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Christmas Catering Perfect for Your Holiday Parties


Christmas is right around the corner.  And di Carlo wants to help make sure everything is perfect for this special holiday. Let us take care of dinner for you, so you can focus more on family time. We’ll be open until 4:00pm on Christmas Eve. Come by and pick up a pan of lasagna or any of our entrées on our On-the-Go catering menu. Our full pans serve 15-20 people, and our half pans serve 6-8 people. Also, you can order it cold, so you can heat the pans yourself on Christmas Day! 

On-the-Go catering includes self-served disposable aluminum pans. Each pan comes with garlic bread, Parmesan cheese, and extra red sauce. View our entire On-the-Go Catering Menu to see the list of appetizers and entrées available in pans.

For more information about our On-the-Go catering, or any of our other catering services, please contact us.

The Ultimate Company Holiday Party Planning Guide


The holidays are a special time of the year. Friends and family come together for food, fun, and, of course, presents. It shouldn’t be a stressful time, spent worrying about having the perfect holiday menu, and planning and preparing all the essential items. Stress takes away from the importance of the holidays and the time you’re spending with your guests.

Holiday Party Planning and CateringTo help ease the stress when planning and preparing for your company holiday party, we’re sharing with you a planning checklist to ensure your party turns out just the way you want.

1. Plan a Secret Santa or gift swap with your co-workers to limit the number of gift purchases. Decide any other forms of games you may want at the party.

2. Reserve a location for the event as soon as possible, if required.

3. Determine the holiday menu and order food from a caterer. If you are not having food from a caterer, determine how much food you will need and buy in bulk.

  • Are you just going to be serving appetizers or will it be a full meal?
  • Are there any food allergies you need to be aware of?
  • Are the guests asked to provide any side dishes?

4. Decide on a guest list then order and send party invitations with at least one week between the RSVP date and the date of the holiday party.

  • It’s also important to coordinate a date before sending the invitations, to help ensure that everyone can attend the event.

5. Prepare any party ware you may need, if the event is not catered. Determine if you’re going to use plastic utensils and plates or china.  Also, decide what type of glassware you would like to use, depending on the beverages that will be provided.

6. Create a seating chart and table arrangements, if necessary.

7. Decorate the location of the event with table decorations, Christmas lights and/or candles, a Christmas tree, and whatever else you would like to spruce up the place.

8. Have entertainment before the meal such as background music or a DJ.

9. Find a photographer if you would like pictures, and even video, of the event.

10. Enjoy the party, the meal, and your guests!

By following this checklist, you are sure you have a spectacular company event that your guests will not forget.

At di Carlo, we provide catering to holiday parties. Please contact us for more information if you would like to host your party at our restaurant, if you would like us to cater your event at a different location, or if you would like to order your holiday meal from us. We would love to be a part of your holiday celebrations.

6 Resources To Help You Plan Your Perfect Wedding


Are you in the process of planning a wedding? Would you like some help finding ideas perfect for you? Let us help you!  

We’ve put together a list of resources and guides from the Milwaukee area to help you find whatever you may need, whether it is a DJ, photographer, or florist.

Also, when planning your wedding, don’t forget about us. We offer catering for weddings, and have a list of preferred venues in Southeastern Wisconsin. View our Wedding Packet for menu options or request more catering information.

This is a special day for you and you deserve the best. Use these resources to remove added stress and ensure everything is just right.

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Oak Creek Private Catering and New Catering Bar


Italian restaurant Trattoria di Carlo now has a catering bar that can be transported to catering events and private parties. With this traveling bar, you can leave the drink mixing to the catering bartender so you can enjoy your special event. The bar can be used both indoors and outdoors, making it versatile for any occasion.

The catering bar can be included with a catering package that best fits your needs, . Choose from our different catering options to fit the needs of your special private event. We offer:

Additional catering services include:

  • Complete bar service
  • Beverages
  • Tents, tables, and chairs
  • Skirting and full service linens

Customize the catering based on your needs using combination menu choices. Contact the catering director for more information or to book a private catering event.

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