Birthday Catering

Birthday catering is typically divided into two categories – formal parties and buffet style. A formal birthday party, for example a “sweet sixteen” event, is a challenging undertaking, hence many families choose to call a full service catering company.

Catering Full Setting

Catering Full Setting

It makes sense to offload all the headaches, dealing with matching tablecloths, silverware, plates, etc.-  as well as cooking and serving. While full service catering costs more, it makes life a lot easier for parents, friends of thefamily, and the teenager as well. She can choose to have her dinner exactly the way she imagined – just the right decor, just the right service, just the right food.

 

Buffet style birthday catering, on the other hand,  is more popular for boys. Boys tend to be less particular about the decor. As long as food is plentiful, they are happy with less elaborate setting. Here buffet style catering can save parents’ sanity, as well as dollars. Such catering typically involves choice of 4-5 foods, set up buffet style, warmed up, and clean up after the event. Cost tends to be reasonable, and venues much more varied.

 

A great example of a venue ideal for buffet catering is Sulphur Creek Nature Center in Hayward. They are a popular birthday location, since they provide plenty of space for kids to run around, craft activities, as well as 20-30 min presentations where kids get to listen to  a talk about animals, observe them, and even touch wild animals.

 

The site has plenty of picnic tables to set up buffet style catering. Prices are reasonable, and Sulphur Creek does not provide food – so there is no expectation that you will use their services for food. Hence, a family can order buffet catering from any company it chooses, and with minimal effort, have a great birthday party for school friends and family friends, easily handling 20-30 kids. All in an interesting location, with minimal fuss and no disruption to home routines. And at a cost that’s much smaller than a comparable formal catering event.

Buffet Style Catering

Buffet Style Catering