Luncheon Menus


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.

Luncheons can be formal with linen tablecloths and your best flatware or casual with paper plates and plastic forks. Your food choices are also broad and variable because you can serve light breakfast foods as well as heavier dinner foods or anything in between. Pizza and pop is just as good as mussels and mimosas, depending on your crowd.

chicken avocado salad

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


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Luncheon Menus

These menus are excellent for afternoon or early evening parties. Life is made easier by purchasing desserts from your favorite bakery or market.



Classic Luncheon Menu
This menu is perfect for a casual get-together for friends and family. Serve with fruity tea

Deb's Spicy Buffalo Burger

Sweet Potato Wedges
Cook in oven - 350F about 30 minutes until tender

Spinach and Arugula with Roasted Beets

Pineapple with Lime Zest
 


 


Simple and Quick Luncheon Menu
Add chips and dips and vegetable crudités to complete the meal

Easy Ambrosia

Hot Potato and Broccoli Salad 

Muffaletta Sliders

Ice Cream and Praline Sauce





Happy Lunch

This hearty menu will also serve well for a dinner buffet. Also consider
Broccoli Salad or Strawberry Spinach Salad for the Pea Salad


Italian Tomato Bruschetta

Baked Spaghetti with Ham and Herbs

Ambrosia

Wine and Herb Marinated Chicken Breast
over Fresh Salad Greens


Soft Breadsticks

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
 

Baby Portobello Stuffed Mushrooms

Mini Crab Cakes with Mango Salsa

Assorted Crispy Crackers

Broiled Baby Lamb Chops with Tomato Oregano and Cumin Vinaigrette

Baby Baked Potatoes with Herbs and Butter

Tender Baby Vegetable Salad Platter with

Creamy Garlic Dressing

Curried Chicken Salad on Mini Croissants

Fruit in Wine

Petit Fours Mini Cupcakes Lemon Mousse



Flavorful Menu
This also makes a lovely baby shower menu as well as a flavor- packed birthday party menu

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Marinated Cheese Skewers

Shrimp Salad Louis

Mini Soft Bread Sticks or Corn Sticks

Spicy Chicken Satay with Ginger Peanut Sauce

Mediterranean Finger Sandwiches

Orange and Grape Salad

Petit Fours Orange Sherbet Ice Cream

 



 

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