International Women's Day is the perfect time to celebrate the professional women in your life. Whether you want to reward everyone for their hard work and achievements in your workplace, or just commemorate the day for staff, here are some International Women's Day catering ideas to get you started.

What is International Women's Day?

International Women's Day is a global day that aims to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day marks a call to action for equality between genders.

IWD has been observed since the early 1900s and aims to highlight the achievements of women and the progression of gender equality, while still acknowledging the disparities that still exist today.

International Women's Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender equality.

When is International Women’s Day celebrated?

International Women’s Day takes place on the 8th of March 2020. While this falls on a Sunday, it's still important to acknowledge the day in your own workplace. Take the time to celebrate the Friday beforehand or the following Monday, to celebrate the day.

Why should you celebrate IWD at work?

International Women's Day is all about support, unity, celebration, advocacy and action. Whilst we have come a long way, we still have a long way to go. Aligning your company with the fight for gender equality, closing the pay gap and supporting women in leadership positions should be a priority for your business.

See some facts below about Australian women in the workplace today.

the pay gap infographic

Catering ideas for International Women’s Day

Check out Order-In's awesome caterers, ready to bring your team together for IWD. Whether they are owned and run by women, or are ready to support the cause, check out our recommendations for you.

Drinks & Nibbles

International Women’s Day falls on Sunday this year, which means it’s the perfect excuse to invite your team to join you for some Friday night drinks and nibbles. Cheers to the women in your office, while cheers-ing to the weekend! This is always a fun team bonding experience and is a casual way to ensure everyone is feeling appreciated and seen.

Check out our playlist for your ultimate IWD after work drinks here:

Check out some catering options for each city below!


  • THE BLONDE BUTLER: for everything platter & grazing table related, these guys have it down pact.
  • WOW! CATERING: perfect for budget-friendly (but equally delicious) platters and spreads.





  • TREVS AT DICKSON: share these platters with your team at your Friday night drinks.
  • TOPGUN CATERING: sometimes all you need is a classic cheese platter to go with your glass of wine.


platter planners grazing table catering



Sometimes it truly is the little things that speak the loudest. Getting some cupcakes delivered is a great and cost-effective way to celebrate International Women’s Day in the office.

Who doesn’t love cupcakes? Bonus points if you even get them branded in the signature purple of the day!





  • CUPID'S DELIGHT: grab a box full of custom cupcakes to celebrate International Women's Day in your office.

vanilla cupcakery catering


Treat them to lunch


  • FLAVOURS CATERING: from Thai, Greek, Mexican and more; you're not short on staff lunch options with Flavours.




  • COUGAR'S CAFE: from pasta and curries, check out these delicious and hearty staff lunches.
Kirsty Lou's DIY poke bowl

Why use EatFirst for International Women's Day?

Whether you want to treat your team with something sweet, or a staff lunch, we have you covered. From morning tea menus, grazing spreads and everything you need for after-work drinks, or cocktail parties.

Enjoy International Women's Day with your team in style.

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