What You Might Need For A Planned Party
If you are planning a Carnival party, you should start researching your food vendor and caterers at least three weeks in advance. Keep in mind Mulate’s caters as well. At least two weeks before your party, you should send out your invitations and create a shopping list for food and drinks. Now is also a good time to place your catering orders. Generally speaking, for hors d’oeuvres, get about three bites per person. If you are planning on serving gumbo, do not forget to buy bowls and spoons. One week before your party is a good time to get all the non-perishable groceries. Also, don’t forget to confirm with vendors and friends you may have enlisted for help. Two days before the party get all your perishable items. Prepare all the Carnival food that can be made in advance a day ahead of the event. Cut lemons and limes for your bar and set up the bar and buffet areas. Put unopened bottles up and set out cups, plates and napkins. When setting up your Carnival buffet, start out with the cold appetizers before getting to the hot appetizers and then the main items. Your buffet table can also easily be decorated with Carnival beads and Carnival doubloons. The day of your party finish preparing your food, pick up the catering items and turn on your music.