Event Planning Tips

Author: Christie's Catering |

When planning a menu to serve your guests, one of the first things to consider is the time of day and the season of the year. For a morning event or early afternoon, a brunch, tea party or luncheon can be served. Later in the day, a full meal dinner should be offered. For those events taking place late in the evening, a dinner buffet or a hearty hors d’oeuvre menu can be planned. It is nice to state on the invitation “Dinner Reception Following” so that guests will know what to expect. In the spring and summer, lighter foods should be offered and, in cooler months, a hearty selection is appropriate. We are happy to accommodate serving favorite foods or traditional dishes, just ask.

At the beginning of a wedding reception it is nice to have the bar open and have coffee, ice water and punch available. We usually have an appetizer or two on the bar and often have hors d’oeuvre tray passed as well. This gives the guests a chance to get settled and for the bride and groom to make a grand entrance.

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