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3rd birthday buffet

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TinoTheArtisticMouse Mon 21-May-18 17:41:16

Planning dd's 3rd birthday party, which will be in our garden in August.
For the buffet, I was thinking of doing the following:
sandwiches- jam/ ham/ cheese;
chicken goujons and cocktail sausages;
pombears/ wotsits/ mini bread sticks;
cucumber slices/ cherry tom halves/ carrot sticks;
chocolate fingers/ party rings;
strawberries/ raspberries/ grape halves;
fruit bowl with satsumas/ bananas/ apples;
mini milk ice lollies;
juice cartons.

Does this sound like a reasonable variety of things? I'll be 36w pregnant, so want to keep it as simple as possible.


angelopal Mon 21-May-18 17:44:24

That's pretty much what I would expect for a 3 year old party.

Leeds2 Mon 21-May-18 17:45:56

No cake?
I think it sounds just right.

TinoTheArtisticMouse Mon 21-May-18 17:46:39

Cake will be going in the party bags to take home.

IHaveBrilloHair Mon 21-May-18 17:48:13

Yep, sounds perfect.

fraggle84 Mon 21-May-18 17:51:34

Add some little bottles of water for kids who prefer it to juice

TinoTheArtisticMouse Mon 21-May-18 18:02:21

Ok, I think I'll get paper cups, then they can have milk or tap water instead of juice. Thanks.

TinoTheArtisticMouse Mon 21-May-18 18:03:52

Just to add - was thinking of individual juice cartons, rather than having it out of cups, as thought less likely to have spillages. Does that sound sensible?

Childrenofthesun Mon 21-May-18 18:04:33

Sounds good. Do not spend hours cutting up cucumber and carrot batons like I did as they were virtually untouched at the end.

whatamistake Mon 21-May-18 18:07:43

As a paediatric consultant I would absolutely not have cocktail sausages/chipolata at any event for young children. I would be very wary of carrot sticks too. Cocktail sausages should be quartered ideally or at very leastt halved (always cut length ways).

Both are choking hazards for this age group as I’ve seen this in my department far too many times!

whatamistake Mon 21-May-18 18:08:49

*and I’ve not ‘as i’ve’

MiniAlphaBravo Mon 21-May-18 18:11:07

I think it sounds good and quite healthy compared to some I’ve seen. I would probably leave out ham sandwiches myself as they are so sugary and may attract flies. I wouldn’t be bothered at all about the sausages and carrots but I’m sure pp has good reason to worry. Maybe add some hummus as that’s the only way mine would eat the veg sticks? And again quite easy/healthy.

TinoTheArtisticMouse Mon 21-May-18 18:12:36

I've never actually bought cocktail sausages in my life, but when dd has frankfurters I cut them in half lengthways, so would do the same.

Katjolo Mon 21-May-18 18:14:08

Sounds fab

MiniAlphaBravo Mon 21-May-18 18:14:08

Oh sorry I was referring to jam not ham!!

TinoTheArtisticMouse Mon 21-May-18 18:16:54

Ooh good call on hummus - I did mention that to oh last night, but forgot.
I thought of jam sandwiches maybe for fussy eaters, but may leave it off. Flys shouldn't be too much of an issue, as the buffet itself will be inside.

boxoftoads Mon 21-May-18 18:29:42

Nothing healthy is ever touched at my kids parties grin

I Sharpie pen everyone's name to paper cups / cartons / plastic bottles. Saves chasing owners. They also then take them home of it's a carton or bottle.

TinoTheArtisticMouse Mon 21-May-18 18:44:46

That's genius box

kaytee87 Mon 21-May-18 19:26:09

Sounds good but yeah I'd slice the cocktail sausages smile

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