bridal shower Catering
Here Comes The Bride
Orange County Best Catering
For Bridal Showers
Bridal showers are one of the most excited and simple catering events to take charge of. Normally they are small intimate groups of women and occasionally you get the unisex gatherings where the husbands to be are actually there. These aren't bachelorette parties although we've done those as well. These are done in the days just prior to the wedding day. We also cater brides maids luncheons and the engagement dinners as well. If you're a bit savvy we can package something up for all three at an amazing rate. After all, most of the same people are going to be there correct?
Catering for her or for them.
You can be sure to wow your guests and by catering to the couple or the bride if it's traditional. The first rule of thumb is to keep this type of event or gathering really--on the simple side. There are several ways to go about this and we will cover it all here. After all--you--the host are who will know the size and tastes of the dynamic you will serve.
The Guest of Honor Faves.
Whether you are hosting a couples or a singles gig you should know everything about the bride or the bride and groom's tastes. These are the guest of honor by where you will be catering to first quite literally. Then there are the guests of each. Find out the favorites and have us place those on one table. Not that they won't be sharing, although this is their personal preference--but--this should be showcased. If you are doing this as a surprise, make sure you talk to the parents or close relative that know their food sensitivities and allergies if any. This is important because you don't soon want a disaster. Find out what their favorite snacks and finger food are. This is meant to be a light gathering not a steak dinner so be mindful of that.
Watch the Bride's Waistline for Her.
If you know she may be on a diet to make sure she fits in that custom dress you watched her squeeze herself into 6 months and 12 fittings ago. You don't want to be that brides maid, relative or friendly helper that put five pounds on her at her own shower do you? Of course not, so we suggest this. Clear soup or if this is really going to be a dinner deal make sure she has some fish and salad options. The lite meats like any fowl like chicken is great. For dessert or--if there is only to be finger foods make sure she has yogurt and fresh fruit.
A Little Amorous Humor Goes A Long Way.
We can provide all the food that is meant to be used as an aphrodisiac. Like Oysters and chocolate cakes as well as fennel in the salad and garlic in the soup. You can make a real romantic treat of it and have a place card beside each dish with a description about how this acts as a love potion!
Sandwiches are a Simple Saver.
If you are truly on a budget we suggest our signature sandwich choices. You can have beautifully prepared ham and Swiss or your choice of lunch meat on a plain butter or poppy seed croissant with water cress or sprouts. Or, for a lite Italian twist we can suggest the Caprese salad on a stick. This is a halved cherry tomato with the mozzarella cheese inside, delicately seasoned and served on a toothpick. And of course for meat lovers--there are the hamburger/cheeseburger sliders. Little sesame seed buns with juicy Angus beef in the middle and whatever topping of your choice.
When all else fails.
A good taco bar to the rescue. There is nothing that says yummy on a budget than a taco bar. And if you're worried about indigestion not here at Orange County Best Caterers. We only use the best quality ingredients and can replace or omit anything your party doesn't like.
Orange County Best Caterers puts the word ‘cater’ in catering - full stop!