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.
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!
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.
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.