Is there a minimum order for party food and biscuits?
The minimum party food order is 15 bags. I don't usually accept orders for fewer than ten biscuits. There's no minimum order for other items.
Do you deliver?
Yes, we can deliver party food bags - at no additional charge - to venues in Harpenden. Collection is otherwise available.
What colours are the party food bags?
Our bags are green, blue, red and yellow and you can choose to order all of those colours or just one or two. If your party has a theme that requires different coloured bags, please just let us know and we will do what we can (although there may be an additional cost for this).
The birthday girl or boy will always get his or her own special bag complete with a personalised tag and a little extra treat.
A theme, you say?
Here at Feeding Time we love catering for parties with themes! Loads of our items can be tailored (sometimes at no extra cost) to make the party tea look spectacular and the food really memorable. Just give Kate a call to discuss plenty of time before your party.
Is your food nut-free?
Some ingredients are labelled, "may contain nuts" but no actual nuts are used in any of my food except the pesto pasta salad (which includes pine nuts) and the grown-ups' Baci di Dama (which contain ground almonds). All food is prepared in a kitchen that handles nuts from time to time.
Do you cater for allergies?
Please ask if you need to see the full allergens list for all items we offer. We can cater for party guests with most allergies and intolerances at no additional cost. Regrettably, it isn't possible for us to prepare movie night boxes or biscuits for GF, DF or egg-free diets and clients should note that many of the products we use come with the "May Contain Nuts" warning.
I'm ready to order! How much notice do you need?
As much as possible! And at least 7 days. Weekend dates get booked up quickly so it is best to make your booking as soon as you can.
Are you insured?
Yes, Feeding Time has proper public and product liability insurance. Kate also holds a certificate in Food Safety in Catering (Level 2 Award) and we are proud to have been awarded the maximum 5 star rating for food hygiene.
Standard Feeding Time party bags are £4.95 a head. If your party has a theme and you'd like added extras or your bags decorated in line with the theme, additional charges may apply.
Drinks are also available and details are set out in the menu at "Our Party Food".
Recyclable or compostable packaging is used wherever possible. Paper bags, wooden spoons, compostable little pots all come as standard. We've even taken care to ensure our sticky labels are water-based, non-toxic and fully recyclable.
If you'd prefer not to order drinks from us, why not consider hiring our bright, colourful cups and water/juice jugs? It's a great way to reduce waste and could even save you money on expensive disposable plastic or paper alternatives.
10 plastic cups (various colours): £2
Water/juice jugs: £1.50
1l bottle of Robinsons orange squash (no added sugar): £2
1l bottle of Robinsons blackcurrant & apple squash (no added sugar): £2.
Cup and jug hire is subject to availability. All hired items are to be cleaned and returned to AL5 3AT within 24 hours of your party.
Bespoke, iced vanilla biscuits for parties cost from £1.65 each, depending on complexity. Personalised messages or names stamped into the icing (where possible) will cost extra. Biscuits come individually wrapped and ready to give away or to pop into party bags.
Please enquire separately if you'd like to order a gift box of biscuits, or if you'd like something super-special such as edible gold leaf adornments.
Boxes of our highly popular home-made sweet and savoury treats make a perfect offering for adult chaperones. They're also ideal for informal gatherings, meetings and get-togethers: We're happy to cater for all events, with or without kids! All boxes are lined and contain 24 or 25 pieces.
You can choose from:
Parmesan and cheddar hearts: £12.00
Triple Chocolate Brownies: £15.00
Soft lemon drizzle cake squares: £15.00
Rich chocolate orange brownies £15.00
Our famous choccy rocky road squares: £13.00
Millionaire's shortbread bites: £15.00
Dark chocolate and salted caramel brownies: £15.00
Mars Bar Krispie squares: £13.00
Frosted carrot cake squares: £15.00
Sticky ginger cake with stem ginger & lemon icing: £15.00
Box of 30 Baci di Dama (see "Our Food"): £20.00