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Some Tips for Hosting a Cocktail Party

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Looking for the perfect venue for cocktail parties in Sydney? It can be very challenging to find one, especially if you don’t know where to start. Although there are too many possible locations to hold the event, your main concern would be the cost. It is important that you set a reasonable budget for the venue as there are many other things you have to spend for such as the party caterers.

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When picking the location, make sure that it suits both your cash on hand as well as the needs of your guests. Of course, you have to take into account the number of your guests and the accessibility of the location.

To make searching a lot easier for you, here are some tips you might want to carry along with you in your preparation for cocktail parties in Sydney.

Ask people.

There is no better and easiest way than asking the people you know who have had hosted cocktail parties in Sydney. It can be your neighbor, coworkers or friends. These people are the most reliable ones to ask, especially if they had first-hand experience.

• Drive around.

Holding a party near your own place is a great idea. This saves you from the tiring driving drive back and forth from your place to the venue. Doing so also allows you to check out the place personally. It will also give you the chance to talk to the owner or manager, and ask some important things about renting the place.

• Visit party venues you have attended in the past.

Opting for party venues you have attended before is a good thing as well because you already have the idea on what the place is like. You also have the inkling on how many people could possibly be accommodated in there. You can also decide on whether you go for the venue’s in-house caterers or hire a different one if allowed.

Go through the yellow pages.

If you don’t have time to do any suggestions above, then at least take time to go through your local phone directory. Scan pages under the categories party venues, restaurants or event venues. To avoid wasting gas, time and energy, call each potential venue first before checking on them personally. Also, take note of their address. Make sure that it is accessible to all your guests.

Use the Internet.

The Internet is the fastest way you can go. You have two options in finding the best venues for your cocktail party. You may either search directly for party venues or for caterers in Sydney that offer venues.
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MyCaterer is one of the most reliable names you can trust when it comes to cocktail parties. Not will not only provide you with mouthwatering food but also the perfect venue for your cocktail parties in Sydney. Whether you are in Abbotsford, Bondi,Chatswood, Camden Park, Kings Langley, Double Bay, Macquarie and in any Sydney suburbs, the best Australian Caterers will surely get to you.

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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…)

Brisbane Caterers All Suburbs Spitroast

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Corporate Caterers
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www.allsuburbs.com.auAll Suburbs Spit Roast caterers specialise in corporate party planning. Our staff are skilled in every facet of corporate party planning from helping you select an appropriate menu to ensuring you have professionally attired, experienced staff for your function.

All our menus are available for corporate functions. However, we can adapt any menu to suit your needs. We have extensive experience in catering for corporate entertainment, office parties, product launches, conferences and training days at venues throughout Queensland.

All Suburbs Spit Roast has catered for many of Queensland’s leading private and government organisations including:

Boral
C Bus
Coca-Cola
AAPT
Quik Silver
Bunnings
Commonwealth Bank
St Vincent De Paul
Optus
Telstra
ABC Television
Pura Milk
Allam Homes
HBP

Energy Australia
Mayne Logistics
AMP
ANZ
CSIRO
CSR
Qantas
Dick Smith Electronics
State Rail
Government Departments
Department of Defences
and more

