Party food is a staple of any kid’s birthday. After all, they need some energy after running around, opening presents, and making mischief! Whether you are throwing your own child a birthday party or you plan on bringing food for a friend’s, here are some simple foods that are sure to go down a treat (for the adults, too!).
The great thing about taking sugar cookies to a party is that you can decorate them so that they fit the theme. This doesn’t have to be overly complicated, either – using cookie decorating stencils will help you create that perfect finish without too much work. You’ll be sure to impress all in attendance!
Pizzas might seem like the perfect party food, but mini pizzas knock them off the top spot. While kids may love a large slice of pizza, it all too often gets around their mouths, clothes, and the floor. To prevent this happening (or at least lessen the likelihood), make mini pizzas for the party – they’ll be perfect for all the little hands.
If there are different dietary requirements at the party, there are ways to make vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free pizzas that are just as delicious.
For a good dose of carbs on the paper plates, make a delicious homemade tomato sauce to stir into some pasta. For an extra kick of health, throw in pieces of broccoli and spinach – the kids will be too excited to notice! Pasta is delicious, simple, and well-loved, so it’s hard to go wrong when bringing it to any party.
Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Chocolate always goes down well with kids, so make sure to bake some tasty chocolate chip cupcakes for the ultimate treat. Have a look for some easy recipes to get that perfect fluffy texture, and you’ll surely be thanked for your baking skills!
Who says healthy food has no place at a kid’s party? Make the fruit a little more desirable by placing it on lollypop sticks and calling them fruit wands. You could use apples, pineapples, melons, kiwis, strawberries, and more. The more colorful, the better!
Potato wedges are one of the best finger foods, as they are very easy to make, they taste good, and they’re filling, so you don’t need to eat too many. If you want to go the extra mile, you could even make a homemade dip to go alongside the potato wedges.
Don’t forget about hydration! The little ones will be gasping for a drink in the middle of their exciting partying, so make plenty of homemade lemonade for them to gulp down. Not only is it healthier than the bottled stuff, but it’s tastier, too.
For the perfect homemade lemonade, use the ripest lemons, don’t overuse ice, and throw in some extra fruit, like strawberries or peaches.
With the right food, a kid’s birthday party is complete, so get to work in the kitchen to ensure everyone attending is well fed.
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