A little over a month ago we celebrated our little man turning two. It’s taken me until now to write about it as I have honestly been in denial that we now have a two and three year old – where have my babies gone?!?!
We had a low key celebration on his actual birthday which involved fish and chips at our local park for lunch and then cake. We also had a little party and invited a few of the boys friends over for some morning tea, a play and more cake – of course!
Both of the cakes were VERY basic, simple butter cakes with thick buttercream frosting – after all who can resist that! For our train obsessed little man I then decorated them with a few of the toys we just happen to have lying around the house.
While I’ve only planned a grand total of five birthday parties for boys, I quickly learnt that keeping it simple and doing as much preparation in advance as possible is the best way to have a successful and stress free (well as much as any gathering of toddlers can be!) party. To help make your next birthday party that little bit easier, I’ve put together a list of easy party food recipes that are easy to make and will be a hit with your guests.
Sausage Rolls are always on our party menu. For something different I sometimes make a Chicken and Vegetable version. My favourite thing about both of these recipes is that they can be made in advance and frozen.
Popcorn is always popular and for something a little different I like to make this Nutty Caramel Popcorn.
No party is complete without cakes and these simple Vanilla Cupcakes are always a favourite.
Regardless of whether you call them Fairy or Butterfly Cakes, they taste yummy!
Some of my other party food favourites are:
Egg and Lettuce Sandwiches
What are your birthday party planning tips?
What’s your favourite party food?