wedding Ideas From Sydney Wedding Caterers

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

www.myweddingcaterer.com.au Questions to Ask : •
How many years have your wedding caterer been in business?
• What percentage of your wedding caterer business is dedicated to wedding receptions?
• Does your wedding caterer have liability insurance?
• Is your wedding caterer licensed to serve alcohol?
• When does your wedding caterer require the final head-count?
• What is the ratio of servers to guests for your wedding caterer?
• How much gratuity does your wedding caterer expect?
• What is the cake-cutting fee of your wedding caterer?
• What is your wedding caterer bartending fee?
• What is your wedding caterer fee to clean up after the reception?
• What is your wedding caterer payment/cancellation policy? Questions to Ask Wedding Caterer :
• What type of food items do you recommend for my budget and number of guests?
• What type of service, sit-down dinner or buffet, would be best?
• Discuss menu selections, ask the cost per person.
• Do you provide linens? Is there an additional fee?
• Is there a color selection?
• Do you supply glasses, plates and silverware?
• Is there an additional charge?
• Do you handle all rental equipment such as tables, chairs, serving pieces?
• Would it cost less if I handle the rentals myself?
• How much time will you need to set up?
• Can we go over the table locations and seating arrangements ahead of time?
• Do you handle clean up? Rental returns? • Will you personally handle and attend my reception?
• If not, what is the name of the person who will?
• Do you make arrangements for flowers, decorations, and music?
• Do you provide the wedding cake?
• If not, is there a cake cutting fee?
• Do you charge extra to pour coffee?
• Will you provide the groom’s cake, if we want one?
• Do you provide the liquor?
• What is the per drink cost?
• Is it cheaper if we provide our own liquor?
• Do you charge a corkage fee per bottle if we provide our own wine and champagne?
• Do you require a guaranteed number of guests?
• What is the latest date I can give you a final guest count?
• Do you have a contract?
• When will you provide the final per person cost?
• What is the payment policy?
• What is the deposit to hold the date?
• What is your refund or cancellation policy?
• Are gratuities already figured in the total price?
• If so, what percent is being charged?
• Do you provide food for the photographer, videographer or musicians?
• Is this an extra per person fee?
• Will you pack a to-go snack for the bride and groom?
• Will you pack the top tier of the wedding cake? Questions to Ask :
• How many years have your wedding caterer been in business?
• What percentage of your wedding caterer business is dedicated to wedding receptions?
• Does your wedding caterer have liability insurance?
• Is your wedding caterer licensed to serve alcohol?
• When does your wedding caterer require the final head-count?
• What is the ratio of servers to guests for your wedding caterer?
• How much gratuity does your wedding caterer expect?
• What is the cake-cutting fee of your wedding caterer?
• What is your wedding caterer bartending fee?
• What is your wedding caterer fee to clean up after the reception?
• What is your wedding caterer payment/cancellation policy? Questions to Ask Wedding Caterer :
• What type of food items do you recommend for my budget and number of guests?
• What type of service, sit-down dinner or buffet, would be best?
• Discuss menu selections, ask the cost per person.
• Do you provide linens? Is there an additional fee?
• Is there a color selection?
• Do you supply glasses, plates and silverware?
• Is there an additional charge?
• Do you handle all rental equipment such as tables, chairs, serving pieces?
• Would it cost less if I handle the rentals myself?
• How much time will you need to set up?
• Can we go over the table locations and seating arrangements ahead of time?
• Do you handle clean up? Rental returns?
• Will you personally handle and attend my reception?
• If not, what is the name of the person who will?
• Do you make arrangements for flowers, decorations, and music?
• Do you provide the wedding cake?
• If not, is there a cake cutting fee?
• Do you charge extra to pour coffee?
• Will you provide the groom’s cake, if we want one?
• Do you provide the liquor?
•What is the per drink cost? • I
s it cheaper if we provide our own liquor?
• Do you charge a corkage fee per bottle if we provide our own wine and champagne?
• Do you require a guaranteed number of guests?
• What is the latest date I can give you a final guest count?
• Do you have a contract?
• When will you provide the final per person cost?
• What is the payment policy?
• What is the deposit to hold the date?
• What is your refund or cancellation policy
? • Are gratuities already figured in the total price?
• If so, what percent is being charged?
• Do you provide food for the photographer, videographer or musicians?
• Is this an extra per person fee?
• Will you pack a to-go snack for the bride and groom?
• Will you pack the top tier of the wedding cake?

Sydney Caterers Spit Roast & Finger Food

Monday, March 26th, 2012

SydneyCatering.com provides news and updates about the Sydney catering scene, plus free advice and guidance on how to make your functions and parties a great success.

If you’re in the process of planning a party or function, we have listed several Sydney caterers who we have worked with and who we can highly recommend.

They offer menus that range from $7.95 to $29.95 per guest, and include spit roasts, finger food, bbqs, buffets – any function from 20 to 2000 guests.

  • 1300 368 251 – All Suburbs Catering
  • 1300 368 453 – Fabulous Finger Foods
  • 1300 368 539 – Mister Finger Food
  • 1300 368 512 – Able Caterer
  • 1300 727 843 – Cheap Catering Sydney
  • 1300 368 913 – Dial A Spit Roast, Sydney

Cocktail party catering service

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Cocktail party catering service
Mr Finger Food have a great amount of knowledge and experience when it comes to providing catering for all kinds of cocktail parties. Whether it be a small private party at home to a large charity event or even VIP corporate events in prestigious venues for over 500 people! Mr Finger Food has even catered for the X Factor After Party. Call them today to book your cocktail party.

