A child’s birthday is going to be one of the most special and memorable days of his or her life. This is also the case for the little kids and their parents who are going to be invited for this party. It doesn’t have to be a fully blown out extravaganza. It can be a little get together at brunch or a small tea party, but you are going to have to feed all the over-excited kids and adults who are going to grace your child’s party with their presence. Before deciding on what food to provide, you have to answer a few questions. For instance, what time the party is going to be held, the ages of the kids, the total number of children and adults, and the venue of the party. Once all these have been addressed, it is now time to list down the types of food.
The savory food items
Before giving the children a sugar rush with all the desserts, it’s better to give them some savory items to begin with. There are so many different items to choose from, but you have to know your audience. Children are extremely picky eaters so think from their perspective. Sandwiches, are a sure hit. Grilled cheese, ham and cheese, buttered carrot and beetroot filled sandwiches cut up into little triangles or cut into different shapes using biscuit cutters will sell out like hot cakes. You can have a small ‘make it yourself’ station. Keep out some slices of ham, cheese and different vegetables in bowls so that children can pick and choose to make their own personalized sandwiches. In addition, you can also have sausages, mini pizzas, French fries, and even popcorn.
This is what all the children are looking forward to. More than the birthday itself children come to stuff their faces with all the different kinds of sweets they could get their hands-on and it is a day where they are allowed to eat all they want and run wild. The desserts can vary from a mere delicious ice cream cone to having an over the top chocolate fountain. Either way the end result is going to be very happy and satisfied children.
In addition to the obligatory and traditional birthday cake, your dessert table can also be filled with different coloured jellies in little shot glasses, without the alcohol of course. You can have fruit kebabs, with an assortment of fruits, and a chocolate fountain on the side to dip the kebabs in, making it a crowd favorite, enchanting children and adults alike. An ice cream van in Canberra can be given to each child, it can be either vanilla, chocolate or strawberry with a generous amount of sprinkles on top.
At the top of your mind the easiest and the most inexpensive thing to provide would be fizzy drinks and water. Having water is a given, with all the running around and playing, the children are going to be thirsty and they will need something to relinquish their thirst. You could most definitely have fizzy drinks as well, but some parents are quite against it and would not want their children to be amped up on all that sugar. A solution to this is to have homemade freshly squeezed juices or buy a couple of juice boxes for each child, which will also reduce the amount of spillage as opposed to using cups.
It is always necessary to have a plan. Therefore start the planning atleast two to three weeks in advance and have all the individual items ready for the the big day, leaving you stress free on the actually birthday.