Spring Catering Services

If you are so ready to leave the cold behind, we can think of nothing better than throwing a springtime party! Whatever event you want to hold as the weather gets warmer and brighter, Shirley’s Catering has a wealth of ideas to make your event taste fabulous! Here are 5 great ideas for springtime catering that we came up with, but this is just the beginning!

Spring Catering Ideas for Beverages

Particularly after the long, hard winter, people are just itching for anything that brings a bright, refreshing feel to their occasions. So whether you are planning a wedding reception, a birthday party or a corporate event, one of the first spring catering ideas to start with is your beverages. Here at Shirley’s Catering, we have a full menu of alcoholic and non-alcoholic ideas to refresh your guests. Aside from what’s already on our beverages menu, we are always looking for fresh, new ideas. Call us and we can collaborate on beverages with bright notes of citrus and fruit, fresh hints of mint or lavender and even non-traditional lemonades. The key to our spring catering ideas for beverages is always bright, light and refreshing! 

Spring Catering Ideas for Appetizers

One of Shirley’s 5 great ideas for springtime catering is appetizers with a kick. A lot of our clients are going vegetarian or trying out international appetizers these days, and we love it. Finger foods are great for spring parties because they enable everyone to move around, socialize and enjoy the scenery. For spring appetizers and starters, you want to go with cool bites made of fresh fruits and vegetables—adding a little spice and kick to whet the appetite of your guests. Check out our current Hors D’oeuvres menu for some of our most popular starter ideas (like Wild Mushroom and Brie Fondue Crostini with Fresh Thyme and Garnished with Roasted Red Peppers or Bisteeya). But don’t limit yourself; this is spring! We are excited to work with you on new ideas! 

Spring Catering Ideas for Entrees

One of the many things our Shirley’s Catering team loves about spring is the fact that, after a long winter, the local farmers’ markets are coming back to life. You can bet that our chefs are out there talking to growers and producers, searching for the freshest, locally-grown, organic foods we can get—always thinking about new entrée ideas to inspire our customers and please their palates. Because we source locally, all of our entrees are bursting with the fullest, freshest flavors to stun your guests! Our entrees menu includes beef, chicken, seafood and pasta ideas—including 4 kinds of lasagna—but we are also always whipping up great vegetarian and vegan entrees too. In fact, if you have any guests with food allergies or special dietary requirements, just let us know! We can make amazing allergen-free food that still wows the taste buds and leaves your guests feeling pampered! 

Spring Catering Ideas for Desserts

Some people like to throw parties in the spring that are all about dessert, and why not? When you have fresh berries, fruits and herbs coming on everywhere you look, why not have dessert first? Our dessert stations give your guests options too: whether they want to go all out on fruity cheesecake, French fruit pastries, or a wide variety of scones, cookies and pies, Shirley’s brings delicious flavors to your table. Try our cooling ice cream sundae bar as the weather warms up, or our marvelous crepe station for breakfast and brunch morning that are still a little on the cool side. 

Spring Catering Ideas: High Tea!

There could hardly be anything more spring-like than a bunch of friends chatting, surrounded by bright, beautiful floral decorations while sipping tea and being treated to a menu of tasty sandwiches, petite quiche, fresh salads, cream puffs, petit fours, tarts and pastries! Peruse our tea menu and start feeling giddy right away!

Are you ready to throw a spring fling? Call Shirley’s Catering at 703-239-0102 and let us help you make it a spring your friends and your taste buds will never forget!


Friendly professional service, elegant creative presentations, and great tasting foods - all the right ingredients for your perfect event.