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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 03:09 AM

Vegas Night

– Have the party in your office or at Edwards Scott House.

There are companies you can find on the internet that will set up this type of party for you and supply the equipment or if you use a caterer they will probably have a company they deal with.

Let the employees enjoy the night with appetizer style food served either as a buffet or being walked around (or both), also decide if you would like to have a bar at the party.

We can help Scott Sistare the owner is a great bartender and will serve drinks at no extra cost to hire him.

Then give everyone a set amount of play money to use at the various games. Have your company buy a variety of prizes.

Then let people trade in their play money at the end of the night for a set amount of play money per raffle ticket.

Then draw the winners at a certain time of the evening before the party ends. Everyone gets to socialize playing the games and many walk home with little gifts that they win in the raffle.

A fun night for all. Game Night –

Similar to Vegas night, but have different games set up like a gameshow, these could be physical, mental, or luck based games.

You can draw the players out of a hat. While the games are going on you could either have a seated dinner or a buffet dinner.

Have small prizes for everyone that wins.

This would work better for small companies that way odds of getting everyone involved in one of the games at some point is better.
From your friends at Edwards Scott House.
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 03:09 AM

The easiest way to save money on food is to forgo a sit-down dinner or huge buffet.

While everyone else hosts cocktail parties, have coffee and dessert instead.
Set up a coffee bar to accompany an assortment of cakes, cookies and other decadent treats.
We can quote some very affordable pricing but book your 2010 office Party early to avoid the rush and to save money on avoiding alcohol and hosting a party in the late afternoon or lunch only.

For the coffee bar, start with freshly brewed coffee (regular and decaf). You might also add hot chocolate for non-coffee drinkers. Then, supply a selection of flavored creamers and liqueurs to encourage creative mixing.

It’s Christmas, Charlie Brown!

” Since 1964, A Charlie Brown Christmas has been charming the world with its touching tale of the true meaning of Christmas.
Get back to the basics with bibble readings from your favorite bibble readings.
Iconic scenes from the cartoon special have worked their way into pop culture history, including Charlie Brown’s spare Christmas tree and Linus’ Bible reading from the Gospel of Luke.

Celebrate the cherished innocence and heartwarming message by hosting a Charlie Brown Christmas themed holiday party for your office workers and friends.
Friday, September 24, 2010 @ 04:09 AM

First designate an event planner or you can put together a staff Christmas Party Committee. The event planner or committee will determine a budget for the event and find out how many employees will be in attendance.

Designate a date, time and location for the event to take place. Edwards Scott House has wonderful accomadations see our corporate events page

Small companies on a small budget may decide to hold the Christmas party in the office and simply Edwards Scott House will keep your costs to a minumum

take time out of the day to exchange gifts and have lunch and refreshments catered for its employees. While a large organization may decide to have a formal gathering at a banquet hall and not only invite employees to attend, but extend invitations to vendors and clients.

The committee will be responsible for selecting and purchasing invitations to send out to the clients and vendors. The invitations should have a contact number so that those invited can RSVP their attendance.

The invitation should also provide a deadline date for accepting RSVP’s. Please note on the invitation whether or not the event will be formal or casual.

Make a note as to whether or not employees can bring their significant others or spouses to the gathering.

Determine what types of activities will take place and what kind of food will be served. Will there be a live band or performance? Will there be a Disc Jockey (DJ).
Be sure to choose bands and DJ’s that are versatile and play music of all types. Choose a banquet hall that has a large enough dance area and chairs and tables to accommodate all in attendance. It is best to have a buffet style dinner with a variety of food selections to choose from.

Designate a decorating committee who will choose a theme and colors for each table. Put together a seating chart, procure token gifts to be given to employees and clients. Determine whether or not alcoholic beverages will be served. Will attendees be responsible for paying for their own drinks or will the company have an open drink bar?

Choose host and hostesses to assist party guest to their tables. Plan a party agenda to be distributed to all guests and designate a time for the CEO or Executive.

Director to speak and thank all of their employees, vendors and clients for a great year and wish everyone happy holidays.

Designate a clean up committee to stay after the event and clean up. Determine if there will be designated drivers if alcohol is being served. If designated drivers are not available make sure to inform all party guests to drink responsibly.

