â€śAutumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.â€ť Albert Camus
The beauty of Autumn is undeniable, inspiring, breathtaking in its chromatic range, in its smells and tastes and in its crispness – all of which have the combined effect of putting the spring back in ones step. There’s a feeling of renewed freshness in the air and with that comes the sense of freedom, the excitement of the unexpected and the compelling knowledge that we are about to usher in the party season – in all its glory! Follow these fresh tips on how to make your celebration the trendiest of the season!
1. Midnight Snacks are now a must at most parties but they don’t always have to take the form of a doughnut or a burger! And bonus points if you can make them interactive! The latest trend in NYC is the pretzel umbrella, no you didn’t mis-read! Pretzels hanging from an umbrella brought round by a server, while you choose which dipping sauce you’d prefer – for sure the talking point at any party!
Another great dance floor nibble is the spiked ice-pop. The grown up version of the kids favorite is the latest way of giving the crowd a refreshing pick-me-up to keep the party going. Popular autumn hybrids include Spicy Tomato Sangria and Bramble Gin Pop made with fresh blackberries. Mouthwatering!
2. Edible Escort Cards are the newest thing, off the back of escort cards being hung off drinks. Although beware to remember your table number before you eat it! They could be cookies, boxes of popcorn or even bags of cherries for that wow factor.
3. Appetizers With Paired Drinks are at the bleeding-edge of reception offerings at the moment. Everything from calamari bites paired with bloody Mary’s, to mini burgers served with shots of beer, tacos and mini margaritas, the list goes on. And on. But it terms of creativity, itâ€™s second to none and right on trend.
Image – Caterer Ben Tenenblat