Food Warmers For Parties

If you’re hosting a party, the trickiest part is always trying to keep the food WARM! Here are a few ideas, tricks and tools that might make your party a little less stressful!

Food Warmers For Parties

Serving cold food that SHOULD be warm is my ultimate fear when hosting a party. Keeping food warmers  for parties is NOT easy, especially when you have a crowd of people who are arriving at different times and eating throughout the party.

You have temperature safe zones to consider plus the fact that food easily dries out over time the longer it’s heated.

Since food, in my opinion, is the MOST important thing at a party, I wanted to share some valuable advice with you that I have learned so you don’t make the same mistakes I’ve made!

Below I am sharing techniques caterers use to reheat foods and keep foods warmers with and without electricity. Most are pretty simple and can be replicated at your next party whether it’s indoor or outdoor!

Keep in mind, many of these tips may require purchasing items or equipment so think about what makes the most sense to purchase, what is the best investment for your future parties and most importantly, what works within your budget!

**This electric warmer (shown below) is my FAVORITE! Everyone that comes over my house tells me how much they love these. (Then they end up buying one.)

Chafing dishes are best for ‘BUFFET STYLE’ parties.

A professional-quality food warmer that can serve up to 12 cups of food. The device is great for parties or family gatherings.A professional-quality food

Deluxe Stainless Steel Chafing Dish:

These are top of the line and will impress any guest. They look super fancy and have THE BEST LIDS! You know when you’ve tried to open one and realize you have nowhere to place it! Some chafing dishes have nowhere to put the lid which can cause your guests to be inconvenienced. Not these. They have retractable lids that easily open and close. If it’s in your budget, I would recommend investing in at least two. You wont regret it.

Stainless Steel Chafing Dish:

These are more affordable and are very durable. You can split one large one into two smaller dishes if you want to warm two separate foods. The best thing is the frame folds up so they do not take up as much space as you think and they are easy to transport.

Disposable Aluminum Party Set

This set is made by Sterno and is pretty darn affordable. The set is ideal for casual parties or backyard BBQ’s. The set comes with 24 pieces all of which are reusable and/or disposable so clean-up is a breeze!


The buffet server provides consistent, adjustable heat to keep food warm for hours. Easily adjust with the turn of the dial. Once set, the buffet server cycles on and off to maintain the right temperature.


The stainless steel pans that come with the electric warming tray are dishwasher safe, and the lids can be easily wiped clean or rinsed clean in the si

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