These luncheon party menu ideas are ideal for small or large groups. Whether you send out invitations or make an impromptu phone call to invite people over, these luncheon recipes give you an easy way to share your hospitality without too much stress.
It’s always a great idea to consider everyone’s taste and food sensitivities. I like to offer gluten-free options as well as low calorie foods so everyone can enjoy the party.
You probably already know what your best friends can eat. However, if you’re inviting guests you don’t know very well, please ask. That way, you can rest assured that you’ve taken everyone into consideration.
Dinner or Luncheon Menus
You don’t even have to stick to having serving these foods at lunch. In fact, many of them are great ideas for your next dinner party.
Casual lunches and formal dinner parties are both events that allow you to show off some of your favorite foods.
These simple lunch recipes are just as good in the evening or for any special occasion. I’ve been known to offer them during Christmas dinner, at bridal showers, or even on game day.
I’m sharing some light lunch recipes as well as a decadent dessert … or two or three. The best part about any of these recipes is that you can pick and choose the ones you like.
Luncheon Menu Ideas
Pick and choose a variety of foods from this list. I always recommend choosing mostly uncomplicated recipes so you can enjoy your guests without stress.
Seasoned sausage and peppers that can be served in a variety of ways. Delicious for dinner and makes great leftovers the next day for lunch. It's also a great meal on busy days when you want something delicious to feed a group of people.
Oven Fried Plantain Chips with Zesty Dip – Next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up a plantain or two. You’ll be a big fan of this often overlooked treat after you try it! And I bet a lot of your guests will too!
Delicious Drinks for the Luncheon Party Menu
When I host a luncheon for friends, I like to have several drink options. Some of my favorites are iced tea, hot tea, lemonade, and of course water.
If you’re serving alcohol, consider white wine or red wine. Just remember to encourage responsible drinking and don’t allow anyone to drive home if they’ve had too much.