Serving late night snacks at private parties and corporate events is becoming more and more popular. People need the extra energy hours after the main meal has been served, so they can tear up the dance floor and keep their enthusiasm levels high!
Our top late-night party snacks include
1. Bite-sized burgers
These little treats are perfect for both formal and casual events, and their size makes them easy to grab and devour in seconds. Top them with cheese, keep it classic with a beef patty, or switch things up with a grilled chicken option. Either way, these nibbles are sure to be gone in seconds!
2. Roasted, mixed nuts
Place these in beautiful big bowls and flavour each one differently. Keep one bowl for the roasted and salted variety, and another for the candied variety. If you want to get super-fancy, you could also do a bowl of spicy nuts and a fourth bowl of cheesy chive nuts. All these different flavours will give people sweet, spicy, and savoury snack options and keep energy levels at their maximum.
3. Popcorn and toppings
One of the cheapest and simplest ways to make guests happy is with the old-school classic - popcorn. Hire a popcorn machine and bring it out later on in the evening. Allow guests to scoop themselves as much popcorn as they like, and place cute and quirky popcorn bags alongside the machine with a variety of toppings. From seasoning shakers to caramel and chocolate sauces, let guests go wild with this one. They’ll be able to carry their popcorn packets around with them the whole night, and it won’t be long until they’re full again.
For a simple, sweet snack, look no further than the humble cookie. These are easy to make in big batches beforehand, keep fresh in sealed containers, and bring out when the sweet cravings start again. Serve them up on platters with a variety of flavours to suit everyone’s taste buds. Go for the classic chocolate chip or branch out with a batch of Turkish Delight or caramel chunk. Yum!
If you’re wanting something more filling, go for the underrated but always popular toasted cheese sandwich. Prep these beforehand, and toast them fresh in batches as people’s tummies begin to grumble. These hot, oozing delights are sure to fill people up right until dawn and keep them grooving for hours. Place a variety of sauces and toppings on the table, like peri-peri, caramelized onions, and homemade fruit chutney, to get people drooling even more!
If these snacks don’t keep your guests energised and entertained for hours, we don’t know what will! Opt for small and simple, or more hearty and filling, depending on the type of event and the amount of activity happening late into the night. If all of this is simply too much to think about, call on us at Rocket Catering to get it all sorted for you. As catering professionals, we can easily whip up a menu plus snacks for any event and we’re certain your guests will love what we’re serving.