Clear blue skies, humid weather and plenty of bugs! But let’s forget about them and start planning the Summer party of the century. You can keep your party as casual as you like or maybe you could use the hot weather to give it a slightly tropical theme?
Although most adults will deny it, people love to dress up and it usually ends up giving great laughs. You could give flower garlands or grass skirts to party goers on entry, or how about throwing some rubber Hawaiian themed floats into the pool? And of course hula hooping and limbo competitions will really ramp up the fun!
After you’ve decided on your summer party theme, we need to get down to the nitty gritty of the event and create a great menu!
Tie Your Menu in with the Summer Theme
Getting your party catering spot on in the summer months is essential, so you don’t overfill people in the hot weather or have lots left over at the end. People tend to eat less when the weather is hot and a menu including lighter salads, barbeques, grazing platters and canapés is recommended, allowing guests to nibble instead of gorge on filling sit down dinners.
Is the Party Indoors or Outdoors?
After spending a lot of time indoors over the cooler season, you’re probably going to be holding your party outdoors. The barbeque might have been gathering dust and now is that ideal time to get it working again. Your event caterer can create you a delicious barbeque menu, with lighter salad options on the side. If your party is indoors, you can still opt for lighter foods in the form of finger snacks on platters, salad stations and tasty themed grazing tables.
Talk with Your Event Caterer About Tastes and Flavours
If you’re going for that tropical theme, talk with your party caterers about what image you’re looking to achieve at the party. For example; tropical summer parties will want colourful foods and cocktails, light salads and maybe a frozen dessert station where guests can get a cooling treat. Fruit platters will also work well here being light and refreshing to snack on.
Sushi platters could be a great option being small and quite light to consume. If you opt for the barbeque, skewers are ideal and can be accompanied with salads or grilled veggies. If you need some help choosing the perfect menu for your summer event, talk with your local event caterers in Sydney and they can guide you.