Location: The Crypt Hall, St Alexander's Church, Denny | Guests: 150 Brief: Family event looking for buffet style hot and cold options, tea/coffee stand and pop up bar
This event was for our family so of course we would add the extra stress and do our own catering and bar. This event was one of the reasons we started Tatties and Tipples as it highlighted how much work was in organising an event as well as trying to host and enjoy time with family.
We were familiar with the venue and had use of their kitchen facilities so we could use our full Hot and Cold options.
We went with a mix of classic and more modern cold buffet options of Sandwiches (including Gluten Free options), Chicken Satay Skewers, Make your own nachos, Pasta Salads (gluten free option), Mini Vegetarian Quiche. For hot buffet options we went with homemade pork sausage rolls and bon bons, hot cheese sauce for the nachos which were a great hit.
Since we were catering for 150 mixed adults and kids we also made use of the kitchen to put on Chicken Curry, Basmati Rice and Macaroni Cheese which was well received by our guests. These were served in chafing dishes which allowed the food to stay warm whilst our guests filled their plates.
These are great options for when the venue has kitchen facilities. When deciding what you are looking for always check with your venue in advance so we can work with you to create a bespoke menu just for you.
On the day we created a pop up bar and stocked it with bottle beers, wine, spirits and a small cocktail selection.(we now have a 2 font draught mobile bar which arrived just a little late for this event)
To do this pop up bar we applied for an occasional licence to Falkirk Council and provided trained staff and Licence holder for the event so alcohol could be served responsibly. If you are looking for a pop up bar please get in touch and we can look into the options for your venue. This where our restaurant background and expertise really come through.
Other suppliers that helped make the day a success and we cannot recommend enough were Pereva Play and number19 events.
Pereva Play can be found here on Facebook and Instagram and we cannot recommend them enough for a kids party. The soft play was both fun and stylish so the kids could have a great time whilst the decor looked great. They were also a joy to work with and made the whole process so simple.
Number19 Events arranged our balloons and sign and Stacey is definitely a perfectionist. We would 100% use again for any events. Find Stacey here on her Instagram