any ideas for kids bday party snacks please...???
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what about fresh fruit just cut it up and serve. i did this for my daughters b'day and i have never seen food disapear so quickly. And you could always make ham and cheese mini scrools a couple of days in advance and just serve on the day. I have plenty of ideas as i hate the regular kids party food that are so full of bad fats and sugar!
The food of your party must be matching your party theme irrespective of what you are making. So apart from the recipes, you need to think how you can customize or decorate them to make them match your party theme. The other mommies have come up some excellent suggestions such as sandwiches, ham rolls, vegetable trays, and much more. Also, check out this link that just came across. There are great finger food ideas that are easy to make and quite healthy for kids. Hope you like them.
Mickey - posted on 04/29/2010
Make sandwiches then use cookie cutters to make into cool shapes. Kids love it when you keep it simple. I usually do this when my kids are going on a field trip. Also try make your own Lunchables platters. Small pieces of lunch meat and cheese with crackers. Easy to prepare and easy to clean up!
Frannie - posted on 04/28/2010
How about an Ice Cream Sundae bar? It's super easy to set up and no cooking involved. Just a few different flavored ice creams, chocolate & caramel syrup, cool whip..in the can works best, cherries, nuts...if no allergies, gummy worms or bears, red hots, jelly beans, candy corn ect. You can even cut up some banana's, strawberries, and pineapple if desired. I had it at my daugher's party and the kids really loved it.
Tia - posted on 04/28/2010
Wraps. Tortillas, cheese, deli meat. Roast beef/provolone, ham/swiss, turkey/cheddar. 1 large tortilla layered with meat and cheese once rolled can be cut into 3 wraps. Also, you can add spreads to the wraps for adults...like honey mustard, mayo, ranch, even horseradish. Good luck:)
Gloria - posted on 04/25/2010
goldfish, cookies, raisins, apple wedges, bananas are all good snacks. i usually also make cupcakes instead of having cake for the kids and have a "no forks"/ finger food meal for them. i had quesadillas for them one year and pbj closed sandwiches another year.
Bonnie - posted on 04/25/2010
my son was a huge fan of little chocolate pudding cups with 5 cent worms in them, and on top i speinkled oreo cookie crumbs. We called it dirt dessert in girl guides, and it is still a huge hit. Also we decorted cookies. Plain cookies, with pre bought frosting and sprinkles, again a big hit! then there were chips and dip, veggies and dip, and fruit and a sweet dip. yougurt based, with marshmellow melded in, so that it was sweet, and thick. crackers, cheese, all those fun things and cake! hot dogs and hamburgers, and home made pizza that the kids got to pick out there own toppings.
Really fun to involve them in making there own snake, but you still have to watch out for those over indulgers!! lol
Julie - posted on 04/23/2010
My daughter is having a birthday party tonight! I made homemade chex mix. It was a hit! They were all munching it and saying it was delicious. My daughter was especially excited! I follow the directions on the box except I add extra stuff such as bagel chips, cheez-its, and kix cereal. We had pizza, carrot sticks, cucumber slices, and cherry tomatoes for supper. Cookie cake and icecream for dessert. I served milk and water for drinks.
Jeramie - posted on 04/23/2010
last year my mom threw a party for my 2 year old brother and had big bowls of popcorn that everyone munched on. It doesn't have to be unhealthy. Either air pop it, or cook it in coconut oil, which gives it a great aroma. then toss it with some Nutritional Yeast. It has a great buttery flavor, and is loaded with vitamins!
Rebecca - posted on 04/22/2010
for my sons 1st and 2nd birthdays i did little sammies and a HUGE fruit platter with yoghurt to dip the fruit in. they both went down a treat with adults and kids alike, a few parents even said they would be doing the fruit platter for their kids next birthday as they had never thought of doing it before
Carrie - posted on 04/22/2010
my kids and there friends love regular vegetable trays with ranch dressing, or a fruit plate with french vanilla yogurt dip bought at the store. food net work.com has great party food ideas for all ages. and there easy to find , if your looking for something a little diffrent
Kathy - posted on 04/22/2010
what about ants on a log?? Celery filled with peanut butter topped with raisins, of course if none of the kids have a peanut allergy.... another thing I really like is that laughing cow cheese stuffed inside the celery... sooooo good!!!!
Or you could make jello jigglers.... I think they still have the recipie on the box, but you make it so its thicker let it set in cookie sheets and then cut it into shapes
Alison - posted on 04/22/2010
I made little stacks of cucumber, cheese cube and cherry tomatoes for a 3-year-old b-day. I also made ham and bologna sandwiches (half white, half brown) and cut them into circles using a glass (use cookie cutters if you have them). Veggies and dip (popular veggies are cucumbers, celery and bell peppers).
Dina - posted on 04/22/2010
How about Monkey Bread...
2 slices Raisin bread
1 Tbsp. Peanut Butter
Spread PB on 1 slice of bread, Slice banana and arrange on top of the Peanut Butter. Top with remaining slice of bread. Cut into sandwich squares or triangles.
Hot Apple Snacks
1 Apple, cut in wedges
2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp. Orange Juice
2 Tbsp. Soft margarine
I small ziplock bag
Let child arrange apple wedges on a pie plate.
Put honey, OJ and margarine in ziplock bag. Close tightly and have child squish things around until well mixed.
Cut a small hole in the corner of the bag and drizzle mixture over the apples.
Broil 5 min (adult) until apples are barely tender.
Apple and or pears cut in wedges
Honey, chocolate or butterscothch syrup
Crushed granola or crispy rice cereal
Dip apple wedges in honey or syrup, then into ceral or granola.
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