Is it your birthday, a christening or a get together with friends and family? No matter what the occasion, it’s time to party! And you may find yourself inundated with party food ideas online from DIY recipe sites to professional party caterers. Below I have a few options to get you started.
Before you start with the food your first step would be to consider the theme. Once you have a theme for your party, you can either go down the lines of seemingly food to match. Consider the variance between a cocktail party and a Halloween party!
Professional Party Caterers
Nothing is more relaxing in the comfort of knowing you have a party caterer looking after the food for your special occasion. With plenty of options from canapés, three course menus and buffets, you will find that hire a chef will professionally impress throughout your party.
DIY Home Parties
It’s all too common to find yourself planning, prepping, cooking and the missing out on all the fun. Though most of us like to share our fancy new tasty recipes we’ve learnt with our friends and families.
But do you really know if your recipe is going to be a hit? A lot of the recipes you find online have been tried, tested and tasted so there is a good chance as long as you follow the recipe you hit the nail on the head.
There are a few DIY party food ideas that are easy to follow and look great to:
- Cheese plates, vegetable sticks and dips
- Whole spit-roasted lamb (served with tzatziki is the bomb)
- Tomato salsa and crusty sourdough
of course we could keep going with a list of party food ideas for cook at home
Party food ideas for adults
most people find that adult parties are harder to cater for. Though if you start with some basic options is quite easy to expand from there. Consider if you’re catering to males or females, older or younger, or a specific race. You can find some general information on Google where particular people favour a specific food group.
Keep in mind your theme for the party food ideas for adults and consider some of the below cooking options before selecting the food:
- Barbecue, spit or grill
- Cocktails and canapés
- Sit-down dinners
And for the hard core adult parties who want more time socialising and spending it in a kitchen should engage in hire a chef party and events catering.
Party food ideas kids
Kid’s parties are fun to cater for. Though if you’re looking for something a little out of the box, that’s not fairy bread and lollipops than the below list might be of interest for you. And is easy to make with the kids loving too.
Check out our party food ideas for kids:
- Mini pluto pups
- Mini hotdogs
- Mini burgers
- Mini chicken, beef, lamb or pork skewers
- Home-made sushi
- Smoky barbecue chicken wings
- Home-made sausage rolls