Although hosting a party can be fun, these events are often stressful and time-consuming to plan. Whether you’re celebrating your own milestone or planning an anniversary party for someone else, you’ll want everything to run smoothly on the day, and for your guests to remember the occasion for all the right reasons. However, this means there’s a lot of organising to be done, which is easier said than done when you have a busy life.
The main element of any celebration is the food and drink, so if you’re going to bring in help, this is the area to focus on. Your best bet is to hire a caterer to take some of the hosting and food preparations off your hands. Luckily, Délices can cater to all parties and events and even make special occasion cakes to order. For more information about any of their savoury or sweet dishes, or to make an order, you can click here.
To help inspire your party planning, here are five fabulous food ideas from Délices for your anniversary party.
If you don’t want a sit-down meal but a buffet feels too informal, a classic afternoon tea is an ideal solution to your catering woes. Not only is this option easy to serve, but it also feels decadent to nibble on savoury and sweet delights all afternoon. Afternoon tea may be considered a British tradition, but the French do it better: Délices provides a mouth-watering selection of savoury tartines made with organic bread and homemade ingredients, as well as a selection of French douceurs and gateaux, which are perfect when served with either hot or cold beverages. There are children and adult options, so this is the perfect way to cater to guests of all ages.
Need a cake for your celebration? There’s nothing quite like a bespoke gateaux to wow your guests. Choose from a range of flavour and size options according to your tastes, and Délices’ baker Diana will do the rest. Alternatively, you can choose from a selection of in-house cakes, including Le Gateaux d’ÉTÉ, a soft biscuit génoise with layers of apricot compote and pistachio mousse, or a hand-decorated La Bombe Rouge made from strawberries, vanilla mousse, soft biscuit génoise and a layer of crunchy white chocolate.
If you’re looking for something light, these homemade French pastries are sure to hit the spot. Choose from classic all-butter croissants, raisin whirls, almond and rum croissants and pan Au Chocolat. Serve them with French press coffee or pots of English tea, and you’ve got a celebratory breakfast, lunch or snack to appease even the most discerning taste buds.
Small, sweet and served in your choice of flavours, French macarons are the perfect party favour to present to your guests, and are proving popular in the UK. Choose from a homemade selection of bite-sized delights, including vanilla, chocolate, coffee, pistachio, raspberry and lemon, and the display will look cute and colourful on your party table. There are even gluten-free options for allergy sufferers, meaning everyone can indulge their sweet tooth.