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healthy party foods that kids alwsays leave

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Cod Tue 22-Mar-05 11:54:43

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gingerbear Tue 22-Mar-05 11:56:08

veggie sticks and dips. Always lovingly prepared.

gingerbear Tue 22-Mar-05 11:57:11

Just how do you lovingly prepare something???? Beats me! Must be something Annabel invented to go with delicious and nutritious.

Cod Tue 22-Mar-05 11:57:11

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Cod Tue 22-Mar-05 11:57:22

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JoolsToo Tue 22-Mar-05 11:57:49


gingerbear Tue 22-Mar-05 11:58:05

not choc covered though.

Cod Tue 22-Mar-05 11:58:09

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Cod Tue 22-Mar-05 11:58:24

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Gobbledigook Tue 22-Mar-05 11:58:26


They don't even eat the bloody sarnies!! They just eat the hula hoops and cakes!! And good on em too - you're only a kid once and it's a bloody party for Gawd's sake!

Gobbledigook Tue 22-Mar-05 11:59:22

Grapes. And good too - they can kill you you know! Much more dangerous than a fish finger!!

Cod Tue 22-Mar-05 12:01:34

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paolosgirl Tue 22-Mar-05 12:02:44

Even the bloody chocolate spread sanwiches made with white bread get left (of course I serve lentils and chickpeas at my parties, so don't speak from experience ).

Kids like what we liked at parties - cake, more cake, chocolate, crisps and sweets - all washed down with a great big slug of coke. And quite right too!

paolosgirl Tue 22-Mar-05 12:03:11

sandwiches even

thedogmother Tue 22-Mar-05 12:03:28


I always have a bag when doing party food, and maybe one or two get eaten.

They get eaten later at home though. and yes, I agree about the cherry tomatoes!

motherinferior Tue 22-Mar-05 12:05:31

I take the advice of wiser MNers and now don't even try sandwiches. Sausages and crisps, that's the way to go IMO.

Cod Tue 22-Mar-05 12:06:28

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northerner Tue 22-Mar-05 12:08:13

My ds is ahving a birthday party a week on Sat - we are doing sandwiches - should I not bother. It's a 3rd birthday party and there will be 30 kids (it's a joint party)

WE're doing:
bread sticks
strawberries, raspberries & melon
Choc fingers
Fairy buns

What do you think?

motherinferior Tue 22-Mar-05 12:08:44

There are PLENTY of crisps, enough to go round

We went to a works do of DP's just before Christmas, with the Inferiorettes in tow and much fussed over. DD2 kept sauntering across during the leaving speeches to help herself to another handful of crisps. I would have blushed except I was struck dumb with admiration for such blatant espousal of her mother's values

crunchie Tue 22-Mar-05 12:09:08

I know the feeling, last party I did I gave up slightly and did Jam, Honey and Marmite sandwiches, only enough for about 1/4 sandwich or each flavour for each child, more than half came home!! Cheese chunks, mini sausages, cucumber, pepper strips, mini fairy cakes, choclate crispy cakes, crisps and jelly (dd wanted jelly) Most of the crisps were eaten!! Sausages went, cheese hardly any got eaten! Loads of jelly left

I wouldn't do nuggets as party food as I wouldn't do hot food unless I was out. DD is looking forawrd to a Pizza Express party tomorrow, should be fun!

JoolsToo Tue 22-Mar-05 12:09:15

doesn't anyone do jelly these days?

that used to be a staple when I were a lass

motherinferior Tue 22-Mar-05 12:09:23

I wouldn't bother with sandwiches, honestly. It's so demeaning when they don't eat them.

Lonelymum Tue 22-Mar-05 12:10:00

I did jeey a year ago, in little paper cases as I remember from my childhood, and it was very well received.

Lonelymum Tue 22-Mar-05 12:10:20

Not jeey but jelly!

Gobbledigook Tue 22-Mar-05 12:11:28

For ds1's party in April I'm going with MunchedTooManyMarsLady's suggestion of hotdogs and then an ice cream cone (with sauce and sprinkles).

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