Planning the menu is the toughest part of throwing any party. Here are some great options to consider if you're throwing a birthday or Communion party for your little one.


The main menu


Hot food

If you’re a whizz in the kitchen (or feel confident enough to heat up some pizzas), hot food is always enjoyed at parties. You can make a proper dinner or go for hot finger food. You should also match your food with the party theme if possible (eg: Sloppy Joes or beans for a cowboy party).


Cold food

You can make cupcakes and biscuits in advance, along with other tasty sweet and savoury treats that can be served cold like sausage rolls. Perfect if you are short on time on the day of the party.


Simple treats

Kids are happy just spending time with their friends and will be completely satisfied with bowls of jellies, crisps and even fruit wedges. You don’t need to go overboard to give your little ones a good time.


The cake


Speciality cakes

There are a number of small businesses that can create astounding cakes for your little one’s birthday. Pirate ships, Disney castles, minions – the possibilities are endless.



If you’re a talented baker, you’ll probably be well equipped to make a fantastic cake for the party. If you’re a little nervous in the kitchen, but still want to try, there are plenty of simple, no-bake options like cheesecake.


Shop bought
All supermarkets and grocery stores stock nice cakes that are perfect for a child’s birthday. You can add your own touches if you want to dress it up – a ribbon or maybe your child’s name spelled with jelly worms.