Having a hard time in deciding what food to prepare for a five year old birthday bash? Worry not because this article might help lighten your burden with some supportive tips and ideas on what to prepare and how to do it…stress-free!You just have to clear your mind, prepare your body and get ready with your budget. Careful planning is essential for a successful party.
In a birthday party, kids at age five are typically not voracious eaters, most especially there are many distractions such as fun and exciting activities, games and lots of friends around to play with. So, if you prepare an enormous array of foods, you may find a lot of leftover by the end of the party. You have the option for pre ordered foods or you can personally create your own menu.
Creating a personalized menu is more advantageous, – healthier and budget friendly. More importantly, you can have the assurance of feeding your kids and guests, some delicious, nutritious and allergen-free foods. If you have enough oven space, great idea for mini vegetarian pizzas, mini coconut macaroon bars as one of the main dessert in It’s All About Coconut recipe article, to go with slices of hotdogs and cheese cubes. They are all easy to prepare and your adult guests can pick at them also.
Other options that will never get you on the wrong side is making the traditional sandwiches. A good example is the Whole Wheat Rounds sandwich. The ingredients are so simple, in fact you have the ingredients for these sandwiches just sitting there in your cupboard shelves. The preparation is so easy, it will not take ages of your time. You can add to your menu list these Whole Wheat-Fruit Drops putting in some dried fruit mix and raisins, and the Whole Wheat-Honey Cookies where in the ingredients are exactly the same, all you have to do is incorporate or add up some honey.
Oh how exciting it will be! Aren’t they a bunch of whole-wheat goodies? Definitely your kid’s 5th birthday will be talked about by his friends even after the party is over. Most especially when their loot bags are filled with whole wheat-honey cookies and whole-wheat fruit drops, bringing home with them as party favors.
Add a couple of fruits-platter consisting of sliced cucumber, carrot sticks, and diced apple for a healthier option. With exciting foods, games, and activities, the kids can easily get dehydrated and will frequent the beverage station, so it will be a great idea to get ready with extras. Aside from a jug of water all set, have a jug of pineapple punch with apple tidbits that will greatly go with the sandwiches and cookies. Just make sure to avoid foods that will lead to the risk of choking most especially the kids are running up and about. If you include grapes and cherries on the fruit platter, make sure they are cut into halves.
Adults can pick on the finger foods too. For adult guests, parents and guardians, although they practically do not expect inclusions of themselves in a kiddie party, you can offer them tea or coffee that will go well with a plate of whole wheat-honey cookies. It depends on the time of the day, if the party is taking place at lunch or tea time, providing extras like pizza and whole wheat rounds sandwiches with a platter of cheese will be a nice idea and will be much appreciated.
After all that has been stated earlier in this article, and now that you are already an expert in navigating the bread pantry, it is time to build the best sandwiches and amazing cookies ever!
List of Whole-Wheat Bread Recipes
Whole Wheat Rounds
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup butter or margarine — softened
Heat oven to 375o. Beat butter, 1 cup powdered sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flours and salt. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonful about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched in center. Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Sprinkle lightly with additional powdered sugar.
Whole Wheat-Fruit Drops
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1/4 cup butter or margarine — softened
1 (6 ounce) package diced dried fruits and raisins (about 1 1/4 cups)
Heat oven to 375o. Beat brown sugar, yogurt, butter, orange peel, vanilla and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder. Stir in dried fruits. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonful about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
Whole Wheat-Honey Cookies
Whole Wheat-Honey Cookies1/2 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine — softened
Heat oven to 375o. Beat brown sugar, butter, honey, vanilla and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonful about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack