Summer Party Catering Ideas with Catering Zone, Australia!

summer party catering ideas

When the warm weather arrives, there's no better way to celebrate than with a barbecue in the garden, complete with cold beers and tasty snacks. Spending all your time in the kitchen is the last thing you want to do if you're in charge of catering for a large group of people. As a result, we have compiled a list of the greatest meals for a summer party that doesn't require a lot of preparation, including appetizers, main courses, and desserts. So whether you're planning an event or just want to have a party with your loved ones in the great outdoors, check out our suggestions!

Summer Catering Menu Ideas:

Summer is the ideal time to take advantage of all the available seasonal fruits and vegetables. There are countless options for preparing a summer-inspired lunch, ranging from grilled peaches and watermelon salad to zucchini fritters and grilled corn on the cob. Moreover, no summer party would be complete without barbecue staples such as burgers, sausages, and chicken kebabs. Try our BBQ pulled pork sliders or lamb kofta kebabs for something a little bit different.

Finger Food:

There are plenty of simple ideas for finger foods right here! Try our fresh fruit skewers with yogurt dipping sauce or vegetable crudités with handmade hummus for something a little lighter. Our small beef burgers with tomato relish, bacon and cheese nibbles, and spinach and ricotta rolls are always a favourite.

Sweet Treats:

With our little pavlovas with summer berries, chocolate-dipped strawberries, or caramel popcorn, you can end the day on a sweet note. Or, if you're in the mood for something extra decadent, our chocolate fudge cake or banoffee pie will surely satisfy even the sweetest tooth!

Hot Finger Food:

Whether you're looking for something traditional like small quiches or something more novel like our chicken and chorizo bites, Catering Zone has a wide variety of hot finger food options available for lunch catering. Try our lamb kofta bites or spanakopita triangles for something a little different.

Cold Finger Food:

Catering Zone offers a variety of cold finger food options, ranging from fruit skewers and veggie crudités to tiny quiches and canapés. Try our chocolate-dipped strawberries or caramel popcorn for something a little sweeter.

Smoky BBQ:

Try our BBQ chicken skewers or pulled pork sliders for the smokiest, most flavorful barbecue experience possible. Try something a little bit different, like our lamb kofta kebabs or beef burgers with tomato relish. Both of these dishes are available here.


Try our chicken skewers or our lamb kofta kebabs for a summertime supper that is both simple and delicious. Try one of our beef burgers with tomato relish or pulled pork sliders for a meal that is a little bit out of the ordinary.


Try our grilled sausages with any dipping sauce of your choosing for a traditional dish to enjoy during the warm summer months. Try something new and exciting like our lamb kofta kebabs or our chicken skewers for a change of pace.

Chicken :

You can't go wrong with a summertime staple like our grilled chicken served with your preferred dipping sauce. Try something a little different, like our pulled pork sliders or BBQ chicken skewers. They're both delicious!


Served with your choice of dipping sauce, these grilled vegetables make a refreshing and healthful summer treat. Try our corn on the cob or zucchini fritters for something a bit different.


Try our watermelon salad or grilled vegetable salad for a summertime supper that's easy on the stomach and full of flavour. Try our quinoa salad or pasta salad for a dish that is a little bit out of the ordinary.


Try our yogurt dipping sauce-paired grilled fruit skewers for a refreshing and healthful summer delight. Try our small pavlovas with summer berries or chocolate-dipped strawberries for something a bit different.


Try our banoffee pie or chocolate fudge cake for a delicious and decadent summer treat. Try our caramel popcorn or fresh fruit skewers with yogurt dipping sauce for something a little different.

End the day on a sweet note with little pavlovas with summer berries, chocolate-dipped strawberries, or caramel popcorn from Catering Zone. If you're looking for something truly decadent, our banoffee pie or chocolate fudge cake will please even the sweetest tooth!

Tips for  a Successful Summer Party:

We've compiled a list of our best advice for throwing a successful summer party, from deciding on the ideal meal to ensuring that your guests remain cool and comfortable throughout the event.

Choose the Right Menu:

Selecting the appropriate fare for a summer gathering is essential to the event's overall success. Food that can be eaten with the hands and does not demand the use of cutlery or other utensils is an excellent choice for any occasion. Just make sure that you have a decent mix of hot and cold meals, as well as alternatives that are both sweet and savoury.

Keep Your Guests Cool and Comfortable:

Make sure your visitors are at ease by offering them lots of shade and cold beverages. Misting fans and fans can both help to circulate and chill the air.

Have Fun:

First and foremost, don't forget to laugh and enjoy yourself! It is, after all, a celebration. Have fun, and your visitors will certainly appreciate 

Safety First:

Summertime gatherings can be a lot of fun, but it's crucial to practice some fundamental safety measures. Make sure your visitors are aware of any possible risks, such as slick flooring or open flames, and have an emergency plan in place.

Contact Catering Zone to Get Perfect Ideas!

Catering Zone is here to assist you in any way that you require, whether it be advice or ideas for the menu of your summer party. Because we offer a diverse selection of finger foods, BBQs, and sweets, you will definitely be able to find something that suits your preferences among our offerings. Get in touch with us as soon as possible to discuss the catering services you want. Thank you very much for reading!