So you are planning a kiddie birthday party. One thing you should pay a lot of attention on is the food that you will serve. It should be easy to make and something that both kids and adults will enjoy eating which could be a snack or a meal in itself.
If the venue of the party is at home, it is okay to serve food like friend chicken, barbecue, pizza, pasta, hotdogs, cookies and burgers. You can also serve some appetizers as well like chips, cookies, nachos, peanuts and pretzels.
Don’t forget to offer refreshments such as juice, water and soda. As for dessert, make sure there is plenty of ice cream and cake.
While some may consider this a light snack and not a meal, the kids and even the parents will keep coming back for more since it is free so chances are they won’t eat anything anymore by the time they go home.
Now most of these items you can buy from the store while there are others that you can do at home. Do you order it or make it? That is the question you have to ask yourself and this depends on how much time you have to do the work and your budget.
For parents who want to let the kids make their own meals, prepare a table with all the ingredients and then just let do what they want. This can work for those who are serving burgers and pizza so the kids can choose from the different toppings that are available.
But won’t buying too much from a restaurant or preparing it yourself lead to a lot of wastage? Not really because a lot of smart parents give some away the end of the party. They also finish the rest in the coming days by putting these treats as part of their kid’s lunches.
However, if you do decide to have a party in a restaurant, the only thing you have to do is select from the different packages that are being offered and make a rough estimate of how many people will attend.
Should your kid have a favorite restaurant; it is only natural to have the kiddie birthday party there. Make sure you order what they like and a few other things since you are not ordering for just a handful of people but a large group.
If you are having a hard time choosing what to offer, see if the restaurant can let you taste some for free. If this is not the case, just order the said items on one of your visits.
As for leftovers, bring home some and then give a few away. That way, there won’t be so much excess food in your refrigerator which will just go to waste if you are not able to consume it.
Should the restaurant where the party will be held does not offer a complimentary birthday cake, make sure you get one because this is the highlight of the event when you light the candle and your kid makes his or her birthday wish.
Aside from the games and the prizes, you should also plan what food to serve during the kiddie party. The key to choosing what to serve is simplicity because it does not take much to satisfy those little hungry stomachs even if it is just a light snack.