20 Awesome Kid’s Birthday Party Catering Ideas
Your kid’s milestone birthday is just around the corner and it’s time to put on your party planner’s hat! Organising a birthday party is fun, but overwhelmingly challenging at the same time. You don’t just have to take care of the theme or decoration, but also have to create an interesting menu that entices kids and adults alike.
Whether you are planning an extravagant party or keeping it low-key, there’s one thing that makes the mood is Great Food! You want a menu that kids love to gorge on, but is also healthy and nutritious.
Are you still scratching your head and wondering what to serve at your kid’s party? We are here to help you! Here are some of the amazing birthday party catering ideas that the kids are sure to enjoy gobbling up. Check out these easy to prepare, scrumptious and healthy kids’ birthday party catering ideas:
1. Watermelon Lemonade
This super simple and refreshing beverage is just perfect for a kids party, especially during hot summers.
Take some watermelon and put it in a blender along with granular sugar (optional). Add lemon juice, mint and ice. Blend it together. Serve it cold. Simple isn’t it!
2. Paneer Tikka
This Indian recipe is a delight for vegetarians. This simple recipe has a subtle taste and gets flavours from assorted Indian spices. Cubes of soft and succulent cottage cheese are marinated in spices and cooked in an oven or in a grill.
3. Egg Muffins
Easy peasy to make and hassle-free, egg muffins are just the right finger food for a kid’s birthday party. Take some eggs, salt, pepper, and finely chopped onion. Beat all the ingredients together. You can add ham, bacon or salmon if you wish to. Pour the egg mixture into the muffin mould and bake it.
4. Masala Tacos
When Mexican flavours meet the spices from India, you get a beautiful culinary fusion. Flaky tacos are filled with mildly spiced chicken or veggie filling – The choice is yours!
Take finely ground chicken. Add some oil in a pan, now put some onion, garlic, a dash of green chillies. Saute it for a while. Now add curry powder (as per your taste), salt and ground chicken. Cook it for some time. Let the mixture cool down. Take baked taco shells. Fill the mixture. Garnish it with little cheese, lemon and chat masala.
5. Hot Dogs in Blankets
Kids simply love to gorge on these easy to grab finger food. Serve them with salad, chips and some cold beverages.
Take some puff pastries, put bite-sized hot dogs, and some cheddar cheese. Bake till the cheese melts.
6. Tandoori Prawns
Flavourful and just a little spicy, these tiny bite-sized prawns are cooked like they do in India! Prawns are marinated in a mix of spices and herbs and then slow-cooked to perfection.
7. Frozen Berry Pops
Treat the kids with these healthy popsicles. Take some frozen berries, add yogurt, honey, if you prefer. Blend everything into a smooth paste and put it in a mould. Wait for a while and the popsicles are ready to serve.
8. Fish Tikka
Serve this Indian version of fish and chips and see a huge grin on the kid’s face. Small chunks of fish are marinated with Indian spices and then cooked in a traditional charcoal oven called Tandoor. If you are planning an outdoor party, this dish is just perfect for barbeque.
9. Egg and Cress Sandwich
Let the kids enjoy the wholesomeness of toasted eggs and cress with this delicious club sandwich.
Take some hard-boiled eggs and mash them into a semi-smooth paste. Add seasonings of your choice, mayo and cress. Now lay a toasted bread on the cutting board, apply butter and egg mixture. Lay another slice of bread and put some tomatoes, mayonnaise and lettuce. (you can add cheese or ham as per your wish). Put another toasted slice of bread on it and skewer it with a sandwich pick.
10. Chicken Tikka
A classic Indian party food, these bite-sized pieces of chicken is just the right thing for a barbeque-themed birthday party. Succulent chunks of chicken breast are marinated with curd, mustard oil and assorted Indian spices. These are cooked on a barbeque for that smokey flavour.
11. Bread Pizza
Easy to make, bread pizzas will leave the little guests happy and satisfied. Take toasted bread, apply homemade pizza sauce, add some of your favourite toppings, mozzarella and fresh basil. Bake it in the oven for 5 minutes or till the cheese melts. Take it into small pieces and serve with chips.
12. Aloo Tikki Chaat
Loaded with lip-smacking flavours, this Indian style street food also doubles as perfect party food. Smash potatoes are mixed with some finely chopped onion, green chillies, ginger, bread crumbs and Indian spices. Formed into small cakes, these are shallow-fried to perfection. These crispy cakes are then topped with chutneys, curd and freshly chopped coriander.
13. Mango Kulfi
This cool dessert is not only easy to make but also utterly delicious. This Indian style ice cream is made with full cream, fresh mangoes (or frozen mangoes), sugar and nuts. Add mangoes, sugar and nuts in full cream and set it in popsicle moulds. Serve with Gulab Jamun or just a standalone dish.
14. Popcorn Chicken
This quick and easy party food can be served with a delicious dip platter. Take some flour, add seasoning of your choice. Break some eggs with milk in a separate bowl and whisk it properly. Take some panko or breadcrumbs on a plate. Add chicken breast in the flour mix and coat properly. Now put these pieces in the egg mixture and coat it properly. Now press the chicken pieces in the panko and deep-fry them.
15. Hariyali Tikki
High on health and lip-smackingly good, these Indian style finger-food is served with chutney or dips. Take some mashed potatoes, spinach, green peas and spices. Add some panko to the mix and form small pancakes. Take a pan, put oil or butter to cook these pancakes.
16. Chilly Paneer
This Indo-Chinese dish is a vegetarian’s delight. Enjoy the Chinese flavours along with the creamy texture of soft paneer. Tasty and easy to make, chilly paneer is the ultimate party food. Take some cottage cheese and cut them into bite-sized cubes. Now add flour in a bowl, along with ginger-garlic paste, freshly ground pepper and salt. Form a smooth batter and add paneer cubes. Coat properly and deep fry it into the hot oil. Take another pan. Add coil, diced onion and bell pepper(you can take assorted pepper), chopped garlic, and shredded carrots. Add fried paneer cubes and soy sauce. Serve hot.
17. Zucchini Slices
A great way to get the kids to eat their veggies, zucchini slices are not only perfect for birthday parties but lunch boxes too. Beat eggs in a bowl. Add self-rising flour, onion, bacon and cheese. Stir well to combine properly. Pour it on an oiled oven tray and bake it in a preheated oven. Cut it into small pieces and serve with dips.
18. Andhra Fish Fry
Enjoy the flavours of coastal India with this mildly spiced fish dish. Take a bowl and add salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, little garam masala and lemon juice. Make a paste and add fish fillets. Coat properly and cook the pieces on a pan or griddle. Serve hot with coconut chutney.
19. Veggie Trio Dip
An excellent and fun way to make the kids have their quota of veggies, the veggie trip dip is not only great for parties but good for picnics too. Take assorted vegetables like cucumbers, carrots, cherry tomatoes, capsicum and block cheese strips. Arrange them on a large platter.
Take some greek yogurt and add tahini sauce. Stir it into a smooth paste. Take mashed avocado and mix it with Greek yogurt. Enjoy these dips with veggies.
20. Smoky Salmon
Atlantic Salmon is slow-cooked and infused with an invigorating smokey charcoal flavour. This dish is not just nutritious, but also scrumptious. Perfect food for barbeque parties, smoky salmon piping hot with any dip of your choice.
We hope these kids’ birthday party catering ideas will help you organise a memorable celebration. However, if you have any queries or want to know more about our catering solutions, feel free to talk to us.