Fall or Winter Birthday Party Menu Ideas

This past weekend we celebrated my youngest daughter’s 4th birthday. As always, I made everything from scratch and used real whole foods to do it.  Nothing processed. It can be done with ease. There was little left in the way of leftovers. Everything was seriously yummy and so easy to make! No chips, no processed, and I knew exactly what was in everything!

Menu

Butternut squash soup

Butternut squash soup in a jar...
Butternut squash soup in a jar…

Grilled cheese

Mini french bread and cheddar grilled cheese...
Mini french bread and cheddar grilled cheese…

Spaghetti

Spaghetti in a jar...
Spaghetti in a jar…

Veggie tray

Veggie tray with dip...
Veggie tray with dip…

Dip

Curry Dip...
Curry Dip…

Garlic bread in bite size fun shapes

Bread in fun shapes...
Bread in fun shapes…

Deviled eggs (that I forgot to put out)

Deviled eggs...
Deviled eggs…

Dark chocolate cake balls topped with cream cheese icing and berry sauce

Dark chocolate cake balls before...
Dark chocolate cake balls before…
After the cream cheese icing with berry sauce on top..
After the cream cheese icing with berry sauce on top..

I had requests for my butternut squash soup and curry dip from the guests at the party. Check the blog for those 2 recipes as well as the berry sauce. I will be posting them soon. I learned over the years to simplify the menu and to make smaller versions of things. Cake balls are one such example. There is NO wasted cake in this house. They are actually fought over here. They never know what kind I will serve. One time it was a peppermint patty version. This year I chose to do one with a berry sauce. It was SINFUL! Grilled cheese is always a hit here too. I use french bread instead of regular bread. Everyone loves the size. They are very quick to make too. The soup, spaghetti, dip, bread, deviled eggs, cake balls, berry sauce were all made the day before. I made the garlic bread, the grilled cheese , and the icing the day of. I was able to concentrate on getting 3 kids and a house ready for 14+ people to help us celebrate! I served everything in half pint mason jars. They were the perfect serving size. Made clean up super easy. All I had to do was put any leftovers back in the fridge.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s