Let’s face it, probably the most important part of your child’s party, aside from the presents of course, will be the party food. Of course, you want to provide healthy nutritious choices but it is also important to make it easy, delicious and fun. So let’s take a look at some of the party food options available when the sun shines.
Firing up the Barbecue
All children love burgers and hot dogs and what’s not to love. Choose well made sausages and burgers which use natural ingredients and have a high quality meat content. Why not make your own bread rolls and get the kids involved too. All children love baking and if they get messy, so what! It’s all about having a good time and there are plenty of sites like bakingsmart.com which are packed full of handy hints, recipes and inspiration to make baking fun for all the family. Give it a try and they will love being able to share their homemade masterpieces with their friends.
Having a Picnic
Whether at home in the back garden, in the local park or even further afield, a picnic is always a winner. Take some large picnic rugs to lay on the grass along with an assortment of colourful plates and cups. If there is a movie or character that your child is particularly fond of then why not get some themed tableware to make it extra special. You can either make large platters of snacks or why not give each child a party box. Inside you can put a sandwich, crisps, some fruit and a sweet treat, whatever you like. You could even add a novelty toy for each child to take home.
When they have finished eating why not get a team game going to stave off any boredom,or perhaps storytime for the younger ones. Whatever you decide, a picnic is guaranteed to keep them happy until it’s time to go home. And if the weather fails you, just decamp inside and have a carpet picnic instead. Yes it might be a bit messy but they will still have a wonderful time.
Party or Finger food
If you are planning a more low key celebration this year for a few close friends and family some nicely decorated plates of party food and snacks will do the job. Never underestimate the appeal of a frozen banana penguin or a strawberry mouse!
The main thing is just remember to enjoy it, have fun and they are guaranteed to do the same.