Aside from the games and prizes, one of the things that children look forward to when attending kids birthday parties is the food. This is because kids get to eat whatever they want when they are out of the house since these are the only ones available for their consumption.
If you are one of those parents who are having a hard time what food to prepare during kids birthday parties, here are some of the foods that you can use as a guide. Remember, if you are planning for the menu of the party, you have to give utmost consideration to the taste buds of children since they will be the ones who will consume most of the food that will be prepared in the party. To ensure that they will enjoy the food, make a menu that include the usual foods that children love to eat such as cake, ice cream, chicken, pasta, cookies, barbeque, and cupcakes. For adult guests, you can make a separate menu for them to ensure that they won’t get hungry when you serve them kids foods.
Tips in selecting and preparing foods for the menu
For parents, choosing foods that will be prepared to their kids birthday party can be a daunting task. This is because there is the pressure that the guests—especially the kids—will not like the foods that will be served to them. To make food and menu preparation easy for parents, here are some tips that can help you get by:
1. Try to prepare the most favorite foods of your child. Since he or she is the “boss” for the day, the child has a say in the list of foods that can be served during the party. It is best for parents to ask their kids what are the foods they have in mind before making the final menu. Asking the child what she or he would want to eat during the party will also give you an idea what other kids might like to eat. You can also ask your child directly what he or she thinks are the foods that his or her classmates and friends will enjoy. From the child’s response, you can get a consensus what to prepare.
2. Look for new recipes that kids might enjoy. You can do this by surfing the Internet and looking for websites that can link you to new recipes that kids enjoy today. You can also but food magazines so you will have an idea how to prepare and present the foods.
3. Try to serve healthy meals. Since kids will be the ones who will eat most of the foods, try to serve them items that have nutritional value. Although it might seem impossible, you can do this by cooking the dishes by yourself and substituting healthier ingredients to the most common foods that kids eat.
4. Always make a good presentation. Most of the children that attend kids birthday parties are easily drawn to eye candies. This is why it is very important to make a good presentation when it comes to the foods that will be served during the party. Make sure that you take time off to make good food presentations so everything will look and taste good in the eyes of the children.