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Party Planning Checklist

When you're planning a party, wedding or other special occasion, there is so much to remember.  So, we haveput together a 'to do list' to help you on your way.


If you have any suggestions to improve our list, please email us.  For every suggestion we use in our list we will send you a £10 Buffalo Catering voucher.




Set your budget.  Our best advice is that it needs to be realistic.  Email us to get a cost estimate of catering per person and that will help you make some of the other decisions.

Number of people invited.  This depends on:


  •  What the occasion is
    The style of catering you require eg. finger food, buffet or a la carte dining
  • Who you want / need to invite


Venue.  Make sure your venue is appropriate and that it will impress your guests.  We have access to some great London, Surrey and Kent venues including marquees for hire so, if you get stuck, email us and we can help you out.

If your venue is somewhere other than home, there are some things you should think about before booking:


  •  Enough on-site parking / easy to get to / public transport available?
    Are you able to use your own caterers and provide your own choice of wine,
      beer and spirits?
    Can the venue be used during the hours you are planning for?
     If it needs decorating or theming, get measurements and check whether the
      changes you are planning to make are allowed by management
    Do they have tables and chairs?  Do the tables come with tablecloths?  Make
      sure you see tables and chairs before booking – not all tables and chairs are
      created equal!
    Can you provide your own waiting and bar staff?
     Are there any noise restrictions that would prevent loud music for example?
  • What time could you get access to the venue from?
    Clean-up policy.  Do they have staff that can clean up or do you need to
      provide them?


    Catering.  We can provide tasty menus for all types of parties and special occasions.  Email us to sort out a menu or to get suggestions on the style of food for the number of people you are inviting.  In addition, we can provide professional serving and bar staff.


    Theming and Entertainment. Need ideas or inspiration? Email us for some great suggestions on themed parties. We have access to talented entertainers for every occasion, from DJ’s to belly dancers. It all depends on the type of party you’re having and how warmly you think your guests will welcome your theme.


    Planning. Our advice is plan everything and then you can sit back, relax and enjoy your own party. Alternatively, we can plan your party for you. So, if you’d like to sit back and relax before your party, email us.
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Buffalo & Ben Singer have been supporting Newbury Racecourse for the past 3 years. Our business is extremely diverse as one of the top Racing & Hospitality venues in the UK. Ben's versatility is that we can entrust him in many areas including Retail bars & Restaurants, Sponsors & VIP areas. Whilst we made a change to our catering services he has supported us throughout within areas of General site Health & Safety & Food Hygiene. For our busier Events, Ben is always on hand to source excellent additional Managers to Support our operation.