There’s nothing quite like having a boisterous seafood dinner party with friends and family. What’s not to like about good laughs with good company and a sumptuous spread of morsels from the sea?
But the freshest and tastiest fish and shellfish sometimes come with a hefty price tag, especially if you’re trying it out for the first time and don’t know where to start.
The good news is that you don’t always have to have a deep wallet to host an awesome seafood party – read on to find out how.
1. Let The Experts Take Care Of The Seafood Unless you’re a seasoned chef and have the time to visit markets for the best deals, shopping for seafood on your own can end up to be costly and time-consuming.
Why not try out one of several food delivery companies offering fresh and delicious seafood delivery in Singapore? Many online companies have a direct line for inquiry: just tell them what you need and how many people you expect to host at dinner, and they’ll deliver it straight to your home in time for the party.
These experts are also able to offer suggestions if you’re at a loss for cooking ideas. You might be even end up paying less than if you shopped on your own as these companies purchase at wholesale prices.
2. Kids Can Make Great (And Free) Entertainment. If you’ve got kids or are expecting some as guests, it’s a great idea to get them involved to add a fun or casual touch to your seafood party.
One way is to get the kids to fill up balloons with water beforehand, or ask them to fill the balloons with crushed ice and pack up those chiller buckets.
A free yet effective group activity for your little guests is Movie Time, where they can all go into a room and watch a long cartoon, while the adults settle into the evening.
3. Serve An Interactive Side Menu. Of course everyone is going to be lining up to sample the seafood if they’re at a seafood party but having one or two tables serving up a cheese fondue or a chocolate fountain can encourage people to talk to one another. These are cheap to set up and relatively simple to operate on your own.
Trying to introduce a new partner or friend? It’s a natural way to bond with new people while stirring the fondue or serving up the banana split sundae.
Remember, you don’t have to splash out to have an awesome seafood party. These three tips will help you keep the budget low, while still assuring fun for everybody. Besides, making great memories is all about being around good friends and having a good time. And those things come for free.