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Social Event Planning in Chicago, IL

Whether you're planning your first party or hosting gatherings for several occasions each year, you know how much thought and preparation goes into the perfect event. With Food For Thought, we can help make the party planning process much smoother — we'll even let you claim the expert party planner title!

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Parties We Cater

We can help plan a party of any size, from two to two thousand people. In the past, we have worked with groups all around Chicago, planning gatherings such as galas, citywide celebrations and personal events. Food For Thought can do it all, helping to alleviate the responsibilities of being a party planner so you can fully enjoy the event you worked so hard to plan.

More specifically, here is a list of some social events we have helped out with:

  • Holiday parties

  • Birthday parties

  • Bridal or baby showers

  • Gender reveal parties

  • Personal milestones

  • Anniversary parties

  • Engagement parties

  • Bat mitzvahs

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Social Event Planning in Chicago, IL

To ensure you can enjoy the party you organized, the Food For Thought team works behind the scenes and makes your event seamless, complete with a venue, food presentation and staffing that align with your needs. When you hire us, we enhance your experience with turnkey services.


Menu Planning

We will help plan your menu exactly as you want it, down to the very last appetizer. Our chef-created meals are made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients that are sure to please. We can even adjust menus or add options for all dietary needs — including vegetarian, vegan and lactose-free dishes. Be sure to let us know!


Event Design

Every event has a theme, whether traditional or niche. FFT Creative customizes decorations and displays to complement the occasion, combining delicious food with unique, eye-catching designs that tie the room together and leave a lasting impression. We review the venue floor plan in advance to ensure it accommodates your guests and creates a natural flow. All options will be presented to you before finalizing the design.


Day-of Coordination

All the months of planning have come down to this — the day of the event! Let us take care of setup and food preparation to ensure you can focus on more important things. When the party starts, our serving staff will oversee the food tables and provide refills to keep the good eats coming. At the end of the day, we will tear everything down, leaving the space spotless, as if we were never there.


Get Started With Food For Thought

With over 40 years of experience in the planning industry, Food For Thought has partnered with more than 100 venues around the Windy City. Our convenient venue search tool can help you find the ideal space for your event — including our own unique venue, Mae District.

At Food For Thought, we take pride in our creative planning services. To schedule your first inquiry appointment, contact us today!

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