Kids enter. Kids play games. Kids stuff their faces with cake, sweets, ice-cream & fizzy drinks. Carnage. Mayhem. Tears. Headaches. Kids leave. Tears.
Kids enter. Kids play games. Kids stuff their faces with frozen treats, yoghurty deliciousness, crispy fruit & sticky goodness. Mayhem. Laughter. Hugs. Kids leave. Major parenting points.
Soooo I could be a little dramatic, but you get my point. Children are forever experiencing new things & food is a major component of those new experiences. Upping your food game & offering the kids something familiar, but presented in a totally new & fun way, is a straight shot to the party hosting wall of fame.
Start considering fruit as your wingman & veg as your super power. You'll be rounding the kids up in no time using the parenting force.
I only ever see grapefruit on hotel menus or at middle-of-the-road breakfast buffets, which is a shame because grapefruit's delicious & incredibly healthy! These ice lollies are a great & stealthy way to get this beautiful fruit into the kids' diet. The colour's amazing too!
Veg crisps are the in-thing at the moment. I love them, but they're generally way too salty for little ones. These pear crisps are a great alternative & would look yummy in a big bowl in the middle of the table.
These look absolutely scrumptious! Strawberries are brilliant because they're so versatile. They're a safe bet with kids too, so you know you generally can't go wrong. Plus, you can make these in advance to lighten the load on d-day.
I have a huge soft spot for fruit roll-ups. When I find myself reaching for a kilo of chocolate, they're my saviour! The perfect little (natural) sugar hit. I always thought they'd be quite tricky to make, but it turns out they're actually quite straightforward. The kids'll love them!
Heard the story about the watermelon & the hedgehog? No, me neither. It's slightly random this, & granted, it'd take a bit of work, but it'd look amazing in the middle of your party table! Also, it reminds me of a little hedgehog cub that used to live in my garden. He was always looking for snacks in the leaves. I called him Russell...
I've noticed that there's a distinct summer vibe here. Now that I think of it, I find it really difficult to come up with healthy kids party food that'd work during winter. If you have better luck, please let me know in the comments below.