Mother and Baby

The best party food for your next gathering

Section: Meals & Baking
party food

There's a lot to think about when you're planning a birthday party for your little one. Decorations, birthday cake, the guest list presents and more.

Which is why we don't blame you if you're tempted to get the food sorted elsewhere rather than doing it yourself, in fact, we encourage it!

Not only will it be a lot less stress but you can be sure that everything will taste (and look!) delicious. 

And the good news is, you don't need to go far to pick up some tasty party food. You can simply order online from your local supermarket and then pop in to pick it all up, ready for the party! 

To help you narrow down the many choices, we've selected our favourite options from M&S, Morrisons and Waitrose.

M&S party food to order

This tasty assortment of bite-size cheesecakes includes 12 mini raspberry and white chocolate cheesecakes and 12 mini chocolate chunk cheesecakes.

These tasty mini burgers are made with British beef, sandwiched in between mini bread rolls with tangy tomato and mustard sauce. They're bound to go down a treat!

For something a little fun, try these Asian-inspired chicken lollipops with sweet red pepper, spring onion, chicken breast and thigh pieces. Succulent once cooked, they are marinated in a soy and plum glaze, with a gluten free crumb topping. 

A classic canape that’s ready to cook and assemble at home, these mini sourdough blinis are topped with soft cream cheese, a sprinkling of dill and oak smoked Scottish salmon.

This tasty selection of wheat pancake rolls is perfect for veggie guests. It includes eight spicy mushroom, eight vegetable spring rolls and eight wok-fried sweetcorn rolls. Simply serve with a flavourful peanut or sweet and sour dipping sauce. 

It's not a party without Colin! This caterpillar-shaped creamy chocolate sponge roll is filled with smooth chocolate buttercream and is covered in a milk chocolate shell. It has a decorative face and feet made of white chocolate with sugar-coated milk chocolate beans all over its back.

Morrisons party food to order

Dig into this large platter of 20 onion bhajis, 20 chicken pakoras, 20 veg samosa, 20 chicken satay, 20 veg pakoras with a mint raita, mango chutney and pakoras dip.

A platter that will no doubt be a hit, this one consists of 8 pork pies, 12 mini savoury eggs, 20 pork cocktail sausages, 12 chicken satay, 1 cheese and onion quiche and 1 quiche Lorraine.

It's worth nothing that fillings may vary with this sandwich platter but they are likely to include chicken mayo, cheese and onion, egg cress, tuna and sweetcorn and just ham.

Who doesn't like quiche? This hand topped, vintage cheddar and caramelised onion quiche is made with free range eggs and encased in buttery shortcrust pastry. 


Great for a smaller party, this platter has 6 pork pie, ham, Wyke cheddar, 2 scotch eggs, coleslaw, salad and caramelised onion chutney.

We promise you, there won't be a crumb left of these cookies. There are 7 milk chocolate chip cookies, 7 double chocolate cookies and 7 white chocolate chip cookies, freshly baked in store and utterly delicious.

Waitrose party food to order

A party classic, these light and airy puff pastry vol-au-vents come with soft and creamy pairings:

  • 12 chicken and basil pesto
  • 12 Stilton and roasted mushroom
  • 12 hot smoked salmon and dill

For an alternative to sandwiches, dig into this assortment of 24 roulades, made with tasty tortilla wraps and a variety of exciting fillings which includes:

  • 6 creamy chicken and bacon Caesar in a wheat tortilla wrap
  • 6 sweet-savoury hoisin duck in a wheat tortilla wrap
  • 6 succulent sweet chilli chicken in a wheat tortilla wrap
  • 6 lightly spiced piri piri chicken in a chilli tortilla wrap

Fun and fruity, these refreshing kebabs have pineapple, melon, watermelon and mango chunks, kiwi pieces, strawberries and red grapes on bamboo skewers.

This platter of delicately sliced cured meats from Italy make an easy but impressive buffet dish. It includes:

  • Prosciutto di Parma
  • Lonza, made from pork loin and seasoned with garlic
  • Salame Brianza, seasoned with wine, peppercorns and garlic 
  • Coppa (also known as capicola), tender and succulent meat made with pork neck fillet and flavoured with garlic

These 24 succulent king prawns are coated in crunchy panko breadcrumbs, perfect for dunking in garlic mayonnaise or a sweet chilli dip.

  • Author: Emily Thorpe Emily Thorpe
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Having written for Mother&Baby magazine for four years where she wrote news, product pages, features and interviewed celebrities such as Paloma Faith and Fearne Cotton, Emily now works as Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online where she specialises in travel and product reviews. 


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