Your loved one’s graduation is a significant and memorable life achievement that is best honored with supporting friends and family. And what better way to celebrate your loved one’s success while also thanking those who have supported them along the way than to plan a fabulous catering spread?
You are in luck because it’s not too late to coordinate the perfect catering menu and service for your alumna’s graduation party. In fact, right now is the time to begin planning! Continue reading to learn some helpful graduation party catering tips to get you started.
❶ Choose Reputable Catering Services for Your Graduate’s Party
Catering services will simply make your life easier. Regardless of theme or occasion, having your event catered allows you to relax and enjoy the moment while it’s happening. Without catering services, you are left to supervise and micromanage every aspect of food, beverage, bar, and service throughout the entire party planning process, start to finish. When an occasion is something as important as a life achievement like graduation, you don’t want to miss a single minute. By hiring a professional Georgia catering company to assist you with these party catering factors, you can truly indulge in the celebration and make a lasting memory to cherish forever.
❷ Consider the Type of Menu You Want
It is encouraged to work alongside your caterer to develop a menu that meets your party’s needs in terms of location (inside or outside, etc.), guest count, food tolerances, budget, theme (if one), and personal preferences or requests. Your caterer will make the selection and menu development process simple by offer house packages, advice, industry information, and more. You can also just ask your graduate of honor what they prefer. Perhaps they love Cajun cuisine or lobster boils, or maybe they are a big fan of tacos. Use their favorite foods as a foundation for your catering menu. As for desserts, you can get very creative. You can do a whole customized sheet cake, specialty cake, individual cake pops, cupcakes, donut towers, and more.
❸ Place Your Catering Order a Few Weeks in Advance
Not all schools and education programs hold their graduations at the same time. So try to plan your party’s theme, décor, guest list, and entertainment ahead of time. Then once you have all these details in place and ready to go, place your catering order around three to four weeks out. This gives your caterers plenty of time to coordinate a menu and make all the necessary preparations and arrangements. Having all the other details arranged can actually help or inspire your catering menu, so always keep this in mind when party planning.