Party food ideas

If you are planning a party the following party food ideas will get you off to a good start.

There are food suggestions in the host guide for each kit. See Our mysteries page and click on the title of the kit to see more details and access the samples and host guides.

We don’t provide recipes in our kits as there are so many excellent recipes available for free via the internet. Just go to your favorite search engine and enter the type of party food you are looking for (eg Spanish food recipes).

We recommend that you prepare party food that can put in the oven during the beginning of the party so that you aren’t trapped in the kitchen. For example, lasagne or a roast dinner.

Try and serve dishes at the party that are easy to prepare or get a caterer to help. Or asks your guests to bring a plate of food. This is fair as you are providing the mystery party game entertainment.


Put people’s names on their drink glasses so that people don’t keep getting a new glass for each new drink and creating a million glasses to wash!

Train your guests in how to rinse dishes and put them in the dishwasher.

Debbie's cake at her Celebrity Celebrations party
Debbie’s cake at her Celebrity Celebrations Halloween party

We recommend you serve party food to suit your guests. For example, if you are having a children’s party, you should realise that most children only like typical children’s party foods.

You may like to serve cocktail party food such as:

  • caviar and crackers (not necessarily expensive caviar)
  • vol au vents filled with corn or asparagus and cheese
  • spring rolls
  • filo pastry parcels with spinach and fetta cheese and pine nuts
  • spicy chicken wings
  • mini pizzas
  • hot skewered food
  • mini sweet pumpkin pies.

If you would prefer, you can serve a sit down dinner or have the food in a buffet / smorgasbord arrangement.

Linette's cake photo from her Luck of the Irish party
Linette’s cake from her Luck of the Irish party