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Tips & Advice on Catering for Confirmation & First Communion Celebrations at Home

The Challenge of Catering for a Confirmation or Communion facing parents can be daunting.

Entertaining Family & Friends of different generations on your Child’s special day can get out of hand, so don’t get caught up in the frenzy, says Catherine Fulvio of Ballyknocken House & Cookery School. Catherine hosts Cookery Courses on everything from Asian Cuisine to Outdoor Entertaining and knows well from her classes the frustrations and tensions facing parents hosting an event at home whatever it may be.

These days a great deal of families are celebrating by hosting parties at home with friends and family; so bear in mind this is not the typical children’s birthday party nor is it a wedding! You will have guests of all ages. Here are some useful hints / tips from Catherine Fulvio to host a successful informal buffet:

Always prepare for the rain although the days are lovely in April and May, hire / purchase / borrow a small marquee or pop up gazebos.

For the FOOD:


As the season for Confirmation and Communion Celebrations gets underway the challenge facing parents, namely mothers, is how to put together a reception that is not going to cost the earth and is going to appeal to young and old. Catherine Fulvio, of Ballyknocken Cookery School, suggests some easy and affordable dishes that will satisfy all tastes. Read more .....

Alternatively consider ordering some or all of the food from caterers - find out more