Kids’ birthday parties are all about fun and eating well. They’re the ideal opportunity for children to socialize with each other, to make new friends and to enjoy a bit of extravagantness at the same time. That means it’s important to think carefully about everything that goes into a children’s birthday party and to select the most appropriate food options for the age and personality of the children celebrating the occasion.
One of the things that children’s birthday party food can be based on is the theme of the party. The kinds of foods that work well for children’s birthday party themes depend greatly on the overall mood that’s been set. For instance, for trick or treat parties, parents and children can choose from many kinds of cookies, chocolates, candies, cupcakes, mini cakes or other deserts that involve candy or the scent of treats. Some children’s birthday party food can be more expensive than others, depending on whether the children’s birthday party is being organized as an actual children’s party, or is part of a larger children’s birthday party event.
If the children’s birthday party is taking place at home, children’s birthday party food that features a flavour that is popular in the family tends to be light on the budget. One easy option is to use her or marmalade to flavour the ice cream. Kheer is a thin layer of clarified butter that is fried or rolled, and used to give different flavours to ice creams, such as fudge or caramel, and is an excellent pick me up that children love.
Another children’s birthday party food idea is fruit salad. In this case, fruit salad is a more economical choice than mayonnaise, which is higher in sugar and therefore must be eaten in moderation. One key idea is to use a fruit-based diet, such as a fruit salad mix, and make it colourful by using a variety of fruits, such as strawberries, blueberries, kiwi slices, oranges and grapes. You could even add some dried fruit, like dates or figs.
A children’s birthday party food idea that is both healthy and tasty is corn. You can have black or green corn depending on the taste of the children, or you can use your imagination and make it a rainbow theme with the corn. Serve the corn with a side of fresh vegetables, and fruit salad. An alternative to the fruits is to serve canned or fresh home-cooked corn on the cob, which is also healthy and very tasty. Another great option for sweet corn is to use sweet corn that has been processed into chips instead of the more traditional form of corn.
Most children love pizza. It is easy to come up with children’s birthday party food ideas that incorporate this tasty snack. Pizza can be served plain, with sauce, or dressed up with different toppings. Another children’s birthday party food idea is to have a children’s pizza bake. You can buy pre-made pizza dough at most supermarkets, and you can bake the pizza dough in the oven.
If you want to serve healthy snacks, you should look into frozen foods. They are an excellent alternative to the more traditional snacks like chips or candy. Frozen yogurt, sorbet and fruit juices are great on children’s birthday party menus. You can also choose healthy snacks from a kids’ birthday party menu. One fun idea is to offer mini-bags of healthy cookies, chocolates or trail mix – anything that you can make in advance and keep in a backpack.
For older children or teens, ice cream may be an obvious choice. But you should also look into healthy options for older children’s birthday party food. An example of this would be to make fruit sandwiches for children. These can be filled with either apple, banana, or even grapes. If you are serving older children, you can also take a different route and offer different flavours of ice cream. You can make popsicles, yogurt parfaits or fruit dips that are made with fruits.