Fun Food Ideas for Your Valentine’s Day Party

From red themes to heart-shaped treats, and everything in between, there are infinite ways to curate a fun and special spread at your upcoming Valentine’s Day party. Continue reading for some creative ideas that will certainly set yourself apart from all the other Valentine’s Day parties on the calendar!

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Valentines Day Catering 678-340-0510

Heart-Shaped Foods

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, the heart shape is a big winner. Best of all, there are plenty of foods that can be manipulated or made into a heart, and even colored pink or red. Even better, there are several foods you can buy that are already the right color and shape for Valentine’s Day, like candy, cake, and icing! Here are some top heart-shaped food ideas to consider for your Valentine’s Day buffet:

💗 Fruit Kabobs – Use a small, heart-shaped cookie cutter to press out your favorite workable fruits into the shape of love. Fruits that work well for this include melon, pineapple, apples, kiwi, and mango. You can even throw in some star fruit for some extra pizazz!

💗 Cookies – Simply form your cookie dough into individual hearts, then use a fork to press a crisscross texture on top. You can even go for one giant heart cookie!

💗 Pretzels – Fill the centers of mini pretzels with melted white chocolate and then chill overnight. Add a candied heart to the center for an extra special heart-shaped pretzel bite!

💗 Bread – All sorts of bread and pastries can be formed into the shape of a heart, like cinnamon rolls, banana bread, bagels, soft pretzels, pizza dough, pancakes, and more.

💗 Charcuterie – Also using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out an assortment of salamis, hams, sausages, cheeses, and veggies for a special charcuterie spread.

💗 Main Attractions – Go big with the heart-shaped theme and create your own pizza, lasagna, casserole, or dessert in a heart-shaped pan, available at most department stores. We like this one sold by Bed Bath & Beyond.

Red Themes

There are plenty of red and pink Valentine’s Day foods you can incorporate into your spread! First consider all the foods that are already shades of pink or red, like tomatoes, peppers, beets, cherries, raspberries, and strawberries. Then consider all the foods you can turn pink and red with some food coloring! Foods like milk, ice cream, frosting, icing, yogurt, pasta, rice, potatoes, sauces, and more can be altered with red food coloring (or beet juice for an organic approach) to create a special Valentine’s Day theme.

💕 For some romantic food spread ideas, see our blog, “Yummy Valentine’s Day Catering Ideas.”

Professional Catering

If you really want to make your Valentine’s Day party a special one, consider having it professionally catered! Catering companies are in the business of delivering delicious and creative food service for parties just like Valentine’s Day. Skip all the hassle of planning and preparation, and leave it to catering professionals to coordinate, setup, and implement all aspects of your Valentine’s Day party. Best of all, it is more affordable than you think, and potentially equivalent to the cost of providing your own party spread.

Cater Your Valentine’s Day Party in Newnan, GA!

Call Food for Thought Catering at 678-340-0510 for personalized Valentine’s Day party catering services in Newnan, Georgia and its surrounding towns. Our expert catering coordinators and Executive chefs specialize in providing tailored menus and themes, and can bring your vision to life on Valentine’s Day. We can also accommodate special dietary requests and restrictions, including Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, food allergies, and kosher diets. Request a free quote while you still have time!

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Food for Thought Catering 678-340-0510

Tasty Party Foods That Won’t Break Your New Year’s Resolution

Are you worried that an upcoming party is going to set you back from reaching your New Year’s resolution? If so, you can feel better knowing that you can easily maintain your positive health food goals by simply opting for some healthier dishes. By focusing mostly on natural, wholesome ingredients, you can cater a healthy spread without sacrificing quality or flavor.

Continue reading for some recommended healthy party food catering ideas.

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Georgia Catering Services 678-340-0510

Mini Handhelds

One of the most popular catering trends of 2019 was miniature finger foods, and the novelty has yet to wear off! Mini sandwiches are still among the top-requested items at catered events this year. The great thing about sandwiches is that they are so versatile; you can make them as gourmet or kid-friendly as you like, and even match them to your party theme. Other popular choices have been mini veggie wraps, turkey burger sliders, and mini chicken brats. Use a whole-grain or homemade bread, coupled with some tasty condiments that are good for you, like ground mustard, avocado, or an olive-oil based vinaigrette. Also, using real cheese slices really enhances flavor and texture.

Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits

When you mix cream and fruit together, you get a delicious and better-for-you dessert loved by people of all ages. Fruit and yogurt parfaits are great because they can be made with an endless combination of fruits, creams, juices, and yogurts. And the fancy parfait glasses are usually a big hit as well. You can match your recipe you’re your party theme, or provide an array of options for guests. Parfaits are quick and easy to make, and provide a healthier, natural alternative to processed sugar. You can also make them with frozen yogurt for summer occasions.

Grilled Vegetable Kabobs

Again, finger foods are a popular item for parties. And what better way to spice up veggies than to put them on a stick and grill them? Kabobs are convenient, no matter what you put on them, and vegetables are delicious when grilled. The flavors of grilled vegetables really pop, so people like them more when they are cooked this way. Putting them on a stick makes them easier to eat, so more people are likely to go for them too. The best part about veggie kabobs other than their healthiness is their versatility. You can mix and match a wide range of vegetables, and match them according to theme or season.

Custom Catering Services in Georgia

Call Food for Thought Catering at 678-340-0510 for professional custom catering in Newnan, Georgia. We offer a wide range of catering services for all industries, occasions, events, and more. Choose from our popular catering menu, or work with our catering coordinators to customize a menu according to your particular needs and interests. We can also help with décor, themes, vendors, and more! Request a free estimate, information, or advice, today! 

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Food for Thought Catering 678-340-0510