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Food Presentation for a Kids Spring Party

Dressing up food for a Spring Themed party is so cute and simple! Turn any treat into a impressive food that will take the party from a get together to a blooming bash with these fun yet simple ideas.

Serving food for a kids’ garden party can open up a world of creativity. With so many tools available in stores and online, it's easy to turn food into art. Kids love eating food shaped like their favorite characters and shapes; those few extra minutes you spend designing the edible masterpiece will give them memories that last a lifetime. Use shaped cookie cutters, candy embellishments, and mini flowerpots to get you started.


For a light lunch, peanut butter sandwiches are cut into flower and butterfly shapes using cookie cutters, and Popsicle sticks are inserted into each one to make them easy to pick up. To dress these finger sandwiches up further, we stamped words onto the Popsicle sticks. You could also cut different shapes for different types of sandwiches—peanut butter and jelly can be cut into flowers, for instance, while pimento cheese could be cut into butterflies. A mini flowerpot makes the perfect sized vessel for holding veggies or chips.



The real "buzz" will take place at the dessert table. We set it up to complement the lunch table, with lots of color, flowers, and butterflies.



Cupcakes are dressed up by inserting wired butterflies into them. Place them into brightly colored cupcake papers for easy serving.



Cake pops are simple to make and look extra pretty when you put store-bought decorative flowers. Just add a little melted chocolate to the back of the candy flower and place it on the pop. Allow to set in the refrigerator.



Create your own butterfly garden with store-bought butterfly cakes. Insert a wooden skewer to showcase them, and place them into a grass display that sits on top of a foam block. Cover the foam with moss or set it inside a decorative box.



Hang mini birdcages as the backdrop and place edible nests or other treat inside. Keep food safety in mind and line them with scrapbook paper if needed. These could be used as take-home favors for the kids at the end of the party.

Spring-Inspired Desserts for Your Garden Party

Buttercream Frosted Flower Cookies from Cheryl's

Pastel Mint Meltaways from Fannie May

Spring Arrangement of Fruit from Fruit Bouquets

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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