Menu Ideas
If you have to prepare a menu for a party, don't think twice; here, we give you 6 dishes to prepare that are usually very well received. They are easy to prepare, you can make them in advance, and they are tremendously good.

Organizing a menu for a party or various celebrations is usually challenging. Ultimately, you can spend more time thinking about what dishes to prepare instead of cooking them. It does not matter if it is a children's birthday menu or one for adults; it is too easy to get over-involved!

For this reason, in this article, we share typical dishes that are usually big hits for both birthday and cocktail parties: simple dishes that can be prepared in advance and do not prevent you from missing party time.

1. Baked Dumplings

Baked dumplings are the best option when you have a lot of guests and you want to leave everything prepared in advance or at least minimize the dishes on the menu.

I prefer puff pastry dumplings to those made with wafers, since these are usually much tastier when cold. You can prepare them even a day or two before, fill them with whatever you want, and the result is sensational.

2. Homemade Croquettes

Croquettes are one of the unavoidable classics of parties. My mother always prepared them and tried to save some to eat the next day after the party.

What would a party be without croquettes! Try them with various fillings; you will always enjoy them.

If you have many guests, a fryer will be the best option to have everything ready. Calmly fry all the croquettes you need, and present them freshly made or cold because they are tremendous.

3. Homemade Chicken Nuggets

If you try preparing homemade nuggets, you will be pleasantly surprised. They are simple to prepare, and you can give them a personal touch by modifying the ingredients (chicken meat, cream cheese, or spices). They are much healthier than the ones you buy.

Also, one of the advantages is that you can make them in the oven or in a pan. When prepared in the oven, they taste sensational, which is what party food is all about!

If you accompany them with a delicious homemade or purchased sauce, then all the better.

4. Sausages With Bacon

Sausages wrapped with bacon is one of the great classics of many childhood birthday parties. But they are also great for many other special occasions.

You can make bacon-wrapped sausages or dates with bacon, which will provide various tastes, but they are still just as straightforward to prepare. You can also prepare them in advance because the flavor of both ingredients is still potent.

5. Chicken Sticks With Sauce

Chicken sticks are sublime and a popular snack with almost everyone. You can prepare them in advance, giving them a crispy touch with frying.

For the batter, you can make it with flour, egg, and breadcrumbs, or just choose one of the two. You can add other ingredients, such as spicy dip, or make it more exotic with curry powder. My personal favorite is a honey mustard sauce.

And, of course, we must remember something sweet...

6. Sweet Snacks

Delicious, sweet snacks should be present in any celebration, regardless of what is celebrated. It does not matter if we talk about birthday cakes or some puff pastry filled with chocolate to nibble on; every party is complete with offering something sweet.

A good option, quick and easy to prepare, is either chocolate croissants made the same day, puff pastry shells filled with delicious chocolate spread, or both!

If your guests are adults, offer some light and refreshing drinks to accompany these menu suggestions. Light and refreshing Rosé wine are always a favorite, like the superb selection offered by PAF Wine.

With these quick and easy menu ideas, your party will surely be a massive hit with your guests.