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6 Ways to Customize Your Holiday Party

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Believe it or not, it’s already time to start thinking about the holiday season, and this year, as friends, family and co-workers gather together again in person, it’s important to make sure you’re planning a party for them to remember. We chatted with Tara Newman, Director of Catering for RPM Italian, Mon Ami Gabi and El Segundo Sol in Las Vegas, who shared with us six creative ways to ensure that your holiday event stands out.
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Let our team of creative event professionals work with you to customize your holiday celebration. Contact us today at  We look forward to working with you to create a festive event!

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Whether you’re looking to host a small intimate dinner or a large corporate event, we’ve got a space that will fit your needs. Check out our guides to all of our private events spaces here.

Signature Cocktails

Aperol Spritz at RPM ItalianWhether creating a custom cocktail for your corporate event or renaming a few of the signature staples, having a signature cocktail for your celebration sets the tone for a festive evening. Cocktails can include company colors or festive names. Our mixologists can work with you to create a beverage using your selected spirit and evoking the festive nature of the season! We tray pass these and offer them upon guest arrival.

Custom Ice Cubes

RPM Old Fashioned WinterAnother way to spruce up a seasonal cocktail is with a custom ice cube. We can create a big block cube for your custom beverage featuring a company logo or special photo. It is the small details that set your event apart and make it special for the holidays.

Community Involvement

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Getting involved with the community is a great way to spread holiday cheer. Ask attendees to bring a winter item such as hats and gloves for donation to a local organization or have guests bring a toy so all children in the community can feel the holiday spirit.

Action stations

rpm eafood towerA fun way to set your reception apart from others is to have action stations with guest speakers.  Our sommelier and chef teams love to interact with our guests and share their knowledge. Guests can gather around to learn how to frost the perfect holiday cookie; what the best wine is to pair with your holiday meal;  become educated about bourbon, tequila or other spirit; or learn the secret of how to build the most beautiful charcuterie board to impress your guests at your in-home gathering.

Hot Chocolate Station

RPM Hot CocoaCooler weather calls for hot beverages to warm you up!  Feature a hot chocolate station with marshmallows, peppermint sticks, whipped cream, chocolate shavings and caramel. Add the option to include a boozy element with Crème de Menthe, Baileys, Kahlua, black cherry liqueur, cinnamon and rum or add a spicy element and infuse vodka with hot peppers.

Gifts To-Go

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Allow guests to bring a piece of the celebration home with them and enjoy a little of the RPM holiday spirit long after the party is over. We have favors available of our signature steak  or fish salts, housemade chocolate truffles or hot chocolate bombs to reminisce about their celebratory evening.

Looking for more gift inspo for your food loving friends? Check out Lettuce Entertain You’s holiday gift guide.

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With RPM Italian (Chicago, Las Vegas and D.C.), RPM Steak, RPM Seafood, and RPM Events, the RPM team has plenty of venues for you to choose from for a small intimate dinner to a large corporate event. Check out all of our locations that fit the bill for your next event here, a complimentary service providing options for Parties, Group Dining, Catering and Private Events at Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants across the country.

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