Planning a birthday can be a lot of work, from organising the party theme to sorting out the food to serve. And if you've got picky eaters on your guest list, it can be even harder to come up with a menu that will please everyone. But don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are eight delicious party food ideas that even the pickiest of eaters will love.
Let's be honest, chicken nuggets are always a hit—no matter who you invite. They're especially perfect for birthday parties because they can be eaten with your hands and don't require any utensils. Plus, they can be dipped in sauces or eaten plain. No matter how you serve them, chicken nuggets are sure to be a hit with even the picky eaters.
Another fan favourite, mini pizza is another food that can be easily eaten with your hands. They are easy to make and can be customised to please both adults and kids alike. Just top them with whatever ingredients you like best! Which individual will turn down the good ol’ pizza?
Hot dog buns are another classic birthday party food that everyone loves—even the pickiest of eaters. They're easy to eat and can also be customised to each person's liking. For example, you can have ketchup and mustard on hand for those who like their hot dogs traditional style or get creative and add some unusual toppings like relish or sauerkraut for those who prefer a more exotic taste. Whatever you do, just make sure there are plenty of hot dogs to go around—they're bound to be a hit!
Fruit skewers are a healthy and fun party treat. Simply thread pieces of fresh fruit onto skewers and serve with a dipping sauce like this honey yoghurt dip. Yum! This is especially great for those birthday party guests who are watching their waistlines or are health-conscious. They're light but filling, and they offer a sweetness that even picky eaters will enjoy. Plus, they're easy to make ahead of time and can be served at room temperature safely—which is always nice when you're hosting a birthday party and making sure your food is safe to eat!
Cheese quesadillas are another crowd-pleasing birthday party favourite. To get started, simply choose your favourite type of cheese and tortillas. For a bit of spice, try adding some chopped jalapeños or cayenne pepper to the mix. If you're feeling really adventurous, you could even experiment with different types of cheese, such as goat cheese or brie. For a twist, try serving them deconstructed style by setting out all of the components and letting your guests build their own. So good!
Chips and dip is always a good idea when you're trying to please a crowd. After all, who doesn't love chips? And there are so many different types of dip out there that you're sure to find one that everyone will love. From guacamole to ranch dressing, there's a dip out there for everyone—even the picky eaters. Just make sure you have plenty of chips on hand during the birthday party—they tend to disappear quickly!
A birthday party just isn't complete without some popcorn! This iconic treat is loved by kids and adults alike, and it's sure to add some extra fun to your celebration. Set up a live popcorn bar at your next party and let your guests customise their own bowls with their favourite flavours. Sweet, salty, or somewhere in between...the possibilities are endless!
Every birthday party deserves a little bit of sweetness, and what could be sweeter than cotton candy floss? This spun sugar treat is not only deliciously light and fluffy, but it also comes in a wide range of colours and flavours. Whether you choose classic pink strawberry or go for something a little more daring like green apple or blue raspberry, candy floss is sure to add some fun to your birthday party.
If you're having a celebration, you want to make sure that there's something for everyone—even the picky eaters. With these eight delicious party food ideas, you're sure to please even the pickiest of them at your next event! From chicken nuggets and mini pizzas to cotton candy floss and popcorn bars, there's something for everyone on this list. So go ahead and take the stress out of party planning–your guests are sure to love what you serve up!
At The Carnival Fair, we offer a wide selection of live food stations and birthday party food for hire, from cold delights like ice kacang to piping hot treats like cup corn. Contact or WhatsApp us to find out more about our live food station services.
Planning a party can be daunting, especially when you're trying to figure out what to make for a large group of people. You want to please everyone, but you also want to spend your time enjoying the party, not stuck in the kitchen. That's why we've put together a list of party foods that are sure to please a crowd. From appetisers to main dishes to desserts, we've got you covered. So, get out your aprons and get ready to party!
No matter what kind of party you're planning, food is always an important part of the equation. With our guide to the best party food for large groups, you'll be able to please everyone on your guest list—without breaking a sweat.
Not keen to prepare the food yourselves? Let The Carnival Fair help you. We have many different types of live food stations, including popcorn and cotton candy floss. Contact or WhatsApp us to find out more about our live food station services. Enjoy the party…we'll take care of the food!
There's nothing like entertaining friends and family at a party or event. The laughter, the memories, the good food— it's all part of the fun.
Unfortunately, with all the hustle and bustle that comes with entertaining, it's easy to let food safety slip through the cracks and the last thing you want to worry about is food poisoning.
But by taking a few simple precautions, you can rest assured that your guests will enjoy their meal without getting sick. So how do you ensure that your party food remains clean during events?
Make sure all of your utensils and surfaces are clean before you start preparing the party food. This includes washing your hands thoroughly and sanitising any cutting boards or counters. This is especially important if you have been handling raw meat or poultry.
When it comes to food poisoning, cross-contamination is one of the biggest culprits. This occurs when bacteria from raw meat or other contaminated food items come into contact with ready-to-eat food.
To avoid cross-contamination, keep raw meat separate from other party food items, both in storage and while you're preparing meals. Use separate cutting boards for meat and produce, and don't hesitate to wash them (and your hands) in between uses.
Other than keeping food separate, be sure to cook food properly. Whole meats ought to be cooked to an internal temperature of at least 65°C, minced meats cooked to at least 70–75°C, and poultry should be cooked to an internal temperature of at least 74°C.
If you don’t have time to prepare the party food, consider getting pre-packed ones such as pre-packaged popcorn or pre-packed candy floss. Convenient and hygienic, they can be kept fresh for weeks. Simply open the container and enjoy these satisfying treats when you’re ready to eat without any mess or fuss.
Or how about hiring live food station caterers? These stations offer a unique and interactive dining experience as guests can watch as their food is prepared right in front of them. They can also help to speed up service. Your party guests can place their orders and then move on to another activity while their food is being prepared.
Once cooked, serve your food promptly and don't let them sit out for too long for more than two hours.
Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. If you're serving buffet-style, make sure to keep food covered as much as possible. This will help to keep dust and other airborne contaminants from landing on the food.
Be sure to inspect your disposables for any dirt or debris before passing them to your guests. If you're serving finger foods, consider using toothpicks or small forks to help guests avoid contact with contaminated surfaces.
Do also be on the lookout for signs of spoilage such as mould or a bad odour. Any food that appears to be spoiled or has been mishandled should be thrown away immediately.
Bacteria and other contaminants thrive in warm, moist conditions, making it easy for them to multiply and contaminate the party food after more than two hours. Leftovers should be refrigerated within two hours of being served.
If there are party food leftovers, store them properly and keep them at the appropriate temperatures. Refrigerated items should be kept at 4°C or below, while frozen items should be kept at -18°C and below. Party foods that are particularly susceptible to bacterial growth, such as meat and seafood should also be wrapped tightly and stored in the freezer.
No one wants their event to be remembered for all the wrong reasons, so keeping your party food clean is essential. If you're the one hosting the event, there's also a lot of responsibility that comes with it.
By following the above five simple tips, you can make sure your next event is enjoyable–and safe–for everyone involved.
The Carnival Fair is the ultimate birthday event planning company in Singapore. We provide various party food and live food stations for hire, from sweet treats such as cotton candy, churros, and popcorn carts to classic must-haves like cup corn, hot dog buns, and chicken nuggets.
Keen to have a themed party? We also have different types of birthday party packages that take the hassle out of planning. Take a look at all the successful parties and events we have hosted or get in touch with us to find out more!