Taste the Season: 5 Tips for Selecting Perfect Snacks & Menu for Your Event

October 11, 2022 Jessica Stewart

As you carve out event planning strategies for all those corporate holiday parties and social events coming up, you’ll want to spend some quality time with how you select your menus. And for a little fare inspiration, here are some ideas for seasonal tastes and favorites all your guests will love.

1. Platters That Delight the Senses

Appetizers and finger foods are essential for any event, as they’re intended to keep guests from getting too hungry before it’s dinner time. And you can have some holiday fun with a variety of platter offerings, either as wait staff offered snacks or buffet-lined browsing. Here are favorites that offer a variety of tastes, sure to please any holiday event guest. And don’t forget to arrange these into holiday shapes!

  • Charcuterie Boards 
  • Fruit Platters 
  • Antipasto Platters 
  • Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Vegetable Spreads
  • Delightfully Decorated Crackers and Toppings

2. Eggnog & Hot Cocoa

Consider setting up a hot cocoa station, complete with various flavors and delectable toppings, like marshmallows and sprinkles. Have eggnog essentials alongside hot coffees and teas, as well, to satisfy every holiday party craving.

3. Caprese Candy Canes

Wherever you need to add an element of holiday fun, especially on a snack table or buffet, let Caprese layouts do all the heavy lifting. With bright red tomatoes and freshly sliced mozzarella layered in the shape of candy canes, you can dress up almost any table space with something merry and bright.

4. Seasonal Decorated Cookies

Hire the professionals ahead of time and prepare displays of brilliantly decorated and delightfully tasty holiday cookies. From basic sugar cookies with professional designs to traditional gingerbread cutouts, these convenient desserts will make everyone feel like a kid again. And consider packaging up a few extras as take-home gifts for guests leaving the holiday party.

5. Warm, Feel-Good Favorites

Turkeys, roast beef carving stations, ham, and seafood are all popular menu selections for holiday events and celebrations. But it’s equally important to select the perfectly complementary sides and extras. And here are some warm, delicious favorites that lend to the holiday meal experience.

  • Sweet Potato Bites
  • Brie Melts & Brie Bites
  • Casseroles of All Kinds
  • Savory Pasta Sides in Both Alfredo & Marinara
  • Holiday Salads
  • Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
  • Warm Breads & Muffins

Don’t forget this holiday party season, as you’re planning details for the perfect event celebration, be selective about your menu. Consider these inspirational ideas for infusing seasonal joy into every bite!

For more inspiration on everything from meal planning to marketing your business, follow our ongoing blog series!

Previous Article
Sipping & Sampling: What to Look for in a Catering Partner
Sipping & Sampling: What to Look for in a Catering Partner

Here’s what every New York event planner should look for in a reliable and great catering partner.

Next Article
How Food Trucks Can Bring More Than Just Tasty Fare to Your Event
How Food Trucks Can Bring More Than Just Tasty Fare to Your Event

If you want to introduce an element of fun and delicious fare, consider bringing a food truck service into ...