Let’s Celebrate: Princeton Party Planning Guide

Spring has sprung…finally. Warmer weather reminds us how much we have to look forward to, like Mother’s Day, weddings,graduations and good ol’ outdoor entertaining!
Whether your event is big, or a smaller family affair, you’ll want to read through for our round up of fun catering ideas and local spaces to rent for your one-of-a-kind celebrations. (Some were new to us, too!)
Cheers to the season ahead!
-Team Scoop


The Barn at Gravity Hill Farm is available to rent for a limited number of private and corporate events to support the community and educational mission of the farm. The renovated 1740’s barn was designed as an intimate indoor/outdoor space overlooking farm fields and pasture.  Guests enjoy the rustic elegance of the climate controlled interior, the beauty of the farm and its view, a fully equipped modern kitchen, an outdoor pizza oven and the possibility of overnight accommodation for up to 20. www.thebarnatgravityhill.com


Wood Craft utilizes the best local ingredients to create amazing food for every occasion. They work directly with local farmers to source their vegetables, fish, pasture raised pork and chicken. They specialize in outdoor cooking, seasonal ingredients and authentic BBQ. Wood Craft is based in Lawrenceville NJ, and offers a full range of catering services. Contact them today for your next event! woodcraftbbq.com


Locally sourced, and mindfully created: that is the commitment behind all of Princeton’s renowned Fenwick Hospitality Group restaurants: Agricola Eatery, Cargot Brasserie, Dinky Bar & Kitchen, and Two Sevens Eatery & Cantina; and it also inspires the new Spring Menu from Fenwick Catering & Events. Their new menu brings the sensibilities and flavors of our restaurants to your home, company or venue. Combined with the talents of their culinary team and event planners, Fenwick will make any event unforgettable. www.fenwickcatering.com


Jammin’ Crêpes’ food truck is ready-to-roll bringing you signature farm-to-table sweet & savory crêpes and more to private parties, weddings and corporate events. Their ever-changing menu highlights the very best local ingredients at the peak of freshness, complemented by micro-batch jams & pickles. Whatever the occasion, they’ll work with you to craft the perfect menu for your next event! www.jammincrepes.com


Looking for a fresh idea? How about including the Sprouts blue flower truck at your event for a make your own jar bouquet or succulent planting party. Perfect for kids, or Mother’s Day, or a friend’s surprise birthday lunch.  Who doesn’t love their farm truck? Centerpieces from Sprouts, can simply be ordered online. Personally, we’d like a Sprouts flower subscription. www.sproutsflowers.com


Lucy’s Kitchen & Market has been the “go-to” to-go kitchen for the Princeton area, serving thousands of delighted customers weekly. Convenient, delicious, and healthy, all their meals are ready-to-go with little or no fuss. Let Lucy’s help with Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation, parties, and backyard get-togethers. Lucy’s: Proudly nourishing the Princeton community for more than 20 years. lucystogo.com


Think of Get Forky’s Porta Via Catering Company for your next event! As you can tell, they can do it all, from cupcakes to casual eats to multi-course dinners, all with fresh and organic ingredients. Work with their team to plan a menu that fits your occasion, whether that’s a family gathering or a corporate event. More here: getforky.com/porta-via/


Who doesn’t love seeing the Nomad Pizza truck parked at an event, with piping hot pizzas coming out of their brick oven? Bring the iconic truck to your next event, or rent out one of their locations–in Hopewell, or Princeton–and treat your guests to pizzas topped with fresh, flavorful ingredients… the makings of a memorable party! www.nomadpizzaco.com


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