokey, and lip-smacking good, BBQ catering is always a sure crowd-pleaser.

With 100% fresh meat all prepared in advance to achieve full flavour and cooked to perfection in carefully selected high-quality charcoal, it’s a perfect option for your outside evening catering.

While you may think BBQ catering is exclusive to just meat eaters, Plenty Of Thyme makes sure to offer superb vegetarian items just as delicious as the meat options. What’s more, our team will pitch up, provide everything your guests could possibly need – cutlery, plates, condiments – and clear up as if we were never there. It really is as easy as hiring Plenty Of Thyme and knowing everything to do with catering is under control and taken care of!


Wood Fired Pizza Catering

If you like the BBQ idea, but want something a little more unique, our Wood Fired Pizza catering might just be for you. Handmade, topped on-site and cooked in under 90 seconds, our pizzas are loved by all!

As always, Plenty Of Thyme believes everybody deserves awesome food. As well as vegan and vegetarian options, we also cater to gluten and dairy allergies, so everyone can have a safe, tasty pizza.

Our Wood Fired Pizza catering is another great option for your Guy Fawkes Night event. It’s perfect for outside venues, affordable, and a great option if you are struggling to find catering everyone will enjoy. Who doesn’t like pizza!?

Evening catering with Plenty Of Thyme

What’s the perfect evening catering for you?

Plenty Of Thyme – one of the best catering companies Essex has tasted – is here to take the stress off your shoulders. Why plan an awesome Guy Fawkes event if you can’t enjoy it just as much as your guests do?

Hand the catering reins over to Plenty Of Thyme and let us take care of the rest. Whether you want autumnal, traditional, or just plain delicious, we’ve got an option for your evening catering.

To talk to the team or to book, contact us here.


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