With Poppet’s birthday this month, and Pixie’s next month, I’ve had parties on my brain for a while. Poppet has been planning her parties since she was two – yes, really! – giving strict instructions on the guest list (I had to put my foot down when she wanted her whole school last year), the cake (chocolate, even though she doesn’t eat cake herself), and what snacks to serve (“Sweets, Mommy!”). She is already starting to talk about next year’s party – and we haven’t even had this year’s yet!
Over the next two weeks, I’ll be doing a party series, which I hope you’ll find helpful the next time you’re planning your little one’s special day. First up: some healthier options for the snack table.
1. Fruit kebabs
This shouldn’t be too expensive if you stick to what’s in season. My girls are fruitaholics so they love these.
It takes two minutes in the microwave. Serve it unsalted – the kids won’t mind.
4. Carrot cupcakes
Put some cream cheese icing on a carrot muffin and voila – a cupcake!
5. Frozen yoghurt popsicles
You can add some chopped fruit before freezing to boost the yumminess factor.
6. Roast veggie chips
Forget all the MSG-riddled rubbish, pop some sliced sweet potato, butternut and parsnips in the oven to roast. Delish!
7. A watermelon boat
A bit of effort, but how cool is this boat? If you’d rather, just serve sliced watermelon.
Poppet and Pixie love pretzels and could easily polish off the whole bag if I’d let them.
9. Chocolate-dipped strawberries
Always a winning combination.
You can’t get more South African than this.
What would you add to the list?