Ten at Ten: Bank Holiday Buffet Ideas


Bank Holiday buffet ideas

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This week, we’ve got Kirsty from Hijacked By Twins picking her favourite recipes perfect for the bank holiday weekend…


I love bank holidays. Everybody always seems to be so much more relaxed. Bank holidays are also a great time to have family over for a foodie treat. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy cooking up a delight and spending some quality family time together.

This week my Ten at Ten includes some fantastic ideas for laying out a delicious spread when entertaining.

  • Honest Mum has a lovely, easy Greek salad which will not take long to prepare, thus allowing you more time to spend with the family.
  • Julie’s Family Kitchen’s cheese and tomato pesto puffs will be a hit with both the children and the adults. They make a lovely addition to any buffet.
  • My Golden Pear has made a lovely smoked mackarel pate and it’s one that can be made in advance, removed from the fridge when guests arrive and served with either toasts or crackers.
  • Of course when we have nice weather, the barbeque has to come out! Romanium Mum’s chicken kebabs will be tasty cooked on the BBQ while the kids play.
  • Carrying on with the BBQ theme The Crazy Kitchen’s vegetable burgers are a delicous alternative to meat. It’s amazing what you can do with a bag of frozen veg!
  • I love to serve new potatoes on a buffet and Casa Costello’s spicy herby potatoes give new potatoes a makeover and an extra taste that will please everyone.
  • I adore the flavours that chorizo brings to a dish. It reminds me of hot, sunny climates. Taming Twins has created a lovely dish to be enjoyed al fresco –  chorizo and kale strata.
  • Of course, on a buffet there has to be bread and as the children are off school the breadimals by Mummy Makes Cakes are a brilliant way to get the children involved in the meal preparation.
  • For the younger children Eats Amazing have endless ideas for imaginative and creative lunches that the little ones will love. Try these lovely Easter ideas for a lunch they will love!
  • No bank holiday spread would be complete without a cake! This blueberry lemon drizzle cake from Mummy Mishaps is a perfect, spring time cake.

I hope my Ten at Ten has given you some tasty ideas! Have a great long weekend.


Thanks to Kirsty for her brilliant bank holiday round-up. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook. Have a lovely Easter!


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