When you’re planning a huge birthday celebration at the Crystal Ballroom at Sunset Harbor, you have a lot of little details to tackle. After settling on a theme, you need to get started selecting invitations, decor and party favors. With a generous vendor policy, you can use the caterer of your choice. However, you have to decide exactly what you want to serve. Are you planning to have a sit-down meal or buffet? Here are some food trends for parties in 2017.

Meals on Wheels

If you select one of our beach venues, you might consider hiring food trucks to supply meals and snacks to your guests. Food trucks are one of the hottest food trends right now. You can find a food truck that offers pizza, BBQ, Mexican dishes or many others dishes. If you want to have a sit-down meal, you could offer up an ice cream truck for desserts.

A Meal With a Theme

Of course, your birthday party has a theme, so why not design a menu around a theme. You can offer everyone a meal centered around bacon or chocolate with appetizers, salads and main dishes that feature your favorite food. Imagine handing out maple bacon cupcakes or doughnuts to guests for a dessert or midnight snack.

Food Stations

With food stations, you can offer a much larger variety of meals. You can have a pizza, pasta or hamburger station. Organize a pairings station with cheese and wine or beer and warm pretzels. You can offer a potato station with fries, mashed potatoes, baked potatoes and all the extras to dress up the potatoes.

At the Crystal Ballroom, we love seeing your guests enjoy the food you offer. Contact us to tour our event venues.