Catering for a family party at home

There comes a time when you have to face up to a relative’s birthday party or Christmas party and you find yourself saying the words “Don’t hire out a hall, let’s have it round here!” It’s a decision you soon come to regret. Where will everyone sit, who will you invite and worst of all how are you going to cook the party food.

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First off all we need to talk numbers. How many are you going to invite?  You need to have a rough idea to make sure you have enough space. Can you use the garden at all? That’s ok as long as it doesn’t rain and with the British climate you really can’t be too careful. A great solution is Marquee Hire Swansea from a site such as

What type of food should you serve? If it’s hot food then you have to keep it warm. Experts say that a cold fork option, where you have lots of things sat in bowls and dishes that people can dip into is a much better option than finger food as you’ll need to keep topping that up.

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Where are you going to serve the food from? Do you have enough space on surfaces or a decent sized table?  Don’t plan on lots of finger food options if you don’t have the room to put them all out. Assuming you don’t have a commercial sized oven, it will have its work cut out for it. That’s why a cold buffet is a good idea. A salmon or cold sliced ham with a nice salad is worth the effort or even a mild curry and rice. When it’s dessert time, bring out the sponge and ice cream.

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Russell Brand

Russell Brand

Hi, I am Russell Brand; I am an entrepreneur, father, mentor and adventurer passionate about life. At this moment, I am working with Home Improvement and Décor.

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