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80th birthday party food theme

itsaparty Feb 19, 2010 02:41 PM

Any suggestions for a caterer/menu for 50 people-mostly older?

  1. danhole Feb 23, 2010 12:08 AM

    Hi! Are you specifically looking for a caterer in Houston? Or are you looking for help planning a menu? It makes a difference, because this may be better on a different board (like General Chowhounding Topics) if it isn't Houston specific, if that makes sense! Let us know so we can help you.

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      itsaparty Mar 6, 2010 03:27 PM

      Hi. This is Houston-specific. Looking for a caterer as well as menu ideas-keeping in mind the theme and age group.

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      1. re: itsaparty
        dexmat Mar 11, 2010 05:12 AM

        That has got to be tough to come up with a menu everyone will like for that age group. Could you take a survey of preferences? Some caterers would have suggestions but many restaurants offer catering so you could choose a specific cuisine. I f you don't want to turn it all over to a caterer maybe that would be the first thing to do? There are huge lists of caterers - delivery, full service and take-out - on b4-u-eat.com. I've never hired a caterer in my life so have no experience though I'm familiar with some of the restaurants listed.

        1. re: dexmat
          itsaparty Mar 12, 2010 07:33 PM

          thanks. After putting some thought into it, I've decided to do it myself. My group isn't too keen on experimenting with different cuisines. So, it might be best to do an something like an "old fashioned" picnic with sandwiches, etc.

          1. re: itsaparty
            dexmat Mar 13, 2010 08:36 AM

            Yeah, that sounds like a good idea (except for the 'much more work for you' part).

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