Top party food trends in London of 2019

The party buffet is back, and it is more gorgeous than ever.

Justyna Nowicka
Mother. Businesswoman. Caterer.

Some of the most sophisticated birthday parties, weddings and corporate events have made a beautiful leap into the future with rocking the newest trends in the party food industry.

We have seen a glamorous re-entry of the buffet catering menu whilst 3-course sit down meals are becoming a thing of the past. 

With Instagram and Pinterest leading the way in social media picture sharing trend, the food we eat became a thing to show off to the world. It is therefore more important than ever before to present the food in a creative, engaging and tasteful way. 

2019 brings us hot new party food trends that require your attention. 

We are offering a FREE cheese and charcuterie platter for anyone that books the party with Kidbay Parties before end of June. Read on to claim yours!

Edible Displays

With a boost of creativity from catering suppliers, more people are open to turning food into art. It provides a "WOW" factor for any party, whether it is a children's birthday party, new store opening or a wedding reception. 

According to Dorothy Rugira, Event Manager at Canary Wharf's East Wintergarden, "Catering suppliers will continue to push creative boundaries by conjuring up stunning visual displays that naturally becoming a talking point and an interactive spot to gravitate towards at events."

Kidbay Parties Catering takes out clients through different layers of creativity to design a party food display to seriously impress their guests. 

Grazing tables

Grazing tables have long been in fashion in New Zealand and Australia, but only recently made its way to the UK. That happened thanks to a creative mind of Toria Smith who started the craze in London by styling her own wedding food in a form of a grazing table back in 2017. 

Grazing tables are a beautiful alternative to a more traditional buffet. It is a colorful display of food, plants and flowers, often layered on different stands, boxes and boards to create more depth to the table. 


The trend caught on and since then some of the most influential and vibrant companies and celebrities have been entertaining their guests around beautiful displays of fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese platters and finest meats. Facebook, Instagram and Etsy parties have impressed their guests with layers of colorful party food arranged around fresh flowers for an additional WOW factor. 

Tom Hardy's, Alan Sugar's and Davina Mccall's parties featured few meters long grazing tables. 

Dessert tables 

Whether it is a children's party or an grown up celebration, the dessert tables and candy bars are certain to impress. The possibilities here are endless for a creative mind. Kidbay Parties dessert catering menu includes home made cakes, muffins, doughnuts, biscuits, pancakes, candies, lollipops.

An award-winning cake designer Rosaling Miller told Cosmopolitan magazine that there are two main reasons for the popularity of the dessert tables: 

“Firstly, they make a huge impact – whether they’re large and overflowing or minimal and spread out – creating a lot of visual interest with different elements and heights.

“Secondly, they’re extremely versatile; they provide an array of different dessert options for guests to try and come back to. They also offer an opportunity to provide gluten-free and vegan options too, or something sweet for guests who don’t like cake.”

Sweet partnership

Kidbay Parties Catering has teamed up with Essence of Cakes to provide our clients with an unforgettable sweet experience for their parties. 

You can now book wedding cakes, birthday cakes of all shapes and flavors to become a focal point of your party.

Even better, when you book with a code EOCSAVE5, you will get a 5% discount on your entire dessert order.

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