Talk

Advanced search

Ok mums... let's talk party food!! Inspiration please

(12 Posts)
MessyMummy15 Wed 24-Oct-18 23:11:54

Help me plan a menu!!

Party: sons 4th birthday disco, about 50 people adults & kids.
Limited seating so only finger food. Nothing that requires cutlery
Limited time to prep (about an hour in the morning then everything has to sit in fridges/sides for a couple of hours)

So far I got...
1. Cheese & tomato sandwiches
2. Ham & cucumber sandwiches
3. Cheese & Ham mini wraps
4. Sausage rolls
5. Carrot & cucumber sticks & humus
6. Pita and dip
7...

Obviously will be plenty of cakes and crisps and all the good stuff but need some serious inspiration when it comes to some savoury goods.
Any ideas will be welcome!!

OP’s posts: |
Languageofkindness Wed 24-Oct-18 23:13:22

Massive bowl of mini sausages always goes down well

Cakeandcustard2018 Wed 24-Oct-18 23:14:48

Good old cocktail sticks with cheese, Sausages and pickled onions

MessyMummy15 Wed 24-Oct-18 23:17:18

I love cocktail sausages!! How did that one slip away from me? 😱
(Scribbles down in capitals)

OP’s posts: |
clary Wed 24-Oct-18 23:18:02

Op that will be fine. Toddlers don't eat apart from cake and crisps.

FWIW I might make the sandwiches single ingredient ie ham, cheese, cream cheese, as IME little ones when they do eat sandwiches often prefer it simple.

Magair Wed 24-Oct-18 23:18:28

You sound like someone who enjoys making a wonderful spread and that’s great. If however I have got that wrong and actually you just want to fill bellies, dump all the homemade stuff and get pizzas delivered. It goes down an absolute treat, and it’s by far the most successful party food I have done. If you ring a week before you can always get a discount as mornings/afternoons are quiet. Allow 1.5 slices per child and 2 per adult and you will have ample.

Cakeandcustard2018 Wed 24-Oct-18 23:20:18

Can't beat a classic lol I was at a party recently n shamelessly ate them all

MessyMummy15 Wed 24-Oct-18 23:25:03

Will deffo take note at the single ingredients. Although party includes quite a few hungry teenagers too (cousins) so the 35ish kids range from 1 to 14.

Last party I did a BBQ and the food ran out before some of the guests had even arrived... my MIL had to run out and buy more so I'm hoping to be more prepped this time!! 😬😬

OP’s posts: |
AdaColeman Wed 24-Oct-18 23:25:47

Don't bother with sandwiches, far too time consuming to make, you will never manage to make sandwiches for 50 people in an hour!
Order pizza instead, much more fun!!

Mum2OneTeen Thu 25-Oct-18 00:49:42

Fruit kebabs or even just cut up pineapple, watermelon. strawberries etc.

OlennasWimple Thu 25-Oct-18 01:12:14

Party rings
Twiglets
Cherry tomatoes (cut in half)
Pizza slices

MessyMummy15 Thu 25-Oct-18 10:04:33

I can try making pizza at home and serving it cold but ordering pizza for 50+ people just isn't cost effective.

What about veggie options? Any quick canapés I can whip up?

OP’s posts: |

Join the discussion

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Join Mumsnet

Already have a Mumsnet account? Log in