start your christmas and new year planning with some help from Highfields’ Own
Whether it’s Christmas at your house or just a family barbecue, the idea of making a mass amount of meals can be a little idea. So, what do you do? Hire a caterer? As confronting as the idea may seem to organise a party yourself, impossible — the key is planning.
Naturally, you will need to know how many guests are attending, which will mean that there will have to be an RSVP date attached to your invite.
Keep in mind the age range of the guests as well — hungry teenage boys will most likely eat more than the elderly people in attendance.
The time of day of the party is important, as it will dictate the size of the meal — if it runs over a meal-time, the food will have to be larger portions, so often with these situations it can be great to have a buffet.
If it doesn’t run over a meal time, lots of small appetizers might be a more suitable option.
For green, leafy salads, one cup is generally the standard amount (before dressing) per person.
In terms of desserts, it is often best to have an individual serve already divided per serve to make it easier to calculate how much you will need.
It’s always better to have more than less — above all things, that is the best rule of thumb to follow.
Worst case scenario is that you have lots of leftovers! it isn’t