Whether you’re throwing a huge birthday party, planning a wedding or celebrating a big wedding anniversary party, catering will be at the top of your list of things to organise. And whilst you could just settle for pigs in blankets and the odd sandwich, getting a bit more creative and investing a bit of time and money into your food choices can really make a difference.
So what can you include in your catering plan to make sure your event is a huge success?
A Celebration of Culture
Whether you’re celebrating your own heritage or just fancy branching out and trying something new, having cuisine from various countries can be a great way to impress your guests. And remember, you don’t have to have a tidy sit-down three-course meal to have a bit of wow-factor. Sometimes, it’s fun to get messy too!
So how about trying some Caribbean street food or offering some Asian delights? Or how about having a do it yourself taco station where people can mix and match pulled pork, chorizo, cheese, black beans, guacamole and whatever else their heart desires?
You can pick one theme or country, or have different dishes from all around the world. The point is to explore different cultures and try something new. It certainly beats the old “beef or chicken” roast option!
Cocktails are a great way to give an event that extra bit of panache and class. You can stick to the classics or go the extra mile with outlandish cocktails. You can have cocktail artists making fabulous displays with fire and fruit or you can have a DIY cocktail station where people can design their own drinks.
Of course, you should remember to include plenty of exciting non-alcoholic options for those who are pregnant, too young to drink, driving home or simple don’t fancy drinking alcohol for whatever reason. Cocktails don’t have to include alcohol to be impressive!
A one-of-a-kind designer cake
Whatever the occasion, a cake can provide a fabulous centrepiece. But of course, in order to really wow your guests, you can’t have any old cake. Make it personal and don’t be afraid to get creative with a designer cake.
Stuck for ideas? How about a giant minion cake for a kid’s (or a big kid’s) birthday party? Or if you’re celebrating a wedding or wedding anniversary, why not go for something personal and meaningful to you? When you go to the right people, you’d be surprised what they can achieve.
But of course, in order to get those results you need to find the best people in your area for the job. So for example if you want the best birthday and wedding cakes in Phuket, you need to go to the best cake maker in Phuket.
A big, bold statement
You may have noticed by now that we’re all about making big, strong statements. From a personalised cake to fabulous cuisine from all over the world, it’s all about being bold and daring to be different. And with that in mind, why not go one step further?
How about having a burger van on site? Or a taco stall set up inside the venue? This not only provides a fabulous novelty for the event but it also allows guests to enjoy fresh food prepared right in front of them. Another big advantage to this kind of statement is that it sets a theme for the entire event and you can build your decorations around it. So if you decide to go with a taco truck, you can follow a Mexican theme throughout with colourful flags and bunting.
Planning your event catering doesn’t have to be boring. The best kinds of events are those that are personalised and creative. So don’t be afraid to make bold choices and have fun with it! From exotic cuisine to outlandish cakes, it’s all about daring to be different!
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