Serendipity loves a good theme party- especially when it incorporates seasonal favorites with a few unexpected twists. Recently, we have seen a lot of our clients turn to more casual laid-back affairs in the warmer weather months. One of our favorite spring and summer themes of 2017 has been a Chuck wagon Wild West theme. A round up of a few ideas we have incorporated this season:
Being an earth friendly catering company, we love to upcycle when we can. For centerpieces, we have used cowboy boots or large painted cans with flowers. We also love the effect of round cacti or air plants in a large cylinder vase. Bandanas make affordably cute table runners too.
For extra seating, we have used hay barrels covered with blankets. Bonus if you have a fire pit to set these around.
Old timey games like horseshoes and darts are fun for folks of all ages.
A watering hole station is a must for the outlaws of the Wild West. Serve lemonade, cold beers, and whiskey cocktails.
The menu is big and bold to feed the lot. BBQ sandwiches, coleslaw, cornbread, watermelon…
Speaking of watermelon… Serendipity has been loving watermelon stations for summer events this year. We cut big slices of the summery fruit and offer three tasting salts such as Himalayan sea salt, spicy chili lime, and cinnamon sugar. Guests have loved this fun addition to a classic slice of juicy melon.
S’mores over the fire anyone? Our clients have loved the playfulness that comes with a make-your-own S’more bar. Other ideas we have used for sweets have been chocolate bourbon cake or individual peach cobblers.
Serendipity Classic Chuck Wagon Menus
Round ‘Em Up
Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Freshly Baked Corn Bread served with Honey Butter
Watermelon Station with Three Tasting Salts
Miniature Peach Cobblers or Root Beer Floats
The Firing Squad
Spicy Baked Beans
Roasted Corn on the Cob Salad
Fresh Summer Berries
Roast Your Own S’more Bar
“Just wanted to let you know that our Open House was a great success! Everyone arrived on time and set up was seamless. The food was excellent- several of our guests had been to some of your catered events previously and were very pleased that we used you. The service was excellent and the presentation was also lovely. Considering the short notice that we gave you we were very pleased indeed! Thanks again” – C.G. | Open House
Remember: All of our menus are customizable! These are just a few ideas that have worked with us when catering parties with this theme. The Wild West theme is fun for birthdays, graduations, family reunions, anniversary’s, baby or wedding showers, open houses, casual fundraisers, or just because!