Party Food for Kids

Fall is the season for birthday parties, or so they tell me. With so many parties to attend, it can be hard to throw one of your own when your child’s birthday comes around, harder still to serve something fun and delicious that hasn’t been done by every other household in the neighborhood. If you’re short on ideas, it never hurts to go back to your basics and turn them into treats that are creative and new.

Rice Krispie treatsSomething simple like Rice Krispie treats are easy to make in large quantities and can be dyed in a variety of fun colors to entertain the kiddies for different party themes–light blue for Frozen, red and blue for Superman, red and yellow for Iron Man, etc. Not only are they fun to eat, but because the recipe is simple and classic, they’re fun for kids to help make –just remember that you’re dealing with melted sugar so be sure to keep eyes on your little ones. You can buy everything on the recipe at Popcorn supplies Canada.

chocolate covered pretzelsSomething fun and easy to make for any occasion is chocolate covered pretzels. You can use an assortment of milk, white and dark chocolate to add selection to this comfort food classic or, if you feel like you want to be a little more creative with it, using white chocolate and bit of food coloring can transform this sweet and salty treat into something special. To make them into little pumpkins for a fall-themed party, melt some white chocolate and then add a few drops each of red and yellow food coloring until you have a nice orange. Take twisted pretzels, as opposed to pretzel sticks, and dip them into the chocolate, making sure that the entire pretzel is coated, before setting them aside on wax or parchment paper to harden. Before the chocolate is entirely set, place a green Smartie at the very top of the pretzel to act as the stem of the pumpkin. For a Halloween party, stick mini marshmallows on the ends of a pretzel stick before coating in uncolored white chocolate to make them look like bones. For an extra spooky, sticky Halloween treat, you can peel grapes and dip the ends in bowls of brown, green, and blue food coloring and tell your guests that they are delicious eyeballs.

Whatever the occasion aiming for something small, simple and fun is always your best bet. You can never go wrong with taking a classic and making it your own to celebrate your little ones and give them a party they will never forget.