— August 16, 2018
Birthdays matter. Whether you’re planning a celebration for yourself or someone you care about, it’s important to narrow down the details. This is why we pour so much time and passion into every cake, plate of tasty hors d’oeuvres and fruit-infused beverage specifically made with the birthday girl or boy in mind.
We’re not just talking about the young folk here. Some people say birthdays become irrelevant after age 21. We beg to differ. Every year of the human life is special and has the right to be captured in a single day’s worth of bliss. And you don’t have to go broke doing so. Invite your favorite people over for some food and drinks and have that birthday party at home!
So, whose birthday is coming up? Maybe you’re thinking of getting really crafty and festive, but you’re not quite sure where to start. Well, party hats on, because we have a few birthday food ideas for kids and adults.
Play to a theme
Some of the best parties are arranged around a central theme. We love to create menus around the guest of honor’s chosen motif or favorite recipe. Let’s say you want something simpler and recognizable, but still want to be able to experiment with food and decor. Reach for a southwestern theme—try finger foods like cilantro chicken skewers or armadillo eggs. Maybe you’re feeling a beach/undersea theme. Go heavy on the seafood. Serve hors d’oeuvres like panko-crusted shrimp with chive aioli or surf & turf kabobs.
We also like to create fun options for the kiddos. Unicorns are a very popular party theme. Adorn your home in colorful banners and dining ware. Maybe go easy on the glitter. Our mini bundt cakes and confetti donuts would be a perfect dessert choice to fit this theme.
There are many ways to fill birthdays with sweetness. Fun cake toppers really make a statement and mark the occasion. Many people opt for a small birthday cake and pair it up with a customized dessert display. With Catering by George, you can choose up to five options that can fit your color scheme and theme. Popular items include cake pops, whoopie pies, petit fours, macaroons, mini cupcakes, mini iced themed cookies, brownie bites, chocolate covered pretzels and Rice Krispie pops. We can also package particular desserts that serve as party favors for guests to take home. Our themed iced cookies or cake balls are a huge hit.
Finger foods and stations
We believe every pivotal moment deserves a carefree celebration with yummy food and flawless service. Birthdays are no different, which is why you can trust us to tap into your day’s vision and ask all the right questions. We can arrange food and beverage stations around your desires and dietary preferences.
Items that are easy to pick up and enjoy in one or two bites are always a crowd favorite at birthday shindigs. Some of our favorites to serve include smoked salmon lollipops, fruit kabobs, sweet potato and avocado bites, chorizo-stuffed dates and crispy asparagus fries.
A bar is always a must, right adults? We offer specialty drinks customized by client preference or menu selections such as mojitos and martinis. How does your own signature Cosmo sound? Refreshing beverage stations with raspberry lemonade can be set up for the kids. Go-to food stations are sliders, grilled cheese, mac-n-cheese and meats that can be carved.
For more ideas, take a look at our sample celebration menus! Be sure check out our Take-Away Menu, which is also useful for birthday parties. Sometimes people want to get together, but they aren’t feeling a theme and they’re not in the mood to cook anything extravagant. Our Take-Away Menu ensures you and your guests have an affordable, delicious, chef-prepared feast within 48 hours.
Catering birthday celebrations is a truly a special honor for us. From kids’ parties to quinceañeras to 30th birthday bashes, each provides a chance to celebrate an important moment in time with the people you love.
We’d be delighted to cater your next birthday party. Contact us online or give us a call at 713.699.1693!
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