Cater Your Own Christmas Dinner Party

Dream Dinners makes it easy for you to host and cater fantastic parties, for any occasion. Use this guide for step-by-step instructions on how to self-cater your next party with Dream Dinners.

Checklist for Planning your Party:

  • Determine how many people you will be serving
  • Choose the date and place of your event
  • Choose your menu.
  • For ideas and menu choices, visit

Party Planning Time line:

  • 4 – 6 weeks prior to your party – Visit and make a reservation to assemble your party menu selections at a Dream Dinners location near you.
  • 2 weeks prior – Purchase paper goods and beverages (see quantity tips below)
  • Less than 1 week prior – Purchase groceries for salads, butter for breads and fresh cut flowers.

Paper Product calculations are assessed on a per person basis.
Example: 25 guests, 50 dinner plates.

  • 2 dinner plates per person
  • 1 dessert plate per person
  • 3 forks per person
  • 1 knife per person
  • 3 beverage napkins per person
  • 2 dinner napkins per person
  • 3 beverage cups per person
  • 1 hot cup per person

Beverage calculations need to be assessed by evaluating who is attending your event, but as a standard rule, this can help.