Tips for Planning an Unforgettable Summer Party

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By MeMo Agency

5 impressive party food selections to make your summer party one to remember!

Summer is almost here, it’s time to start planning your summer party. Whether it’s a special occasion or you’re just looking to arrange a summer networking event, you want to make sure your guests are well-fed and happy. Choosing the right party food is essential to ensuring a successful event. From interactive pizza stalls to plant-based healthy options, we are sharing five impressive party foods that will make your summer party one to remember.

Picture credits: Rupa Photography

1. Plant-based and healthy options

As people become more health conscious and environmentally aware, there is an increasing trend towards plant-based and healthy options for food at events. Recent studies have shown that nearly 48% of people prefer to select healthier options when attending events. This shift in dietary preferences has forced event planners to become creative to make these choices are available to all guests. If you’re looking for healthy and delicious options for your summer party, consider incorporating plant-based options, these are often packed with nutrients and can be just as satisfying as traditional meat-based dishes.

Some great options include fruit kebabs, vegetable dips, and summer rolls. Don’t be afraid to get creative! At RCP London Events, we offer a variety of plant-based canapes and bowl food, these can be accompanied by our brand-new Sustainable Drinks Upgrade.

 

2. Food kitchens

Another great way to impress your guests is by setting up a food kitchen where they can watch the food being prepared. This is a fantastic option for those who enjoy creating an interactive experience for their guests; with this option, you can set up a sushi bar, crepe station, or a build-your-own sandwich bar. Your guests watching their food being prepared by skilled chefs is not only visually appealing; it builds anticipation for the meal ahead. It’s also great for teams or businesses to show off their skills when it comes to preparing the dishes they serve. With this setup, the chefs can ensure that each dish is prepared nicely, as requested by the guest, creating a personalised culinary experience. This kind of environment allows guests to bond while waiting for their food; it is a great conversation starter.

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3. Pizza oven

Who doesn’t love pizza?

A pizza oven is great for any summer party as it allows your guests to enjoy fresh, piping-hot pizza straight out of the oven. You can set up a pizza-making station where your guests can create their pizzas or hire a local company to come in and handle it for you.

At RCP London Events, we have created a fun pizza party package that allows guests to watch the pizza being prepared and cooked in our garden in a wood-burning pizza oven. The eco-friendly fire logs we use have been transformed with the 3,500 kg of waste coffee grounds produced from the venue each year.

4. BBQ

A classic BBQ is always a crowd-pleaser. From hamburgers and hotdogs to grilled veggie skewers, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Adding a BBQ to your summer party is a great way to create a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Eating outdoors can help guests relax and have fun with coworkers in an informal, yet professional setting. You have the benefits of being outside while enjoying good food, which usually brings conversation and networking. Don’t forget to provide plenty of cold drinks and sides!

Picture credits: Rupa Photography

5. Interactive food stalls

Finally, interactive food stalls are a fun and unique way to keep your guests engaged and entertained throughout a summer party. Food stalls are the perfect opportunity for guests to explore unique flavours that they may not have otherwise tried; with smaller portions, it’s easy for them to sample different items without feeling obliged to eat them all. Plus, with lots of people at an event, having multiple food stalls ensures that everyone can find something they like while having fun. You can set up a popcorn or cotton candy station, or even bring in a food truck to serve tacos, burgers, or ice cream. The options are endless, and your guests will love having a variety of foods to try.

Choosing the right party foods is crucial to the success of your summer party. By incorporating plant-based and healthy options, setting up a food kitchen, adding a pizza oven or BBQ, and including some interactive food stalls, you’re sure to impress your guests and make your party one to remember! Don’t be afraid to get creative and have fun with your food choices! With these ideas, your summer party will be a hit.