Parties are a great time for children to experience different types of foods. Its a special occasion, so offer foods normally kept for treats as well as some familiar everyday foods.
Try some of the following healthy party food ideas:
Fill tiny sandwiches and cut them into different shapes. Use fillings that cut easily wafer thin ham, cheddar cheese spreads, egg mayonnaise, etc.
Offer bowls of plain popcorn, breadsticks, carrot sticks and baby tomatoes.
Make reduced-sugar jellies and add canned mandarins or slices of fresh fruit.
Offer one or two ready-diluted fruit juices to drink rather than carbonated drinks.
Fruit scones or fruit malt loaf need minimal preparation.
Decorate small plain biscuits with cheese spread and a small piece of fresh or canned fruit to add colour.
Serve ice-cream with fresh or canned fruit.
Dont forget the birthday cake for the end of the meal.