If you are about to have a canape party then yes, it’s a great idea because these mini food treats don’t just look mouth-watering, in fact, they taste delicious too.

Moreover, what we love about canapes is that they consume less space and your guests can easily eat them while they are walking and talking to one another. If you are having a corporate party or an end of financial year party in Melbourne, then you should definitely opt for a canape party.

Let’s say you have to organise a good corporate party, now for this, all you need is to arrange some really delicious canapes, some amazing wine and a great venue. That’s it! This is all you need to organise a memorable event.

How Many Canapes Should Be Served Per Person?

If it’s a standard party that has to last around 4 to 5 hours, then we’d suggest you to serve 8 savory canapes and at least 3 sweet canapes per person. On the other hand, if it’s a wedding reception then, 3 to 4 canapes per person will just work fine. Just to make sure that the event goes well, you must have some extra canapes in case someone wants more of them.

Choosing Canapes

The wiser thing to do would be to have both, hot and cold options, but if you are only relying on hot canapes, then know that you will have to get them heated again and again. Also, make sure to serve all kinds of canapes because some people are vegetarian and some aren’t, and then there are people who like to eat seafood. So, if you want to satisfy everyone at the party, then have as much options as you can.

The Most Popular Savory and Sweet Canapes

Savory Canapes:

  • Mozzarella skewers with olive oil and basil
  • Sausages with mustard and honey on top
  • Smoked salmon
  • Yorkshire puddings

Sweet Canapes:

  • Fruit skewers
  • Macaroons
  • Chocolate brownies

Serving Canapes

There are special trays and platters that are used to serve canapes. Now most of the catering service providers give these trays and platters, but if they don’t, then get them yourself and instruct the waiters at the party to serve the hot canapes. Hot and the cold ones should be served with a proper presentation. You can even opt for slate trays and wooden boards to give a unique touch to your canape party. If the canapes are dark in colour. then get a white tray and if the canapes are light in colour, then get dark colored trays. The presentation should be top notch if you really want the party to be a success.

We hope you now have a clearer idea of how to organise a canape party. Just go with the flow and follow the instructions we just gave above to throw a party worth talking about.