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4. Personalize - I’ve found that using table setting tags with individual names doesn’t work as kids will just rush to find first seat available. Instead tie a plain balloon to each chair and using a black marker write each child’s name on a balloon in large letters. Make a game out of each child finding their seat.
5. Keep it interesting - Play a calm game at table. For older kids have each one take turns in telling their favorite foods or a funny joke. Sing or play songs for younger kids.
So what do you serve?
Here are some top favorite kid party foods:
Fun mini sandwiches and wraps.
Cut up fruit and veggies with dip.
Breadsticks and chocolate sprinkle dip.
Pizza fingers, chicken finger, fish fingers… anything fingers!
Potato wedges or mini baked potatoes.
A selection of small savory crackers, dried fruit, and a few chocolate chips will make a fun trail mix.
Classic cheese and crackers with baby tomatoes in center of plate .
Small meatballs (chicken, pork or beef all work well).
With a little imagination you can turn most foods in your kitchen cupboards into kid party food. Also, don’t go overboard in amount of food you provide. Most kids are so excited by actual party they will only lightly pick at their party food… no matter how yummy it is.
So take it easy, prepare lots of quick finger foods, present it nicely and most of all enjoy day!
Mila Sidman is a mom of three and the creator of www.easy-kid-recipes.com. A leading website providing simple, kid-friendly recipes, nutritional information, meal planning tips, fun kid cooking projects and much more.