Birthday foods for a One year old!

Alicia - posted on 05/18/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Brooklyn's Bday is comin up and i need help what can i prepare for these kiddies

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Lindsay - posted on 05/22/2009

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We made a big crock pot of chili and had lots of toppings for people to choose from. It was easy and could all be made up before hand. My daughter was actually only 9 months old at her first b-day (she was born 3 months early) and couldn't have most of what normal 1 yr olds eat. So I made and ice cream cake, using sugar free ice cream and cool whip on top. She was able to eat it easily, and everyone else said it was really good too.

Shelly - posted on 05/22/2009

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Quoting Natalie:



Quoting Krystal:

It is aatradition in my family that at every birthday party we serve a huge pot of homemade sloppy joes everyone love them and it feeds alot of people. along with some sides like chips and dip, veggie tray, baked beans. easy stuff that is cheap and goes a long way!!





what is a sloppy joe out of interest ? LOL






 A sloppy joe is  ground hamburger mixed with ketchup, mustard, onion, vinegar, brown sugar and whatever else you want to add.  You put that on a bun with a slice of cheese and pickles.  Delicious!  We also make these for large gatherings, they feed a lot of people.  People also call them barbeques.

Stephanie - posted on 05/22/2009

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O.K., am I the only hippy/nutrition nazi around here? Kids at age 1 should not have sugar, salt, dairy, or peanut products (and especially no dyes or preservatives). I would say the more fruit the better, cut up in kid friendly sized pieces. the key to getting kids to like healthy food, is to provide a good variety and make it look fun on the plate. (Smiley faces and animal shapes) If you must do a sugary treat, try doing carrot cake or zucchini bread in cup cakes and use a whole grain flour, and as many organic ingredients as possible. If that is too expensive, then stick with cheaper items and try to arrange them so they look fun to eat. My cousin let their 1 year old eat what ever he wanted on his first birthday and he was more upset than usual at bed time and had a horrible diaper rash the next day, from all the foods his body wasn't used to digesting. No one remembers their first birthday anyway, so do what makes your life easiest.

Candace - posted on 05/21/2009

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for my daugters first birthday i made her a cake for herself so she can destroy it and what not it was hers to do with what she pleased, bought a cake for the others. and any finger foods for the kids that were there

Jenni - posted on 05/19/2009

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My son's birthday is over the summer, so I plan on serving hot dogs and burgers, chips, etc for the adults. The kids' ages vary, so it'll be hot dogs, crackers, fruit, cheese, juice, milk, etc. I'm making cupcakes and baking them in teddy bear shaped silicone cupcake holders that my mom has. I will be putting some batter in a ramikin for the traditional "baby cake," that way, he has his own special one, without it being massive.

Mel - posted on 05/19/2009

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all good suggestions. i had my daughters 1st birthday and my 20th combined so i just made for the adults like chicken, sausage rolls and pies, fairy bread, and lots of chips, crackers, cheese, gherkins dips etc. my little one loved her bit of cake she made quite a mess on her new dress

Natalie - posted on 05/19/2009

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Quoting Gemmah:

the more suger the better the party...dont worri all them hypo kidz will go home then they arnt ur problem


ha ha gemmah you made me laugh out loud........yeah get that sugar down them and drive their parents mad LOL !!!

Natalie - posted on 05/19/2009

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Quoting Krystal:

It is aatradition in my family that at every birthday party we serve a huge pot of homemade sloppy joes everyone love them and it feeds alot of people. along with some sides like chips and dip, veggie tray, baked beans. easy stuff that is cheap and goes a long way!!


what is a sloppy joe out of interest ? LOL

Amanda - posted on 05/19/2009

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i did a teddy bear's picnic. i bought some baby biscuits in the shapes of bears, made a cake for the mom's to eat and just did some sticks of cheese and a few teddybear crisps. most mom's i know only feed their kids good food, so we agreed that it would be a snack party and to feed the kids before they came unless they were happy for them to eat junk.

you could also get some breadsticks, or baby crisps and serve chunks of fruit, banana strawberry pear peach etc... mand x

Gemmah - posted on 05/19/2009

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the more suger the better the party...dont worri all them hypo kidz will go home then they arnt ur problem

Gemmah - posted on 05/19/2009

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well i held a 1st bday party jus last week and i made cupcakes,jelly cups wit mixed fruit,marie bickis with iceing ans sprinkles,toffees.choc crackle sticks and fairy popcorn..party pies and sasage rolls,mimi frnkfurts and cordial

Abby - posted on 05/18/2009

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small sandwiches, sugar free jelly, little fairy cakes, chunks of cheese, sausage rolls, breadsticks, hope some of this helps x

User - posted on 05/18/2009

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It is aatradition in my family that at every birthday party we serve a huge pot of homemade sloppy joes everyone love them and it feeds alot of people. along with some sides like chips and dip, veggie tray, baked beans. easy stuff that is cheap and goes a long way!!

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