What are 10 open house food ideas to make your open house a success?

What are 10 open house food ideas to make your open house a success?

Tuesday 22 August 2023Wed 16 Feb
What are 10 open house food ideas to make your open house a success?

Hosting an open house for your property, are you?

Sounds exciting, but if you are planning on leaving out a bowl of cookies and calling it a day, just know first impressions are all that count and gone are the days when cookies were the best selling point of an open house.

Families, couples and individuals who now come for open houses are searching for that homely feeling that gives them a chance to picture themselves living there. And what better way to do so, than by enjoying a meal?

So, here are our top 10 recommendations for food ideas to make your open house a success!

1. Gourmet mini sliders

Everyone loves a burger, but you could really delight your guests with mini sliders. Featuring a variety of fillings like beef, chicken, or vegetarian options, slides are a quick win and super easy to prepare!

2. Fresh fruit skewers

While meat skewers are definitely a crowd favourite, who doesn't enjoy a colourful and healthy platter of fruit skewers? You could pick them up from a local deli, or even create a vibrant display of skewers with a mix of seasonal fruits.

3. Bite-sized quiches

While an open house is surely not a country club gathering, who doesn’t enjoy quiches and especially when they’re bite-sized! Elegant and flavorful, mini quiches in assorted flavours – from classic Lorraine to spinach and feta – are perfect finger foods!

4. Cheese and charcuterie board

You can’t go wrong with a cheese and charcuterie board, it has and always will be a cult favourite. You could pick up a selection of cheeses from your local deli, and create an enticing spread of cheeses, cured meats, nuts, and artisanal crackers. This sophisticated option appeals to a wide range of palates, and is easy to serve.

5. Mediterranean mezze platter

Everyone loves a Mediterranean mezze platter, especially if you’ve been in DUbai for longer than a couple of months! Simply get your hands on a spread of hummus, olives, pita bread, stuffed grape leaves, and serve.

6. Sushi rolls

For a touch of elegance, you could serve a selection of sushi rolls, sashimi, and dumplings. Fresh and visually appealing, this option adds a touch of refinement to your open house.

7. Caprese skewers

A classic favourite, caprese skewers feature cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil drizzled with balsamic glaze. They're a refreshing and an aesthetically pleasing choice - plus super easy to make!

8. Mini desserts

Indulge your guests' sweet tooth with an array of mini desserts like petit fours, macarons, and mini cheesecakes. These bite-sized treats provide a delightful ending to the tour, and who doesn’t love a sweet delight?

9. Crafted mocktails or refreshers

You could go crazy and even offer a selection of creatively crafted mocktails or flavoured water. Infused with fruits and herbs, these beverages provide a refreshing break during the tour.

10. Customizable food stations

Set up interactive food stations like build-your-own taco bars, pasta stations, or DIY yogurt parfaits. These stations encourage engagement and allow guests to tailor their culinary experience.

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If you’re in the market to sell your property, get in touch with our team of experts to help you carefully curate the perfect open house experience!

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