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Mr Finger Food Saves You Money

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

To see the deal click here: Finger Food Deal of the Month 51% SavingThe deal of the month from MrFingerFood.com.au could possibly be their best one yet! Save a massive 51%!A Chef special deal – normally $35 now only $14.95!!So make sure you book your finger food or cocktail party today. Your package will include 12 to 15 items per guest of the following items:TURKISH BREAD WITH TRIO OF DIPS Warm turkish bread strips served with the following dips: Spicy capsicumHommusAvovadoBRUSCHETTA Tomato, bocconici, garnished with freshly chopped basil leaves and dizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.CHEESE, DIPS & CAPANOSSI Cabanossi, tasty cheese and a selection of dipsSPICY CHICKEN MUNCHIES Tender formed chicken portions encased in a crunchy golden coating served in bite-sized portions – very tasty!MINI CHICKEN DIM SIMS Cocktail sized chicken pieces mixed with a variety of vegetables and wrapped in a traditional Dim Sim pastry casing. (more…)

Top four tips for helping the Christmas break with relatives go smoothly

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
  1. Accept that your house will get in a mess; someone migh drink too much and become emotional, embarrassing or rude; the turkey could take longer to cook than what you have allowed for or your brother’s girlfriend may make snidey remarks about your ‘home-made’ cranberry sauce. Just rise above it all.
  2. It’s acceptable to have a little "me" time if family are staying over for more than 24 hours. So you can mention that you must go for a run the day after Boxing Day morning.
  3. Make a daily "to do" list over the holiday period– then pop it on the fridge where everyone can see it. So then if someone asks "can I do anything to help? – just nod vigorously and then point to the list.
  4. Finally, remember that life is short and who knows what’s around the corner. If you have invited relatives, then do so with a gracious and welcoming attitude.

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Christmas day catering

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Another year on and All Suburbs Catering will be supplying a lot of food for Xmas day. They offer a lot of festive menus for you to choose from. All you can eat buffets with all the trimings delivered to your door. Simply just heat and eat – or try our very popular cold buffet. Give your mum a break this xmas since we have menus to suit all tastes and budgets.

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How to decorate for your Christmas Party

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

The colours of Christmas

Christmas full of vibrant colours. Festive stockings, glowing strings of lights and perfectly wrapped gifts which take center stage. The colours you choose for Christmas decorations can impact the atmosphere. Consider your goals whether it be: icy and intense, modern and fresh, cozy and traditional, elegant and luxurious before deciding on a colour scheme.

Remember that red and green are the classic colours of Christmas but your decorating doesn’t have to stop there.

The cool blue looks icy and cold, like the light of winter after a heavy snow has settled.

Bright red and green: these are synonymous with Christmas, they’re the traditional colours most often associated with the Christmas season. In practice, red and green go together in almost any setting in your home; from the mantel piece to the table centerpiece that highlights Christmas china.

Dreaming of a white Christmas: A white Christmas can be glamorous and fresh. That’s the beauty of decorating with such a versatile colour. With contemporary interiors, an all-white Christmas is en vogue: current, up-to-date, modern.

Now that you have your decorations picked out, it’s time to plan your party. On the next page, get your food sorted and book your Christmas party food with All Suburbs Catering.

One of their great menu options is the Jingle Bells Buffet:

CHOOSE ANY 2 MEATS

  • Oven Baked Turkey with Cranberry Sauce
  • Roast Chicken Pieces
  • Hot Roast Beef with Home Made Gravy
  • Leg Ham on the bone with condiments

5 FRESH SALADS OF YOUR CHOICE

  • Tossed Garden Salad
  • Coleslaw
  • German Potato
  • Creamy Pasta
  • Waldorf
  • Seafood Salad
  • Tropical Rice

To get this menu for your guests ring Barbara FREE CALL 1800 230 380. Book your Christmas party food with All Suburbs Catering.

Remember we don’t need your final numbers until 5 days before.

Christmas Party Planning Tips

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Are you getting ready to throw a fabulous party and starting to feel the pressure? If so, then remember you’re not alone. Lots of people turn into a ball of nerves before an event. The number one rule is that organising a party takes a lot of planning! My Caterer have put together some important factors to consider so that you can plan it right:

Step 1: Decide on what kind of party it’s going to be

Initiall, think about what is achievable with the time scale and the resources you have. Will it be informal or formal? Inside or outside? Large or small? A seated dinner or a reception? What do you need to achieve from the event?

Step 2: What’s your budget

The budget needs to be very precise so that you know what you can and can’t have. In some Christmas parties there is a few revenue opportunities (ticket sales, sponsorship and donations, etc.). For all everyone will be expenses from the delivious catering to the entertainment and staffin. If you keep good records and plan ahead you will be guaranteed to be halfway there – always be ready for the unexpected!

Step 3 – The guest list

Who would you like to invite, not just who you want to invite! If its a corporate event make sure you remember all the relevant departments and don’t miss anyone out!

Step 4 – The location

Think carefully about where you want the party to be since it will need to be easily accessible. Look if there is any nearby public transport or parking facilities since this makes a difference to your guests.

Step 5 – Venue considerations
Will there be enough space for your guests and are there any noise restrictions? Will disabled access be required? Do you need a stage/dance floor or special equipment and if so is there enough room? Also, think about the accommodation where will your guests stay?

Step 6 – Catering

Having a great selection of food and drink at your event is crucial. Think carefully about what style of food you want to serve; will it be buffet, bowl food, sit down, food stalls or canapés? What beverages will be available too – if you’re having a reception will you be having cocktails and canapés or some fizz, wine and soft drinks? How do you want things served, and who do you want to serve them? Who clears up afterwards?! If you’re considerign having a caterer then checkout My Caterer to receive 3 competitive Christmas catering quotes so that you can choose whats best for you.

Step 7 – Theme

Themes won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but for most they can be really good fun! Remember to think outside the box– we’ve catered for all sorts over the years from Winter Wonderland to a recent 1920’s themed Murder Mystery and even a outrageous Electric Eighties party. Full room décor really compliment a theme and bring a party to life!

Step 8 – Music and Entertainment

Great entertainment is paramount in an event. A lot of entertainers and bands have footage nowadays so you can check them out to see if you like them first. You could even have a comedian come in to lighten up the mood!

Step 9 – What’s the plan

Make sure you have an itinerary without one you’re destined for failure. You will need a detailed itinerary and all the necessary contacts numbers at your finger tips.

Step 10 – Inspired Invitations

The invitation is your guests first impression of what the party will be like. Make sure you include the dress code, the date, what time the party starts and finishes and if there wil be any food and drink available, the address, who to RSVP to and if you are having a cash bar make note of it on the invite as not everyone will think about bringing their money. Your theme can be reflected on your invitations.

All the best,

All Suburbs Catering
www.mycaterer.com.au