Amazing Party Food Ideas for Little Ones
The Good, The Bad & The Amazing!
Fruit Kebabs. Possibly one of the simplest yet most attractive (and easy to eat) healthy party choices you can make. Alternate colours for a really vibrant, healthy treat.
Fruit-Filled Cones. Pick yourself up a box of ice-cream cones from the supermarket and fill them full of fruit. You can really mix it up Or, why not keep things organised with fruits of the forest cones, or tropical treats (just be sure to keep one cone back to stuff full of Haagen Dazs post party for yourself!)
Veggie Sticks. Be it cucumber, carrot or celery, chop them up into sticks and lay them out next to some scrumptious dips (garlic and chives is always a winner in our house: plus it also puts the kybosh on any possibilities of kiss chase)
Marshmallow Skewers. Save the fruit for tomorrow's hangover-fuelled, health kick smoothie (you're hosting a kids party: a hangover is a necessity) and grab a bag of marshmallows instead. Then dip them in melted chocolate, smother them in sprinkles and enjoy a simple, yet tasty looking party treat.
Cupcake Cocktails. Give the little ones their very own taste of sophistication with cupcake cocktails. Either by using cheap disposable plastic cocktail glasses or if they're a bit older use real glassware. Fill the bottom of the glass with a favourite treat such as Skittles (additive city!) or M&Ms and then place a cupcake on top, with oodles of swirly, brightly coloured icing. Stick a cocktail umbrella in and voila! Your everyday cupcake becomes a much more exciting, exotic treat.
On the relatively simple side, I've seen really effective Hungry Caterpillars, made from tiny sandwiches, cut into circles and stacked horizontally. This works particularly well if you alternate the fillings so that there is a nice variety of colour.
The aforementioned dips and sticks can be made into a centrepiece (note I say can be: I haven't tried it personally) by being presented as a train complete with carriages.
Follow a theme, release your inner artist or just have fun. For kids parties, the presentation is key!