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Top 5 Birthday Planning Essentials for Your 18th Birthday

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

This is a milestone for every young lady. A debut is one of the awaited moments in her life. The 18th year celebrates the coming of age of a woman. It also signifies being of legal age. Just like any important occasions in one’s life, it entails a remarkable celebration. Let that intricate plan begin with the essentials.

Be in-charge of the situation with these TOP Five 18th Birthday Planning Essentials:

  1. Best to involve your “BESTIES.” Aside from your immediate family like your mum, you should include your best friends to your planning group.  The planning is more fun with them and they could give you the most outrageous of ideas and party themes.
  2. Select the Latest Party Themes. Choose wisely and select the most unique birthday party themes out there. Leave the princess theme to the 7-year-olds. It is now time for the posh new themes that include the classy but gothic “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” from Netflix; be Khaleesi of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” or if you are an anime fan be Asuna of “Sword Art Online” or be the “League of Legends” Star, Ahri, the Nine-Tailed
  3. The Venue is a big factor. Being 18 is something special and if you have the space, house parties would be great, but a caterer should be relied upon to have the additional chairs, tables, utensils, food attendants to do all the work and let you enjoy the party. If it is
  4. Choose the Right Food Caterer. After you take into consideration the food preferences of your guests, carefully select the food caterer because the food you serve could make or break your party. Choosing the right food caterer does not only depend on the prices but the service they would provide. Add some touch of your own personality by customizing your own meal.

     With the good caterer, you could have the food prepared according to your party theme.  Finger Food could be best served for the “Sabrina” Birthday Party Theme because there are Deviled Eggs with Bacon, the Fiery HOT Platters consisting of Boneless Yearling Beef with Mustard, Boneless Legs of Pork with Apple Sauce, Roast Chicken Pieces or the Deliciously Deadly Roast Beef Sandwiches and Chicken Satay.  Spit Roast will look good when you serve the “Game of Thrones” fare fit for the “Mother of Dragons.”

  1. Give your Decors and Souvenirs a Personalised Touch. Whether you will have a posh cocktail party, a luxurious ball or a simple birthday celebration at home or at the club, you could engage some of your artist-friends or if you are an artist yourself, now is the perfect time to bring out your creative streak and let it show through your party invites, decors and giveaways.

You can have a classy 18th birthday party you’ve been dreaming of whenever you are in Australia, be it in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. We will be happy to serve you at our best. There are party and event planners and caterers that could do the job and could do it well.  Read next Australia’s Top Reliable Caterers

 

Coffee & Tea and ‘Me’: How to Enjoy a Relaxed 40th Birthday

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

coffee and teaIf you want a ‘relaxed’ 40th birthday celebration, you can just invite a few very close friends and host a coffee and tea party. With this kind of birthday party, you will not have to worry so much about the venue, decorations and a lot more. Your house is more than enough to be the venue. Since you will be hosting a small group for your party, you can do away with the expensive rentals for your birthday.

And just focus on maybe a personal treat for yourself —  a post bday “Me” gift for hosting a good, relaxing party.

This coffee and tea party will be incomplete without the fabulous finger food like scones, cookies, mini sandwiches, a quiche platter, maybe.

And do not forget the tasty lamington fingers, muffins, banana caramel petite cake, triple chocolate petite cake, carrot petite cake, vanilla cream biscuits, and of course their chocoholics delight which include different chocolate delights.

There is one food caterer that specializes in different types of birthday parties – The 1800 Parties. They offer a special menu that includes a broad selection of finger food and these are: (1) Pastry Finger Food Platters, (2)Asian Finger Food Platters, (3)Vegetarian Platters, and (4)Flavours of the World.

Plan ahead so you would not be surprised or embarrassed at your 40th by well-meaning friends and family, who just want to celebrate with you on your special day.  The best way to avoid all hassles in any form is to hire a reliable party caterer  even if the party is just at your home. Reliable party caterers in Australia will make it their main task to  assign you an exclusive party planner for your event to run smoothly and worry-free.

