Shhh Don’t Tell The Kids It’s Healthy…
Kids love birthday celebrations, and parties are a great opportunity to celebrate with amazing food. Party food for kids can be colorful, exciting, and healthy, but sadly kids’ parties have become synonymous with sugary foods that are loaded with saturated fats. However, these great ideas will help you avoid the junk, and make kids’ parties healthier, more special, colorful, and fun – all with minimum fuss.
Keep it simple
To make sure your party isn’t full of kids avoiding the food and getting grumpy, stick to foods with well-loved ingredients and flavors. Think bananas, strawberries, apples, cucumbers, tomato, carrots, sweetcorn, avocado, and other straightforward veggies and fruits that you know your kids will enjoy.
Given the right circumstances, children love getting involved – it gives them responsibility and is really fun with all their friends there. If you can get kids excited about making their own food, then you’ve thrown them a great party.
A “make-it-yourself” station is perfect for this; set up a table and cover it with pancakes and different toppings, components for homemade pizza, or a big pot of pasta with a few different sauces with which to top it off. The options are pretty endless, and the kids will love it.
These lovely lollies are easy to make, quick, and inexpensive. They also give you the chance to get really creative, using lots of different fruits or juices to create your own combination of goodness that the kids will love!
Don’t worry if you don’t have ice lolly molds, use using old yogurt pots – they work a charm!
Get creative with how you market your healthy fare to the kids. A “Shrek” juice or “Princess Elsa” blueberry smoothie will always sound more enticing than just “healthy juice”. Set up your juicer/blender on a table and make them to order – just like in a juice bar!
These are so straightforward, and so exciting for kids. Just melt chocolate in a bowl over hot water (use dark chocolate to keep the sugar levels down), dunk in a peeled banana or strawberries and then roll in chopped nuts (dried fruits and seeds are also winners) and cool on greaseproof paper.
Make your own alternatives to fizzy drinks
Parents who are seeking a guide to planning your kid’s next party won’t want a houseful of excitable kids to think about, avoiding sugary drinks is super important. As an alternative, try juicing up lots of fruits and veg in big batches, whizz up your own homemade lemonade, or jazzing up water with fruits, herbs, and maybe edible flowers.
Hide the good stuff
Healthy dips in different colors and flavors.
Sweet or savory dips are a great way to incorporate “the good stuff” into kids’ tummies. Classics like hummus, butter bean, avocado and tomato salsa are all great options.
If you have kids with allergies coming make sure you label things that might contain allergens like nuts, dairy, etc – you can even make cute labels that you place next to such food items.
Impress the little ones with food so tasty – they won’t believe you if you told them it was HEALTHY.
Shhhh it’s our little secret!