Parties and gatherings are a favorite for many people. Whether you attend as a guest or play the dutiful host, they provide endless hours of socializing and mingling with friends and family far and wide.
At the same time, we recognize that these types of events were put on the back burner throughout the last eighteen months. There will undoubtedly be some people reading this and beyond who are eager to get back out there and host another event soon!
Suppose you are in this position. You will likely have many things on your to-do list, and much more beyond that which you will need considering. It is no easy feat, but you must refrain from putting too much pressure on yourself and taking on the entire responsibility yourself!
One thing that we feel confident about is on your list, is how you will go about catering to different dietary requirements at your party. With an increased focus on consuming a healthy diet, you might be wondering what you can do to cater to these people. You have found yourself in the right place! Below are some of the smaller details you should consider for any healthy guests attending your party.
Catering the Event
While some people will want to prepare and serve the food themselves, this could result in some issues arising. Naturally, if you are hosting a more intimate party with a limited number of attendees, nothing stops you from offering some party snacks and nibbles yourself. However, when hosting a more sizeable event, you might want to consider hiring an external catering agency to handle your party’s catering.
Professional caterers handle a wide variety of food groups daily, so have a better understanding of how best to prepare, cook, and handle said foods. Caterers like these will minimize the risk of cross-contamination during the preparation process. In turn, reducing the chances of you or any of your guests from becoming unwell.
At the same time, you will need to take out a catering insurance policy when hiring the services of a company like this. Not only are you protecting the caterers themselves while working your event, but you are protecting yourself financially should anything go wrong.
Provide Plenty of Options
While we feel confident that this is something you would make an effort to remember, we thought it was worth mentioning all the same! Offering your guests several options, both on the healthy side of the food spectrum against those less so, will ensure that everyone’s tastes are catered for. The number of options that you offer per person is entirely down to you and what your budget will extend to.
The options you offer are not just restricted to those food-based but can also extend to the drinks you will offer. Soft drinks and alcohol are popular choices at parties big and small, so they should be a staple at your event. Offering healthy alternatives to these choices will go a long way and will cater to both your health-conscious guests and those who simply do not want a soft or alcoholic beverage.
Consider Physical Activities
Now, we recognize this might not be the first thing people think of when planning or hosting a party but hear us out! Physical activities at parties are an enjoyable and easy way of getting your guests up on their feet while attesting to those health-conscious partygoers who might be in your presence.
Physical activities at parties do not just have to be restricted to the more strenuous sports or activities that are out there. Consider playing party games that get everyone moving, like charades or musical chairs. On the other hand, you could implement a gaming console into your party plans and play games like Just Dance and other cardio-based fitness games. The choice is entirely up to you! You could even go for something more old school and break out the Twister box that has been gathering dust in your attic. Get those heart rates pumping!
We hope you have enjoyed this piece and are feeling more confident when planning your upcoming party. Remember, this is meant to be an enjoyable experience, and you should do what you can to minimize putting too much strain on yourself!