Feeding a large group of children for a birthday party can be a bit of a challenge. You want to serve healthy food that they will actually eat. Plus, the menu can’t be too complicated, so you want foods that can be eaten with little hands rather easily. So with proper planning you can do something better than the traditional delivery pizza and bowls of chips.
Think about some of your child’s favourite foods as well to incorporate into the menu. After all it is a celebration for their birthday, so making it special specific to them is important. They can even help you get the food ready for the party. Young kids love to help so making them a part of the preparation can make them feel like a “big kid.”
Peanut Butter and Jam “Sushi”: This is a yummy recipe that is simple to make, and even easier to eat. You don’t even have to use peanut butter, but any kind of nut butter will do, such as almond or cashew. Layer some all natural fruit preserves with banana or strawberry slices rolled up in a large whole wheat tortilla. Then just slice into one inch pieces and set up into groupings of six for that authentic faux sushi feel. The whole grain tortilla helps to make it healthier than white flour tortillas.
Fruity “Ice Cream” Cones: Anything eaten in a waffle cone is more fun. Even fruit! So putting homemade fruit salad into cones is going to be fun to eat, and looks pretty inviting sitting on a table.
Rainbow Smoothies: A colourful way to enjoy a smoothie is by making them layered with all different colours. Berry for red, mango for yellow, and blueberry for blue are a few ideas for fruity colours. If you can sneak a green smoothie layer in their then it’s even healthier for the kids. They probably won’t even notice the veggie in there because the rainbow colours just taste too yummy.
Veggie Kabobs: Food on a stick just tastes better. That’s a proven fact! Okay, maybe we’re making that up, but skewers of raw or blanched veggies with individual sides of healthy ranch dip are tasty. Vegetables can be made into all kinds of artistic platters too so get creative with your food!
Mini Homemade Pizzas: Much better than delivery because you can use 100 % whole wheat flour, low fat mozzarella cheese, and even some turkey pepperoni. Pizza just isn’t pizza without pepperoni. Go low on the red sauce, so that these pizzas are less messy in the kids hands.
Sliders: Instead of burger sliders, do baked chicken sliders. It’s kind of like a mini chicken nugget sandwich, but healthy because the chicken is baked with a crunchy panko breading to mimic the taste of a traditional nugget, except that it’s not fried.
All this food and more can be served at your pretty little things jewellery parties. Every party goes for two hours with a couple breaks for food. Call us to find out more!