So it’s fallen to you to plan a birthday party. While there are a lot of elements to planning a birthday party, perhaps one of the most challenging can be figuring out the food. Catering can sometimes be a bit too unstructured, as well as a little unimpressive, for a birthday party. Additionally, if it’s a larger party, there are a lot of people to please. Why not go with a food truck? Not only is this option growing in popularity, but it’s also exciting and new, with just the right amount of whimsy for a birthday party. But it’s understandable if you have some questions ahead of booking a food truck. Let’s look into some of them below.

How Much Does a Food Truck Cost?

Typically, a food truck will cost you anywhere from $10 to $35 per guest. Minimum costs for the truck will range from $800 to $1,300, depending on the truck and the type of food it serves.

What Types of Food Do Food Trucks Serve?

There are thousands of food trucks across the United States. Although the type of truck that you’re able to hire may be limited somewhat by your location, virtually every kind of food can be served out of a food truck. There are even ice cream catering food trucks, which can serve both ice cream, which contains up to 50% air, and the denser gelato, which contains 25% to 30% air, according to Brandon Gaille. Keep in mind that you’ll still want to make sure that everyone’s dietary needs are served by your food truck choice. Try to choose a food truck that offers vegetarian and vegan options just in case your guests have dietary restrictions.

How Do I Book a Food Truck?

More popular food trucks may need to be booked months in advance, while others require just a couple of weeks’ notice. Read up on the food trucks you’re considering to make sure that you choose the right one. You’ll also want to make sure that you are following your municipality’s regulations, which can vary. The last thing you want is to book a food truck only to discover that you can’t even host it where you wish.

Food trucks are great additions to any birthday party. You’ll just want to make sure that you’re booking it the right way!