Fun foodie activities for your next party
The wonderful thing about getting together with friends or family is that there is always a new creative idea to try to make the occasion memorable. Here are a few suggestions to make the night one to remember.
DIY bars are excellent ideas as guests get to interact with bartenders and be involved in making their own cocktails. This promises to be a fun experience because who wouldn’t want to choose what goes into their cocktail? First, to make things easier, try to pick a theme, such as gin cocktails, citrus cocktails or a choice of three that have the same base alcohol. Some ideas include:
Cheese fondues were all the rage in the ‘60s and it’s easy to see why. Who doesn’t want to gather round a melting pot of cheese and dip delicious things into it? To make this Swiss National Dish, use a combination of Gruyère and Emmental cheese and keep the temperature on the boiler low as you gradually add the cheese. The foolproof method is to invest in or hire a good fondue pot. You can choose what you like for dippers, including:
- Sliced carrots
- Crispy breads like sourdough
- Sliced broccoli
- Cubes of seared steak
- Sliced radishes.
Alternatively, if you and your guests have a hankering for something sweet, chocolate fondues or fountains are just as tasty. Choose between fruits or sweets like marshmallows and biscuits to dip into the oozing, melted chocolate.
Ice cream sundae bar
The perfect idea for a summer party (as long as there’s aircon), you can delight your guests with hot fudge, rainbow sprinkles and other tasty sundae additions from their childhood. All you need to do is set out a few tubs of different flavours and assemble the toppings. Remember to supply cups in case some guests prefer cones and if you’re worried about mess, mason jars make superb sundae glasses.
Bear in mind the size of the party you’re expecting. For example, a fondue works well at small gatherings, while a snack bar is better for larger occasions. Whatever you decide to have, make sure there’s enough for everyone and you are aware of any dietary requirements beforehand to ensure everyone has a good time.
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