Party like it’s 20-fineteen!
A lot happened in 2018. Now, it’s time to wave goodbye to the old and usher in the new… with a party! But don’t ring in the new year feeling stressed from all the party planning. Use these delivery tips to throw a bash to remember, while also saving yourself the trouble of cooking for a crowd.
Best foods for a party
First and foremost, ordering awesome party food is a must. Food is one of the most memorable things for partygoers, so you’ll want to get it right. On special occasions like New Year’s Eve, people tend to enjoy nibbling while sipping cocktails and mingling. Try ordering a spread of heavy hors d’oeuvres that will delight your guests. Then pick a theme. You can go casual with bar foods like sliders, wings and dips, or get fancy with shrimp cocktail, sushi and lettuce wraps. Just ensure you have variety to accommodate everyone’s taste.
Have a feeling you’ll be doing a lot of last-minute prepping? Make things easy on yourself and submit your online order ahead of time. You can schedule delivery orders days in advance, so all you have to worry about on the day-of is your playlist, outfit and decorations. Oh, and a signature cocktail too, of course.
Consider a catering order
Have a lot of friends? Place a catering order instead as a quick, easy, gourmet way to feed your crew. This way, you can still choose your menu ahead of time, but also have the option of ordering your favorite local restaurant foods in bulk.
Cleaning up afterwards is clearly the least fun part of any event. But there are things you can do to help make it easier. When ordering delivery, many restaurants offer disposable utensils, napkins and sometimes even plates. When placing your order, be sure to note in the comments section the specific utensils and supplies you’d like. It’ll make clean-up a breeze after your guests leave.
Split the bill using Venmo
Feeding a crowd not exactly in your budget? Split the bill! But don’t go through the hassle of collecting cash and (eek!) checks. Payment apps such as Venmo allow people to transfer funds to other individuals on the spot. Ah, the joys of modern technology…
Share what you plan to order for your New Year’s festivities!