In this part of the world, there are festive occasions where home parties or open-houses are called for, and menu planning and food preparation are either done at home, or partly (sometimes fully) catered affairs.
There are also any-reason-for-a-gathering occasions whereby like-minded friends who just love bonding over good food at one another’s home in turn, for a few hours of camaraderie and cosy togetherness.
While the right mix of guests ensures a jovial mood amidst lots of laughter and fun, the hostess inevitably ends up having to prepare the right amount of food and drinks for the occasion…
In Malaysia, the food types at most gatherings might differ from western meal choices…but we came across this blog link that has a guide on ‘how much to serve at a party’. It is in an easy to read chart format and should be a good gauge as to how many portions to be served per person.
If anyone out there has suggestions on party portions where our local dishes are concerned and wish to share with the others, you are most welcome to do so.
To whet the appetite of guests at our home parties, our family artist usually prepares a creative menu, unique to the celebrant and theme of the day, like in the menu above. After all, a shared meal should be a feast for all the senses…(on that note, look out for more sharing of ideas….)
Cheers and happy party-planning!