Are you throwing a kid’s birthday party and don’t know what to serve? Look no further for we’ve got the perfect menu to serve for your little guests to enjoy. They are easy to make, leaving you with sufficient time to still prepare the party favors. We give you fun ideas for kids’ party foods that are simple and take up less time to make.
Keep It Simple
Basically, all you have to bear in mind is that having a party for kids must be simple yet full of fun. The menu must be based on the kids’ favorite foods so trying to impress them with gourmet food is a no-no. You can make the menu as healthy as possible because kids go overboard with sugar and more sugar. Now if you’re worried about serving soda to your kids, you might want to consider making your own soda. You can use a soda-making machine to create a healthier version of the ever-favorite soda. You just need to read reviews for top soda makers to see which one fits your budget, as well as your other personal preferences.
Enter the Mini Apple and Cheese Hamwiches
The possibilities are endless for sandwiches. You can make the filling a day or two before the party. Chop up the bread into bite size portions. Preparing a tray or two of these is super quick to make so be ready for seconds.
You will need:
- Panini or sliced bread cut into bite size pieces
- 1 package of sliced ham sliced into 2-inch pieces
- Apple slices
- Orange marmalade
Spray a griddle pan with non-stick cooking spray. Slice Panini bread into half and spread the marmalade. Put ham, cheese and apple slices inside. Press down the griddle until it stays flat. Remove from griddle when cheese melts. Note: You may have to make these in batches when serving. Serve immediately. Alternatively, make this with anything that takes your child’s fancy, such as hotdogs, turkey, pears etc.
Chicken Meatballs with Apricot or Mango Sauce
These delicious and irresistible chicken meatballs aren’t too spicy for kids. To make them more appetizing, insert the meatballs through little bamboo skewers to make it easier for little fingers to hold! Who can say no to the mango dip for a tropical taste? This can be made in advance so you won’t have to panic when guests arrive.
You will need:
- 1 pound lean and ground chicken meat
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1/2 teaspoon each of cinnamon and ginger
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 eggs beaten
For the apricot or mango sauce, you will need:
- 3-4 tablespoons apricot or mango preserves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons yogurt
- Prepare the apricot or mango dip by mixing all ingredients together. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Put chicken meat in a large bowl. Add all the ingredients together blending well with a fork.
- Form into small meatballs and set aside.
- Over medium heat add the oil. Fry the meatballs in batches but don’t overcrowd in the pan. Fry until golden brown on all sides.
- You may now add two meatballs to the bamboo skewers.
- Arrange chicken skewers around the mango dip sauceboat. Serve warm and watch them disappear. Your little guests will surely love one of these fun ideas for kids’ party foods so it’s best to have seconds.
Now you won’t have any problem preparing food for your kid and his friends.