At one time or another, most adults will host a large party of some sort. When your turn comes, you'll have some choices to make. Obviously, many of those choices will revolve around the occasion. Will children be involved or strictly adults? Will there be a specific theme? Once you've settled those issues, you'll need to set an agenda and a menu. Then you need to decide who's going to cook and serve the food. Since you'll want to spend quality time with your guests, a catering service may be the right choice for you. Otherwise, the time you spend cooking and serving food won't be spent entertaining and enjoying your company. It's hard to show off that newly remodeled living room if you're flipping burgers in the back yard. You won't be playing your pals on the new pool table if you're serving finger food in the dining room. And you certainly can't watch Cousin Bob's cannon ball into the deep end if you're clearing away dirty dishes. There's a reason restaurants hire separate cooks, hosts and wait staff. A quality catering service will have ample personnel to prepare and serve the meal and clean up the mess afterwards. If you check your phone listings, you will probably find many catering companies to choose from. Picking the right company is the real challenge. You'll of course want to contact as many as you can in the time you have. Find one that is experienced in the sorts of foods you intend to serve. Ask about prices and don't be afraid to ask for references. Any catering service worth hiring will be happy to provide references. Also, ask your friends who've hired caterers how their experiences were, and if they would recommend the same service. Another reason to call a catering company is for menu ideas. Whether your party does or doesn't have a particular theme, a catering company will have some ideas for you. A good catering service will have suggestions based on the size of your party and the venue. If your party is scheduled to take place outside, a spit roast catering company may be a smart and tasty choice. Your guests will be giddy with anticipation before the meal, as their mouths water from the scents wafting off the spit. As dinner progresses, there won't be much talking as the guests will be too busy devouring the expertly prepared meal to engage in much gabbing. After dinner, they'll be extolling the virtues of you for supplying them with such a wonderful feast. A well equipped spit roast catering company will even be able to supply your indoor party. It can prepare the spit roast at its own facility and serve it warm and fresh at your location.