From Your Friends at Edwards Scott House

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 05:09 AM

Are you looking to plan an event in Lancaster?

If so, Edwards Scott House has a beautiful location in wonderful historical Lancaster.

The house is big enough for any event and small enough for a Sunday bruch after church. This beautiful house is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary.

The rates are very reasonable and we are flwexible enough to come to your location if you need a large luncheon scheduled.

It has the venues and vendors that can serve all of your event planning needs!

Planning an event can be a very time-consuming affair, whether that event is a wedding, party, corporate meeting, reunion, banquet, or retreat.

Some events, such as weddings, retreats and reunions, require a lot of
up-front planning, and a lot of time to get everyone together.

Other events, such as a small corporate meeting or a family birthday party, can be planned quickly with not too much hassle.

In either case, Eventective has the resources you need to
make your Lancaster event a complete success.

Located on Main Street, Charley’s Café offers a variety of traditional Southern dishes, including Shrimp and Grits and lemon chicken. Their club sandwich is also the best around and has turkey, ham, bacon, cheese, and tomato, plus a side of fries for less than $7.
From your friends at Edwards Scott House
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 08:09 PM

Planning your Corporate events are critical in providing outreach and exposure for an organization, and some can often be an excellent fund- and friend-raising tool. However, it’s easy to make a mistake when there are so many details.

Allow us at Edwards Scott House to help you were located in the historic area of Lancaster South Carolina and our group rates
are very reasonable.

And those mistakes could cost you your reputation and maybe even the big promotion you were looking for if you’re not on top of every detail.

Here are the most common mistakes made – and the solutions – to help avoid such problems:

  • Failing to identify meeting objectives. Define your objectives Be sure to know one hundred percent what your management expects from this event. Examples: education, recruiting, awards presentations, new product roll-out, executive installation, etc.
  • Failing to budget properly. Many planners make this mistake by overlooking some very costly items.
  • Failing to have a plan. This is probably the most common error that hurts an event. Many planners try to run a catering event without a plan and detailed checklist – missing important details that could make or break the event. Lighting, seating, room temperature, music, decorations, audio/visual, and location of the bathrooms and telephones are just some of the details that are often forgotten.
  • Failing to select the right facility. It’s location, location, location! Depending on the locale of your and the Edwards Scott House is the perfect location in Lancaster, South Carolina.
  • Failing to work out who should be coming and how to reach them. Secure your entire list before securing your date in writing. Be sure your list has all names, titles, mailing addresses, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses. Your attendees can’t register if you can’t reach them.
  • Failing to secure confirmation. Here’s where you can really run into trouble. Do NOT promote your event without
  • Failing to allow everyone to know months before the event. Once you’ve created your marketing plan, stick to it!

Once your event is booked it’s critical all of your marketing contacts go as planned. Remember to use every means to reach your attendees.

One method alone doesn’t reach everyone because we are all different.

From your friends at Edwards Scott House

Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 05:09 AM

The following guidelines will show you how to have a good time at a Lancaster, SC office party and, more importantly, still have a job the day after. From your friends at Edwards Scott House!

Also included are recommendations that office party organizers can apply to minimize the damage and inappropriate behaviors that a poorly orchestrated event can trigger.


If you’re in charge of the party planning, make sure that you pick a venue that is not only within a budget that everyone can afford but that it’s also tasteful and in a setting that everyone can enjoy. Be sure to allow Edwards Scott House at 200 Elm in Historic Lancaster, South Carolina
You wouldn’t, for example:

• Tell your employees (half of whom make minimum wage) that this year’s holiday dinner at the country club will cost them $60 a head.

• Hold the Secretary’s Day lunch at a strip club.

• Make the party location so remote that participants will go broke buying gas to get there.

• Require attendance as a condition of continued employment, a rule that can be a hardship on single parents or those who work a second job.

Unless someone else is picking up the tab for this frivolity, hold your party at a Edwards Scott House that is moderately priced and within reasonable driving distance for all participants in the Lancaster area.

You may even consider having the party at your office during lunchtime or after work and either making
it a company potluck or having the event catered.

