The best children’s party food, treats, snacks, and lollies!
Another birthday party! Whether it’s their 3rd, 5th or 10th, every child looks forward to their birthday every year.
Planning an upcoming birthday party? We’re sure that if you are a parent, you know all the steps that go into planning and preparing a memorable birthday party each year.
There are a lot of things you’ll need to tick off on your birthday planning list:
- Gifts and prizes
And of course, you can’t forget about what food you serve!
What is a good menu for a birthday party?
Kids are picky eaters – with our advice however, you won’t need to worry about tantrums or wasteful leftovers.
To ensure the birthday menu is a hit, there are some things that you should ask yourself when planning for your kiddie-friendly party food.
Meal preparation: should you DIY?
When planning a birthday meal, you should first decide whether you’ll need a catering service, order some food packages, or cook it yourself.
Time is one factor to consider when deciding on this matter. Do you want to start from scratch and:
- Source all of the supplies?
- Prepare the night before?
- Cook or bake to ensure they’re ready before the party starts?
If not, it is best to consider catering services or faster options….
Think about the $$$: what is the cheapest food for a kids birthday party?
When thinking about your menu, it is important that you take into account your budget. How much are you willing to spend when it comes to food selections?
Luckily, there are countless affordable options out there – for example, pizza is an eternal party favourite because of how many little stomachs it can fill relative to its price.
Tried and tested snacks like party pies, sausage rolls, and a ton of chips will also be well-received. Add some fruit cups, and your menu is halfway done!
Birthday party age group
Not all age groups are the same: they play different games, have different interests and most importantly for today’s topic, often have different palates.
When planning your menu, you need to think about how old your guests are, and what their preferences are.
Luckily for you, there are a couple of things (such as a candy buffet) that are guaranteed to land, no matter how old your guests are!
Allergies and dietary restrictions
Before planning on any menu, you need to consider factors like allergies and other dietary restrictions.
So before you plan, you’ll need to:
- Ask parents if their kids have allergies and other food restrictions
- Get in touch with your catering service (if you’re using one)
- Carefully check products and ingredients (if you’re doing it yourself)
Remember, each child’s parent knows best, so rely on them to guide you. If you’re really concerned, you might want to ask the parent to tell you exactly what food you should specially prepare for their child, or invite them to stay for the party to ensure safety.
What should I make for my kid’s birthday theme?
The party theme for your child’s birthday party is the starting point of all the other decisions you need to make for your event.
Choosing birthday food, venues, decorations, and even your party giveaways can depend on your theme. And when choosing a theme, you need to consider what your kiddo wants and what you’ll need to do to make it happen.
What do you serve at a kiddies party?
Now that you’ve gone through each of these important questions, it’s time to think about what’s going to go on your menu.
If you ask us, there are 3 main food groups when it comes to kids’ parties:
In our opinion, you could even forego the mains and ensure kids have plenty of yummy snacks to gorge on before the main event (the cake, of course!)
You might want to add a lolly table (or start looking for candy buffet ideas), since this idea is “evergreen” – that’s to say, it works no matter what birthday your child is celebrating. Additionally, it can be decorated to suit your particular colour scheme.
Do us a favour: don’t forget your party favours!
If you want to make any birthday memorable, then give each guest something to remember it by.
Whether it’s prizes for party games or a thank you gesture as you send off your guests, party favours are a staple of any children’s party.
Remember when you used to get them, and how excited it made you?
Need ideas? Lolly bags are a great place to start!
So instead of getting packs of lollies in the supermarket and doing all the work of arranging them one by one, why not buy bulk lollies instead so you’ll never run out of supplies?
Better yet, why not get in touch with our lolly experts to organise premade lolly mini bags, customised and delivered right in front of your door with everything you need in one sweet package?
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