Stressed About Planning an Event? 5 Times you Should Hire a Caterer

The demands of organizing an event can overwhelm even the most organized individual. Luckily, you can take care of some event preparations far in advance such as party favours, invitations, music, etc. But some preparations, like food, require substantial time and effort during the most stressful time of party planning-the last minute.

As the event’s host, you’ll have so many last-minute details to handle, you may not have very much time to dedicate to food preparation. As you rush to put everything together, it’s easy to make fatal mistakes. You might burn the food or forget to add an essential ingredient. Don’t put yourself through the stress of last-minute food preparation. Hire a caterer for the following five events.

Engagement Parties

Engagement parties typically call for a classy atmosphere. Common food presentation choices include an elegant dinner or a tasteful assortment of appetizers.

When you work with your caterer, don’t forget to look through an assortment of alcoholic beverages. Consider enforcing a two drink limit to manage expenses.

Housewarming Parties

Celebrate settling into a new home with a housewarming party. The food for such a party largely depends upon the season and style of your home.

Because housewarming parties often call for a more open feel, a sit-down dinner may not be feasible. Rotating desserts, appetizers and drinks may be more appropriate. If you prefer a casual environment, choose simple finger foods and desserts.

Birthday Parties/Anniversaries

Your catering choices for birthday parties and anniversaries will depend on the age and preferences of the participants. Your choices will also depend on any special dietary restrictions your guests might have.

You can keep a child’s birthday party simple with bite-sized treats, a cake, and a few healthy snacks. Order finger foods that don’t make too much of a mess. You can often work with a catering company to focus on a particular theme.

If you want a classier event for an adult’s birthday party or anniversary, consider a catered meal. Make sure to plan for a few more meals than the number of guests that RSVP-someone will likely change their mind at the last minute.

Bridal Showers or Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties

Don’t get caught up in food details when planning a bridal shower or bachelor/bachelorette party. Focus your attention on creating fun activities for all who attend.

Choose light finger foods for a bridal shower-most people won’t expect a full meal. Light beverages and snack foods should be sufficient. Choose a mix of small desserts and healthy snacks. Popular beverages include ice water, lemonade, iced tea and punch.

Before a long night of partying, many bachelor/bachelorette parties start off with a meal or at least snacks as everyone gathers. Bachelor/bachelorette parties often involve more guilty pleasure foods and adult beverages. Choose foods that will give you longterm energy so you can party into the night. Be sure to take the bride or groom’s favourite alcoholic drinks into consideration.

Sporting Events

What is an Ashes or State of the Origin party without accompanying snacks? Whether you gather with like-minded fans or bitter rivals, give your guests a party they’ll never forget with professional catering.

Catering companies can provide an assortment of classy or casual foods to satisfy even the pickiest pallet. Focus on finger foods and foods that can easily fit on plates that will sit on your guests’ laps. Don’t forget to include delicious meatballs, sausage rolls, drumsticks, seafood and more savoury meat options for the carnivores.

For those who prefer a little more variety, throw in some spring rolls, pastries, cheese and fresh fruit.

You deserve the chance to enjoy your party along with the guests. Throw a party people will remember for years to come, but don’t overload your plate with party plans. Hire a caterer to eliminate much of your last-minute-panic as the party approaches.