Gone were the days where parents serve sheet cake and ice cream from the grocery for their kid’s birthday party. Parents today not only want their children and their friends to enjoy a delicious meal plus some cake at the end, but they also want to feed their guests food that is actually good for them.
As any parent knows, planning, preparing, and throwing a birthday party is a stressful ordeal. Why not take a shortcut and hire an affordable catering service to take care of the food? This will leave you more time to focus on other things like decorations, loot bags, and the birthday celebrant!
However, before getting excited and hiring the first catering company you find, here are a few considerations to take into account:
#1: Venue And Availability
The first factor to consider before signing a contract with a potential caterer is the venue and their availability. If you are throwing the party in your own home, simply ask the caterer if they are available on the date and if your location is accessible for their catering services.
However, if you have a different venue such as a hotel or restaurant, coordinate first with the venue if they allow outside catering. If they do, speak to the catering company about their schedule.
#2: Ask About Party Packages
Catering companies often have set packages that they present for their clients to look over. This gives you a chance to check out the menu, service inclusions, and the price for the different packages. Since you are throwing a children’s party it is best to ask the caterer if they have a special party package for children of a certain age group.
Always check the menu if the food is kid-friendly or you may end up with a lot of hungry and cranky kids and untouched food at the end of the day.
#3: Party Themes
Another consideration to keep in mind is whether or not the caterer is capable of preparing for themed parties. Children usually want a theme for their birthday party and it is an added bonus for them and their friends if the food matches the theme. Otherwise, the disconnect can make the food look boring and unappealing to the eyes of children.
Popular party themes to inquire about are princesses, pirates, outer space, dinosaurs, and unicorns! If you look for the right affordable catering company you can find one that offers themed menus that’s perfect for your child’s birthday party.
#4: Check If The Cakes Are Included
Don’t just assume that the catering company will also handle the birthday cake for the occasion. Although most caterers do offer to make the cake, some will charge extra for the service. Others might not even make the cake for the party unless specifically requested by the customer.
Double-check every detail in your request before hiring the caterer to ensure everything your child wants will be available. It takes extra effort to stay on top of the catering service, but at least you won’t be stuck in the kitchen all day cooking the food yourself.
If you are looking for affordable catering services that still offers excellent, mouth-watering menus, contact us today at Saint Germain Catering! Let’s start planning.