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Secrets to Catering Your Own Party

If you like to cook good food and you are planning to cater you own upcoming party then do it. Be encouraged to do it because it is not impossible to happen and it can really be done by someone who puts an effort to do it. If you want to cater your party then you have to expect a lot of stress that it should come with. It’s not that we are discouraging you to do it but we are saying this to expose you to the truth. This is better than telling you things that are out of fantasy.

Secrets to Catering Your Own Party

 

Here are some things that you have to follow to survive your “catering-our-own-party” theme:

  1. Be organized

Sit yourself down with a pen and a paper. Also, you can include people who are willing to lend you a helping hand at the event and with this endeavor. You must identify the basic things like, the budget, time, number of people who are going to attend your event, the venue, the formality of the party and what menu are you going for. These are questions that you must answer before you start planning other things. Get yourself a lot of lists to make sure that you are not going to miss out on something important. Once, you have arranged your menu, the next step is to list the ingredients that you are going to need one by one and how much do you need for each. You must provide a shopping list for the food and other items. You can also make use of a time line wherein you can plan what date and time you are going to do all of these things for you to be more organized. You also have to follow this timeline so that your event won’t have any glitches by the end of the day.

Dedicate a specific envelope, notebook or clipboard for your event where you can easily access your lists and other information necessary. With this, you can avoid problems of forgetting what you were supposed to buy or do at that specific day and time.

  1. The Menu

You must keep in mind that it will be very difficult if you are planning for a menu that is not realistic. If you are planning to do the catering yourself, then you must stick with a menu that you can easily work with and that a lot of people are familiar with. Surely, all of them are going to like whatever you are going to serve. Foods that are known by people are much more appealing than serving them something so alien. You also have to keep in mind that for a food to taste good, the cook must be seasoned enough to create this things so if you are already familiar with the recipe and a lot of people has tasted it before, then you have nothing to worry about.

It is also nice to include recipes that you can prepare ahead of time, for example, desserts that can be refrigerated for 2 days or more. You can save time and stress on the day of the event. You would not be rushing back and forth for twenty different dished in one sitting.

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HOW TO SAVE MONEY IN YOUR PARTY

Spending a lot of money for a single event is really a stressful thing. It adds to the pressure. If you think about it, you have to get ready a lot of things and you need to prepare many stuff for the event and you are also thinking about the big amount of money that you are going to spend for the event. But, luckily, we got you. We are here to tell you that you can save a lot by doing the things that we are going to tell you.

Party, Money

 

We are doing this because we understand that, a party can also be a good one even if there are no hundreds and thousands of dollars being spent for it. This is very possible to happen and we are willing to share to you the secrets for spending a little for something grand.

First: Plan. You need to know where you are going to start. With that, you need to do the planning stage. You must sit down and list all of the things that you want and need for the upcoming party. With this, you can include and scratch some things that are not that important. You can also decide if one thing is important than the other or vice versa. You are doing this to save money and effort too. You are hitting two birds with a single stone. And what is better than spending less for a nice event.

Second: Know your location. You must decide on the venue of the event. With this, you can also start planning the food and the theme of your party. You must do this so that everything compliments each other. You would not want an unorganized looking party, wouldn’t you? So, the best thing to do is to plan ahead of time. Ask for the price of each venue that you like. Compare them to each other and then decide on the location that you like and where you can save a lot of dollars from.

Third: Menu. This is very important. The most important thing in every event is the food that you are going to let your guests eat. The menu should be amazing. It does not need to be complicate but rather it should be realistic and simple at the same time. You also need to make sure that if you hire a catering service company, you must know their services very well and that they are worth the hype and the dollars you are going to spend. You must settle for the food that all the people are familiar with, they are much more attractive.

Fourth: Rent. If there are things that you don’t have, you can rent them from companies or people who provide those kinds of things. In this way, you are able to save money. As compared to purchasing things, you will be spending a lot and it will not be used after your event.

Fifth: Ask for help. Ask help from people that are close to you. They should be your friends and your family to be exact. For events that are big, you really need help from other people and it is better to ask people who are dear to you to help so that you would not be paying servers, organizers and other individuals to do it for you. If you do this, your event will be more intimate and budget friendly.