Appetizers

Hosting A Party On A Budget: Catering Platters

Parties are fun – there aren’t many people who would turn down attending a gathering with friends and food. However, if you’ve ever hosted a party yourself, you know that pulling everything together can be a hassle.

The good news is you can cut down on not only the amount of stress you, as host, might feel, but also the amount of stress on your wallet, by doing a few simple things.

One of those things is to let someone else take care of the food. You can get delicious ready-made platters from a variety of retailers, especially a Gatineau catering businesses.

If you’re on a budget, relying on a local Gatineau catering business to assemble plates of delicious appetizers and sandwiches for whatever you’re hosting – a baby shower, birthday, retirement party – is a great way to cut down on stress and cost.

Here are a few options that most Gatineau caterers will offer:

Sandwiches. Sandwiches are great party food: they’re easy to carry with one hand and they’re not messy. Plus, who doesn’t love sandwiches? Another benefit of having sandwiches is  you can have a variety of kinds to suit even the pickiest tastes, such as tuna, egg salad, ham, cheese or cold cuts. Most Gatineau caterers will do platters of assorted sandwiches or they can also do platters of a single kind if requested.

Cheese. Cheese is always a popular party food, and with dozens of varieties to choose from, you really can’t go wrong. Some Gatineau caterers will do platters with gourmet cheeses for more upscale parties, and still others will do a meat and cheese combo plate with bread or crackers for the perfect plate of appetizers.

Fruit. For a healthy finger food, a fruit platter is a great option. A mix of in-season fruits like strawberries, mango, pineapple, blueberries, oranges or a dozen other options will be artfully arranged by professional Gatineau caterers to wow your guests. Throw in a chocolate fountain and you’ve got an inexpensive dessert option as well.

Dessert. Home-baking dessert for a crowd can take days, but ordering a dessert platter from a Gatineau caterer will be ready for you to pick up the day of your party with no stress or mess. They can include things like cookies, cheesecake, brownies or chocolate-dipped fruit.