Birthdays are a key milestone in a person's life, and you really want to go above and beyond with the food you plan to serve. But you don't just want to serve food on a table and call it a day. That special person's day deserves some special preparation and our top 10 ideas for an awesome birthday catering is here to guide you along the way.
So, take a look at our list and use it as a guideline to help you prepare the most astounding-looking catered feast for that special birthday.
The grand centerpiece for any birthday celebration, without a doubt, is the birthday cake. The piece de resistance, so it's natural that you'd want it to be a show stopper. So instead of having a standard flavor cake, get a theme cake, and put it on a cake stand. It gives your cake some verticality and prominence. Let the theme of the cake resonate with the rest of your party décor theme.
If your party guests are a little more grown up and enjoy the finer things, a well-assembled cheese board is an awesome idea for birthday catering. Get a mixture of various kinds of cheese and pair them with some crackers, fruits, and jams. A good sharp cheddar and a mild gouda are good starting points. You can look up online for some exquisite cheese and fruit combinations to fully flesh out your cheese board.
If your party has a more grounded theme and a more rustic palette, like a return to the old ways, another chic choice is serving your food in mini pails. A cute collection of appetizers or small pails with ice cream will give your birthday catering a very earthly and robust feel. You can also decorate your pails to match the theme of your party.
A good way to change out your appetizer serving is to skewer them on small cocktail sticks. You can serve small fried snacks on sticks to create the perfect bite-sized birthday party snack. Mini potato cutlets, cheese pops, and mini pizzas are great finger food. It does take a little more effort but it's all worth it when your guests get astounded by the novelty of your appetizers and get to munching on the delectable snacks. You can even call them savoury lollipops!
A simple and easy way to present drinks at your next birthday party is to make mocktails and put them in a punch bowl. Whip up your favorite mocktails and serve them beautifully in a large punch bowl garnished with fresh fruits. It makes serving drinks easier at a larger event as the guests control their mocktail consumption. A fresh fruit daiquiri is a go-to for any punch bowl, with its fruity and refreshing taste.