If you choose to make it a potluck, be sensitive to the fact that not everyone likes–or knows how–to cook. Have the option available for them to bring plates, forks, etc. or contribute a nominal amount of cash for the store-bought purchase of items not covered on the sign-up sheet.

You can even bring your own beer and alcohol or allow the owner Scott Sistare be your personal bartender, he makes some awesome drinks!

Both employers and employees need to be sensitive to the reality that environment and ambiance are key ingredients in keeping everyone within the lines of proper business protocol.

Whenever invitees feel intimidated, inconvenienced, embarrassed or presented with too much temptation, the consequences will be remembered long after the actual deeds. Don’t unwittingly provide your guests with an excuse to engage in bad behavior!

From your friends at Edwards Scott House

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 05:09 AM

Let Edwards Scott House Take Care of Planning Every Detail of Your Event

We can help you plan the following Incredible value and added extras, in our private grounds parks perfect for any party event and great during the spring and Fall.

Have it all in a clean, safe and secure environment.We have been in the business for over 20 years in the Lancaster, South Carolina area.

Delicious customized menus prepared on site and served with a smile.
Fun and innovative picnic games and picnic activities for kids and adults.

Great bartender by Scott Sistarte and ice sculptures – professional and insured.

Exciting Event Themes

Parties day or night – our facilities are lighted for a warm summer’s evening.
Rent the entire house for your next party event.
Insurance for company picnics and company parties – we’ve got it.
Enthusiastic trained event staff.
Promote it and they will come – we provide you custom promotional materials.

Thank you!

From Your Friends at Edwards Scott House

Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 03:09 AM

Essentials for Preparation!

Read over your RSVP list. Determine exactly how many people will attend in order to ensure you prepare or purchase an adequate amount of food for your guests.

The Edwards Scott House in Lancaster, SC can help you with the menu. We You serve hors d’oeuvres only, host a buffet or plan a formal 7-course meal. Leave the worry to us.

To cust costs you could serve an array of hors d’oeuvres, including cheese-and-cracker and vegetable trays, shrimp cocktail, egg rolls and dips
to your menu, regardless of which type of Christmas party you plan on throwing.

1. Hors d’oeuvres and other finger foods are small and portable, so guests can add some to their plate and walk around while eating.
Inquire if your guests have any food preferences or allergies, and then make the selections for your menu accordingly.

Ensure you serve a few meatless options for vegetarian party guests.

2. Select a Christmas-themed signature cocktail to serve in addition to beer and wine.
You could reduce your costs by suppling your own or let us cater the bar for you.

3. Plan to provide a non-alcoholic drink as an alternative to the alcoholic beverages your guests will drink.
4. Add some Christmas cookies or pastries from your favorite bakery to your party menu. Serve them along with coffee and tea toward the end of the evening.

5. Ensure you have the right platters, dishes and bowls necessary to serve the food you’re planning for your Christmas party.

If not, make a list and purchase the items you need.

Thank you!

From Your Friends at Edwards Scott House

Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 04:09 AM

This is the kick-off to our big website grand opening…..

Sorry.. We don’t have costumed or  door prizes. or bounce or radio DJs doing remote broadcasts.

But we do offer some of the best southern cooking in the state of South Carolina either in house at our site or we will deliver to yours.

Big Sunday Lunch

Don’t go home and cook after church, join us for our great Sunday Lunch. We serve a traditional Sunday meal that would please even your grandmother!

Be sure to save room for dessert! Sit back and enjoy time with your family. Hey, that’s what Sunday’s were made for! Open 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The Edwards Scott House is a fully licensed caterer that will serve any type of event. Choosing from Classical, Victorian, to Eclectic, we cater to the individual event, and each client.

We will be offering special events for the upcoming holidays so please stay tuned.

Remember to stop by and say hello to Chef Mrs. Euree Clyburn or schedule the bartender and owner Scott Sistare for your groups Christmas party, Wedding reception or next corporate event.

Edwards Scott House
200 Elm Street
Lancaster, SC 29720

Telephone During Normal Business Hours:
Fax: 803.283.9665

Ask for catering manager or leave a message on our voicemail anytime after hours or weekends

Monday through Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturdays from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Catering Manager – Mrs. Euree Clyburn
Owner – B. Scott Sistare

Contact Us via email: Edwards Scott House or call with your request today!