Planning food for a children’s birthday party is a little stressful. On any normal day you would never let your child consume copious amount of sugar and crappy foods. But it’s a party. And Suddenly you are supposed to be OK with it?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a little treat now and again but there is a way that you can at least limit the amount of sugary foods they consume (without the kiddies even noticing) simply by being a little inventive with the party food. Here are 25 Kid friendly Party Food Options that are a little bit healthy but still a lot of fun!
August to October is a really busy month for kids birthdays. We have an August Baby ourselves and if I rewind 40 weeks … it puts me at having conceived my youngest round about the festive season. Ho ho ho! But apparently I’m not the only one! August has topped the ‘birthday month’ for the past 16 years with a whopping 10% of babies being born then. Followed closely by, you may have guessed it … September and October. Which is why I thought it would be especially appropriate to share some amazing (and a little bit healthy) kids party food ideas because I know I’m not the only one hosting a kids birthday party in the next few weeks.
5 Types of Healthy Party Food to Serve at a Kids Party
1. Fruit and Vegetables
2. Savoury Snacks and Slices
6. Taco Cups
7. Ladybird Topped Crackers
8. Spaghetti and Meatball Bites
9. Mini Pizza
10. Mini Tuna and Corn Quiche
11. Cheese Stars
12. Ham and Cheese Roll Ups
13. Buttered Popcorn (Air popped Popcorn sprinkled with melted butter and salt)
3. Party Drinks
Sweets (Because that’s what they’ll be looking for)
The Birthday Cake
This is my basic vanilla birthday cake which I make for all our birthday cakes. It’s simple, takes around 5 minutes to get into the oven and is made from only 7 real food ingredients. I have tried so many different types of flours and cake recipes and I have yet to find one that I’m prepared to make as a birthday cake. So …. when it comes to birthday cakes, I always use raw sugar (the honey colored unrefined version). There is something about the butter/sugar combination that makes this special.
Now that you can tick the party food off the list … it’s time to plan the party!
Here are my tips on Hosting a birthday party on a budget.