Single-Serve Food Ideas for Safer Gatherings


Single-Serve Food Ideas for Safer Gatherings
Recently one of our team members helped host an adorable baby shower. The setting was outside, the food plus utensils were arranged in individual boxes and bottled beverages were available. Guests commented it was a special treat to have the food served this way.
When serving or attending an event with food there are some important guidelines to consider during COVID-19. While this is by no means a complete list, we wanted to share some helpful ideas with you.

Single-Serve Food Ideas for Safer Gatherings

Tips to host a safe get-together
  • Hold gatherings outside where there is more space to socially distance
  • Plan your guest list and comply with local requirements
  • Avoid shared dishes like platters, dips and large containers of food
  • Consider single-serving options or boxed meals and drinks where guests can help themselves
  • Have someone designated to serve the food and drinks if unable to serve individual portions
  • Provide individual condiment packets or individual portions
  • Serve cupcakes instead of a cake for birthdays or other celebrations
  • Use disposable plates, utensils and cups that can be recycled
  • Arrange seating to adequately space guests
  • Provide hand sanitizer at easy access points
  • Ask guests to bring their own picnic and chairs as an option
Single-serving container ideas

Single-Serve Food Ideas for Safer Gatherings

Mason jars are perfect for filling with single-serving party foods. Paper cups easily work too. Consider using cupcake liners for condiments or dips. I also have some vintage ramekins that are handy for serving individual portions. You might be surprised what you already have in your kitchen.
Here are 5 single-serving recipes I love:
  1. Individual Seven Layer Dip Cups - from Six Sisters' Stuff
  2. Picnic Berry Shortcakes - from Taste of Home
  3. Sesame Chicken Slaw Mason Jar Salad - from Good Housekeeping
  4. Cornbread Topped Chili in a Jar - from HGTV
  5. Ham 'n' Cheese Biscuit Stacks - from Taste of Home
I also recognize we may be experiencing this time differently. It's okay to make decisions that are the best for your family's needs. We each have our own timetable and level of comfort as we ease back into certain areas of our life.

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