its my dd 3rd birthday party at the weekend and to be honest (i feel terible for saying this) im so god damn knackered lokking after two children and running a house i am less than enthused about it not to say it means entertaining dh's less than lovely nephews and equally annoying sister (im normally more tolarant please forgive me) so sufise to say im lacking insperation on what sort of spread to put on and was hoping (praying) you mumsnetters could help (save) my backside as i still need to out shine dsi (pathetic i know)i need to feed around 8 adults give or take 1 or 2 and around 5 children thankyou thankyou thankyou
I have started doing garlic bread instead of sandwiches as the children just want to lick the icing off everything rather than eat a sandwich. I was making sandwiches and then on bugger was eating them. Garlic bread is much easier!
You can make sandwices more appealing by cutting them up with cookie cutters, stars/hearts/flowers etc. I did fruit kebabs once which went down very well; I didn't bother with any sauce or anything messy - just fruit on a stick
Can you get a good mate or relative to help out with the prep? Makes it way more fun
Jelly set in orange skin, halved, then quartered. I've never seen a food item consumed so quickly! I did these last weekend for dd2's family party.
Also, pinwheel sandwiches were a huge hit. Cut off the crust from a slice of bread, roll thinly with a bottleofwine rolling pin, fill with grated cheese and ham (or anyting else you fancy) and roll up. Wrap in cling film and set in fridge. Slice thinly just before serving. They are now dd1's preferred sandwich!