Party Recipes & Ideas Blog

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Caterer's Secret portion of our site:

  • Party Food Ideas that work

  • How-tos for large parties 12,25,50 and more!

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  • Party Recipes, Great Party Food Ideas for 12, 25, 50 or more!

    Save Money! Small and Large Party Recipes and Ideas, step-by-step photo recipes, shopping lists, food and beverage planners, party supplies, catering secrets, cooking tips

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    Turkey Salad Recipe - Party Salads for a Crowd

    Turkey Salad Recipe and great party food ideas when you’re cooking for a crowd!

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    Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe - Distinctive Party Salad for a Crowd

    Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe and distinctive party food ideas when you’re cooking for a crowd!

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    Best Chicken Salad Recipe - Excellent Party Salad for a Crowd

    Best Chicken Salad Recipe and great party food ideas when you’re cooking for a crowd and want the best!

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    Easy Chicken Salad Recipe - Very Easy Party Salad for a Crowd

    Easy Chicken Salad Recipe and easy party food ideas when you’re cooking for a crowd!

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    Ask-a-Caterer's frequent FAQ:

    Question:We can't afford a professional caterer for our wedding. How much does it cost if we do it ourselves?

    Ask-a-Caterer: Of course it depends on your menu, but you can use our recipes and ideas and do something nice for under $10 per person.

    Did You Know?

  • Holiday Parties in 2011 are down in number by 20%, because of the high cost of catering.
  • Average catered wedding reception, with appetizers, buffet and bar is $85 per person.
  • The most popular dish served at an upscale wedding is Salmon, usually with vegetables and a sauce. See ours: Baked Salmon with Fruit Salsa
  • Most common party Theme is "Birthday" - check out our Birthday Party Ideas and our special section for Kid's Birthdays