16 Delicious Party Event Catering Ideas to Wow Your Guests

16 Delicious Party Event Catering Ideas

Great food can make all the difference between throwing a regular party and a memorable one. Food is a big motivator. Unique event catering ideas let your guests enjoy an experience that they will always cherish.

In addition, you’ll receive attention and appreciation for arranging the best parties ever. Unlike forced social functions, people will actually look forward to attending your parties.

Keep reading to find out some of the most unique party event catering ideas that will surely impress your guests.

1.Mini Tacos with Margaritas

Mini food items are very much the trendy thing these days. Tacos with shots of margaritas can serve as a great appetizer that’s both light and refreshing. Not only do they look amazing and add to the theme of the party, but they’re a great way to get your guests in the party mood.

2. Cotton Candy Holders

Cotton candy is popular with kids and adults alike. You can add it to a birthday party menu, and everyone will love it. Just add colorful sprinkles in tiny shot glasses and insert the cotton candy stick into them. The kids will come running.

3. Smoothie Bar

Let your guests choose from a variety of fresh, seasonal fruits to make their own smoothies. Give options of milk and yogurt as well. Toppings like nuts and honey can also be added.

4. Waffle Bowls with Fruits

This could be a nice and light breakfast or brunch option. The edible waffle bowl with colorful fruit cut in slices or cubes will be a treat to the eyes and the mouth. A drizzle of chocolate or maple syrup or a dollop of yogurt will be an added bonus.

5. Dip Station

A dip station can complement your salad bar. Set up your station with flavorful crisped crackers, bread, vegetables, or even fruits paired with a variety of hot and cold dipping sauces to choose from.

6. Martini Glass Salads

Serve your salads in style using martini glasses. You can go for a plastic glass if it’s a less formal party, or if you are serving a lot of guests. Greek salad sprinkled with olive oil looks great in martini glasses.

7. Dessert Shooters

One way to make sure most of your guests try out the desserts is to serve mini desserts on spoons. They provide just enough richness and sweetness to top off a meal. From chocolate mousse and cheesecake to crème brulee, you can serve almost any dessert this way. Large sized Chinese soup spoons work best for this.

8. Cupcake Tree

Get a cupcake assembling stand and present delicious and colorful cupcakes in the form of a Christmas tree. Add different flavors and frostings so your guests can enjoy a variety of flavors.

9. Watermelon Popsicles

Watermelons are one of the most loved summer treats. If you’re arranging a summer beach party or hosting a lunch at your venue, watermelon popsicles can be a great addition to your menu. They’re very simple to prepare. Cut triangular slices of watermelon and attach them onto ice cream sticks.

10. Donut Wall

Delectable donuts on a wall – sounds a bit weird, right? However, this Instagram-worthy idea will wow your guests. They will not only enjoy the donuts but also take pictures with the wall as their backdrop.

You can get your catering services to do this for you or simply make your own wall. You will need some plywood and wooden dowels for this. The size is going to depend on the space you have and the scale of your party. You can also get creative and use paint and other accessories like doilies to give your wall an artistic look.

11. Personalized Napkins

If you are hosting a large party and there is a lot going on, you can add small details that will stay with your guests. For example, if you are holding a birthday, anniversary, baby shower, etc. you can have personalized napkins made with names, dates, hashtags or any graphics that go with the theme. For corporate parties, this can be a good way to promote your brand.

12. Cocktails in Mason Jars or Milk Bottles

Use mason jars or small milk bottles to serve party cocktails like refreshing lemonades, margaritas, or mimosas. Milk bottles are a sleek alternative to mason jars.

The best part about both is that you can utilize their lids to prepare batches beforehand and keep them refrigerated or frozen. Colorful, customized straws and stirrers look great with them.

13. Fork Displays

This is a fun way to serve bite-sized items by simply skewering them on upright forks. Feta cheese with olives, jalapenos, pepperoni, etc. can be served this way.

14. Chalkboard Runners

If you’re planning to set up a buffet table, you can identify the dishes by hand-writing names on a chalkboard runner or table covers. Chalkboard papers are relatively inexpensive and are easily available. They look great, and the handwritten names give a more personal touch. For a less formal event, kraft paper is also a good alternative.

15. Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches or Croutons with Spicy Tomato Soup Shots

This miniature version of classic comfort food is sure to please the crowd. Fill shot glasses with hearty tomato soup. You may also use small coffee cups, preferably glass instead of ceramic. Garnish each glass or cup with mini grilled cheese sandwiches or croutons.

16. Baked Pasta Shells with Spinach and Ricotta

Conchiglioni pasta is most popular for making large pasta shells. You can fill precooked pasta shells with ricotta and spinach and bake them. Use a toothpick on each shell to make it a delicious one-bite food item. Alternatively, you can use tomato, pesto, bacon and other fillings for the pasta shells.

These were some innovative and fun party catering ideas that will surely please your guests and make your party a huge hit!

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Author Bio:

Lauren is Sales Manager at Personal Touch Dining, an award-winning wedding catering company, supplies all levels of Bar Service in San Diego. The Personal Touch Dining team has gained widespread recognition for their creative and diverse menus, with seasonal ingredients for every occasion. Lauren enjoys blogging about tips and trends in the wedding and event industry and sharing ideas and tips with those planning for an upcoming event.


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