Simply Said… One Charming Party

When it comes to parties, Brittany from One Charming Party knows how to put one together. I have been emailing back and forth with Brittany lately and before Kaye’s birthday party, she gave me the best advice and tips for how to pull off a kid party with the less amount of stress. She is brilliant. The best part is you can subscribe to all her fabulous ideas through her newsletters. Today, she is sharing with us fun food ideas for children’s birthday party. This is Brittany simply saying…

I’m Brittany, the mother of four kiddos who has always loved planning her kids’ birthday parties. I have since turned this into a “real job” and now I’m an event designer. You can see some of the parties I’ve planned over at One Charming Party. Since we’re all about parties around here, Tiffany asked me to post a list of food to serve at a child’s party.

I often hear of people serving pizza or hot dogs at birthday parties. These are pretty much the old standbys. But I hate the stereotype that kids will only eat junk food. I think we can do better than that. Why not offer simple, delicious foods that match the theme of your party?

Yummy treats at a Tea Party: chocolate dipped strawberries, tiny rice crispy treats, and mini cupcakes.

Apple pie tarts are just one of the things the guests made at this Baking Party.

Mini quiches and pancakes topped with glittery syrup at a Pajama Party.

A whole table of options at a Wizard of Oz Party: a platter of fruit, heart shaped sandwiches (for the tin man), and yellow brick road mac & cheese.

Picnic lunches served in buckets at a Mermaid Party included pb & jellyfish sandwiches, sea cucumbers, oyster pearl grapes, goldfish crackers and crab-leg carrots.

Easy peasy jam sandwiches wrapped in paper and pink juice with heart shaped ice at a Raggedy Ann Party.

Gourmet desserts at a Love themed party: mini chocolate & peanut butter cupcakes and tiny tarts.

Homemade popsicles made from fruit juices & yogurt and rainbow fruit skewers cooled down the guests at a Water Party.

And of course, just plain old cake will always do.

I hope this gives you some fresh and fun new ideas of what to serve for food at your child’s next birthday party. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and skip the boring old standbys. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Images by Brook Andreoli, Nicole Gerulat, and Casey Hyer.

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