This year I decided to keep it simple with the food served at Kaye’s ice cream party. I spent so much time with the decorations and activities that I knew I wouldn’t have time to make the food fancy. And I was able to feed 25 people for about $1.75 per person by serving the 5 things below. Everyone had plenty to eat with leftovers. I made it nice with fancy paperware found at Michael’s clearance section.
- Little Ceaser’s $5 pizzas. We only needed 5 cheese or pepperoni pizzas to feed 25 people. And the plus side about it was I didn’t need to heat up our house on a hot summer day by baking them in our oven.
- Easiest fruit salad. Cut up strawberries, peaches, grapes and bananas. Coated bananas in lemon juice to keep it from browning. Then tossed it all in a bowl to mix with a little bit of sugar and almost a whole tub of whipped topping. Simple and delicious.
- Chips and dips. I made some guacamole to go with tortilla chips. Then had some potato chips to go with favored sour cream dips.
- Vegetable tray. I did one side cucumbers and another side of baby carrots. In between were French onion and bacon and onion dips.
- Water and juice. Gave some color to the water with lemon and lime. Then I also provided the option of apple juice and the colorless CapriSuns. I don’t have to worry much about children spilling on my carpet.
» What kinds of food do you like to serve at birthday parties? How do you keep food at parties simple and cheap?
P.S. Here are other party food ideas.