How a Good NYC Catering Company Can Help You Throw the Best Hamptons Party
There is nothing like a summer Hamptons Party, especially if you have a good NYC catering company helping you throw it.
An upscale yet relaxed party is quintessential Hamptons, and the best way to throw your version is to have a NYC catering company that can impress your guests will elegant, refined and familiar sights, sounds and flavors.
Here are some ideas for how you can make your Hamptons party the best on the block with a catered summer party menu.
Keep it Local
The best way to celebrate all things Hamptons is to serve delicious dishes that come from the surrounding waters. The area is known for its outstanding seafood, especially the lobster, crabs, oysters and other fresh fish that is caught every day in the waters.
Your NYC catering company can help you display the ultimate seafood feast at your Hamptons party. Some ways to impress your guests would be
• A buffet of fresh oysters displayed in buckets of ice, served with all the accouterment
• Steamed lobsters served both cold on ice or as a main course option (pre-cracked to prevent a mess, of course
• A make-your-own fish taco station with fresh filets of local fish, accompanied by lime wedges, spicy slaw and other toppings
No matter what dishes you choose, you can’t go wrong with serving local seafood as the focus of your summer party menu.
Set the Scene with Fresh Flowers
A summer Hamptons party celebrates all things local, and (weather permitting) that means enjoying time outside in a garden setting. In addition to having your landscapers and gardeners manicure your lawn and gardens for your party, one way to spruce up the scene is to bring the garden to the table.
Your NYC catering company could do this a few ways. One cute way would be to take some flowers from your own garden and arrange them on the tables – in both vases and in free-flowing arrangements.
To supplement this décor from your own house, your NYC catering company could bring in fresh roses, flowers and other greenery to display in between the food and drink stations.
A Hamptons party is all about enjoying nature and the outdoors. So, focusing your décor around that idea is always a great move.
Create a Signature Cocktail
Want your Hamptons party to be unique? Try creating a signature cocktail your guests can order by name. This would not only give your summer party menu a lift, it would give your guests something to talk about.
When creating your signature cocktail, talk to your NYC catering company about choosing flavors that are both good for the summer heat and would be enjoyed by the masses. One suggestion would be to use Chambord as the featured alcohol. It’s a French cognac-based black raspberry liqueur that pairs beautifully with a number of different flavors.
You could choose
• A Chambord vodka lemonade
• A French Martini, with Chambord, vanilla vodka and pineapple juice
• A Chambord Spritz, with dry white wine and soda water
• A Black Raspberry Margarita, with Chambord, tequila, pomegranate juice, lime juice and a fresh raspberry for garnish
Your NYC catering company can also help you come up with catchy names for your signature cocktail if you’d like, such as the “French Connection,” the “Raspberry Spritz” or the “Spiked Lemonade.” You could even create a hashtag around the drink, so guests can post photos with their drinks on Instagram or other social media accounts.
Set Up a Photo Booth
Speaking of Instagram, a fun way to set your Hamptons party apart is to offer an outdoor photo booth. These have become quite popular at weddings nowadays, but they can also be fun offerings at parties alike.
By working with your NYC catering company, you could present a beautifully-decorated, or a custom-printed background where guests can go to take fun pictures (with or without the use of props). There are even apps on tablets that can run the photo booth for you – allowing you to capture all the photos in one place, and giving guests the ability to receive copies of the photos on their mobile devices.
Take it a step further and, again, create a unique hashtag so guests can upload their fun photos on Instagram for their friends and family to see.
Not only is your Hamptons party something you and your guests will want to remember forever, it’s also something you’ll want to boast about online. And there’s no better way to do that than by showing how much fun everyone had!
Choosing the Right NYC Catering Company Can Make Your Hamptons Party Shine
Planning the perfect Hamptons party with an outstanding summer party menu can be a challenge. You want your party to stand out among the rest while still being familiar and enticing to your guests.
That’s why choosing the right NYC catering company that knows how to throw a great bash is so key to making your Hamptons party the best on the block this summer.
Paul Evans Catering, a premier New York caterer serving Manhattan to Montauk, can help you do just that. No matter how you envision your Hamptons party looking, feeling and tasting, Paul Evans Catering can help you personalize it to your liking.
Paul Evans Catering has locations in Long Island, The Hamptons and Manhattan, and can help you choose among endless menu options to help you curate the perfect items for your summer wedding catering menu. Visit their website or call Paul Evans Catering today to plan the perfect Hamptons party. Long Island (516) 889-4101, Hamptons (631) 288-5992, Manhattan (212) 321-1822.