Every parent knows how it feels to plan a birthday party for their child and be faced with coming up with a menu that appeal to both children and adults. Although it is still better if you can plan a menu that has everything for everyone of all ages, remember that your kid’s birthday party is for him and his friends. Hence, the priority is for the kids to enjoy the food at your party.
If you are planning on getting catering services for your kids party, ask whether you can have two separate menus for your guests – one for adults and one for kids. Usually, if the company offering catering services has a menu for kids, these are at a lower rate than the adult rate. But whether you are preparing the food yourself or having the party catered, below are some food suggestions that will surely appeal to your kid guests.
- Vegetable finger foods. What parent would not be happy watching their kids eat healthy food? Cut up small pieces of carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, celery, and broccoli. The key in making these vegetable finger foods appealing to kids is to serve various yummy dips. Some good dips are yogurt dip, peanut butter dip, chocolate dip, and cheese dip.
- Mac and cheese. This very simple yet healthy pasta dish is a favorite among kids. For maximum health rating, use whole wheat macaroni, low calorie and low sodium butter, skim milk, and cheddar cheese. Do not be surprised if even your adult guests ask for some.
- Pizza. Another blockbuster for kids, pizza is very easy to eat. You can even make it more fun by offering your kiddie guests to make their own pizza. Set up a pizza-making table where the kids can make their own pizza with supervision from an adult. Some good ingredients you can offer are cheese, pineapple, ham, pepperoni, bell peppers, tuna, olives, chicken pieces, and onions, among others.
- Fruit sticks. Another healthy option is to serve fruit sticks. Cut up small pieces of apples, oranges, grapes, pears, peaches, mangoes, bananas, and any other fruit available. Put small pieces of these fruits on a stick to make a fruit kebab. You can get a big watermelon and stick all the kebabs on it, so that you have a colorful display on your table. No kid can resist not getting one of these healthy treats.