Parties are proof that people are indeed social animals. These gatherings are a nice thing to have, not just because you want to have fun, but also because you want to meet new people and strengthen your bond with your family and friends. And you’re a godsend to others if you’re into organizing soirees.
If you love hosting small parties at home, you need to master the art of creating menus. Whether it’s a holiday cocktail revelry or just a random gathering, here are some guidelines that will keep you in the safe zone when it comes to serving goodies.
Who are your guests?
You’re supposed to make your guests feel good. As such, you need to do away with the thought of serving what you just came across. So-so dishes will give your guests an unfavorable impression of you. You need to think this through; consider what your guests like. Don’t forget your vegetarian friends and those with certain allergies. Get the head count as early as possible and send out invites at least two weeks before the party.
What time is it?
The time of your party will help you decide what to serve at your party. If it’s morning, you can serve brunch, which includes muffins, bacon, eggs Benedict. Lunch and dinner may require more elaborate dishes. You may choose to serve a full course meal if you can. But if you want to keep your dinner minimalist, you can serve canapes and refreshing cocktails. You can be adventurous by serving international and fusion dishes. As much as possible, the preparations should be easy enough to avoid stress.
How big is your budget?
Among the biggest factors that affect your menu is the budget. Hosting a party is not always cheap; there will be a few times when you’ll have to save up for it. But you can always come up with something using the items you have in your cupboard and fridge. But if you don’t want to risk it, just call a 24 hours pizza delivery service. Everyone loves pizza!
Hosting a party is an art itself. It tests your planning skills and your strategy. Every aspect should be looked into, especially the food.