My daughter turned five last week and like I mentioned before we settled on a Wonderland birthday party theme. It was so much fun to not only create the invitations and decor, but I had a lot of fun with the party food and drinks too!
As strange as it seems in the land of parties (especially if you look on Pinterest) I really didn’t want offer a lot of sweet treats and sugary snacks to a group of kids for this party. Instead I really had to think outside the box for fun and healthy snacks that would not only please a group of five year olds, fit our theme, but also make me feel good as a mom. I’m pretty sure I nailed it though, and there was absolutely no food left over afterward!
Absolem the Grape Caterpillar
This was probably my favorite party food to make! I used regular skewars and a bag of giant green grapes. I added seven grapes per skewer and finished it off with a couple dabs of icing from a tube and mini chocolate chip eyes.
Cheshire Cat Cheese Ball
The night before the party I whipped up this chesire cat cheeseball. It needed to be refrigerated for a few hours before hand and overnight was just plain easier! I started off with a 12oz tub of whipped cream cheese and a 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. I mixed the two cheeses together until fully combined. For the outer coating I used a few handfuls of blue corn chips that I crushed in my mini food processor. I then rolled my cheese into a ball and rolled it around in the crushed chips. I used an unbroken chip for each of the ears and a tiny triangle of cheese for the nose. The eyes were added in with a few crushed walnuts because that’s what I had on had. I was seriously regretting not making a last minute trip to the store for some almonds for teeth, but she’s five and didn’t care at all about teeth on a cheese ball!
Apple & Cheese Toadstools
This one was such a fun one to serve, because the kids squealed when they saw them. Using a few string cheese sticks, a couple red delicious apples and some toothpicks I was able to make these super fun toadstools. I cut my cheese sticks into thirds and inserted a toothpick through the center. I sliced pieces off my apple around the fullest parts and stuck it on the top of the toothpick. Easy peasy!
I had a few other snack available including watermelon diamonds, and peanut butter & jam tea sandwiches (so fancy with the crusts cut off!) and crackers to go with the cheese ball. I also filled some small milk bottles with strawberry milk and added some sweet drink me tags to the paper straws at the place settings. Overall, I was really pleased with the fun and healthy snack options for all the kids, and they were all excited about eating their “grow” food as well!