Though it's a kid's birthday party, you'll have adult guests on the list, too. That means you'll need a good mix of foods that everyone can eat. Here's a few great menu ideas that are perfect for the adults and kids at your 1st birthday party.
For the Kids - Organic animal crackers, organic banana bread squares, turkey hot dog slices, juice boxes and even a few fun French fries served in personalized containers should do the trick.
For the Adults: Mini BLT sandwiches wrapped in personalized wrappers, crab salad, water with personalized labels, soft drinks, beer and wine.
Customize Your Party: The custom labels, wrappers and French fry containers add a theme and consistency to the party. It's an inexpensive way to give your party upscale appeal.
Extra Hands: In my case, the hotel provided all of the food and servers, but if you're doing this at home, ask grandparents and other relatives to each bring a kid-friendly dish (this usually means cheap and easy to make) and then ask them to help serve the food during the party. The adults will enjoy a trip down memory lane with the kids' menu. Just make sure to have some adult beverages on hand for them.
Colored Ice: Another fun and creative way to add a festive and customized look to your party is to put ice in cold metal bowls and then add food coloring so the ice matches the theme of your party.
Cake and Sweets: My son's birthday sweets were from Mrs. Beasley's, which is a fantastic bakery that personalizes cakes, cookies and cupcakes. Mrs. Beasley's is perfect for children's parties because they're cute and whimsical.
I gave a picture of my son to Mrs. Beasley's and they were able to put his photograph on his birthday cookies. They were delicious cookies, and it was a perfect personalized touch for the party.
Along with personalized cookies with my son's photo, at the party, I even had Lucas's picture on cupcake icing, sugar cookies that spelled out his name, and, to top it all off, we also had a giant cupcake that was just as delicious as a birthday cake, but more unique.