4 Food Options to Serve at a Sweet 16 Party

Although every child’s birthday is special for a parent, the sweet 16 is a milestone that always deserves some extra attention. While it used to be that a sweet 16 involved just a handful of friends and family, many of them are now major events that sometimes include hundreds of people. If you’re preparing for a sweet 16 and need to get your menu together, Village Catering has many foods to serve that are sure to be a hit.

Tropical Foods

A beach-inspired or tropical-themed sweet 16 can be held either indoors or outdoors. Why not offer some quick grilled foods, such as hamburgers, cheeseburgers, or hot dogs? You can even offer barbecue chicken and grilled teriyaki steak. If you’re throwing a tropical-inspired sweet 16, you might want to consider a salad assortment, too. At Village Catering, we have many salad options, including Caesar salad and grilled chicken Caesar salad. You can serve macaroni salad with pizza or even set up a smoothie bar. Another food option that would go well at a tropical-inspired sweet 16 is a fruit bowl filled with pineapples, strawberries, grapes, and watermelon.

Plenty of Candy

If there’s one food that’s an absolute must-have at your son or daughter’s sweet sixteen, it’s plenty of sweet treats! Candy buffets have been a recent favorite when it comes to sweet 16 party foods. Some ideas that you might want to put out with your candy buffet might include:

  • M&Ms. M&Ms are a classic candy — and everyone loves grabbing a handful of chocolate! For an extra fun treat, you can order custom M&Ms with your child’s name or party hashtag on them. You can also double the fun by turning custom M&Ms into a souvenir for guests to bring home with them as well.
  • Jordan almonds. If you’ve ever attended a wedding or baby shower, you know firsthand how well colorful Jordan almonds can act as an accent color. If your son or daughter has chosen a pastel theme for his or her sweet 16, strategically placed bowls of Jordan almonds can add a touch of sophistication to your event.
  • Lollipops. Everyone loves lollipops! If your child has a set color for their sweet 16’s theme, you can order lollipops in your theme color and set them up around the party using Styrofoam blocks. You can find these blocks online or at your local arts and crafts store, and you can even paint them to fit your theme and the rest of the decorations you’ll be having at your party. If you don’t have a set theme color or your son or daughter is having a party with multiple theme colors, oversized rainbow pops are always a fun treat.

In addition to your candy buffet, you can also use leftover treats to create small and affordable party favors that guests can take along with them after the fun has ended. 

Finger Foods

How about serving some simple finger foods at your sweet 16 party? If you’re planning ahead for sweet 16 parties in Philadelphia, make sure to include Village Catering, we’ve got a huge selection of food choices that will satisfy the little princess in your life, as well as all of her friends. We suggest finger foods such as tacos, quesadillas, chicken wings, and French fries because they are simple to arrange and serve. You might want to consider some sliders and onion rings or maybe chips and dip.

Italian Buffet Foods

Are you looking for a catering company to host your sweet 16 party? If so, Village Catering can help. We have a huge assortment of menu options that will satisfy all of your guests, including those for an Italian buffet sweet 16. We can cater sweet 16 parties near Bucks County, Pennsylvania, at any time. Our Italian menu options include selections such as our antipasto tray, slices of fresh mozzarella cheese with sun-dried tomatoes and pesto, assorted grilled vegetables, fresh melon wrapped with imported prosciutto, cheese ravioli, and cheese lasagna.

To learn more about the various food options that we can provide you with at Village Catering, contact us now!