 

Australia’s Top Caterers: Chic, Cheap but Fab

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Preparing food for your next outdoor barbecue renders it a personal touch but it will be quite tedious and exhausting if it is for more than 10 guests.

To enjoy and savor this rare event with friends and loved ones, we have listed Australia’s all-year, all-occasion catering service providers, who can extend the best help and serve well-prepared tasty dishes.

All Suburbs Catering Service.  Providing catering service since the mid-1980s, All Suburbs is well-known for its breakfast, lunch and dinner packages that are quite easy-on-the-budget but does not scrimp on the taste.

Mr. Finger Food. Whether it is a small group brainstorming session at your faculty or a big gathering at your backyard, this catering service has it all from all-meat, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, Asian platters of your choosing, hot or cold and always fresh.

Spit Roast Catering. The kitchens of Spit Roast Catering extend to many suburbs in NSW, SA, VIC, WA and they are known for sourcing the top-of-the line produce from organic beef, free-range poultry, freshly sourced seafood, all acceptable to Halal standards.

Mycaterer.com.au. Cheap does not need to be awful and this catering service stands by this claim since 1986 as they provide, six free quotes for one query. They could be relied upon to offer the best prices and match your needs according to your budget.

1800 Parties. This is one of the best party caterers in all of Australia, who could provide a variety of choices for food and décor to easily match your theme for Birthdays, Christening, Engagement and even Wedding parties.

 

 

 

Catering Guide: TOP Must-Haves Before Hiring a Caterer

Friday, March 15th, 2019

The Easter holidays are fast approaching. Are you planning a getaway or a simple get-together at your backyard? Cooking everything on your own gives it a personal touch, but if it would be for more than 10 guests, best to bring in the caterers to ease your stress and just enjoy the holiday festivities.

If you will hire a caterer for your gathering, here is a list of Caterer Must-Haves to guide you:

  1. EASY-TO-REACH. Whether it is by a phone number, a website live chat or via skype or by email, the caterer must be easy to call and accessible 24/7. If you have problems encountered a week before or even during the event itself, you could get in touch with them.
  2. REASONABLY-PRICED MENUS. Catered food need not be too pricey but of course delightful to the palate and most appealing to the senses. You and your guests could even have a spit roast and buffet brought to your doorstep.
  1. FLEXIBLE AND RELIABLE. One of the key factors in securing the services of a caterer is its flexibility to adapt to your needs. Their kitchens should be armed to prepare the demands of your guests for an all-meat, partly vegetarian, gluten-free recipes if choices are to be laid out.
  2. ATTENTION TO DETAIL. This begins the moment you speak to them on the phone or via chat, if they ask you all about the details of your gathering, it means they really do care that you make a statement with the food and preparation, which in turn could impress your guests.

Get the services of Australia’s top caterers, All Suburbs Catering, so you can enjoy your party to the fullest.

Party Planning Guide Made Easy with These Five Steps

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

If throwing parties is one of your hobbies, then best to brush up with these simple life hacks designed to delight you and your guests on your next gathering.

  1. Define your purpose, shape your party theme. The era of “just because I can”, has been slowly dissolving and identifying the significance, why are we gathering in the first place will give more sense to the event you organised, Thrive Labs founder,  Priya Parker, emphasizes in her book,  The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters.

Guests will be more eager if they know why a party in the first place or why is a classic countryside style the theme of your baby shower.

