You might be thinking, “Who would want to read a blog post about throwing an epic vegan party?”
But it’s not just for vegans! The benefits of a plant-based diet are now more apparent than ever, and many people who aren’t fully committed to the lifestyle still occasionally enjoy vegan food.
Plus, most of our favorite foods happen to be vegan―hello, avocados and chocolate! This article is all about how you can throw an epic event with fantastic food that will make omnivores think twice about their diet choices!
It doesn’t have to be complicated either! We’ve got tips from some fabulous bloggers on how you can prepare your guest list, find the perfect location, and make sure you have terrific vegan food available for everyone.
In fact, the most challenging part might be deciding on which meal to serve!
1-Sort out the Details
Whether getting married or throwing a vegan birthday party, it’s crucial to think about the details. In addition to picking out a date and venue, other considerations need attention too!
For example: what type of vegan food will be served for your guests with specific dietary restrictions? What music will you play? And finally, items we should put together from nature like beautiful flowers and succulents which require little upkeep while still looking great.
2-Finding the Right Venue
Find a venue that’s open, such as a community garden or an apartment with an outdoor space. If a garden or outdoor space doesn’t work out, an indoor will do too.
The key is to think of comfortable and accessible places for your guests, especially the elderly or those who aren’t mobile.
3-Vegan Beer and Beverages
It’s hard to please everyone when hosting a party. Some people can’t drink alcohol, and others don’t want to, but most people think it would be boring if there was nothing for them to drink.
What if you could satisfy all of these groups with an equally delicious selection of drinks?
Mmm, yes! Vegan beer and beverages are the perfect solutions! They taste great, and they are cruelty-free.
The best part is that there is something for everyone: from fruity alcoholic offerings to non-alcoholic sodas. So get ready for some good times without any regrets or hangovers with these vegan libations on hand.
Read more on – Can vegan drink beer?
4-Festive Finger Foods
You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy a good party. But if you’re hosting a vegan bash, you must do your research beforehand.
The last thing you want is for guests to feel like they can only eat breadsticks and peanuts all night long!
Here are some tips for throwing an epic vegan party:
Get creative with the food:
There are many great recipes for appetizers, side dishes, desserts, and more.
One of the most popular finger foods for parties is veggie burgers. They offer an inexpensive and easy dish that guests with all types of diets can enjoy.
Another great option if you want to go meatless is a selection of appetizers like salsa and chips or guacamole with some tortilla chips on the side.
You could also try dips such as hummus with pita chips or vegetables such as carrots, celery, and cucumbers for dipping in sour cream-based dips like ranch dressing or chipotle mayonnaise.
For those who like a bit of cheese, you can serve sliced cheeses with crackers or try baking golden brown cheese squares that are served warm and go great with some salsa.
Vegan Cheese Ball
This recipe is perfect for large gatherings because it makes a lot, and the ingredients can be prepared ahead of time.
It’s also easy to customize with whatever herbs you have on hand (or leftover from other dishes).
Make sure to use vegan cream cheese so this dish stays cruelty-free.
5-Vegan Food Bars
Putting an assortment of toppings and fillings in the front of guests is a great way to make them feel special, as they can build their own plate.
Take some time on the set-up to visually appealing with colorful vegetables filling up platters or bowls. Choose from different kinds like wraps (flour tortilla), tacos (corn!), rice paper rolls for Asian cuisine lovers, etc.
Guests can fill the wraps with anything they want: hummus & tahini sauce, vegan cheese, guacamole and salsa, falafel balls, or lentil curry.
If you are not a pro at cooking, make sure to order a vegan food bar from an authentic restaurant.
6-Vegan cake & desserts
Vegan cake and dessert recipes can be both delicious and innovative. One of the most incredible things about vegan baking is how creative it can be.
Many people think they cannot make any type of dessert without eggs or dairy products. Still, in reality, there are so many healthier substitutes out there for those ingredients!
There are no limits to what you can do if you substitute these ingredients with healthy alternatives like applesauce, coconut milk, almond butter, etc.
While some people might say that being vegan means giving up on their favorite flavors, it’s not. There are countless amounts of vegan-friendly dessert recipes out there that will satisfy any sweet tooth!
Here are some yummy ideas for the vegan cupcake:
Chocolate cupcakes & cherry cream center – A simple chocolate cupcake recipe is all you need to make these tasty treats.
For the center, place a couple fresh cherries in a pastry bag with a cherry pitter and squeeze them into the cupcake. Then, fill with vanilla frosting (made from soy or coconut milk).
Some great and easy bake cakes are Banana cake, cupcakes, quinoa cake, coconut cake, vegan cheesecake.
7-Say Vegan Cheese
There’s no party without some vegan cheese!
With so many types of vegan cheeses, you can prepare a platter and make it in advance before the party begins! Start from baked nut cheddar-style cheese and kick-ass macadamia brie.
If you want something extra sharp or milder tasting, pepper jack cashew style dairy product and smoked coconut gouda made by hand at home without any pressure.
Round out this beautiful artisanal assortment which will surely impress guests who come over!
8-Vegan Party Playlist
More and more musicians are going vegan. They see a clear connection of going vegan – being compassionate towards the earth and animals while simultaneously treating their body well with plant-based food that nourishes them.
Here’s a list of great vegan artists that you must follow.
- Sir Paul McCartney
- Lenny Kravitz
- Leona Lewis
- Thom Yorke
- Billie Eilish
- Erykah Badu
- A$AP Rocky
9-Raise The Vegan Party Mood
Planning a vegan party can be tricky. You have to make sure that everyone has something they enjoy. You need to keep the mood light, fun, festive- everything required for a memorable celebration!
The most important thing is making sure that every person attending feels comfortable at your gathering.
Hence, it’s essential to provide not only food options but also entertainment choices as well.
Keep things light by following this simple rule: “be inclusive.” That means finding ways to include people who are different from you into activities or conversations, no matter what those differences may be (age group, religion, gender).
Offer options- lots of them! Make sure you have enough seating arrangements so that everyone is comfortable. Keep food options diverse, offer vegan foods that everybody will enjoy (for instance: chips & salsa with hummus & veggies).
Follow these great tips from a vegan expert on throwing fabulous parties, and I guarantee your loved ones will never forget their special day in style.