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Gino Spano

 Tags: Catering Trends

The bridal shower is a fun day, filled with games, gifts, drinks, and, of course, delicious food. The 2018 wedding catering trends are full of inspiration. Throw a shower to remember and serve your guests any of these seven delicious menu ideas.

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1. Watermelon and Feta

Watermelon and feta is a particularly sweet treat if you’re planning a spring or summer bridal shower. This refreshing snack isn’t heavy, and it’s easy to do. Pair together cubed watermelon, holding them together with a toothpick for guests to enjoy as many as they’d like. 

This refreshing appetizer brings plenty of flavour to the party.

2. Grilled Pizza Squares

It’s hard to find a person who would say no to a slice of comfort food. Serve homemade pizza divided into squares. It’s the perfect thing to snack on, it’s a crowd-pleaser, and you can serve it in a variety of styles. 

Instead of the traditional pepperoni, top one with prosciutto and goat cheese, another with tomato, sausage, and red pepper, and a third one with veggies to satisfy vegetarians. This diverse range of fresh toppings is sure to satisfy every guest.

3. Snack Wraps

Wraps are a great meal idea for many reasons: You can cut them in half to serve smaller portions as a side dish, and like pizza, you can serve different ones. Offer tuna salad, chicken salad, sundried tomato feta, and roast beef.

They aren’t as carb-heavy as sandwiches, and they provide a different take on the sandwich platter. If you’re serving a few different appetizers at the shower, this snack allows everyone to try different tastes.

4. Veggie Bundles & Dip

Veggie and dip platters are a true staple for any party. Instead of the usual arranged platter, change up the presentation with portion-perfect vegetable packages, making it easy to grab instead of picking each vegetable one by one.

Bundle sticks of cucumber, pepper, carrots, and celery. Place them on trays with an assortment of dips, from the classic ranch to Greek yogurt to roasted red pepper hummus.

Guests will have no problem devouring this healthy snack.

5. Colourful Quinoa Salad

It doesn’t take a lot of quinoa to cook a massive bowl, and there are so many ways to serve this healthy, delicious grain.

Season it with Italian salad dressing, and add bell peppers, spinach, onion, and beans. It’s a fresh break from the usual green salad without being calorie-induced like a potato or pasta salad. This vibrant, flavourful option is one your guests are sure to love.

6. Bite-Sized Desserts

Satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth with an assortment of desserts in miniature serving sizes. Crowd favourites include cannoli—both chocolate and vanilla; brownies; chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies, brownies, and cupcakes—perhaps red velvet or cookies and cream.

This variety is sure to please everyone while giving guests a bit of choice in their dessert decisions. It’s the perfect way to end the meal.

7. Mimosas & Bubbly

No bridal shower is complete without sparkling, refreshing drinks. Be sure to serve the traditional orange juice mimosa, but also include new alternatives to the drink list, such as peach, mango, and strawberry.

Display juices in assorted carafes with pretty glassware and let guests help themselves as they mingle throughout the shower. Everybody will enjoy the party while sipping on this fruity, bubbly drink. It’s a great way to set the vibe and celebrate the day.

For more ideas, savour this delicious list of reads for food lovers and caterers in 2018. Not only will you and your guests have a great time at the bridal shower, you can guarantee that nobody will leave hungry.


Gino Spano

Starting with roots in a kitchen at 14 years old, he worked his way up the ranks and by the young age of 17 was responsible for daily events of 50 to 600 people. Gino continued to use his talents to work in catering, banquet and restaurant kitchens across the GTA. His love for Italian, French and Asian cuisine paired with his wide variety of knowledge brought him success in his new venture at Seventh Heaven in 2001. Over the past 12 years, he has cooked many meals for social events, corporate events and government officials. His love for new challenges brought him into corporate sales where he and the Seventh Heaven team won Best Catered Event for Canadian Linen’s “The Great White North” – Facility Grand Opening in 2009.
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