  1. Give time preparing the invite and DIY party decorations. Giving the party decorations your personal touch will be a good start, but the personalised invites is like the crème de la crème of all gatherings. Try something like be carefree, join this party, let’s order in something special so no one has to cook.
  2. Set the Party Tone. It does not have to be the grandest of speech perhaps a toast at the start in order to acknowledge your guests and let them feel how happy you are with their presence. Make sure you are all are gathered in a cozy, but ample space of your living room or dining area and ready to party.    There are times when the venue is too huge, the night suddenly runs over without you noticing the guests have already left. There may even be times that almost everyone is suddenly gathered at the kitchen getting the refills, but are enjoying the tinier, cozier space.
  1. Game Rules the Night. It depends who your guests are, but it pays to have some unique games that will challenge and keep them interested and mingling all through the night. Perhaps, at the start you could say if anyone says the word “kids” will be penalized by drinking a pint.
  2. Let the Food do the talking. You might be considering a buffet of finger foods comprised of cold cuts, vegan, gluten-free platters, or even some fruit and pastry platters. Remember, the food, is what your guests will talk about for days. Let the kitchen expertise of a reliable food caterer do all the “dirty” kitchen work.

Australia is home to many great party caterers who can cook, deliver, and serve splendid catering meals customised to your occasion and budget.

Visit All Suburbs Catering and you will surely get a VIP treatment.

 

 

Big Parties Not a Problem!

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Planning for a big birthday party in Sydney can be a daunting task. This is especially true if you have never hosted a party as big as what you plan now. Of course, the main concern is that you don’t want to run out of food on that day, but you also don’t want to be end up keeping a lot of party leftovers. You might find yourself caught in a very confusing situation when you start to calculate the food portions you want to serve on your party.

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Good thing though that you can avoid these situations if you sit down and take time to follow these simple steps in estimating the food quantity for the party. With this, you don’t have to worry about sending you guests home with half full, half empty stomach nor your fridge suffer the leftover bulge.


1. The general rule is always to round UP the estimates.

2. Always prioritize food menus that are more popular to your guests. Go for big servings on this food selection.

3. The more food choices on the table, the smaller the portion you need on each individual menu.

4. Always assume that guests would want to taste everything that is served but in small portion. Conversely, fewer choices mean greater consumption.

5. For a sit-down party, serve more bread to cover up some hungry spots. For cocktail parties in Sydney, trick the stomach with plenty of pretzels, nuts, olives and anything that guests can nibble.

Suggested Serving per Guest

Hors D’oevres

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• If before a meal, 6 bites would suffice
• If IT is the meal, prepare 4 to 6 bites per hour
• This means the longer the party is and the more guests you expect, the greater the quantity of food menu you must offer.

Main Course

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• 6 ounces for meat, fish and poultry
• 1.5 ounces for grains as side dish
• 5 ounces of potatoes
• 4 ounces of vegetable
• 2 ounces of beans if served as side dish
• 4 ounces of pasta if served as main dish, 3 ounces as first course, 2 ounces for side dish
• 1 ounce for fresh green salad

Dessert

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• 5 ounces for ice cream
• 4 ounces for mousse or pudding and other creamy desserts
• 1 slice of cake, pastry or tart
• When serving 2 kinds of desserts, cut each food serving by half

Whether you want a sit-down catering, buffet or some fingerfood to munch on, you can always count on My Caterer. We serve Bankstown, Central Business District, Bondi Beach, Chatswood, Liverpool, Manly, Newton and anywhere in Sydney.

Party planning shouldn’t be stressful, it must be fun!

Tasting Victoria’s High Country Harvest

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

High Country is one of Victoria’s rich and verdant regions with the majestic views of high mountains and crystal clear rivers. This May, pack your bags and hit Victoria for the annual High Country Harvest Festival where all the fresh produce and artisan products are present. And of course, the spotlight of the fest will be on the foods, wines and beers the region is known for.

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The region will be filled with Australia’s renowned restaurateurs, wine and beer makers, and connoisseurs of foods on the days of the harvest festival. Aside from their acclaimed food and wine experts who will be gracing the event, High Country itself is a place where most of Australia’s premier food restaurant owners and culinary specialists are found. It is a good opportunity to visit High Country and meet the famous and internationally acclaimed restaurateurs.

Wouldn’t it be more fitting to go if you have an upcoming event and you need a very good food caterer? Most of the restaurateurs present in High Country Harvest Festival are definitely offering food catering services. And mind you, these are excellent restaurants who are experts in food catering.

