Summer Party Catering Ideas


The sun is shining, the days are getting longer and much to our delight, summer is nearly here! Everyone loves summer for different reasons, but here at Anne Guy, one of our favourite things about summer is the wide variety of catering ideas suited to the warm climate. There are so many fabulous foods perfect for the summer months, and below we’ve discussed some of our favourites!

If any of the delicious foods below take your fancy for your party, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today – we’d love to create some mouth-watering bites for you to enjoy!

Fresh Canapés

Canapés are a great addition to any type of summer get together or party – not only do they look great, but they taste even better! They don’t require any crockery or cutlery and can be comprised of all-types of food, including meat, fish and more sweeter options, such as chocolate and fruit. Nearly any type of canapé can be created, ensuring that even the fussier guests are satisfied.

Great British BBQs

BBQs are made for the summer season, and they are undoubtedly the ultimate way of enjoying the sun! Grilled food tastes great and nothing screams ‘British Summertime’ louder than al fresco dining. However, there’s more to a BBQ than just burgers and sausages, if you’re catering for a large group of people, you need to prepare steak, spare ribs, kebabs, pork chops and so on… the list is endless! If you’ve been tasked with hosting a BBQ, and are unsure of the best way to prepare the food, please get in touch with a member of our team today – we’ll be happy to provide some advice and tips.

Traditional Afternoon Tea

Everyone enjoys a delicious afternoon tea, but they are enjoyed even more while being eaten in the sun. There are no restrictions when it comes to the food of an afternoon tea, but traditional choices include an assortment of freshly made sandwiches, teacakes and scones. An afternoon tea provides an opportunity for you to get creative with your presentation, so get your best chinaware and teapots out, as well as your favourite table cloth.

Luxury Mini Dishes & Bowl Food

If you’re looking to serve up high-quality food and an impressive menu, but want to avoid anything too heavy, bowl food is the ideal solution. It allows you and your guests to sample a variety of dishes that you’d usually find on a set menu, and doesn’t necessitate designated seating – instead, a few tables can be situated throughout your event, each containing a variety of dishes for your guests to try. As they are only small portions, your guests can eat as much or as little as they like.

Mini dishes are extremely flexible, but you should try to make sure your menu is balanced and offers a diverse range of meals. Consider hot and cold options, as well as a collection of cakes and scrummy desserts!

Sandwiches & Finger Food

A good spread of sandwiches and finger food is a simple but effective way of catering for your guests. Interesting sandwich flavour combinations can be created, and they can be nicely complimented by a range of luxury savoury bites.

Drinks Parties

Another popular type of summer catering is to hold a drinks party for you and your friends. There’s no better time than the summer to sit back and relax with a summer cocktail in your hand, and if you add a few bites to your party, you’re in for a great time. At Anne Guy, we can supply a fully stocked bar for you and your guests, and can even source particular drinks for you. Contact us today about our drinks party service.

Professional Catering Bristol

At Anne Guy, our professional team have been providing outstanding catering services throughout the south west for over 45 years. We use the finest locally-sourced ingredients in our high-quality food, and can help to remove the stress from you in the planning and managing of your event. For help getting started with your event, or to find out more about our reputable catering services, simply get in touch with us today – we’d be more than happy to answer any questions you have.

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2018-06-06T16:50:59+00:00June 6th, 2018|