Dinner of Hors d’oeuvres?

Your holiday Orlando corporate event is just around the corner, and you’re not sure whether to have a full dinner menu or an hors d’oeuvres only party. What should you do? When planning your holiday party, you should consider these factors when deciding to go for finger foods or to go for a full course dinner for your friends, family, and employees!

Hors d’oeuvres are little snack foods that can be eaten in one or two bites and are generally used to stimulate your appetite. They can also be a great party option if you’re only planning on hosting an Orlando corporate event for 1 to 3 hours. On average, you should plan to have enough finger foods for each person to have around 12 to 14 bites. If hors d’oeuvres are replacing dinner, you should plan for about 20 bites for every guest. Finger foods are also ideal because you and your guests can have a variety of foods to choose from, and can typically be cheaper than full course meals.

Dinner parties tend to be more formal and are great for smaller groups of people. They give everyone a chance to sit down and enjoy a full course meal while getting the opportunity to converse with everyone else at the event. If you plan on having a sit-down dinner, plan on having appetizers and finger foods before the meal is served. If you’re having a full dinner, 3 to 5 bites of hors d’oeuvres is ideal to stimulate your guest’s appetite before the full meal.

With hors d’oeuvres, make sure you have a variety of different foods that everyone can enjoy. Offer vegetarian or vegan options so everyone has an opportunity to enjoy your dinner menu. When deciding whether to have finger foods or dinner, always consider the number of guests, the length of the event, what your guests may enjoy, and your budget!

Fun Planners is an Orlando corporate event planning company that can help create an exciting and memorable holiday party for you and your employees. Call us today at 1-866-511-4FUN to learn more about our services and how we can make your holiday party a night to remember.