Food, snacks and take-home bags
We love food just as much as the next person! Consider how much food you want to make – finger food is usually the best way to go, as your young party goers may end up having too much fun to eat a full meal!
Mini muffins, brownies, and pastries are great for the sweeter portion of your child’s party smorgasbord – we recommend keeping them simple and making them different from the flavouring of the birthday cake, as you don’t want to overload kids with too much of the same thing before the cake is revealed!
As for take home goodie bags, we recommend leaving them out towards the end of the party, as you don’t want kids taking more than they need. Lollies, mini chocolates and (depending on the age of your invitees) small toys can be used in goodie bags.
You can also try adding novelty jewelry, small stationery or printed or written notes with quotes or jokes.
However, it’s a good idea to check with your invitees and their parents for any food allergies or cultural/religious food observances where applicable.