Do you love having friends over but hate all of the work and preparation that goes along with entertaining them? Then next time you plan a get together or small party to celebrate a special occasion, consider hiring a caterer to handle most of the details for you.

The Concept Of In-Home Caterering

Cost To Cater A Small Party

There is something so intimate about having people in your home that is difficult to recreate in a restaurant or hall setting. When you host a party in your home, you also get to use your favorite linens, serving dishes and china and decorate with extra special touches. This adds a very personal feel and can help make your guests very comfortable. But of course shopping and cooking all of the appetizers and food you want to serve can be difficult and time-consuming.

If the work involved in having a small party seems overwhelming, there are a variety of catering options available. Some caterers will prepare food right in your home, while others will bring the food all ready-to-serve. In addition, some caterers will help you with the set-up, serving and clean-up. You can also opt for freshly-cooked made by your favorite restaurant.

The trick in catering the perfect small party is in finding an experienced caterer who will meet or even exceed your needs and at the same time, is willing to keep the costs within your budget.

The Sky Is The Limit

When it comes to catering, the sky is the limit. There are numerous catering scenarios to choose from that just might catch your interest. You can explore some of these ideas or come up with own unique theme. Whatever you want, find someone to help you make it happen and then sit back and enjoy the results.

Hire a trained chef to cook and serve a meal in your home. This is a great alternative to eating out, and allows you to relax and enjoy yourself while impressing your guests with delicious, home-made food. This is a perfect option to celebrate a birthday or other milestone.

Look to a small local caterer who will provide a clambake, barbeque or fancy picnic in the comfort of your own backyard. This is a relaxed, casual event that can be fun for you and your guests.

Order an array of appetizers and finger food from a local restaurant and share it with friends while you watch a sporting event. This is an easy, and delicious, way to support your favorite team and enjoy some tasty treats at the same time.

Order an array of appetizers and finger food from a local restaurant and share it with friends while you watch a sporting event. This is an easy, and delicious, way to support your favorite team and enjoy some tasty treats at the same time.

Things To Consider

In addition to deciding what type of party you want to host, there are a number of other factors to consider that will affect the price and what you should request.

  • How many people will attend
  • What date and time of day the party will be
  • How long you expect the event to last
  • Whether you want to provide a meal or a buffet
  • How many courses will be served
  • What kind of food you want to offer
  • Whether you want a caterer to do the shopping, serving and cleanup
  • What your budget is
  • What kind of alcohol, if any, you will offer and whether you want the caterer to provide it or you prefer to buy your own, and if you want to hire a bartender to serve
  • What details you prefer to handle yourself
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