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    Default Birthday party food

    DD is 5 tomorrow (). We are having a party next weekend, kicking off fairly early to beat the heat. Can you tell me what you think of my menu? Feel free to suggest anything that I could add.

    BTW, it is a party, so I am aware that this may not be a healthy menu.

    Birthday cake
    Cup cakes
    Fruit and marshmallow kebabs
    Finger sandwiches (ham, cheese, ham and cheese, chicken and mayo etc)
    Cheese and crackers for the grown ups

    Bear in mind that this is not across lunch time. Not sure how many are coming yet.

    Parties stress me out....and this year I have found myself having two .

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    Birthday cake - great!
    Cup cakes - If you're going to have some, make them bite-size otherwise chn take a bite and then dump. Alternatively you could have the kids decorate them and take one home.
    Fruit and marshmallow kebabs - kids love fruit and so you probably don't need the marshmallows
    Finger sandwiches (ham, cheese, ham and cheese, chicken and mayo etc) - Just keep in mind that bread goes dry really fast. What about sausage rolls or cocktail frankfurts? Adults tend to like these also
    Cheese and crackers for the grown ups - If it's really hot the cheese will go funny quickly - maybe think about a dip instead?
    Chips/Grainwaves, cookies - these will withstand the heat
    Have you thought about drinks? Poppers and water?

    Is there a theme?

    Just thought of something else...our kids LOVE cheezels. Not great for them, but they do go for them at a party!
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    How many people you having and is there a theme? I'd just whip up some extra cute party food type things like honey joys or fairy bread ( fairy bread sticks are always a hit) or jelly cups ( but what you have is fine!) Im assuming it's morning tea so you won't need more savoury things?

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    Plain chips
    Crackers and cheese
    Crackers, veggie sticks and dip
    Cob loaf dip (more for the parents)
    Choc crackles
    Choc spiders
    Choc (rum) balls
    Rice bubble slice

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    We had DS 5 th birthday party today.

    We had
    pizza
    Homemade sausage rolls
    Fruit kebab
    Chocolate crackles
    Dip and antipasto
    Fairy bread.

    Was enough for the kids and adults.
    The kids did a lot of running around and found they grazed more than anything.

    Don't go crazy.
    Especially if not around lunch time

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    I agree that you don't have to have huge amounts of anything. Try and place the food where it will be eaten or offer it around if people aren't trying it.

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    We had DD2's 4th bday yesterday morning.

    We had jelly cups, strawberry & marshmallow kebabs, fairy bread, watermelon & birthday cake.

    Watermelon disappeared first followed by the kebabs all that ended up being leftover were a few discarded pieces of fairybread & some jelly cups

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    Theme? Well naturally it is a Disney Princess meets Marvel Avengers party....der.

    Number of guests - not sure yet, rsvp date is Wednesday and the party is on the g20 long week end and I wonder if a lot of people are planning on getting the hell out of dodge that weekend. So far I know of one dad bringing 4 kids.

    My dd doesn't eat fairy bread so I wasn't going to bother with that. I am also making chocolate spiders by special request of the birthday girl.

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    Good call on the jelly cups. She loves jelly. Last year I made 5 tiered Rainbow jelly cups. Took hours.

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    I just had DS super hero party and made a captain America shield out of fruit and marshmallows which looked really cool and I do fairy bread sticks - melted white chocolate over a plain bread stick and sprinkle with hundreds and thousands or edible glitter - the kids seem to prefer these over the bread


 

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