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Party food tips for toddlers & preschoolers

 
Not sure where to start when it comes to serving party food for toddlers and preschoolers? Here are a few easy tips you can use next time your organising their birthday party.
Not sure where to start when it comes to serving party food for toddlers and preschoolers?

Here are a few easy tips you can use next time your organising their birthday party.
 

Party food tips for toddlers & preschoolers

 

1. Portion sizes


Try to remember that at parties toddlers and preschoolers like to try one piece of everything and their eyes are often bigger than their tummies!

To help with this, keep portion sizes small and don't feel that you have to offer dozens of different dishes.
 

2. Serve some plain food


While no kids birthday party is complete in the mind of a toddler or preschooler unless chips or lollies are present, you might be surprised by how well a dish of something plainer can go down.

Try a dish of plain cooked pasta, plain popcorn or cold potatoes.
 

3. Include some fruit & veges


Healthy snacks of fruit and veges are also a good idea for toddlers and preschoolers.

Try small rounds of cooked corn on the cob, carrot and celery sticks, raw broccoli and cauliflower chunks or fruit kebabs.


4. Don't forget savoury treats too


For variety, try to include some easy savoury food treats too such as garlic bread, rice crackers with hummus, cooked chicken nibbles or drumsticks, sausage rolls etc.

Food that is easy for toddlers and preschoolers to pick up in their small hands.
 

5. Cooking hot food

 
If you are offering hot food, remember to prepare it in advance, allowing enough time for it to cool down to a suitable temperature for young kids before serving it.


6. Serving drinks


Paper or non-breakable cups with lids are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, and help minimise spilt drinks at the party.

You can write each child’s name on their cup so they know which is their’s or for younger children who aren’t able to read why not add a sticker to the cup so that it’s easily recognisable.
 

7. Make your party food stand out


Kids party supplies and tableware can help make your food look amazing with minimal effort.

However be careful that you don't have so many different themed and coloured items on the table that nothing really stands out.

A couple of themed items teamed with a plain co-ordinating colour is often more effective.

Remember to keep it simple and balanced.

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Source: Ginger Wishes
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