Party Menu Ideas – 7 Easy To Implement Ideas For Your Next Party

Party Menu Ideas are a hard find. The main question to ask yourself is it is a sit-down dinner or are you just providing finger foods? If your guests are expecting an exciting meal, then you will need to provide one to go with it.

The food you serve is also going to depend on the time of the day you are hosting the party. For example, anything after 6 pm will need to be a bit more thought out vs an afternoon party. The latter being easiest because they don’t require a lot of food.

Here are some easy foods for parties:

Easy Party Menu Ideas # 1 – Snack Foods

Snack foods – simple to prepare and yummy to munch. Some ideas include but not limited to:

  • cheese and biscuits
  • nuts
  • popcorn
  • chips (and dips)
  • pates
  • dips that you can buy or make it yourself
Easy Party Menu Ideas # 2 – Pizza (Homemade or otherwise)

Pizza – America’s favorite pass-time. Whether you decide to order take out or make it yourself, it is simple. Most people enjoy this. They are more popular among teenagers and children, so that is something to keep in mind. The best part of pizza is that kids and adults alike, can make their own as part of the party entertainment. Toppings can include but not limited to:

  • cheese (duh)
  • pepperoni
  • ham
  • onions
  • peppers
  • olives
  • anchovies
Easy Party Menu Ideas # 3 – Barbeques

Yay for Summers, Nay for Winters – for obvious reasons. BBQ means that someone has to cook while the guests are there, so it involves some wait. Prepping the meat can also take its time, but its extremely rewarding. You can make popular foods such as :

  • steak
  • hamburgers
  • kebobs
  • chicken (marinated)
  • shrimp
  • fish

Kebobs, shrimp and drumsticks are easy to eat especially if guests are standing and are preferable if the occasion is more informal.

P.S. Men love to master the grill.

Easy Party Menu Ideas # 4 – Pot luck

A potluck is a gathering where each guest contributes a dish of food, often homemade, to be shared. This covers:

  • dish supper
  • dish parties
  • bring and share food, snacks, dessert
  • shared lunch
  • pitch-in food, snacks, dessert
  • and more

You surely know this – every guest brings a dish. This means the host only has to provide the venue and one menu item. Easy as pie.

Easy Party Menu Ideas # 5 – Fondue Parties

Fondue parties are fun, not to mention yummy. They are also incredibly easy to cater for. They were popular in the 70s but are making a comeback, like everything vintage now. One of the things you will need, is of course – a fondue set. If you have more than one, you can cook different types of food / desserts. Here are some suggestions:

  • cheese fondue – if you don’t know this, you haven’t lived life.
  • hot oil fondue with your choice of meats and veggies in either plain or battered
  • dessert = delicious and a must have with fruits in chocolate fondue
Easy Party Menu Ideas # 6 – Baked Potato Bar

Baked potato + hot + bar = no explanation needed. So easy to make you will wonder why you didn’t think of this. Easy to follow steps here:

  • Have the potatoes pre-baked in their skins
  • Ask guests to fill and garnish with variety of toppings
  • Toppings could include but not limited to: salsa, cheese, onions, mushrooms, chilli, sour cream, pineapple, olives, tomato and hot sauces.
Easy Party Menu Ideas # 7 – Afternoon Tea Parties

These can be easy, and done with the least hassle. It is not our top choice only due to the length of time being varied among groups. To start, you can make different types of sandwiches and have a few different varieties of desserts, cakes, biscuits to have with tea and coffee. Sandwich fillings can be as simple as having cucumber or chicken, or different types of bread. If you have a sweet tooth, muffins are easy to make and will be an awesome addition to any afternoon tea meetup.

Pro Tip: You could also use booze instead of tea to make this interesting if its that kind of party!

The menu is up to you. If possible make it fit with your chosen theme.

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