It is time for celebrations again there is enthusiasm heralding the festivities that calls for a party and a sense of excitement as everyone is in a jubilant mood of the approaching holidays. Well, it’s time to raise the curtain on your memorable holiday or call it year-end house party to rejoice.
While it may seem easy and simple to conduct a small house party but practically it is a challenging task. There are nearly a dozen things to plan and consider theme, guest list, menu, entertainment, return gifts, décor and some minute details to be taken into account. Remember, even if it is a small gathering, you have to remain calm, poised and be a graceful host to ensure that the party runs smoothly.
Invariably, at any party, the food served is the main focus of interest as the taste will linger in the memories of your guests as they muse over about this party even many months later. The menu needs to satisfy many taste buds. It is not an easy task. But, it can be made easy with the backing of the right caterer.
When you are choosing a menu for the event, you need to consider several factors. Here are some tips which will give you a sense of designing a perfect house party menu.
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Avoid getting enthusiastic with the menu
Let the small party menu be kept sweet & simple
You need to have variety but not a menu spread like the one in a large corporate or wedding party. It should be a combination of some classics and few new varieties experimented successfully. Remember, having a lot of new dishes on the menu/buffet table cannot satisfy the hunger of your guests.
Avoid overestimating the bar
Like food, the choice of drinks varies from person to person. There are some who drink wine while some fancy beer. Even in wine and beer some like white or red wine or mild or strong beer respectively. Some of your guests may turn out to be a teetotaler. In such a situation, it is not possible to serve everyone’s favorite drink.
Your caterer would usually suggest one white & one red wine and some strong and rest preferably mild beer to keep the party lively without your guests getting tipsy! There will be something for everyone. If it is a non-alcoholic party, then a couple of mocktails and fresh juices will keep everyone hydrated.
Dedicated space for the buffet
Party at home is always endearing. However, if you are throwing the party at home, you have to ensure guests have sufficient place to move around in the house and not feel cramped while reaching for the buffet table. It is advisable to leave sufficient space to serve and display food items. All the same, if there is space constraint, you may review the guest list or hire a small community party hall where the party can be enjoyed by all.
It is advisable to not limit your menu to a single cuisine. In fact, it must be a combination to suit all tastes. You may add a few south Indian dishes, some staple North Indian fare, few continental and Chinese dishes. The guests will be spoilt for choice!
Expecting the unexpected is the key to success! A plan B always comes to the rescue! So be ready with an alternate plan if your original plan does not work out. There are a host of things that may go awry for example the inclement weather plays spoilsport or the entertainment team does not show up at last minute. No need to get upset. Ideally be prepared for any kind of consequences so that you can continue the celebrations even if things do not go according to your plan.
Choose the right caterers
Get the right caterer by outsourcing the food preparation to them. Any trusted small party caterer in Gurgaon would relieve you from this burden. With food preparation entrusted to the caterers, you need not have to spend hours in the kitchen before the party. Instead, you can focus on other preparations and get ample time to don the role of a gracious host.
We take pride in stating that we offer a wide variety of cuisines – Indian (south Indian, north Indian, Punjabi, Andhra, Konkani, Goa, and more), continental, Chinese, Indo-Chinese, American, Italian and many more which finds favor with all. Regardless of your requirements, we have the right solution. Call us and get ready to host an memorable party any time of the year.