To disguise the containers of sour cream, butter tubs, use a colorful napkin to wrap the outside of the containers, tie with a piece of raffia or colorful ribbon. Use your imagination for holders for the condiments (flower pots, a hollowed out baked potato sitting on a corn on the cob holder). You could use miniature garden tools for utensils for the condiments of the potato bar.
The table can be set up with a burlap piece of cloth on the table, plastic flower pot saucers could be used as plates.
By Jose from Tennessee
I have no idea what to serve at my party. It's my birthday and I can't have pizza or anything too fatty because my parents are weird like that. So what should I do?
Isabel from Everett, WA
shish kebab (spelling??) it might be fun for everyone to build their own. provide several types cut up veggies and maybe two kinds of meat (lean of course) you could have two or more kinds of dipping sauces. there is a thai peanut sauce that is great for dipping. do an internet search and youll probably get a million ideas for kebabs and sauces.
you could do a fondue for dipping fruit for desert. chocolate dipped strawberries are almost decadent and they don't have a lot of calories or fat. well...unless you dip them repeatedly till they are like dipped candles wiht an inch of chocolate!!!
then fill in with a lot of games or dances so the whole party isn't just about food and voila......success!
Does anyone have any ideas for party foods for 3 year old birthday parties? My niece will be 3 at the end of january and is having a Dora party and my son will be 3 in June and having a football party (I thought tailgate foods would be cute). Also, any idea for 1 year old party would be greatly appreciated. I have another son that will be 1 in june with no party plans yet.
KRISTY from ZANESVILLE, OH
For our VBS this year I made a Watermelon Guy. Cut a watermelon in half, take a melon baller and ball the contents, I used a seedless watermelon. Cut up other fruits such as cantaloupe, honey dew, wash and cut stems off strawberries, grapes, etc. Turn the half watermelon upside down so it sits on the platter. use a square piece of fruit, I cut a cantaloupe piece to make eyes, use a wooden skewer, then put a grape in the center. use other fruits for nose and mouth. Then skewer the rest of the fruit for his "hair." Very cute.
Then we made "aquariums". make jello, let it get a little firm and add goldfish crackers and let harden. I used blue jello.
Another great thing is making your own ice cream creations. Just have lots of different toppings and they can have a ball.
You can also take food and take cookie cutters and cut them out in cute shapes. Cheese, bread, sandwiches, etc. can be cut into cookie cutter shapes.
I need some quick food ideas for a bonfire birthday party. My daughter is turing 16 and is having a boy/girl party. I need ideas for stuff they could do and food. Help!
What about the standard 'weenie roast' idea. Get some long sticks or buy the long metal roasting forks (Walmart camping section) and get some hot dogs and marshmallows (and graham crackers & chocolate bars for Smores). To shake it up a bit, try some of the fancy flavored dogs like the ones with apples or cranberries in them. I have even had roasted tofu - get very firm tofu, cut into large cubes or rectangle and soak for several hours/overnight in a tasty marinade, put securely on the roasting fork (use both tines for secure hold) and toast. You can also roast/toast baby carrots, small potatoes, onions, apples and other firm foods. The smoke and the fire add flavor dimensions that you would not have thought were there. The kids have fun with fire and food. Just be sure to have several buckets of water around for emergencies.
We are having 50 people over for Christmas including snacks and a meal. Each family takes turns hosting, we have had sloppy joe's one year and the next we had lasagna which both worked out great but I want to make something unique that can be kept warm or served cold as there are so many people we all kind of eat when we feel like it. It definitely won't be a sit down meal. Any ideas for the menu and decorating would be much appreciated.
Jenn from Wisconsin
My family has done several different things over the years from barbcue to pizza to deli trays and sandwiches. But, my favorite is snack foods as a meal. We do all kinds of snacks such as cheese sticks, meatballs, hot and cold dips, cakes and pies, mini sausages, sausage balls, ham spreads, cheese balls and crackers, and quiche. Last Thanksgiving, I actually made a cornicopia out of bread sticks and stuffed it with veggie sticks and dip. People also tore off pieces of the bread and dipped it into the dip too. Not really a Christmas item, but get creative. Do some internet searches and you will find some really cool recipes.