  • Everything planned right to the finest detail
  • They will make a few suggestions for a venue if they know the area well
  • Supply everything including kitchen equipment, staff, drinks, glasses, serving platters and cocktail napkins
  • Provide you with choices for your menu selections checkout their site: finger food for cocktail party
  • All food is prepared using quality ingredients
  • Good staffing levels to ensure all guests are looked after properly

Like what you see? Take a look at Mr Finger food website for some great finger food options.

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10 Great Tips for a New Year cocktail party

Monday, November 29th, 2010

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It’s the peak of the cocktail party season and time to pull out all the stops to create a fantastic get-together that will be the the highlight of the year which will last until New Year.

Cocktail parties used to last only a couple of hours either side of sunset but these days they are often an all-night affair while some even carry on until the sun rises!

Ideally, that’s just the way it should happen. But on the down side this means you have to prepare a little better and add a bit more food and drink .The guests don’t lack for anything as they start celebrating the end of the year.

Mr Fingerfood have put together a their top cocktail party entertaining tips.

  1. First of all, make a list of all the things that need to be considered: How many guests? What’s your budget? Do you have enough seating, tables, cutlery and glasses for everyone?
  2. Send out invites in good time – you’re not the only one throwing a party this time of year. The Care2 network has beautiful e-cards, and be sure to follow up with a quick phone call.
  3. Venue: It’s always best to host your party at your own home, as you are familiar with your surroundings. It also saves you money.

    That said, a stylish marquee tent can be adorned with sheer linens and fairy lights that twinkle against the evening sky, instantly extending your entertaining area.

    If you’re hiring a venue, ensure it’s clean, has parking, kitchen facilities, there’s space for a music system, tables for food and a bar area.

  4. Ensure a good selection of bite-sized treats, such as cold finger foods, delicious dips and good extra virgin olive oil with crusty fresh bread, miniature warm pizzas, laden with fresh gourmet toppings and a few sweet delicacies.

    Click here for 10 gourmet-inspired finger foods.

  5. Arrange platters around the space of your home where you andyour guests will be moving about and keep an eye out for when you need to top up.
  6. Napkins are essential, and should be ready available to guests.
  7. There should be a variety of soft drinks, waters, wines and champagne. Or you could mix up large pitchers of fruity cocktails rimmed with flavoured salts. And don’t forget, one can never have enough ice.
  8. Good lighting sets the mood; use huge candles, dim lighting or beautiful pieces of art lamp work (feather lights) to soften and compliment the surroundings.
  9. Hook up your I-Pod to the house music system and play a mix of your favourite tunes. Or keep a stack of easy listening CDs close at hand, like the complete collection of Café del Mar and the global sounds of Putumayo.
  10. Don’t forget to tell the neighbours you’re having a party! Or, if all else fails, invite them along.

Check out Mr Fingerfood website and book your catering for your cocktail party food.

Book now for a new year cocktail party

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Cocktail party catering

So the new year celebrations are fast approaching. Get your catering booked for a fantastic cocktail party to remember. Book your new years eve party catering with AllSuburbs Catering and choose from their great menus. Here are some selections from their menu:

  1. Antipasto Platters (v)
  2. Smoked Salmon & Avocado
  3. Decorated Cold Prawn Platters
  4. Cheese, Cabanossi, Jatz & Nuts Platters
  5. Sushi Platters (v)
  6. Gourmet Open Sandwiches.(v)
  7. Seafood Crumbed Whiting Fillets.
  8. Gourmet bites of the World (5 types)
  9. Marinated Beef Satays.
  10. Deluxe Vegetarian Mix (5 types) (v)
  11. Fresh Oysters in Shell
  12. Peking Duck Pancakes
  13. Galaxy Gourmet Tarts (v)
  14. Stuffed Mushrooms (v)
  15. Cocktail Quiche – Lorraine – Florentine.(v)
  16. Rice Paper Rolls (v)
  17. Vegetarian Chats (5 varieties) (v)
  18. Marinated Prawn Kebabs
  19. Deluxe Meat Mix (5 delicious types)
  20. Marinated Chicken Kebabs.

Book quick since AllSuburbs are booking up fast for new years eve catering!

Need to hire a party bar? How about having a glow bar in your party venue to keep the drinks flowing then book with OnTapBeverage.