What type of food should be served at a 1 year old B-day party 3-5pm

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Allen9612 - posted on 02/21/2009

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at all 3 of my kids b-day parties I usually make up home made chicken strips and finger foods they go over extreamely well as all kids love chicken for some reason lol. As for the cake if you go to walmart or publix they do personal sized cakes and I got mine their own b-day cake. An idea if you were not going to already. It makes for great pictures!

Nikki - posted on 02/20/2009

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I would also say fruit and veggie trays. Another way to cut down on sweets is to not "Ice" the cake. My sons I made angel food cake and decorated it with pure whipped cream with no sugar added. You can color it if you want and then I decorated it with fruit. I also cut the cake in half and hallowed it out a little and put whip with fruit inside. I was a big hit. Plus not nearly as sweet as icing sugar! A cute idea is to make fruit kabobs! Use popscicle sticks and thread pieces of soft fruit on. Then people can grab and munch. You can also use yogurt as dip for fruit.

Melissa - posted on 02/21/2009

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When my son turned 1, PBJ cut into a circle for the little hands made it easier. We also had cheese puffs, a single cake for him, but for the guests cupcakes hit the spot. It doesn't have to be very big. I say this b/c my son is now 11. The older they get, the bigger they want. Enjoy the little things in life.

Kate - posted on 02/21/2009

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For the cake part, an option I liked was making the cup cakes in ice cream cones. Get the flat-bottomed cones, fill the cones about 2/3 full of batter and bake for about 10-15 minutes. Then you can ice them normally. They were a huge hit! You can get colored cones if you want, they're easy to make, and the kids loved the idea!

Kathy - posted on 02/20/2009

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For my oldest son's 1st birthday we did a big cookout had so much food to feed an army,but we also did my nephews birthday party with his. My nephews is the 7th and my son's is my 12th. With Andrew I think I am planning to cook out again but I think there will be more people there this time

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Veronica - posted on 02/21/2009

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pigs in a blaket, little smokies, mac-n-cheese, or even raisins logs. Small portions of fun things kids normally like to eat at lunch or snack time. `

Samantha - posted on 02/21/2009

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At my sons and daughters frist birthday i put out finger foods, and it turned out awesome

Mindy - posted on 02/21/2009

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Thank you guys so much. I'm going with a pasta salad, veggie/meat/cheese tray, chips/crackers with spinach and artichoke dip, cheese dip and salsa.

Anona - posted on 02/20/2009

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i made my children things like sandwiches and carrot sticks things like that are not only healthy but have different textures and tastes. trust your instincts and you'll be fine.

Jolene - posted on 02/20/2009

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For my daughters I'm having cake and cupcakes (there will mostly be adults, only 1 child so the sugar thing isnt a huge issue for me). And for food i'm doing finger foods...little sandwhiches and cut up wraps. Maybe a few dips as well.

Timmi - posted on 02/20/2009

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Also with that time frame people might not be expecting too much food maybe just cake and ice cream. You would definitely be able to get away with finger foods and snacks, like a fruit and veggie tray and maybe something else. So if you do serve more than that, make sure you note it on the invite or let them know it will be a light lunch, so you don't have to throw out food or waste your money.

Aimee - posted on 02/20/2009

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We alway do pizza, fruit and salad. That way the kids and parents can eat and no one hates pizza. Also you 1 year old should be able to mash up pizza with their gums.

Marcie - posted on 02/20/2009

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for my 1 year old daughters birthday we had lasagna, it nice because you can premake them and freeze so you aren't so busy that day.



i also made cup cake so that everyone can have their own little cake and that way your one years old isn't getting to much sweets

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