What do you serve???

Dawn - posted on 01/30/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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What should you serve at a 4 year olds birthday party to a bunch of 2-4 year olds? My daughter's bitdhday is coming up and we are having a Hello Kitty theme party. What do you make for a bunch of little kids aged 2-4 years old?

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Louise - posted on 01/31/2011

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I think it is not a birthday party if you can not eat all the foods that are restricted and you enjoy. Lots of pink cup cakes are in order here and cheese or jam sandwiches and breadsticks cucumber and carrot and tomato chunks and lots of crisp and snacks. Most mums expect party food to be a treat so don't worry about it put out what your child enjoys and have a great time!

Medic - posted on 01/30/2011

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Why would you remove the crust from the bread???? but anyways, we just had my daughters first birthday today and it was mostly kids my sons age(4) because all of our friends have kids between 3 and 6. We had the party at 1 so they would have already eaten lunch and just put out veggie chips and fruit and fresh veggies and different healthy dips with water with frozen fruit in it. They loved it, we are in Texas so we were all in shorts playing football and what not outside. By the time we had cake and icecream they were so full from the other stuff that they hardly ate any of it which is fine by me. They were so preoccupied playing and everything that they didn't even notice that we didn't have any "real" food for them.

Vonnie - posted on 01/30/2011

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For something healthy before dessert I suggest peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. You can make them so they are too messy, take your PB and Jelly/Jam stir together in a bowl, be generous with the Jelly so the PB doesn't stick to the roof of the mouth. It should be very creamy, remove crust and spread on bread.You could even use a cookie cutter on the bread before applying mixture of PB&J. Serve grapes, raisins, or peeled apple slices and a drink. Make sure no one has an allergy to peanuts. For dessert I would say make cupcakes. If you want to get real daring and allow the children some fun, and if there are other parents to help give the kids a paper plate and allow then to add mini m&m's to the frosting to decorate their cupcakes. Make sure you have plenty b/c for sure more will go in the mouths than on the frosting. Be sure to take pictures of their creations. Serve with a small scoop of ice cream & juice box after cupcakes are decorated. Enjoy.

Carolyn - posted on 01/30/2011

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Personally , i would have cheese , crackers, fruits and veggies out for the first portion, have something fun like pizza for the actual meal , cake and then bust out the good stuff like chips and popcorn and some other treats afterwards.

this way the kids will munch on the healthier stuff first, and still get to enjoy some junk without filling up on it since they will have already eaten !

i agree stay away from the pop !

Cori - posted on 01/30/2011

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yeah definately dont bbq in the snow! im in tucson, az and its still in the 70's.. really weird! not used to this weather as we just moved here..

what about a slow cooker type meal? something you could throw on in the morning and by the time everyone gets there its all ready to go? like a chicken and rice? something that you know the kids like?

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Stifler's - posted on 01/30/2011

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fairybread, cheerios and sauce, cupcakes, cordial. you don't make friends with salad.

Sabra - posted on 01/30/2011

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at birthday parties I think that most parents are expecting their kids to be all sugared up and eat a lot of junk food. Pizza is always a good idea. I would put out some snacks ass well you could do chips or some fruit and veggies or a mixture of the two. you may want to offer some healthier options because not all parents are ok with giving their two year old so much junk food. I would stick to juice to drink for such a young age. Stay away from the pop.

Dawn - posted on 01/30/2011

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@ Cori, I'm located in Chicago area.We have snow here, hard to bbq in the snow. Thanks for the suggestion though.

Joanna - posted on 01/30/2011

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You could make pink things... Pink juice/ punch, pink cupcakes, watermelon and strawberries, etc.

Cori - posted on 01/30/2011

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if its nice in your area just have a bbq with hotdogs or hamburgers with a few sides like pasta salad and potato salad and then some fruit and veggie trays.. that way there are healthy snacks for the kids!

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