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Healthy choices, presentation are trends for spring events

Planning a spring gathering, graduation party, business meeting, wedding or family reunion? Whatever your event and whoever is on your guest list, consider healthy and aesthetically pleasing offerings and you will be the hit of the season.
Current trends have more and more people turning to garden fresh choices and simply prepared foods. Recommendations from keto and paleo diets are consistent with these trends, so including more greens and veggies, along with grain and protein options, is an excellent choice when working with your caterer. Add a modern twist to the classic veggie tray by serving a healthy hummus instead of traditional veggie dip. Offer a station for guests to build their own Buddha bowl using vibrant veggies and flavorful meats.
Stations, in fact, are ideal for most gatherings this spring, as more people are interested in seeing how their food is prepared. Presentation is key, with fresh foods displayed for guests to see. Consider a taco station that fits the health food craze by taking it beyond a purely Mexican option. Today shrimp tacos and soft shells stuffed with blackened mahi mahi are popular meal choices.
Dinner choices aren’t the only items influenced by the veggie trend. Check with your bartender about refreshing warm weather cocktails that incorporate veggies as more than a garnish. The spring trend is to create unique drinks using carrots, radishes, squash and beets that are as beautiful visually as they are tasty.
Finally, think outside the norm when it comes to dessert, especially if you are planning a wedding. Health conscious guests are looking for small and simple desserts, and many this spring are influenced by those summer treats enjoyed as kids. Instead of a tiered cake, consider an ice cream sundae bar, adult ice cream shakes, s’mores round a “campfire,” or a spread of homemade cookies like grandma used to make.
Be sure to focus on the visual for your spring event. Trends continue to find guests posting their food and drink choices on social media and your party can be the hit of the season. Contact the experts at Special Moments Catering for ideas for your spring event.