If you're planning any type of party or celebration and are looking for a food item that will appeal to most of the people on your guest list, consider serving burgers. Whether you serve them buffet-style or individually plated, party-goers are sure to be happy and satisfied.
Burgers make the ideal meal for almost any type of special occasion or celebration, including birthday parties, holiday parties, housewarmings, baby and bridal showers, and work get-togethers. They make versatile party food as they appeal to people of all ages, including kids.
One way that burgers are convenient is that they can be appropriate for both the most casual and fanciest celebrations, and everything in between. You can serve them with basic condiments for low-key gatherings, or alongside gourmet fixings for elegant soirees. If you have vegetarians on your guest list, be sure to serve a meatless option, such as soy burgers, as well.
If you need some inspiration when planning your special event menu, you can look to your favorite burger restaurant's menu as inspiration. Having them cater your party is another option if you're short on time or have a lot of guests to feed.
Here are some burger ideas for parties to get you started:
1. Burger Buffet
A burger buffet is something you can easily pull off whether the event is being held indoors or out. If it's an outdoor event, you can grill the burgers and arrange the buffet on picnic tables. For indoor celebrations, set up the buffet on a long dining room table, or rent a bigger one if needed.
Start with the burgers and buns, and then include any type of condiment or topping you'd like. Some ideas include lettuce, sliced tomatoes and red onions, pickles, ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard. Guests can move down the buffet, creating their own burger masterpiece.
Some fancier burger fixings to consider are fried eggs, sundried tomatoes, blue cheese or feta crumbles, bacon, avocado, grilled pineapple sauteed mushrooms, and pesto sauce.
2. Kid-Friendly Burgers
Burgers are the perfect menu item for kids' birthday parties because they are easy to assemble and eat. There are several ways to serve these handheld meal options to make them even more appealing to children.
As one idea, make the beef burger patties smaller so that they are easier for the small guests to hold and eat. After assembling the burgers, insert a decorative pick, featuring a heart, star, or other whimsical design, into the center of each one.
Serve the burgers alongside other kid-friendly food, such as French fries, onion rings, or apple slices.
For more information on what to do with beef burgers, contact a professional near you.