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Orland Park Catering Tips on Planning Outdoor Parties

Orland Park Catering Tips on Planning Outdoor Parties


Planning on outdoor party? Need some helpful advice and tips on securing rentals and ordering food? Your Orland Park catering company is ready and waiting to help you plan your special events. Follow these tips on planning a successful outdoor party to make sure your guests have a memorable time for all the right reasons.


Tip #1 Having too much of something is always better than not having enough.


The age old adage is true. It is always better to have too much food than not enough. This doesn’t mean that you have to order enough food to feed a dozen extra guests but you should take some time in making your menu selections and ask your Orland Park catering company for help with deciding portions. Keep in mind that the event’s time of day and the type of guests you are hosting should factor into your menu portioning. Guests will tend to eat more at a party hosted during the dinner hours. Kids will eat less than adults. Your caterer will help ensure that you don’t run out of food for your hungry guests.


Tip #2 When it rains, it pours.


Planning a backyard party or outdoor graduation ceremony? If you are hosting a party with a large number of guests that can not comfortably all be seated inside of your house you will need to secure party rentals providing them a comfortable seating area outdoors under the protection of a tent. Talk to your Orland Park catering company directly to see what size tent you will need to accommodate your guests.


You will also need to consider renting tables and chairs for your guests. If you will be setting up your food outdoors rent extra tables for your serving stations. Always be prepared for a few extra guests and some rain and your guests will enjoy your party regardless of the weather.


Tip #3 Be prepared for hot or cold temperatures.


Living in the Chicagoland areas leaves you vulnerable to unseasonable temperatures. While it is easy for your guests to bundle up and add on extra layers, you will need to make plans for your food to make sure that it stays the correct temperature. Ask your Orland Park catering company how you can make sure your food stays warm or cold at an outdoor party.


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