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7 Most Popular Kid’s Party Foods

We have seen so many delicious and beautiful party foods over the years we have been hosting our dance parties. Which is a testament of all the hardworking mums and dads who try their very best to create THE perfect party for their child.

To save you a bit of time trawling Pinterest and Taste.com.au, we have done the research for you and bring you the most popular and truly great kids party foods.

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Donuts – Donuts galore. Krispy Kreme’s, cinnamon donuts and apple donuts (read our healthy donuts blog here). We LOVE the idea of decorating your own donut; provide your guests with plain donuts, icing, lollies, sprinkles and choc and caramel sauce and set up a ‘donut decorating station’.

 

Choc Top Marshmallows – Dip your marshmallows into melted chocolate and cover in sprinkles. Very sweet but very lovely and usually presented on a skewer. Featuring at lots of parties for our youngest clients. Try this idea with banana pieces.

 

Pizza Delivery – That’s right! Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Pizza Capers, you name it, we’ve seen it and we’ve seen it work incredibly well and conveniently for lots of parents. Order delivery for a time that suits you and your entertainer and let Pizza Hut take care of the food while you enjoy the party!

 

Popcorn – Fresh popped and portioned into kid sized servings – presented in fun cardboard boxes, cute paper bags or plastic bowls. The kids love the smell of popcorn cooking, but this can easily be prepared before guests arrive. Set and forget.

 

Cupcakes – So cute! So yummy! And the perfect accompaniment to an amazing dessert table set up. You could always do a ‘decorate your own cupcake’ stand similar to the donuts above ^. Kids love the novelty of personalisation and can really show off their creativity.

 

Fruit Skewers – Bite sized pieces of fruit on skewers. This one works best in summer when all of the best fruits are in season. And that is our top tip; use in season fruits for the sweetest, yummiest skewers. For extra indulgence add marshmallows, a drizzle of melted chocolate or a chocolate dip.

 

Personalised Drinks – This is the number one drink solution we have seen. Pop top drinks with name labels on them, or labelled disposable cups. Try hand written names with a permanent marker, a printed label taped to the bottle/cup or a sticky name label from your label machine. So many options!! And so very convenient to ensure everyone can keep track of their drink and no one ends up sharing germs.

Customers homemade food

‘Wedding Cake’ – Homemade by mum.

 

 

One of my favourite party food memories was at a Charlee Cheerleader party for a gorgeous 7 year old. Mum presented an extravagant, homemade and truly perfect two-tiered blush pink cake and declared that Miss 7 had requested a wedding cake for her birthday.

 

 

 

 

 

kids party food and decorations

Made by Gillian at Crumbs of Comfort – Brisbane. http://www.crumbsofcomfort.com.au

Beautiful Ballerina Cupcakes

Ballerina Cupcakes Made locally in Brisbane.

 

Homemade Ballerina Party Food items

Food homemade and photographed by mum – Emma Valentine Photography https://www.facebook.com/emmavalentinephotography/

 

Can you think of anything else that worked for your child’s party?

 

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Swap This For That – Healthy Donut’s

Swap this for that – Kids Party food – Donut’s

Healthy Kid's Party Food

Donuts are one of the trendiest foods to have a your child’s party this year. They are colourful and delicious and look fabulous on your party table. In this blog, we show you how to serve a healthier version of donuts at your child’s party, something still fun and sweet, but a little lower in fat and with some nutritional value. They are simple to make and the ingredients will be super easy for you to source.

I started with two large green apples; red would work just fine too. After washing and coring them, I turned each apple on their sides and sliced them into 5mm wide discs. You should end up with donut shaped apple slices. I then made up a batch of buttercream icing, choosing pink food colouring to tint the icing. I then proceeded to spread one side of the donut apple slice with icing. Finish off with some sprinkles, and voila! You have a donut!!

This donut looks appetising and contains vitamins, minerals and about ½ the fat of a normal donut. You could replace your icing sugar with an artificially sweetened icing to cut down your sugar content. We can’t get over how cute they look, how easy they were to make and how much kids love them! Good Healthy Kid's Party Foodenough to eat 😛Healthy Kid's Party Food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients: to make approx. 16 donuts

2 green apples

Sprinkles/100’s & 1000’s

Icing:

90g butter

3 cups icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla essence

¼ tsp salt

3 tbsp milk

5 drops of red or pink food colouring

Method:

  1. Clean and core apples using a fruit corer.
  2. Lay each apple on its side and use a sharp knife to slice into 5mm discs.
  3. Make up a batch of butter cream icing – beat butter until fluffy. Gradually ad in 1.5 cups of sifted icing sugar, beat well. Slowly beat in vanilla essence, salt, milk. Add in tint to colour icing as desired.
  4. Spread buttercream icing on to apples using a butter knife or icing spreader.
  5. Sprinkle with 100’s & 1000’s or other cute sprinkles!

For more on healthy party foods check out this blog post on Portion Control.

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