Planning a birthday party for a little one can be difficult. There are so many things to consider. picking the right snack foods, decorations, and possibly finding a fun but not scary clown. Although the entertainment and decorations are very important, in order to have a great party there has to be great healthy snacks!
At a birthday party, some things like cake, ice cream and a few goodies are always a must. But, what about the birthday party snacks? They do not have to be unhealthy, an overdose of sugar or loaded with unhealthy ingredients to be delicious. In the “new age” of birthday parties, the snacks should be healthy, delicious and even creative!
Build a Snack Creation
Kids love to build. They build things out of just about anything: sticks, feathers, rocks and even mud. What about food? Have a contest for the most creative and edible work of art. Allow kids to have different types of fruits, vegetables, nuts and maybe a few pieces of chocolate to create whatever they would like. After the winner, or several, has been chosen let everyone eat their masterpieces. This fun and inspiring way to create snacks will be something they love and they won’t even know they are eating healthy snack foods.
Cheese and crackers are a great snack food for kids of all ages. Although, a cheese and cracker platter for adults is a major hit, kids may not understand the moderation part of this snack. Try making little combinations of cheese and crackers, stuck together with a toothpick, to make a delightful and healthy snack. Another option is John Wm. Macys CheeseSticks or their Sweetsticks. They are a great cracker alternative and made with all natural ingredients.
Homemade Ice Cream
A great alternative to store bought ice cream is to have the kids make their own. It is a really simple snack food and only takes a few ingredients. In a small bag combine milk, sugar and vanilla extract. Place the small bag inside a gallon sized bag full of ice and ice cream salt and shake away. It usually takes about five minutes and the end product tastes amazing! The kids can always add their own toppings to make the desert extra special.
Planning a birthday party with healthy snacks is a great way to make sure the kids do not overdose on sugar. They will be able to maintain their energy for longer and not have that dreadful crash at the end of the night. The best thing about these healthy birthday party snack foods is they won’t even know they are healthy.