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Party food ideas for four and five year olds

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PhylisStein Thu 22-Sep-11 13:48:29

Please help with any simple ideas and recipes ...

NotAnotherNewNappy Thu 22-Sep-11 16:48:50

I was v surprised that the most popular item at my 3yo's party recently was popcorn. Great for the gluten free kids too.

Slainte Thu 22-Sep-11 16:52:04

Have a look at the Food section, this is being talked about there right now. HTH

sweetheart Thu 22-Sep-11 16:54:08

Buffet style????

sandwiches:-
ham
jam
cheese
marmite

carrot sticks
cucumber sticks
assorted pepper sticks
cherry tomatos
grapes
raisens

cold chicken nuggets
cold pizza slices
mini sausages
sausage rolls

cheese sticks
yoghurts
jellies
assorted crisps
assorted cakes / biscuits (jammy dodgers / party rings etc)

virgiltracey Thu 22-Sep-11 16:59:29

Top hats. melt a bit of chocolate, pour about 2 mm into the botm of cake cases, stick a marshmellow in and a smartie on top. leave to set. really easy and always go down a treat!

AnyoneButLulu Thu 22-Sep-11 17:05:36

Pizza slices if you have a cooker on site
Enormous quantities of cocktail sausages unless you have a significant number of Muslim/Jewish attendees
Home made popcorn (and perhaps Nigellas party popcorn for the grown ups)

Big tubs of flapjack bites etc from the supermarket - normally there's some kind of bulk buy offer in the bakery aisle.

PhylisStein Thu 22-Sep-11 19:52:21

Fabulous work - thanks a lot!

Herecomesthesciencebint Thu 22-Sep-11 22:12:46

lovely ideas here!

I always cut any sandwiches into triangles, 6 per 2 slice sandwich. sound small but tiny sandwiches get eaten much better I find.

plus, dont bring out the biscuits etc until they have had a good stab at the savoury!

choc fingers always a fave.
little coloured bowls from somewhere like ikea and put raisins in one, little chip sticks in another, chunks of cheese, pineapple, strawberries, grapes, (halved if any young kids), cucumber chunks etc. looks great on the table.

I save my baking efforts for good slabs of flapjacks and tray bakes for the adults as they are much more appreciative of home baking! the kids just want those luminous party ring biscuits!

Also, it adds to the cost but I tend to provide an assortment of cartons of mini bottles for drinks, put an assortment in piles up the table and let parents help kids select one. It makes for alot less spillage if you are at home.

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