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Tasty Birthday party food options

1980s retro candy -- a great idea for 30th birthday party food!
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Turning 30 is an important time in an individual's life. As this is a special birthday, those who turn 30 often have parties thrown in their honor.

If you are planning a 30th birthday party for a loved one, the following will provide some helpful tips to plan a party which will never be forgotten!

30th Birthday party food ideas

When you plan the 30th birthday party menu, it is important to consider the number of guests who will be attending the party and the seating arrangements at the party location.

If the party location is large and there will be places for everyone to sit, then you can consider serving a sit-down meal for the partygoers. On the other hand, if space is limited and there will be a large number of people attending, then finger food is best.

For meal ideas, you can serve large pasta plates such as lasagna, stuffed shells or manicotti with salad and rolls. If you will be offering finger foods, items such as mini quiches, Buffalo wings, spinach filo dough wraps, Swedish meatballs and a cold cut platter will all make great finger foods for guests to enjoy.

As for beverages, come up with a signature 30th birthday party drink, like the 30-tini, or simply offer some great seasonal beers for guests to drink. Again, should the birthday guy or girl have any favorite foods or drinks, be sure to include them on the menu.

Some themed candy would be a great, fun gift idea. Consider the 1980s retro candy basket from Amazon.com (pictured top right) -- not only will the guest of honor remember the 80s candy, but older friends and relatives will recognize a lot of the enduring brands from their youth, too!

We've made some great picks for you at Amazon.com, including a book on designing the perfect party menu.

30th Birthday party ideas: how-to guide

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