Congratulations, you’re getting married! The love of your life finally took a cue from Beyonce and put a diamond ring on your finger. You’re a lucky woman, only about 74% of women get the ring and the proposal at the same time.
Now it’s time to kick your event planning skills into high gear. After all, you’ve got a wedding to plan. But before you book a banquet hall, search for places to have a wedding, bachelorette party venues, or sign any vendor agreements, you must first plan your engagement party. Engagement parties are much less formal than a rehearsal dinner or wedding ceremony. This is great, because it allows you to have a bit more fun with your menu and conserve your budget for your dream wedding plans.
With this in mind, it’s time to think about your engagement party menu. This is an event that really should be catered, because it ensures that you’ll have a wide selection of fresh and tasty foods to offer your guests. It’s also a great way to sample the foods from local professionals catering for events in your area. This can be very helpful when trying to narrow down the list of the many businesses offering catering for events for your wedding 16 months from now.
Since an engagement party isn’t formal, you can have some fun with tasty and inexpensive fingers foods. Here are ten tasty finger foods your guests will love.
- fruit trays with sumptuous dipping sauces like chocolate, whipped cream, or caramel
- chocolate of cheese fondue dipping fountains with assorted fruits, nuts, and breads
- meatballs and cocktail wieners with delicious sauces
- mini cupcakes or brownies
- lady fingers
- meat and cheese trays with rolls
- fruit, wine, and assorted cheeses
- ice cream stations with assorted toppings
- a selection of fine tea sandwiches like cucumber, chicken, or asparagus
Remember, these are only suggestions. Any of your favorite finger foods can also be used. So,if you love pizza or hot wings, be sure to include them in your menu. The key here is to really have fun with your menu and not to stress over the small details. There will be plenty of time for that, once your wedding planning kicks into high gear.