What to serve on kids party
Thinking about what food to serve for your Kids party? We can help you!
We always think first about the decoration, the entertainment, the venue … and when we get to the food we get lost without knowing what to do. We are going to give you some tips that can help you decide.
Let’s start with food allergy because it is essential and often forgotten at the time of planning. Be aware of possible allergic children. If there are children invited that you do not know well, it would be thoughtful to check with parents about possible allergies, that way you can have different options available to avoid unpleasant situations. A lot of care needs to be taken when preparing food for people with food restrictions. If you will be the chef of the day, research a little about food restrictions to take all the necessary precautions. If you are going to hire a catering company talk with them about the options available.
The theme of the party can help you, even though the food does not necessarily need to be part of the theme, some options related to the theme can give a special touch in the decoration. For example, if the theme of the party is picnic, having a table with sandwiches and assorted fruits would be a menu suitable for children and integrates the decor. Another example would be the Circus theme: hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, etc would integrate perfectly into the theme.
You should take into account the age of the children. A teenager would easily eat fast food, pizza, hot dogs etc. Otherwise smaller children especially toddlers would rather enjoy fruits, veggie bites, juice, etc.
Is your party happening at lunch or dinner time? Usually, a children’s party does not require a full menu and some finger food would be enough. If your party will be in main meal times, it would be important to keep in mind that many people would arrive without having a meal yet.
Do not forget the adults! Even if it is a children’s party there will be adults and you should think of a different menu for them. Children prefer fast food because they do not want to waste time eating when they can be running around and having fun.