Lunch is a meal served mid-day. That's great because you won't have to get out of bed too early to start cooking and, you’ll be out of the kitchen by late afternoon…ready to unwind.
Don’t discount a lunchtime party because it may seem too low key or not festive enough. Rev things up with an interactive buffet menu, cheerful decorations and soft but lively music.
The time to consider a luncheon menu is for baby showers, birthday celebrations, anniversary parties, bridal showers, business meetings, farewell parties or neighborhood open houses
These luncheon menus also serve well for brunch. Preview brunch menus and think about mixing and matching dishes from those menus with the luncheon menu dishes.
With a few changes in presentation you can also use these menus for an informal dinner party.
Recipes, helpful hints and make ahead advice are all included
These menus are excellent for afternoon or early evening parties. Life is made easier by purchasing desserts from your favorite bakery or market.
Italian Tomato Bruschetta
Baked Spaghetti with Ham and Herbs
Wine and Herb Marinated Chicken Breast
over Fresh Salad Greens
Pea Salad with Bacon and Parmesan Cheese
Luscious Lemon Tart with Almond Crust
Coffee, Tea, Sparkling Water
Elegant Baby Shower Menu
This makes an elegant yet playful baby shower menu. Note the "baby" foods. Serve in the early afternoon with mint tea, lemonade, fruit smoothies or cold fruit juices. Shrimp Salad Sandwiches or Shrimp Salad Louis would also be delicious
Assorted Crispy Crackers
Petit Fours Mini Cupcakes Lemon Mousse
This also makes a lovely baby shower menu as well as a flavor- packed birthday party menu
Mini Soft Bread Sticks or Corn Sticks
Orange and Grape Salad
Petit Fours Orange Sherbet Ice Cream
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