Whether you’re hosting the giant family reunion meal this summer or simply having a few friends over to sip cocktails and exchange gossip, Buca di Beppo can help. No matter the scale of your celebration, we’re guessing you want to create an experience that’s magical, memorable and fun… and not just for the guests. All too often, dinner party hosts get so caught up in creating an unforgettable experience, they forget to enjoy the moment once it arrives. The secret to enjoying your party as much as your guests is careful preparation. When the big day comes, you shouldn’t be rushing around, trying to cook, clean, decorate and communicate with your guests simultaneously. Following these tips will guarantee that your dinner party won’t pass you by!
- Organize those appetizers.
An expert dinner host or hostess knows to provide the guests with something to munch on before the feast. With no pre-dinner snacks, you could have a hungry (and impatient) herd on your hands. The Buca di Beppo To Go and Catering menus are incomparable appetizer resources. Our to-go menu features amazing antipasti such as Artichoke Florentine Dip, Bruschetta, Mozzarella Caprese and Fried Calamari. For a particularly large dinner party, consider starting the night off with a salad course from our catering menu. Either way, arranging snacks and appetizers on the proper serving trays will make it look great and give your guest somewhere to gather when the evening first begins.
- Serve a signature drink.
You don’t have to be a trained mixologist to come up with a clever party drink. Whether you make Peach Bellinis in fine stemware or a simple, fruit-infused iced tea, a unique beverage can really bring a party together. Should you choose to use Buca Catering services, you can conveniently add certain beverages to your order. Our staff would also be happy to help you brainstorm beverage ideas.
- Do up the details.
Little details definitely make a difference when it comes to throwing an epic in-home bash or restaurant banquet. It’s always wise to deal with as many details as possible before the day of the event or consult an expert like the experienced staff at your local Buca!
- Offer multiple entrée options.
If there’s one thing you want to avoid at all costs at your dinner party, it’s a lack of dining options. Having at least one meat option and one vegetarian can help accommodate the majority of your guests’ food preferences. Our celebratory catering package already includes a choice of two entrées so you can be sure that no one leaves your party unsatisfied.
- Let someone else handle the cooking.
Our favorite dinner party tip? Forget about the cooking and let Buca di Beppo handle it! With a tasty menu already taken care of, you can focus on what really matters at an event – spending more time with the ones you love.