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Family Parties Without The Fuss

Everyone enjoys a good old-fashioned knees-up with family and friends once in a while.

This is especially the case if there is a special occasion approaching, whether it be birthdays, christenings, communions, confirmations, retirements, or simply because you just feel like a party!

Opening up your home to family and friends to celebrate is a great idea, however, organising a party can be a lot of work. For those considering doing it alone, keep reading and you’ll find out why hiring an event catering company like Foodies & Co is the right move, along with some tips on setting up a family party that’s enjoyable and hassle-free.

Benefits of hiring event catering

The stress of delivering the perfect event can take away all the fun – especially for the host. Whatever the family gathering you might be planning over the coming months, why not make things easy on yourself and leave getting the food right to the experts?

Saves time and stress  

Caterers handle the preparation, service, and clean-up of food, leaving you time to focus on more important things like enjoying your own party just like one of your guests.

Accommodate dietary requirements

Your guest’s dietary requirements can vary. From vegan to pescatarian or those with a serious food allergy like gluten, nut, or dairy. You want to provide for everyone at the party so nobody goes home hungry. Foodies & Co are highly experienced in dealing with the challenges relating to all dietary requirements so rest assured we have something suitable for everyone.

Great quality, delicious options

We all love our food, some more than others. Although we might consider ourselves ‘foodies’, do we really know what types of foods pair well together? The clue is in our name – Foodies & Co. We have spent countless hours trying out various combinations of delicious food and styles for your gustatory pleasure. Anyone who has attended one of our catered events can attest to that fact.

Make a statement

Food can make or break a party. If you allow the professionals to handle, prepare and serve the food at your event, the hardest task of your night will be to accept compliments. And who doesn’t like a compliment? Especially from the in-laws. 

You should enjoy your own party

It takes a lot of effort and energy to plan an event. Most of the time, the hosts are rushing around dealing with potential disasters and making small talk with their friends. And before you know it, the party is coming to an end and the host is left feeling hungry and tired. Let us take the hassle out of it and give you the freedom to have fun on your special day.

Top tips for planning the best party ever

Now, the food is sorted, you are free to go and organise the event of the century! Here are our top tips for hosting the best party ever. 


First, it is important to decide where you want your party to be held. If you are holding the party in your house or garden you could consider hiring a marquee just in case it rains.


No party is complete without decorations. Whether you are thinking small and understated or something themed and professional, you can easily do the decorations yourself. There are lots of great party supply companies like Partyworld to buy great party decorations.


Another important element of any party is the entertainment. Whether it be DJ’s and live bands or magicians and bouncy castles, there are lots of great ideas to keep your guests entertained.

  • Music – A must at any party. If you are hosting a small get-together then you can take on DJ duties by using a laptop and some speakers. Alternatively, you could hire a DJ company such as Irish Virtual DJs.
  • Bouncy Castle – If there are kids attending the party you could hire a bouncy castle to keep them entertained.

Now that we have imparted some of our top tips on how to make family parties easy, why not contact Foodies & Co today and let us help you throw a family party to remember.