Okay, I’m just going to come out and say it.
I really can’t stand crap food at kid’s parties.
There isn’t much that bothers me, I’m pretty easy going most of the time, but the food that is served at children’s birthday celebrations is one thing I am opinionated and outspoken about.
I honestly believe, that if you decide to have a party and invite other people’s children to celebrate with you, there is a responsibility to serve the kind of food that will in some way nourish and sustain these kids and will not induce vomiting on the way home in the car.
I know the old argument – it’s a one off! A little bit won’t hurt but these days it seems kids are attending parties every other weekend – sometimes more! Let’s teach our kids how to enjoy good food – it can still be a celebration!
Does that mean it has to be all carrot sticks and hummus? No Way! There are heaps of easy to prepare, fun, delicious and healthy things you can serve at parties, even if you are short on time.
Francesca just celebrated her 8th birthday and had a party at home which I catered for myself (since this is my job). I know what you’re thinking…well it’s okay for you Mamacino – but believe me, I am busy too! We had interstate guests to stay for the weekend and it was Father’s Day and I had plenty of orders for Granola to tend to.
I’m not saying you have to make every single thing from scratch using organic and natural ingredients (but it’s great if you do!). I’m just saying bypass the discount aisle at The Reject Shop because no one needs confectionary wrapped in several layers of plastic that will still be within its use by date when your child finishes School!
Ideas for simple, wholesome party food…
Kid’s come to parties to play! Keep the food simple and real – especially if your party is right on lunch time.
If you want to make it even more simple and serve less food, have your party at morning tea or afternoon tea time. Sometimes a fruit platter and a birthday cake is enough!
For more ideas, recipes, tips and tricks, take a look at my Kid’s Party Time eBook HERE.
So what do you think? Do you agree that party food doesn’t have to mean total rubbish, or maybe you feel that it all adds to the fun? How do you do your kids parties?
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