Birthday party food is always important, but it is especially important if this is a kid's birthday. When it comes to kids birthday party food, you want to choose fun items that the children might not get every single day, but you also want to consider the mess factor and allergies, too. To have a successful birthday party for a kid, you will need food that fills them up, keeps them entertained and is fun.
Have snacks around so that the kids have things to keep them fueled up while participating in birthday party fun. Candy dishes full of small pieces of candy, fruit bowls and trail mixes are a great bet for a birthday party's snacks. This way, the kids can easily scoop up some snacks while running around and having a good time. You should avoid things like yogurt, cotton candy and anything too sticky or messy. The kids will be hyped up and playing, so you don't want to worry about sticky hands or big messes.
You should consider main foods that most kids like. For example, sandwiches and pizza are both great because most kids like these foods and they are easy to make or order. Additionally, you can order in little bit of everything if you can't settle on one main dish for the party.
When it comes to the cake, have fun with it! You can have a cake decorated to suit your child's favorite things, such as cartoon characters or sports teams, or you can invest in some cupcakes that are decorated with fun toppings and colorful frosting. Try to avoid foods that have allergy-prone ingredients and be sure to inquire about any special needs guests.
Be sure to have drinks around throughout the party. This will keep kids happy and hydrated. Try to invest in water bottles and healthy juices. The kids will already have a lot of candy and sugar in their system, so it is generally best to stay away from sodas and high sugar content drinks.
If your child cannot tear himself away from the television when "Bob the Builder" is on, then consider holding a construction-themed birthday party that will let kids play with their hands.
Party food should be the last thing you should stress over when you are planning a kids birthday party. Handling a room full of kids is no small feat, so low-maintenance party food is a must.