Anniversary Party Catering Ideas

Anniversary Party Catering Ideas
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Celebrating love is one of the best feelings in the world. If you and your other half are preparing for your big anniversary party, this article is a must-read! 

Here are our anniversary party catering ideas to surprise your guests with! One thing we guarantee is that you’re going to count your days to next year’s anniversary party after trying some of our picks. 

Key Takeaways

  • Offer a mix of pre-made and DIY options to cater to different preferences and create an interactive experience. Examples include prosciutto-wrapped melon with goat cheese and a DIY bruschetta bar.
  • Tailor the main course to the overall vibe of your party. Classic options like chicken parmesan are crowd-pleasers, while vegetarian dishes like stuffed peppers offer a lighter alternative.
  • End the celebration on a sweet note with a variety of choices. Light and refreshing options like panna cotta with berries or fruit salad with champagne sabayon balance out richer choices like chocolate lava cake.
  • Don’t be afraid to personalize the menu to reflect your and your partner’s preferences. The food should tell your story and be a delicious representation of your love.

Anniversary Party Food Ideas

Crafting the ideal ambiance and picking the right wine and music – all of this matters when creating the atmosphere for your anniversary party. To make everyone truly happy that they’re a part of such an important day, it’s imperative to pick the right anniversary party food though.

That’s why we’re here. This is our version of anniversary catering that is not too fancy but not very obvious, too. A happy middle, we call it. 

First Impressions – Appetizers 

The opening act is important. That’s how you set the tone for the rest of the celebration. What can you serve as your anniversary party appetizers?

  • Prosciutto-Wrapped Melon With Goat Cheese – The sweetness of the fruit mixed with prosciutto and goat cheese is truly the grand opening you require. Simple and elegant, yet with a twist, it will be a perfect dish to start your evening.
  • DIY Appetizer Station – Alternatively, instead of serving a set of appetizers, you can offer your guests a free range to create their own. Bruschetta bars or cheese and charcuterie platters with accompaniments are not only popular and aesthetically pleasing but can help you meet the varied expectations of all your guests. Use mini plastic serving trays to display various ingredients needed to build an appetizer so that the DIY table looks harmonious and inviting and clean up time is minimal.

Appetizer catering ideas

The Main Event

Now, you can go in many different directions with your main dishes. It’s all about pairing the food ideas for the anniversary party with the character of the event. Do you want to go more formal or homey and casual? 

We’ve got some options for both! 

  • Classic Chicken Delight – Classics are classic for a reason. Chicken is a versatile meat that can go very well with a great selection of ingredients. For your anniversary party, you can opt for something simple yet beloved, like Chicken parmesan, or more modern and elevated, like Roast Chicken with Salsa Verde and Roasted Lemons.
  • Roasted Stuffed Peppers – Of course, we had to prepare some vegetarian options. Stuffed peppers are a great choice, as you can personalize them to your guests’ liking. Smokey peppers and cream cheese and beans heavenly stuffing – simple, yet delicious.

Classic Chicken Delight and Roasted Stuffed Peppers

Sweet Endings

We don’t know about you, but we’re great fans of desserts! It’s important to finish on a high note, and these dessert anniversary party ideas definitely meet this benchmark. 

  • Panna Cotta With Berries – Light, creamy, and filled with the freshness of summer, panna cotta is many people’s favorite. Served in mini dessert cups, it will complement all the previous dishes. 
  • Chocolate Lava Cake – Another classic, a chocolate lava cake not only makes an impression but is a true love letter to all the chocolate lovers out there. 
  • Fruit Salad With Champagne Sabayon – Something slightly different, fruit salad with champagne sabayon is a way to finish the party in a truly champagne mood! This light and refreshing dessert speaks of romantic evenings and love confessions, so we couldn’t omit it from our anniversary party food ideas guide!

light and refreshing dessert

Anniversary Party Food Ideas – Conclusion

After this article, we’re hopeful that you’re full of inspiration and ready to create your anniversary party menu! Remember – the food is meant to represent you and your loved ones and tell your story. It doesn’t have to be fancy, but it absolutely should be delicious. 

For posts about similar food inspiration, we invite you to visit our Blog! Meanwhile, see you soon! 



  • Dacia Flowers

    Dacia Flowers is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) with a major in Cultural Anthropology. Since graduating in 2019, she has expanded her expertise and applied her anthropological background in the practical domain. As the Administration Manager at CMJJ Gourmet since August 2022, Dacia handles crucial day-to-day operations, ensuring the warehouse's optimal functionality, timely delivery of orders, and managing invoices. Her commitment to excellence and in-depth understanding of organizational dynamics stem not just from her academic prowess but also her personal passion. Beyond her professional responsibilities, Dacia has a keen interest in reading, loves to travel, and stays active through regular exercise.

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