Birthday Party Snack recipes, Indian birthday party snacks
Birthday Party Snack recipes, Indian birthday party snacks, Parties are fun! Yes, we hear you say that parties are also a lot of work. From decorating the place to buying return gifts, it is a challenging drill, no doubt. But, we seriously suggest you stop looking at preparing for a party as a chore but think of it as a fun activity so that you will enjoy it too.
Especially when it comes to food, it is quite interesting to come up with a menu that kids will love. Kids like unique stuff, stuff that attracts their attention. In fact, it is quite surprising that for most kids, the visual appeal is more important than the taste because only when the food looks good, they will be tempted to taste it in the first place. Then, of course, the taste will make them go for a second helping.
Here are some criteria you should keep in mind while deciding the menu for your children’s 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 that kids can hold it in their hands easily without spilling.
- Decide on spice levels based on the age group of kids. 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.
- And yes, as far as possible go for non-messy snacks! We don’t want kids spilling tomato salsa here and there!
Indian Sandwich Snacks for Birthday Parties
Sandwiches are amongst the most common birthday party snacks. Although it is too common and repetitive, it is a safe dish to include in the menu because even a kid who doesn’t like anything else will settle for a sandwich.
You could go for the usual Vegetable Sandwich or try something more attractive like the Pinwheel Sandwiches or Indian Railways Veg Cutlet Sandwich. Adventurously, you can even go for the South Indian Style Bread Upma.
Indian Finger foods for kids Snacks for Birthday Parties
Stuffed Monaco Biscuit Sev Puri
Kids always like finger foods, as they look attractive and feel different. You can go for something totally off-beat like the Stuffed Monaco Biscuit Sev Puri, and couple it with something more standard like the Rava Appe or Potato Smiley. French fries are the most popular and easy finger foods to server at parties.
Frankies and Pav Bhaji for birthday party snacks
Veg Frankie, Mumbai Roadside Recipe
You will also need to add a filling dish to the menu, especially if the party happens around evening, and kids are unlikely to have dinner later. You can try the Spicy Pineapple and Tofu Pizza, Potato and Corn Rolls, Pav Bhaji or Veg Frankie.
If you have help in the kitchen, you can even serve them Green Peas and Paneer Mini Parathas, Mini Jowar Pancakes or Rice Rava Dosas right off the tava! After so many snacks, each kid will probably just have one or two of these, so it should be manageable.
Indian South Indian Snacks for Birthday Parties
Alternatively, Idli is much more convenient as you can prepare a whole lot at one go, and well in advance too. Rather than plain Idli, you could go for something more colourful like the Palak Rava Idli, which is flavourful by itself and does not require elaborate accompaniments. You could also prepare Mini Idlis and drown them in Sambhar. You can arrange in individual bowls and keep it ready. Just warm and serve. If you have zeroed in on Idli, the choices are endless and most of them can be prepared in advance. Check out the Mini Idlis in Coconut Sauce, Rasam Idli, Mini Spinach Idli and Sweet Idli as well!
If you have lots of help, then go for dosa with a cheese dosa for variation.
Well then, we are sure your head is spinning now with more choices than you imagined. And let’s warn you there are much too many options on our website Birthday Party recipes, so do have a look. While finalizing your menu, make sure you pick visually-appealing snacks that kids will find attractive, and also think about what is convenient for you to prepare while also enjoying the party yourself.
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