Your anniversary party food is going to be a big part of your celebrations. But where do you begin in making your food choices?
You begin by considering such important aspects as:
Once you consider these, you may come to the conclusion that preparing the food and serving it will be more than you can handle. If this is the case, you may want to hire a caterer to help you with the hard work, or all of your family and friends together could put together a great feast.
Even with the help of a caterer, you may wish to serve the anniversary party food choices in a buffet style. This way it makes it easier to serve lots of different food choices and tastes. It can make it handier to prepare some food choices in advance, too. Some simple and easy buffet choices that would make any anniversary party celebration a hit could include such popular items as: salads, quiche, sausage rolls, cold meats, fish, dips and rolls.
Many people choose not to serve sandwiches on a buffet because they have a tendency of becoming dry and hard, plus they take ages to prepare in a big quantity. One big hotel I used to work at would buy in the sandwiches ready made rather than have one of the chefs spend the afternoon making them.
If you are not having the event catered, you can make the buffet a little easier to prepare by adding some platters all ready prepared. These are sold at lots of supermarkets. If you wish to spend more money on your buffet, you could add a platter of seafood, platters of cold meats and a hot dish or two.
Many people love the idea of having a theme that goes along with their anniversary party food choices.
Yes, the party food is essential to every party, but it doesn't have to be expensive and as long as there is enough and not horrible, then the party is sure to be a hit.
Lots of inexpensive menu ideas that would be perfect for an anniversary party.
If you are planning on catering your party yourself then you will want to do to it so you can also enjoy the party.
Having a more relaxed informal party will be less stressful and any of the ideas above will lend themselves to the anniversary theme.
Finger food is a popular choice for an Anniversary Party as it is easy for your guests to grab while chatting and also means that you can have lots of options to cater for lots of different tastes and also food allergies.
A great place to find lots of platters of party food would be somewhere like Costco.
Hot Finger Food
Cold Finger Food
Rather than having one big table of finger food you can have platters dotted around the room for your guests to help themselves to.
Don't forget to have napkins and cocktail sticks next to the platters too.
You don't have to have a caterer for your party but it is a nice thing to have, mainly because you won't have to do all of the clearing up!
Plus they will make sure that you have lots of lovely food and that everyone is ok.
In the main, yes have a caterer if it is in your budget and if you want to reduce your stress levels.
If you have a caterer or are having your Anniversary Party at a hotel or restaurant you may be thinking of having a sit down meal.
One very sweet idea is to have the same menu or a modern equivalent of your original Wedding Day menu with a starter, main course and dessert.
Each venue will have set menus that you can choose from and you will be able to swap items that you don't like or that don't fit with any dietary requirements.
Most of our food suggestions so far are if you are inviting a lot of people to your party, if you want a more intimate gathering you could invite close friends and family over for
This way you will have more time to chat to your guests and spend time together.
Allergies and Dietary restrictions can make or break your party, you really don't want to be serving something that any of your guests are allergic to. This is especially important if their allergic reaction is life threatening.
When you receive your guests needs back from them when they reply you will need to make your caterer aware. If you are catering for your party yourself then it may be easier to plate up special plates for guests if they need it or you will need to label items on your buffet table or menu.
In my experience most people with allergies and dietary restrictions will be very careful. Some will even bring their own food to ensure it is ok.
Every Anniversary has a symbol and color associated with it, you can use these colors to make your food themed too.