When it comes to preparing kids party food for a child’s birthday party, most parents want recipes that are quick, simple, and relatively foolproof. Depending on your own expertise in the kitchen, the following recipes should certainly fit the bill.
Take the time to sit down and look over the following recipes before deciding what you would like to serve for the birthday party. These recipes are of course mere suggestions. You may well have other recipes in mind that will fit into your party budget. The ones that are listed here are to show the selection of foods that are usually served at a child’s birthday party.
THE BIRTHDAY CAKE. Even if baking is not your thing, you can create a beautiful birthday cake for your child’s birthday party! Using a simple cake recipe to make a 32×23 cm sheet cake, then decorating the cake with a few well-planned adornments can result in a cake you will want to photograph before cutting so you can remember just how good it looked!
Baking your own birthday cake is far cheaper than buying one at a bakery! Do some price comparisons, and you will see for yourself. What will cost $60.00 or more in a bakery can be made at home for a fraction of that price.
The most anticipated of all the foods on the party table will be, of course, the birthday cake. This basic cake recipe can be frosted and decorated in a variety of ways that are sure to please all of your party guests. It is a lovely, light cake, yet sturdy enough to hold the decor of your choice. Just follow the instruction and take your applause! CLICK HERE FOR BIRTHDAY CAKE RECIPE
HOW ABOUT CUP CAKES? If the thought of baking and decorating a large cake still makes you nervous, consider preparing cupcakes instead. The same recipe can be used, and it will make about 24 cupcakes. These can be decorated individually and topped with an edible decoration that goes along with your party theme.
Decorate Your Cake With Care…It is not a good idea to use inedible decorations for small children, and even older kids will need to be warned.
FROSTING THE BIRTHDAY CAKE. It is a good idea to use a basic frosting such as chocolate or vanilla, as you will be placing decorations on the top of the cake depending on what theme you choose for the birthday party. Vanilla frosting can be tinted with food colouring to any shade you choose that would work with your theme. You may purchase a frosting that is already made, or you may choose to make your own frosting, using the recipe below.
Other Recipes Suitable for a Child’s Party…Children like simple foods, which makes your menu planning easier. You will probably want to serve snacks instead of a full meal. Kids will be too excited to eat a lot of food, though there are exceptions to this rule. The following recipes are easy to prepare as well as delicious!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAKE CONES. These are simple, quick, and kind to the budget. Many birthday party hosts and hostesses prefer these for their guest’s little hands, as they are potentially less messy. They may be frosted with any flavour of frosting that goes well with the cake mix, and decorated to suit the party theme. CLICK HERE FOR CONES RECIPE
BIRTHDAY RICE KRISPIE TREATS. CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE
CATCH OF THE DAY. These are great if you can find those little crackers that are shaped like fish. Maybe different shaped cracker might suit too. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE
EASY SAUSAGE BALLS RECIPE. CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE
TORTILLA PINWHEEL SANDWICHES. Really easy to make! CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE
Cheese sticks, and a cheese and fruit platter are well received by children and adults alike. A dip for the fruit is always welcome.
CREAM CHEESE FRUIT DIP. CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE
BIRTHDAY PARTY DIP. This is a very popular recipe to serve at birthday parties. Guests of all ages seem to enjoy the taste very much. It goes nicely with many kinds of chips as well as raw vegetables. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE
PEOPLE PUPPY CHOW. A snack food that is perfect for a party goes by several names, People Puppy Chow being one of them. Kids are intrigued by the chance to nibble on actual puppy food, but once they taste the mixture they will certainly come back for more. HERE’S THE RECIPE
GIANT BIRTHDAY COOKIE. Giant cookies are popular at birthday parties everywhere. They are often used as an activity, where children are given various colours of frosting and told to decorate the giant cookies. Here is one recipe that makes a beautiful and delicious cookie. HERE IT IS