In the United States and most of the rest of the world, a person’s 18th birthday represents their transition from childhood to adulthood. An 18th birthday party should represent that, indicating to the guest of honor that they are loved and respected even as they transition into this new stage of their life. Food is a good way of demonstrating this, and here are a few quick catering ideas for the day when somebody you love turns 18.
You can mix up a delicious fruit punch in a just a few moments by adding together two bottles of cranberry-raspberry juice and one two-liter bottle of raspberry ginger ale (diet may be used if you are counting calories). Add in some citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons, then top it off with ice and a 32-ounce bottle of virgin Pina colada mix. This allows for a punch that tastes like a cocktail but which doesn’t have any alcohol in it.
Sausage rolls are some of the easiest to make yet most popular foods available at parties. To make these rolls, get some sheets of puff pastry and minced sausage. Place the sausage at the center of a half-sheet of pastry and then roll it up. Cut the roll into the length you desire and brush the pasty with some beaten egg or olive oil. Place it in the oven and bake at 220 degrees until the pastry is crispy.
Guacamole can be used as a topping or dip, and making it fresh adds a lot of nutrition and flavor that store-bought guacamole doesn’t have. To make this dish, you need two ripe avocados, half a diced red onion, the juice from one lemon, a diced tomato, and some cumin. Empty the flesh out of the avocados and mix them in with the rest of the ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix thoroughly. This can be served with chips, veggies, and other snacks.
An 18th birthday party is a celebration of adulthood but also a chance to cater to your child once more before they begin a life of their own. These recipes should help make that party memorable.