If you want the best dishes for your party, it will be your chance to approach and establish rapport with some of the restaurateurs and other kitchen masters. Perhaps most of them appear in www.mycaterer.com.au where great food caterers aplenty are listed.

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Sports Event Catering

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Sports events are the best time to gather together with your friends especially if all of you are big fans of the same sport. Won’t it be a great bonding time to watch it all together and dive in a truly scrumptious meal after?

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Whether you are watching your favorite sport on television or out there in the field, it is nice to have a mini sport event gathering after it.

Call up your favorite food catering service provider and have some really mouthwatering lunch or dinner after. Everybody will definitely have a great time.

Here is the Sportsman’s Special menu of one of the best food caterers in Australia. Check it out, you might want the same menu on you sports watching day with friends:

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• A choice from among 10 healthy green salads
• Hot bread rolls
• Beef roast
• Lamp roast
• Pork roast
• Yummy butter squares

You can add up another dish if you wish like rice for example or hot jacket potatoes that will go perfectly well with roasted meat and hot gravy. And for a healthier conclusion, you may opt for a platter of fresh fruits in season. Just tell whatever dishes you like present on that day and your food caterer will take care of everything for you.

For more information regarding the most trustworthy Australian food caterers, feel free to check www.mycaterer.com.au.

Happy Yarra Valley Festival

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

It’s April and it’s time to hit Victoria’s Yarra Valley for their much-awaited food and wine festival. The food and wine festival in Yarra Valley is one of the events that the townspeople look forward to every year. The happy feast has been greatly enjoyed by thousands of Australians and vacationers all these years.

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Yarra Valley Food and Wine Festival showcases the talents and skills of the best chefs of the region in whipping up fantastic dishes on their cooking demonstrations.

Not only will these amazing kitchen magicians be the highlight of the festival, but of course the fresh seasonal produce of Yarra Valley that will be used as the main ingredients in every dish they will be preparing.

The mouthwatering foods that will be served during the dinner parties in Yarra Valley will be made sure to be perfect matches with the wines exclusively produced by the region.

In addition to the dinners and cooking lessons, the guests will be enjoying live performances from the local artists; activities especially prepared for the kids, and of course, lots and lots of food and wine tastings.

It will be another festival to be celebrated with such joyous spirits and a lot of treats to your tummies and taste buds. Who can’t say no to all the delectable free food and wine offerings, anyway?

And, to the party planners or to anyone who loves to host parties every now and then, it’s the perfect time to mingle with the chefs, restaurateurs and food enthusiasts. Who knows maybe it can pave a way for you to start up your food catering. We all know how important party caterers in Australia these days are. Read on www.mycaterer.com.au.

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Fun and Food at Folk Festival

Friday, March 21st, 2014

It’s time to hit the grounds of Canberra come Easter weekend for the famous National Folk Festival. Every year, the National Folk Festival in Canberra magnetizes both the locals and foreigners to come and join in celebrating the folk culture of the glorious Australia.

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Festival organizers have prepared various fun learning activities that will definitely be enjoyed by the young and old alike. Folk songs and dances will, of course, fill Canberra all throughout the festival. There will also be poetry reading and story-telling sessions to recollect the beautiful literary pieces written by the famous Australian poets and writers.

In addition to the already-long list of activities for the Folk Fest, there will be lots of concerts that will surely be a delight to the young ones and dance classes for everyone too. Plus, a special program only made for the kids to enjoy.

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And of course, the highlight of every occasion and festival- FOOD and DRINKS! The festival goers will have food selections aplenty. From the formal resto to the street foods, take your pick. This will also be a great opportunity for you to spot a potential food caterer for your upcoming party.

Get to know the restaurant and food stall owners and make some little chit-chats. Who knows they might be your food caterers in the near future. We all know Australia’s got lots of really good party caterers that you can rely on. Check on www.mycaterer.com.au to get professional help when you are in need of expert food catering service providers.

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