Catering for Children's Parties
Catering for childrens parties sounds simple enough, right? Well of course it can be, but churning out a few sandwiches with little sausages, crisps and pop won't exactly "WOW" your party go'ers or encourage parents to come back and book more parties.
Here at Total Foodservice we have got plenty of ideas to increase profits with add on sales and added value ideas, such as catering for adults at an extra cost or adding a special "treat menu". Take a look at our suggestions below.
Probably the most popular choice, cold buffets tend to be the most cost effective option for parents when choosing a party package. This is also the easiest option for your kitchen. Requiring the least amount of equipment and also meaning you can prepare ahead.
White, Wholemeal, Loaves, Rolls, Bagels and even Gluten Free options are available in our Sandwich Bread range.
Chilled Sandwich Fillings
Chilled Sliced Meats
Premium Packs of Chicken, Ham, Pork, Beef or Turkey all prepared in lancashire and all Red Tractor Assured. Available in 500gm or 1kg packs.
Is it even a kids party if there are no little sausages? Always a favourite and at less than a penny each they're a great way to bulk out a party table.
Another party staple. Our range of Sausage Rolls have no artificial colourings and no MSG meaning they are perfect for kids.
The point of a party is a treat, right? Add to the table and see their faces light up. Our sweet biscuit assortment is filled with the classics!
Does your playcentre have a kitchen? Then stand out from the crowd and offer hot items to feed the hungry little ones. Parents appreciate the option of a hot meal and are willing to pay extra per head which means extra profits for you.
Chicken Dippers & Nuggets
Fish Fingers, Goujons and Bites
Our range of coated fish are perfect for parties. From a classic fish finger (gluten free version available) to a cod bite wrapped in a light breadcrumb.
Catering for vegetarians is more important than ever! With more parents choosing a vegetarian diet for their children. Take a look at the range.
A great table filler! Ask about our Fairway Chips - Even after defrost these can be stored in the fridge up to 4 days so this means no waste for you!
Is it right to serve chips to children without offering ketchup? Don’t forget to put out small ramekins of sauce with a childrens buffet.
Added Value Extras
A great way to add profit to your party booking is to allow customers to Add Extras. Party bookers can pick a set buffet for a fixed price and then choose to add more premium items for an extra cost per head. Another great addition is to add an Adult Menu, including more premium products on this menu means customers are more likely to choose these for their grown-up friends, pleasing the parents will encourage them to come back and maybe even book another great party for their child too!
Unique, high-quality, heat-to-serve canapés aimed at the foodservice market. Made with only the best ingredients available such as real Irish butter.
Indian cuisine might not be a popular option for fussy children but these bhajis, pakoras and samosas will be popular amongst the parents!
Take a look at the range. Choose from mini's or standard size, a sliced gala pie or go all out and serve our favourite Hand Raised Pork Pie.
Gourmet Sausage Rolls
Take a look at our full Ready Baked Quiches range. Our Total Deli 10" Quiches are a must try!
What better way to keep kids happy at a party than with a selection of delicious sweet treats? From Pre-Portioned Cakes to Individual Ice Creams and Sorbets, there's something to keep everyone happy, even the adults! Serve up the kids a selelction of crowd-pleasers like mini doughnuts and tasty traybakes, but be sure to have something for the adults too, like our range of continental desserts such as mini beignets and mini sugar waffles which go great with a coffee!
Bake your own Confectionery
Bake off our scoopable cookie dough mixes and the smell will let the crowds know 'Grubs Up'.
Treat Your Coffee
Keep the parents happy with a range of mini sweet treats. Serve these up with a hot drink and you'll be sure to have the adults coming back again.
Pre-Portioned Dessert Cakes
No party should be without cake! This Angle Sparkle Cake certainly creates a wow, and we're certain it will keep your party go-ers happy!
Mini Sweet Treats
Mini Sweet Treats such as these mixed doughnuts are great for the little ones. Lay them out on a party table and they will soon get snapped up!
Tray Bakes are a great option for childrens parties! Cut each square into four for child size pieces.
Individual Ice Creams & Sorbets
A childrens party wouldn't be the same without ice cream! Mini ice creams are great as they're the perfect portion size and require no prep or scooping.
Vegan and Free From Options
Wrapped Confectionery is perfect impulse purchases for your cafe, put them in a basket near the till and they will fly out!