For Hectic Moms – Tips To Make More Me-Time
Why serve boring hot dogs when you can make these at your next, kid's party instead?
The team from TastyMoments have gone hunting for the latest in kid-friendly foods for your little one’s next birthday shindig.
Tacos are an incredibly simple way of feeding a lot of people and looking like a rockstar at the same time. Tacos don’t have to be spicy. It’s basically mince, beans and other fillings like tomato and avocado, served in either a crunchy, hard shell or a soft tortilla wrap. The best bit? The kids can build their own. Just make the fillings the night before and put out the warmed taco shells or wraps and let them go wild. Here are a couple of taco recipe ideas to get you started.
Lunch Sosaties, Skewers or Kebabs
When you’re a kid, everything tastes better on a stick. It takes a bit of prep the night before, but it’s a breeze when you pull these out and serve them on the big day. Grab a whole bunch of sosatie sticks (skewers) and load them up with bits and pieces. Think meatballs, cheese cubes, cucumber slices, fruit and even mini sandwiches. Load them into the skewers and serve when your guests arrive. The best bit? You can make them as healthy or indulgent as you like. You control what goes onto the sticks – so you can decide whether you’re going full on or opting for something a bit lighter. The power is in your hands. YUM!
Make A Build-Your-Own Pizza Station
This is a WINNER. It doesn’t matter how old you are; we all love pizza. Especially when we can choose our own toppings. And, why order-in expensive takeout when you can grab a couple of Ital Pizza Bases? These bases are a game-changer. Pick a few toppings and voila, you have delicious, piping hot pizzas straight out of your oven. This option is kind to your bank account (depending on the toppings you choose) and you can also use leftover goodies to supplement the toppings.
Giant Party Cheeseburger
Inspired by American diners, this idea is sure to make you the talk of the town. Instead of serving several small hamburgers (which is time-consuming and messy), try a giant cheeseburger. You’ll need one large, round loaf of bread, lots of mince to make a giant patty and the usual burger trimmings to go on top. Cut it like a pizza when you’re serving it up.
A Massive Bowl Of Spaghetti
This is so easy, and we all know kids love pasta. Make a couple of different sauces (or buy them if you’re feeling lazy) and boil the pasta. It sounds like a total cheat, but everyone loves the simplicity of a big bowl of fresh pasta, lots of sauce and some Parmesan cheese to go on top. We recommend a classic bolognaise sauce or something creamy like a four-cheese sauce. Served with a large green salad, everyone will leave you home full and happy.
With these ideas, the hardest part of your day will be remembering to light the birthday candles.
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