When you host a children’s party, it is often the case that many of the parents will stick around for the event too. That means you have to go to the effort of catering not only for the kids’ tastes but for the adults too, right? Wrong!
There are a number of great children’s party recipes that the adults will love just as much too, including the ones below:
Smoked Chicken Lollipops
This chicken lollipop recipe is great for kids’ parties because, well the chicken legs are made to look like a lollipop,m which is always fun, and they can be eaten with hands only, but they also have a surprisingly complex flavor due to the spicy, and tangy BBQ sauce the chicken is glazed with. You might need to adjust the spice levels for young kids, but one thing’s for sure, these will be a tasty treat for guests of any age.
A staple of British children’s birthday parties, sausage rolls are simply seasoned sausage meat wrapped in a crispy pastry blanket, Savory and delicious, they are great served with a range of dips from ketchup to mustard, and are an ideal finger food for people of all ages due to their simple, meaty goodness. Everyone will love them and they are just so easy to make that you should definitely give them a try.
Everyone loves a cupcake, so if you want to offer up a party food that works well for the kids and the adults, you should definitely go with cupcakes. The key is to choose a cupcake flavor that will appeal to everyone. Chocolate with peanut butter frosting is a good one as is vanilla with strawberry frosting, but if you want to go the extra mile, bake a bunch of vanilla cupcakes and create one basic frosting for the kids, and another more complex one, like a boozy mojito frosting, or the adults, It won’t be much more work but the adults will very much appreciate it.
Mac and Three Cheese
Mac and cheese is a favorite of children everywhere, and a comfort food that reminds adults of childhood, so it is always going to go down well at a kid’s party. Of course, if you want your adult guests to really enjoy it, you need to build more sophisticated flavors into the dish. Using three kinds of cheese instead of the one, is a good way to do this, that will take your mac and cheese to the next level.
Eton mess is great dessert for kids’ parties because, although it looks sophisticated, it is basically just a mish-mash of merengue, berries, raspberry sauce, and cream, which pretty much everyone loves, Sweet, delicious, and fun to eat due to its deconstructed nature, it will always go down well with guests of all ages.
As you can see, it’s really easy to cater for both adults and children without making two completely different party menus, so what are you waiting for? Personally, I’d like to put a healthier spin on all of these, but I understand that when it comes to a birthday party, sometimes it’s fun to splurge!