Hiring catering services helps make managing catering for your child's birthday party quite stress-free. However, kids can be quite messy around the house, and it's important that you contribute in ensuring that the catering is not messed up or disrupted by commotion or unnecessary accidents. Below are tips to help you ensure that the catering for your child's party runs smoothly.
Kids will run around your home and probably disarrange everything in their way, including your caterer's setup. Remember that your caterer will have other responsibilities at hand, and controlling the children will be almost impossible to manage. So take charge of ensuring that kids don't go to play with or near the caterer's setup or workstation.
Create clear demarcations of the area kids are not allowed to access without permission. For instance, you can use a ribbon to mark the boundary. Also, before the party begins let the kids know that as they play they should not go past the ribbon mark. Also, inform the parents and other adult guests attending the party about the rules, and let them help you ensure that the kids are following your instructions.
Simple Foods and Interesting Food Setups
Choosing a menu with simple foods is a great way to reduce catering hassles for your child's birthday party. Kids can be very messy when eating, so it's good to avoid messy foods, such as meals with soup. When planning the menu for the party, get advice from your caterer on the best simple meals to serve. Examples of simple and great birthday party meals include pizza, hotdogs, fairy bread and sausage rolls.
You can make the food appetizing by setting it up in an interesting and creative way. For example, you can have some foods served with a smiley face. Setting up the food this way will make the kids excited about it, and they will be happy to have their meal without being having to be compelled to eat, especially kids who are poor feeders.
A Comprehensive Package
Choosing a comprehensive catering package will reduce your stresses of planning your kid's birthday party. Let your caterer take care of the food and snacks, including cutlery and other catering items. Avoid the temptation to have your friends bring in snacks or cutlery for the party.
Although using your cutlery and having friends prepare some snacks may reduce your budget for the party, it can also ruin your kid's birthday party. For example, you may find that the cutlery you were promised is not available when it's too late to buy or borrow one from another friend. Let the caterer take care of everything to avoid unpleasant surprises.
Taking care of the catering for your kid's birthday party is a sure way of smoothing things out and having a great party. The tips mentioned above will help you throw a hassle-free and great party.