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5 Ways Crave can Bring the Heat to your Summer Soiree

By May 14, 2024 Catering
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Summer brings sunshine, laughter, and of course, summer bar-b-ques! As we all know in Southwest Florida, the scorching temperatures can sometimes put a damper on the festivities. Fear not, party people! Collaborating with Crave Culinaire can be your secret weapon to keep your guests cool, entertained, and coming back for more. Here are 5 ways working with Crave can help bring the heat (in a good way!) to your next summer bash:

1. Beat the Heat with a Refreshing Menu:

Ditch the heavy stews and creamy casseroles. A summer party craves light, cool, and flavorful dishes. The Chefs at Crave can create a menu that tantalizes taste buds without weighing down guests. Think vibrant salads packed with seasonal produce, chilled gazpacho soup shooters, or refreshing ceviche.

Pro Tip: Offer a variety of dietary options. Consider vegetarian and vegan alternatives, gluten-free selections, and lighter protein options like grilled fish or chicken.

2. Hydration Station Salvation:

Staying hydrated is key on a hot day. Go beyond a cooler full of water bottles. Crave can set up a hydration station that’s both functional and festive. Think colorful infused water dispensers with citrus slices, cucumber, and mint. Iced tea Refreshing Beverages variations like hibiscus or watermelon can add a pop of color and flavor. Don’t forget about fun garnishes like edible flowers or colorful straws for an Instagram-worthy touch.

Pro Tip: Offer a signature mocktail or cocktail (with and without alcohol) to keep things fun and festive.

3. Fun and Functional Food Displays:

Food presentation goes a long way in setting the mood. Gone are the days of boring buffet lines. Crave can create visually stunning displays that double as conversation starters. Tiered stands overflowing with seasonal fruit skewers and colorful vegetable crudités are just two examples. Adding mason jars filled with layered parfaits or individual mini quiches can add a touch of rustic charm to the display.

Pro Tip: Get creative with your serving ware. Use colorful plates, bamboo skewers for finger foods, and small bowls made from natural materials like coconut shells.

4. Games and Activities to Keep the Cool Going:

Who says catering is just about food? Our staff at Crave offers additional services to enhance your party. Think of us as your one-stop shop for summer fun! We can provide yard games like giant Jenga or cornhole to keep guests active and cool. For a more relaxed vibe, consider setting up a hammock oasis or a DIY popsicle decorating station.

Pro Tip: Don’t forget party favors! Think pre-packaged snack bags with sunscreen, cooling wipes, and mini bottles of water – a thoughtful way to show your guests you care.

5. Light Up the Night (Literally):

As the sun sets, keep the party going with creative lighting. Working with Crave Culinaire means you can get creative with options like string lights, lanterns, or tiki torches to create a magical ambiance. Don’t forget about the music! Upbeat, summery tunes will keep the energy high and encourage guests to mingle and dance.

Pro Tip: Consider a fire pit for a cozy gathering space where Guests can roast marshmallows or simply enjoy the campfire.

By partnering with a creative and resourceful catering company like Crave, you can ensure your summer party is the hottest ticket in town (without breaking a sweat!). So, relax, soak up the sunshine, and let us bring the heat (and the fun) to your next summer gathering!