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Setting up easy grab and go food buffets are highly recommended for their efficiency.
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Easy Grab and Go Food Buffets
When planning an event, party or get together… easy grab and go food buffets are great. They are an efficient way to feed guests and allow the host to also enjoy the celebration.
Food Buffets Offer
Grab and go food buffets offer self serve, the ability to quickly select foods and can accommodate various dietary needs.
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Our goals are to celebrate accomplishments, honor those we love and be present in the moment. Grab and go setups support the goals. They create a foundation for less distractions, provide quick and easy cleanup and allows everyone (including the host) to enjoy making another memorable celebration.
Best Finger Food Appetizers
The best finger food appetizers to serve are premade. Choose foods that can be assembled two days before your party, still maintain their freshness and can be assembled into individual packaging.
Finger Foods for Parties
Incorporating prepackaged finger foods is a key strategy when implementing an easy grab and go menu. The finger foods can be hot or cold. Hot finger foods require a little more preparation and maintenance than cold finger foods. Cold finger foods require less attention.
Easy Cold Party Appetizers
Easy cold party appetizers like wraps, sandwiches and salads are favorites for lunch and brunch buffets. These simple to make appetizers can be made two days in advance and still maintain freshness.
Finger Food Party Appetizers
Some of the finger food appetizers we use in our easy grab and go food buffets are chicken wraps, pepperoni sandwiches and fruit salads. They’re all served cold and are favorites of guests.
Grab and Go Brunch Food
For a grab and go brunch we used premade chicken wraps. Inserted the wraps in clear cellophane bags and sealed with a heat sealer to maintain freshness. Condiments of dressing and sauce were also provided and served in mini containers.
Grab and Go Lunch Food
For a grab and go lunch we used these premade pepperoni sandwiches. Using clear cellophane bags to seal with a heat sealer ensured freshness. Mini containers served well for placing condiments.
Grab and Go Food Buffets
We incorporated cookies from our local bakery. Individually wrapped some in clear cellophane bags and others in black stripe bags. Mixing in the black stripe bags helped to quickly identify the cookies with nuts and added a little more visual texture to the food buffet.
Easy Clean Up
My favorite reason… easy grab and go food buffets are effortless! There is minimal clean up involved for the host. Guest help with clean up by simply discarding their food containers in the trash. The setup enables the host to spend more quality time with guests and enjoy the special occasion.
Cupcakes are another great option for an easy grab and go food buffet. We used clear plastic cups with lids to package these cupcakes. Turning the cup upside down and using the lid for cupcake placement worked well. Adding a little color coordinated tinsel on top created a more festive look.
Grab and Go Condiments
Display condiments also on an easy grab and go food buffet. Mini containers are perfect for accommodating dressings and sauces. Another product that works well for easy cleanup.
Simple Prepackaged Snacks
Creatively displaying easy bite-sized appetizers and snacks in clear disposable containers will transform your buffet. Guests feel special when selecting from a beautifully displayed buffet.
Quick Buffet Party Snacks
Assorted chocolates, cookies, cupcakes and chips are great opportunities to embellish your food buffet. Here we used single serve boxes for brownies, chocolates and candy. Inserted cookies in festive cellophane bags. Then added customized labels and decorated with satin bows.
Luxe Food Buffet Setup
Create a more polished dining experience by taking the time to plan food, decide on decor and execute a luxe food setup. By strategically adding decorative cellophane bags, boxes and bows. Your grab and go food buffet will become an eye-catching center piece, apart of the overall décor and help make your occasion memorable.
- Purchase an American International Heat Sealer – enables you to buy one size cellophane bag and customize to fit your exact need. Saves the added expense of guessing what size bag is needed for each food item.
- The clear cellophane bags are sold in quantities of 300. We cut the bags in half and used the heat sealer to close each bag. Doing so enabled us to obtain 600 bags for the cost of 300 bags.
- If your budget doesn’t support the purchase of an American International Heat Sealer… No problem. The clear cellophane bags come with decorative twist ties that can be used to seal the bags.