When it comes to a party, the number one thing people like to complain about is the food. Everyone’s taste buds are different, so while one person might think the sandwiches were the best thing they’ve ever had, the next person is likely to have a different opinion.
So, how can you avoid this food planning nightmare? We’ve put together some tips and tricks that you can use to make sure that your food becomes a hit! Whether you’re a master chef or a kitchen disaster, we’ve got food inspiration option for all types.
Remember Dietary Restrictions
First things first when planning for food, you need to be aware of any dietary restrictions that anyone in your group might have. Whether it’s allergies, gluten intolerance, or you have some vegan connoisseurs in your group, you want to make sure you have food options that everyone can enjoy.
Some key ways you can make sure you’re covering everyone’s food needs is to first ask what everyone would prefer for food. Keep in mind, if the bride doesn’t like it, then it’s probably not a good choice.
Second, let everyone know the food or restaurants you’re thinking about. This puts the responsibility a bit more on the guest’s shoulders. If they have an issue, they need to tell you and prepare accordingly.
Follow Your Theme with Bachelorette Party Food
Once you know everyone’s food palate preferences and dietary needs, next it’s time to start narrowing down your options. At this point in the food planning stage, it’s important to keep the theme in mind.
If your theme is high class black dress, the last thing you should do is serve cardboard pizza. Instead try classy hors d’oeuvres like cream shrimp scampi or smoked ham paired with crackers.
PARTY PLANNING TIP!
Consider the weather. Is it cold, hot, or the sweet spot in between? Think of foods that you typically eat during certain seasons. Basically, don’t plan a barbeque in the middle of winter. You’ll end up frozen on the porch flipping burgers. 😉
DIY Food Ideas
If you’re looking for some bachelorette party food and recipe ideas, we’ve got some that will make the food the highlight of the party!
- Penis Cake: It’s easy to make and fun!
- Bite, Suck, Blow Candy: Separate your chocolate, suckers/lollipops, and gum out into jars labeled accordingly.
- Shrimp Cock Ring: Create a ring of shrimp with some delicious dip in the middle. Pair it with a nice note letting everyone know what it is and you have an instant hit.
- Meaty Balls: Meatballs are always an easy food to make, and the innuendo is in the name!
Not Much of a Cook? Cater in or Try Potluck Style
Probably every kitchen hater’s favorite thing to hear is ‘let’s order in.’ Does this sound like you? Consider having food catered into your party. Bonus, since most catering companies include handy menus, you can easily send that out to your crew ahead of time. This way there are no surprises when the food arrives at the table.
Or, are you considering trying to save some money on the food part of the bachelorette party? Consider going potluck style for your party festivities. A word of advice, have people sign up ahead of time for what they are going to bring. This way you won’t end up with twelve plates of cookies.
When in Doubt, Head Out to a Restaurant
If the bride to be has a favorite restaurant or a place that she’s been dying to try, then a restaurant might be the best way to go. Out of all the options, this one requires the least amount of effort on your part. Remember the future bride shouldn’t pay on her special night!
Don’t forget to call ahead or book a reservation! The last thing you want to do is show up to the restaurant and have to wait two hours to get seated. The key to a successful bachelorette celebration is that everything is organized and flows easily from one thing to the next. So get your phone out and make sure that when your group arrives, you’re ready to get right to the grub.
For more specifics on what bachelorette party food would be best for certain eating times and occasions, check out these lists we put together to make your planning easy and delicious!
Breakfast Foods Suggestions
- Bread (for Toast)
- Hash Browns
Snacks & Appetizers
- Candies (M & M’s, Hersey Kisses, etc)
- Cheese & Crackers (Cheddar, Brie, etc)
- Chips & Dip
- Cold Cut/ Meats Platter
- Nachos & Salsa
- Nuts (Almonds, Peanuts, etc)
- Protein Bars/ Granola Bars
- Salads (Cesar Salad, Pasta Salad, etc)
- Veggies & Dip
Main Meal Options (Lunch / Dinner)
- Chicken Breasts
- Chicken Wings
- Italian Sausages or Meatballs
- Chinese Food
- Hot Dogs
- Cheese Fondue
- Fajitas or Tacos
- Mac N Cheese (Homemade)
- Potatoes (French Fries, Mashed, Baked, etc)
- Seafood Platter
- Signature Cocktail
- The Hard-Stuff/Mixers
- Bottled Water
- Sports Energy Drinks
- Candies (Licorice, Skittles, etc)
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Little Debbie Cakes
If Going Away for the Weekend to a Cottage….Don’t Forget!
- Bottle Opener
- Hot Sauce
- Paper Plates
- Salt & Pepper
- Drink Ware (Mugs, Glasses, etc)
Sound the Party Horns!Help keep everyone’s bellies full with some tasty treats and that your guests will love! As long as you keep these tips and tricks in mind, your bash will have everyone smiling, laughing, and talking about how delicious your bachelorette party food was!
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