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Portion Control at your Active Kid’s Party

Portion Control: How to create a healthy kid’s party and still serve up the sweet classics.

 

Healthy kids party

I think we have all been here… at a party, with so many delicious cheeses, dips, chips and drinks. So many you want to try that it’s hard to keep track of how much you have eaten. Until it’s too late and you’ve over stuffed yourself.  Throwing a healthy kids party is possible, and the solution is so, so simple!

If you were to place everything you want to eat on a plate before you eat it, you’d have a better idea of how much is an appropriate amount for you to eat. This is portion control. You need to put a little thought into what you are eating before it goes down the hatch as our bodies take a little while to signal to our brain that our tummy is full.

Portion Control is important for kids too! And something they need your help with, especially if you want to host a healthy and active kid’s party. Instead of letting your guests graze all party long, why not give kids a serving of each item? Think plastic shot glasses for desserts, small cardboard boxes of popcorn, mini bags of lollies. You can utilize some gorgeous and cheap serving ware that can be found in KMart, Big W and Target party sections, not to mention online party supply businesses. The added bonus to this is that you can organise this ahead of time and place it on your party table at the start of the party to let the kid’s go for it. There will still be room for birthday cake because kid’s won’t be stuffed full.
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Balance sweet & savoury

We put some fresh popped popcorn and grapes in these cute little cardboard boxes from Kmart then we tied a little string around each box for an added touch. For the sweet box we placed five gummy lollies, a chocolate, 3 marshmallows and a small handful of grapes. Give kid’s a few options by alternating what you place in each box, kid’s can pick their favourite combo.

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Super Easy Ballerina Cupcakes

Here is a super easy recipe for some delicious ballerina cupcakes that are very much ‘doable,’ even for novice chefs and take very little preparation. These, along with your Dancing Queen party host (see our party packages), will beautifully complement your little ones ballet themed birthday party.

Ballerina Cupcake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

Basic Cupcakes

2 cups SR Flour

¾ cup caster sugar

¾ cup milk

125g butter, melted

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

 

Basic Buttercream Icing

250 g butter in cubes at room temperature (very important to be at room temperature)

3 cups pure icing sugar, sifted

¼ cup milk

Food Colouring

 

Method:

Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 180C (fan forced). Grease 12 cupcake muffin pan or line with paper cases. Combine all dry ingredients in bowl with large metal spoon. Make a well in the centre and add in all wet ingredients. Combine with a large metal spoon, stirring gently until all ingredients are just incorporated. Be careful not to over mix, otherwise your cupcakes will not be light and fluffy like a ballerina!

Spoon mixture into prepared muffin pan. Bake for 12-15 mins. A tooth pick or skewer inserted into the middle of the cupcake and pulled out clean, confirms the cupcakes are cooked all the way through.

Remove from oven and place cupcakes on wire rack to cool after 5 minutes cooling in the muffin pan.

 

Icing

Place butter in a large mixing bowl. Use an electric beater to beat until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Gradually add the sifted icing sugar whilst continuing to beat, until the mixture is very pale in colour and fluffy. Gradually add the milk and beat until smooth. Stir in your food colouring until fully combined. Make sure your cupcakes are 100% cooled before icing!!!

 

How to ice:

Take a look at this YouTube clip of Elise from My Cupcake Addiction for a very easy icing demo using a knife. Or at this video for a slightly more challenging piped tutu buttercream icing demo for a more authentic look.

Templates for your leotard cupcake picks: ballerina-cupcake-picks Print these on some already patterned paper or card, cut them out and sticky tape them to tooth picks, then insert them into the centre of your iced cupcake.

 

Your guests are going to love these, we promise!!!

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