FINGER FOODS & STICKY FINGERS, NIBBLES & BITES
These make up my favourite party foods.
The most important tip I can suggest is don’t over cater especially if you are doing the catering yourself. We all have a tendency to worry that there’ll be a food shortage but quite the opposite is true. Heaps of food seems to be left over after parties.
Your amount of guests and budget guides you in determining the amount of food to provide but have you considered age?
Children aged 1 -2 years aren’t such big eaters yet so putting out some yummy soft sweets like marshmallows, decorated cupcakes and serving savouries like mini sausages and cheese curls are always a treat. Don’t forget the juice, but then if you’ve booked “Kidzville” as your party venue, you are an organized Mom and you’ll already be saving as juice is included for parties booked at “Kidzville.”
Boys and girls aged 3-8 years are actively involved in the activities provided so food that they can grab and go is a plus. Make sure there’s a balance between sweet and savoury deliciousness. Hotdogs, mini samoosas, mini pies, and crisps with dip fill a hungry tummy along with assorted sweets, and cupcakes. Coldrinks, water and juices are your thirst quenchers – remember “Kidzville will already have the juices and suitable drinking glasses set out at no additional cost.
The 9 -12 year olds and older have more “cooler” tastes so I’d suggest pizzas, (if you can keep them warm or have them delivered hot), hotdogs, fondues – sweet and savoury.
Do remember refreshments for adults who’ll enjoy both savoury snacks and some delicious melt in your mouth cake. You can choose from a variety at your nearest bakery or home industry. Be sure to pre-cut into manageable slices though making it easier for guests to help themselves and prevent waste. Cakes also go further by doing so.
Kidzville party venue are a huge help in that they set out enough tea, coffee, milk and sugar for your guests to enjoy a hot cuppa at their leisure. Kidzville have you covered by providing an urn, cups, glasses, teaspoons, cake plates and cake forks – no extra cost. It’s all included in your affordable venue hire.
Sticky candy floss and crunchy, munchy popcorn appeals to everyone so book one or both machines provided by Kidzville as an optional extra.
My go to list for sweets is decorated cupcakes, ice-cream cones, iced biscuits as clowns, cars etc. mini koeksisters, and assorted sweets and for savouries think about popcorn, chips and dip, hotdogs, pizzas, mini pies, samoosas, frikkadels, English sandwiches, savoury tarts.
Lastly, don’t forget the birthday cake and if you booked your party at Kidzville party venue you won’t even have to worry about the tidying and washing up after the party – it gets done for you.