Kids Birthday Parties can be fun, yummy and … Heathy ! Yes they can ! There is no need to buy only junk food or to have everything with added sugar.
A few weeks ago I organised Chloe’s 1st birthday party. I wanted a sugar free party, why? Because most of Chloe’s guests were 1 year old or under and because I haven’t given Chloe sugar before. I have gathered lots of different ideas about kids party food from Pinterest and I have adapted some sugary recipes so that they are sugar free.
This is what I have prepared for the party
ICE CREAM CONES
Ice Cream Cones dipped in blended blueberry and coconut. You can make so many different versions of it, depending on the age of the kids.
– chocolate and nuts
– chocolate and coconut
– blueberry and cornflakes
– melted marshmallows
ICE CREAM CONES WITH FRUITS
Stuff ice cream cones with any fruits you like. It’s sweet, healthy and it looks great.
SWEETCORN AND PEAS
All kids love those ! Put them in to cute little cupcake cases to serve.
Another fun way to serve fruits. Use a small cookie, flower cutter to use around the kiwi. Top the kiwi with a raspberry and add a leaf of mint to finish it of.
Strawberry is another great replacement to sweets/cookies. Because of its sweetness and vibrant colour kids (most of the kids) love them.
Dip strawberries in a soft cream and … coconut for a super healthy snack or in dark chocolate and then coconut if your kids are already eating chocolate.
You can also cut strawberry in half and put little dots of soft cream/ chocolate on top to make little ladybirds.
HEART AND STAR SHAPED SANDWICHES
I know that this is a lot of work but I can do once a year for a special occasion. Just make your sandwiches and flatten them, use biscuit cutter of a desired shape to cut them. Just remember that the sandwich needs to be very simple : soft cheese, cheese or ham are ideal.
Kids love blueberries so get some of them on a toothpick, topped with a star cut out of watermelon and you have a magic wand ready. I have used bought toothpicks with gold stars on top of it.
Bannana sugar free muffins are a great alternative to the traditional ones. They have been a hit on all of the babies parties I have been to (you can find the recipe on my blog).