Planning Your Party Food

This article provides an array of useful tips on how to plan the food for your party and what options are available when looking to hire out a professional caterer. It includes information on how to find such a company and how to find the right one for your event.


Parties can be a lot of fun and whether it’s for a birthday with family and friends, a wedding or a corporate event but at the same time a lot of planning can be involved. You will need to arrange the entertainment, invites, venue, drinks and any activities.

Food is one of the biggest aspects of a party and it needs to be done correctly in order to keep guests happy. Most people don’t want the hassle of having to cater for the event themselves and therefore hire in a professional. If you do not want to hire a chef for the evening or if you don’t have the space available in your home, you can opt for a party food delivery as an alternative.

This is ideal as the food is made ready for you and delivered to your door. All you need to do is to store it until it needs to be served. Some dishes may need to be reheated before giving to guests, but instructions will be included in order to make this quick and easy.

For your party food, there are many options to decide from. You need to think about whether you would prefer hot or cold food, or a mix. If its summer, cold food may be best and even canapés are a special treat for a more sophisticated event. Sandwiches are ideal as you can have different ones including fish, meat and vegetarian options. Wraps and subs are other good ideas, but they don’t have to be boring. You can have flavours from all over the world. A theme may even be a great way to make the event more interesting.

In the winter, guests would probably prefer hot food, but the choice is up to you and if you are still unsure, a caterer can provide guidance. Healthier options are recommended as some guests may be sticking to a diet. Afternoon tea is ideal for day time parties, while platters are available and can be delivered to your door for minimum effort.

As well as the savoury foods, serving a selection of sweet treats towards the end of your party will win over guests. Dessert platters and canapés are becoming increasingly popular with all sorts of events and various cakes, puddings, pies, tarts and chocolates can be served. You can opt for fruit canapés also for a healthier touch, and a great way to add colour to your cuisine tables.

Canapés are ideal for cocktail parties as they allow guests to mingle with others while grabbing a quick bite to eat every now and then, as opposed to a formal sit down meal. It is important to make a note of any dietary requirements of your guests before ordering the food in case there are any allergies or special requests.