The logistics of putting together a fun and interesting party can be a challenge for any parent playing host or hostess. Hosts need to decide when’s the best time for everyone to gather, where shall people meet, what should you do for fun and what food will you serve your guests.
Planning fun food offerings that children and adults both will both enjoy brings its challenges. Gelato is a food that is yummy, safe and simple to prepare sure to please a mixed crowd’s palate and can be offered as dessert after a meal or on its own as a snack.
Gelato products can be offered to guests in a buffet of flavors to sample. It can be served singly, as an accompaniment to pastries, or as a buffet of sweet offerings to entice people to mix and match multiple flavors for a fun experience bursting with taste.
Imagine a counter, running board or temporary table set up and decorated for the party. Laid out in a long line of simple or decorated bowls nested in larger bowls of ice can become a gorgeous display of gelato colors and flavors. Since gelato comes in a variety of types, easily customized for tastes and special needs, the display of treats can even match the decorations of the party planner’s ideal.
For people pressed for time or expense, gelato can even be set out in the tubs it came in on ice rather than scooping all the food out into nested bowls. The start of a buffet can include tasting spoons, napkins and bowls. The end of the buffet can offer toppings such as whipped cream, peanuts, sprinkles, fruit and various syrups. A gelato party can be like having a frozen yogurt saloon in your own home but personalized. And the portion size of the gelato can be controlled by the size of the bowls offered.
Children and parents can both enjoy a cold creamy treat when partying or gathering at a home that offers a gelato buffet. It offers a quick, easy way to give guests a choice of yummy food variety and can be easily cleaned up by placing trash receptacles in handy spots. Lay down some plastic or decorative table cloths for quick clean up of the table or place picnic style on the floor for the children and the party’s a go with minimal mess!