Party Catering Options

Party Catering Options

Food is a huge chunk of a successful party, so party planning well beforehand is crucial. Here are some tips and party catering options to make your party a winner.

Things to Consider for Your Party Food

The first thing to keep in mind when preparing the food for your party is your budget. You have to determine early on how much you are willing to spend and base your menu around it. Having an idea of how many people will attend is especially helpful in this regard.

Another factor to consider is the time of the party. If the party starts late in the morning, then light snacks are preferable to full meals. Vegetarian dishes are also recommended not just for the dietary requirements of your guests but also to offer a healthy alternative.

Finger Food

Hors d’oeuvres are a great way to kick off a party, but they can also be the main course, especially for small events. Heavy snacks such as sandwiches or spinach puffs can be quite filling, while smaller portions of expensive dishes like lobster tacos and steak bites can add some flair without going over budget. Pair finger food with linen napkins and garnished drink glasses and your party is sure to look fancier.

Mini DIY Pizza

Want to have some Italian food but tired of the same old pasta offerings? You may want to try out DIY Pizza. Guests will surely be entertained with the novelty of making their pizza and choosing their toppings while keeping hunger at bay.

There are now establishments like Pizza Plaza that offer DIY pizza party catering services, but you can also try doing it on your own. Many stores now stock prepared pizza dough, pre-cut mushrooms, vegetables, and other pizza toppings in convenient packages. Even better, if there are still some slices left, you can also give guests to-go boxes to take home.

Thai food

Thai food isn’t often the first thing that comes to mind when catering for a party, but it can be quite an affordable and delicious option. Thai dishes are typically based on rice and noodles and are light on meat, which is often among the priciest ingredients.

If you want to serve Thai food at your party, we recommend doing so during breakfast and brunch. Thai food also pairs well with fruits like bananas, grapefruits, and fresh berries.

Western BBQ

Nothing exudes Americana more than a good old-fashioned barbecue. Such events are ideal during the summer months, where the event can be hosted during lunchtime or at night where it’s cooler. Grilled food is also great paired with wine and ice-cold drinks.

When choosing BBQ-style catering for your party, be sure to have the grills preheated for at least 20 minutes. Proper preheating ensures the grill reaches the right cooking temperature, removing any harmful bacteria before the food comes in contact with the grill. Also make sure the grills are in well-ventilated areas, and there are easily accessible fire extinguishers nearby.