What to make for Indian Kids Birthday Party ?
Birthday Party Recipes for Kids
Kids love parties! It makes them feel special, and gives them an opportunity to play host (with you) to their friends. We know a party means a lot of work, but it is definitely worth hearing their gleeful laughter and seeing their contented smiles.
When the kids chat and play, it seems as if food is the last thing on their mind, but when it is actually time to eat they get so interested in the food. So, one should pay a lot of attention to the food served at a kids’ party.
The menu for a kids’ party will be entirely different from that for teens or for adults! To kids, interestingly, the visual appeal of the dishes is more important than the taste because only when the food looks good, they feel tempted to taste it in the first place. Then, of course, the taste will make them go for a second helping.
Carrot Pinwheels ( Finger Foods For Kids )
Here are some criteria you should keep in mind while deciding the menu for a birthday party:
Choose dishes that can be prepared a little in advance, so that you do not have to stand in the kitchen all through the party.
Try to go for dry snacks or those that can be portioned out in small bowls so it will be easy to serve, and for the kids to manage with their little, clumsy hands
Decide on spice levels based on the age group. Younger kids will prefer non-spicy foods while teens will like energetic flavours.
If you have a helper and the number of invitees is small, you can include one or two snacks that require fresh preparation.
When choosing the snacks, also think about the accompaniments. Let there be just one or two common accompaniments for all the snacks. You cannot choose such a wide range of snacks that each requires a separate accompaniment. Serving and handling will become very difficult.
Chocolate Mousse Cake, Eggless Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Recipes for Kids Birthday Party
At your party, you can go for a mix of filling, healthy dishes and fun foods.
Cookies and popcorn are always welcome, especially Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cheese Po pcorn ! If you are looking for something different, try the Nutella Chocolate Chip and Sea Salt Cookies, as sea salt is truly the flavour of the day!
Nutella Chocolate Chip and Sea Salt Cookies
Add a few more finger foods and starters like Cheese and Herb Potato Fries, Stuffed Baked Beans Bread Tartlets , Corn Bhel and Carrot Pinwheels for good measure.
Cheese and Herb Potato Fries
You could serve nacho chips or potato wafers with the quick and easy Indian-Style Cheese Dip or Creamy Cucumber Dip.
Make sure you include a couple of “standard” starters like Potato Nuggets and Potato Smileys , so kids will feel at home.
Kids have become used to burgers, pastas, pizzas and sandwiches at parties. So, you could go with the tide and serve options like the Chilli-Cheese Toast , Pasta in Red Sauce, Cheesy Vegetable Pizza and Aloo Tikki Burger .
Chilli- Cheese Toast
Or, you could do it differently and serve healthy but kid-friendly dishes like Idli (make mini idlis and float them in non-spicy Sambhar), Corn and Carrot Toast , Cheese Dosa , Indian Style Spaghetti Balls and Healthy Kids Veg Pasta.
Corn and Carrot Toast, Kid Friendly
Depending on the season, you can serve something warm like the Chocolate Sheera or something cool and refreshing like the Kachi Kairi and Phudina Popsicle.
Go for a proper mix of what you think is good for the kids and what the kids will enjoy.
Try to balance innovative dishes with conventional ones, so that even the fussy kids will feel comfortable!
Crispy Chocolate Balls
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