Trends come and go; and I hope that one trend here to stay is food trucks. They have really made their mark on Sunday sessions in the park, corporate events, fundraising events and at weddings... but what about food trucks for parties (such as your hens)?
Now I’m not necessarily saying that your next event has to be one long, food truck festival with every course served from a different mobile food van. However, if you wanted to go that way you certainly could; the sheer range and incredible quality of food available in truck form will blow your mind and can fulfil every one of your guests’ needs.
Don’t conjure up images of the kebab van next to your favourite nightclub, or the hot jam donut van at the annual Easter show, though. Food trucks have come a very long way since these days! They are simply stunning; gorgeous replicas or refurbishments of vintage trucks and caravans. They not only serve wonderful food and drink, they will also make amazing backdrops for those selfies or girly snaps.
Here are 9 awesome ways you can add a touch of ‘Food Truck’ to your hens party or other special events!
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Mobile bar and drink vendors are available in every state in Australia, with an entire range of drinks to choose from. You can get sweet little vans which dispense prosecco or beer from taps on the side (meaning guests can self-serve), or caravans completely reborn as full-service bars with staff.
There are even VW Combis which have come back to life as mobile kegs. Some smaller ones can be booked to serve just a couple of cocktail options (for example, espresso martinis) whilst others offer everything a full-service bar would.
If you are looking for some nibbles and finger food to please your guests, there are so many options here too. From fine street food to freshly shucked oysters (and everything in between!); if you can dream it up, there is a type of food cart or truck that will serve it directly to you.
Three: During the Afternoon
Perfect for a hens party on the beach or in a park, hire a mobile food truck to provide afternoon tea to your guests. You could even hire one with a full high tea service, including vintage bone china and cupcake tiers.
Pair this with lawn games like bocce and croquet for a relaxed vibe to a very special afternoon of fun.
Four: When It's Hot
For the hot days there are so many cuisine options for your food truck hens party, just perfect to cool everyone down. From alcoholic popsicles and slushies to homemade ice-cream and proper Italian gelati; when the Aussie summer sun hits its peak, you will have all of your guests looked after.
Five: When You Need Caffeine
Even the traditional coffee cart has had a sprucing up. There are some beautiful little vintage carts that you can hire to serve coffee and hot chocolate to your guests when the cool night air has set in. You could even get one to sell espresso martinis as well and cover all your bases at once!
Six: Food Truck Catering For Mains
Considering going out for dinner? Why not cater your whole main meal with a next level travelling restaurant?!
Incredible chefs are throwing off the shackles of fixed venues and embracing the life on the open road, so there is no need to have substandard fare wherever you are.
Bring in spit-roast, Greek, Indian, Thai, pizza, Asian street food, Mexican cuisines, modern Australian or a fusion of them all (maybe not all of them!). You don’t need to supply a kitchen, delicious food is guaranteed, and the clean-up is all sorted.
Seven: For Dessert
When your guests need something sweet, call a dessert truck to roll up at your party as sweets is one of the things that food trucks do best. Do you want donuts, crème Brule, cotton candy, waffles, pancakes, more ice-cream, cupcakes, or ice cream served in donut cones? Just click your fingers because you can get all of this and more!
Eight: For Late Night Munchies
When it’s getting later in the night and your guests may have had one too many, this is the ideal time to bring in some food truck help. How many hens parties have you been to where you got super hungry halfway through the night?
Bring in burgers or sliders, tacos, wood-fired pizzas, chicken tenders, hot dogs or gourmet sausages, or even the good old toasted jaffle! The girls will never appreciate a food truck quite so much as they will at this moment.
Nine: Food Options For the Morning After
Hens parties, like other types of events, are renown for creating sore heads. So the girls may wake up craving that comfort food and hang-over breakfast. Why not host a brunch at home or in a lovely park nearby, and hire a coffee cart, pancake van, breakfast burgers, toasted sandwiches and more? There is no reason why the party has to end after all!
Wow! These mobile beauties provide everything from the best Mexican food to acai bowls, at any time of the day or night. Meaning that whether it be your bachelorette, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception, the right food truck is guaranteed to make your next party one to remember.
If this inspiration hasn’t made you hungry (or thirsty!) then I don’t know what would. I might just go and price a prosecco van to come by my house on the weekend... just because.
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