Sausages and Sausage Rolls
Most kids love sausages, even the fussier kids, so a good option for party food are either cocktail-sized sausages or mini sausage rolls (you can buy the larger ones and slice them into 3 before serving).
Or why not make your own – here are some super easy recipes for Homemade Sausages and Sausage Rolls.
Why not make some homemade pizzas? Kids love choosing their own toppings for and it helps cater for different tastes and even accommodate the fussy eater. Alternatively here’s a recipe for Neapolitan pizza.
“Make small pizza bases, then put out toppings in bowls (cheese, tomato sauce, ham, sweet corn, etc) and let the kids make their own.”
“Try puff pastry pizzas – literally get the ready-rolled puff pastry, fold back a little bit on each corner; put tomato puree or tomato sauce over it; add mozzarella cheese and use your imagination!”
An alternative to making pizza dough would be to use wraps or English muffins as the base.
These are very easy to make in advance and have ready to grill, here’s Clodagh McKenna’s mini burger recipe.
“Mini burgers go down a treat and if you keep them small, they are less likely to leave them uneaten”
Decorate Your Own Cupcakes
“For my daughter’s first birthday I didn’t have time to decorate the fairy cakes so I made icing in three different colours, put jelly tots, smarties, hundreds and thousands, etc out on a table in bowls and everyone decorated their own…adults and kids LOVED this!”
Our lemon buns would be a tasty bake for this!
Take some oranges, cut them in half and scoop out the orange being careful not to tear the orange skin. Then make up some jelly and pour into the ‘boats’. Leave to set in the fridge before serving.
“I used red jelly and green so they could choose (or fight) over what coloured boat they wanted!”
Marshmallow ‘Top Hats’
Melt some chocolate, then dip the top of a marshmallow in and top it with a colourful Smartie. Repeat with your remaining marshmallows, allow to set and serve.
“So quick and easy to make, and the kids love them.”