How To Create Healthier Parties

By Hand On The Hip - 12/31/2019



It can be easy to overeat and indulge a little too much at parties, which leads to your caloric intake significantly rising. Although, it’s not always top of our priorities when we’re celebrating. When your host you’re able to lead by example and are able to throw a party that includes a healthy spread as well as being fun.






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Let’s have a look at some of the ways you can help your parties to be that little more healthy:




Serve A Meal Instead




Most people think that a party means offering a vast variety of buffet foods. However, offering finger foods can encourage people to overeat and pick at more than they would usually consume. Sitting your guests down to enjoy a fully cooked meal, helps both you and them to avoid the temptation of revisiting the buffet table again and again. Not only this, it enables you to offer a much healthier option, encourages conversation and it can help to define the start and finish of food consumption for the event. If you’re worried about it being too much work you could always consider using a healthy food catering service.




Small Portions And More Courses




Serving several courses not only feels elegant it also allows you to serve smaller portions. Try healthy appetisers such as salad, homemade soup or cucumber cups and only offer a small selection of dessert options. You could opt for a range of mini desserts where your guest is able to pick and choose the portion that they would like.




Have Your Guest Prepare Their Food




A really fun, easy way to not only take some of the pressure off but also let your guests pick their portion size is to have them assemble their own meal. You could create a range of salad choices, vegetables, grilled meats, and tacos with fresh toppings. This encourages mingling and creativity while providing a wholesome meal instead of just snacks. If you provide plenty of healthy toppings, your guests have their own decision to make more nutritious choices.




Have A Wide Range Of Drinks And Mixers




Having cocktails may seem like a good idea, it definitely makes a statement, however, cocktails can easily hide high volumes of calories. Juice and mixers that go into cocktails tend to shoot your calorie intake through the roof without you thinking about it. This doesn’t mean you need to cut out the alcohol though, just provide a range of beverages like light beers, low-calorie wine, and reduced sugar mixers. You could even provide flavoured waters as an alternative.




Try Not To Get Overwhelmed




Remember to keep each course as simple as possible, choosing foods that you can prepare in advance will help you to feel less stressed and you’ll feel as though your well prepared and making better choices.




Make Health A Second Thought




Although your main goal may be to keep your party as healthy as possible, try not to take your focus away from your guests. Your main goals should always be to make your party fun and enjoyable for your guests, and not about the food your serving. Try to make your parties fun with an added element of health. Guests will soon appreciate the effort that you’re putting in to make the party healthy and be thankful that they can make healthier and more nutritional choices.




These are just a few of the ways that you can make your parties healthier for you and your guests. Do you have any other hints and tips that you can share in the comments?




It can be easy to overeat and indulge a little too much at parties, which leads to your caloric intake significantly rising. Although, it’s not always top of our priorities when we’re celebrating. When your host you’re able to lead by example and are able to throw a party that includes a healthy spread as well as being fun.






Photo by Kaboompics .com from Pexels




Let’s have a look at some of the ways you can help your parties to be that little more healthy:




Serve A Meal Instead




Most people think that a party means offering a vast variety of buffet foods. However, offering finger foods can encourage people to overeat and pick at more than they would usually consume. Sitting your guests down to enjoy a fully cooked meal, helps both you and them to avoid the temptation of revisiting the buffet table again and again. Not only this, it enables you to offer a much healthier option, encourages conversation and it can help to define the start and finish of food consumption for the event. If you’re worried about it being too much work you could always consider using a healthy food catering service.




Small Portions And More Courses




Serving several courses not only feels elegant it also allows you to serve smaller portions. Try healthy appetisers such as salad, homemade soup or cucumber cups and only offer a small selection of dessert options. You could opt for a range of mini desserts where your guest is able to pick and choose the portion that they would like.




Have Your Guest Prepare Their Food




A really fun, easy way to not only take some of the pressure off but also let your guests pick their portion size is to have them assemble their own meal. You could create a range of salad choices, vegetables, grilled meats, and tacos with fresh toppings. This encourages mingling and creativity while providing a wholesome meal instead of just snacks. If you provide plenty of healthy toppings, your guests have their own decision to make more nutritious choices.




Have A Wide Range Of Drinks And Mixers




Having cocktails may seem like a good idea, it definitely makes a statement, however, cocktails can easily hide high volumes of calories. Juice and mixers that go into cocktails tend to shoot your calorie intake through the roof without you thinking about it. This doesn’t mean you need to cut out the alcohol though, just provide a range of beverages like light beers, low-calorie wine, and reduced sugar mixers. You could even provide flavoured waters as an alternative.




Try Not To Get Overwhelmed




Remember to keep each course as simple as possible, choosing foods that you can prepare in advance will help you to feel less stressed and you’ll feel as though your well prepared and making better choices.




Make Health A Second Thought




Although your main goal may be to keep your party as healthy as possible, try not to take your focus away from your guests. Your main goals should always be to make your party fun and enjoyable for your guests, and not about the food your serving. Try to make your parties fun with an added element of health. Guests will soon appreciate the effort that you’re putting in to make the party healthy and be thankful that they can make healthier and more nutritional choices.




These are just a few of the ways that you can make your parties healthier for you and your guests. Do you have any other hints and tips that you can share in the comments?
P.S. This post is a collaborative post and not written by Hand On The Hip.

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