Throwing a neighborhood block party this summer? Gathering the neighbors for a Fourth of July celebration? What a great way to get to know your neighbors and make new friends.
To stay out of the hot kitchen and enjoy your time outdoors, why not have your event catered? The caterer you choose can take care of set up and clean up, decorations, plates and cutlery, tables and chairs, and of course, the center of attention: the food. All you’ll have to do is enjoy the fun.
Here are some “sizzling” ideas for a fun neighborhood block party from Maison Culinaire.
Go casual and family-friendly.
Some of the most popular choices for block party catering include barbecue and buffet-style service. Let guests serve themselves from a variety of fun summertime options. Your caterer can do it all, from hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixin’s to a full-on pig roast!
Serve a variety of hot and cold foods.
Even though the weather is hot, your guests will enjoy hot foods as well as cool and refreshing ones. Offer a variety!
Nothing says summer like an outdoor cookout, lemonade and watermelon. But don’t overlook other options using summer’s bountiful produce. Offer a Caprese salad with farm-grown tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil, or a fresh pasta salad. Fry up some dill pickles. Butter up the crowd with roasted corn on the cob. Go Greek with grilled chicken skewers. Finish off the day with lemon bars or strawberry shortcakes piled high with freshly-made whipped cream.
Play along with a theme.
It’s fun to have a summer-themed event and tie in the foods like fair foods, baseball foods, or Fourth of July red, white and blue menus.
Set up catering service stations.
Entertain and feed the crowd at the same time from various stations set up to cook and serve various foods like savory or dessert crepes, stir fry, or pasta. Your guests will have as much fun watching their meal being prepared by the caterer’s staff as the do eating it.
Throw in some whimsy.
Set up an ice cream station for make-it-yourself sundaes or a candy bar with a variety of childhood favorites on display. Offer watermelon slices served on Popsicle sticks. Use your imagination!
Have your food delivered or served.
With Maison Culinaire, you can order up your block party feast and either pick it up or have it delivered to your location in self-serve disposable containers. Or you can have us fully cater the entire event with staff on site throughout the event. It’s your choice!
How to Put Together a Fantastic Neighborhood Block Party
- Gather a few neighbors and nail down a date and location for the block party
- Create a volunteer sign-up sheet and assign tasks
- Acquire any required permits or permissions
- Determine a budget
- Promote the event with flyers, online community bulletins, newsletter announcements and bulletin board notices
- Create fun games and activities
- Hire a local caterer—like Maison Culinaire!
Maison Culinaire Throws a Great Block Party!
Spend your time playing games and enjoying your catered block party when you cater with Maison Culinaire. Working within your budget, we’ll help you choose the foods, decorations and types of service you’d like to have at your catered event. All you’ll have to do is accept the compliments!
For the freshest foods and impeccable service, trust Maison Culinaire for your block party. Contact us today to reserve your date. Serving customers in throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area.