Friday’s 5 at 5: Foods Served At the Ice Cream Party

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Chips and dips. I made some guacamole to go with tortilla chips. Then had some potato chips to go with favored sour cream dips.
  4. Vegetable tray. I did one side cucumbers and another side of baby carrots. In between were French onion and bacon and onion dips.
  5. 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.

ยป 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.

3 Responses to “Friday’s 5 at 5: Foods Served At the Ice Cream Party”

  • Shani

    My daughter’s 3rd birthday is tomorrow and will be outside at a pool. Since she has food allergies, coming up with a menu was challenging, but I wanted to make sure she could eat everything we’re putting out. We’re serving hotdogs, tortilla chips and guac, two kinds of hummus and pita chips, fruit salad made of fresh strawberries and pineapple, potato chips, and cake. Drinks will be the same colorless capri suns that you mentioned. I thought about putting out a vegetable tray, and I still might add that, as I feel guilty. The party is only two hours long, though, so I don’t want to overdo it.

  • Jade @ No Longer 25

    Your site is looking great, I’ve been away in Sydney so just catching up with blogging now. These pizzas are making me hungry – they looks so yummy.

    Keeping it simple is the best idea, it gives you time to enjoy it. Parties were always simple when I was little, sandwiches, small sweets (like marshmallows dipped in chocolate and rice crispy cakes) juice and music.


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