Great Recipes for Birthday Parties
It's true that many children don't even stop to eat during birthday parties. But food is almost always an important aspect to consider when planning a celebration.
Children’s birthday parties require quite a bit of organization. You have to think about decorations, entertainment, and last but not least, food. To make this task a little easier for you, we’ll share a few fast and simple birthday recipes that you can make at home.
Unlike what can often happen with adults, children don’t tend to pay a lot of attention to food at birthday parties. In general, they’re more focused on games and entertainment.
However, this doesn’t mean food isn’t a factor you need to consider when planning a celebration. Whatever the case may be, you should provide at least a few good snacks to boost the children‘s energy between one activity and the next.
It’s not always easier to find simple and cheap snacks or appetizers to check off one of the most tedious tasks of party planning. That’s why we want to share some birthday recipes that can help you plan a successful party. And of course, your child and his or her guests will be sure to enjoy these delicious treats.
4 great recipes for birthday parties
Before we go on to share the recipes, we want to clarify that these recipes are not necessarily healthy. The idea here is for kids to have a good time at the party, and fun treats are part of that. A healthy diet is important, of course, but you can make small exceptions for special occasions.
1. Strawberry cupcakes
Cupcakes are a birthday party classic. They’re easy to prepare and add decor to any table. The first step is to prepare the batter.
- 1 1/8 sticks butter
- 1 C. powdered sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbsp. strawberry filling
- 1 2/3 C. all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. yeast
- 1/2 C. milk (room temperature, divided)
- 4 egg whites
- 3/4 C sugar
- 1 1/4 sticks butter, room temperature
- 1 Tbsp. strawberry filling
- 6 fresh strawberries, pureed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Beat 1 and 1/8 sticks of butter with a pinch of salt and 1 cup of powdered sugar until you have a spongy texture.
- Add the eggs to the mixture one at a time, mixing in between. Then add a tablespoon of strawberry filling.
- In another bowl, mix 1 2/3 cups of all purpose flour and 1 1/2 teaspoons of yeast. Sift twice.
- Add a third of the flour and yeast mixture to the other bowl and mix. Then, add 1/4 cup of warm milk. Repeat the process with another third of the remaining flour and yeast and another 1/4 cup of milk. Finally, add the remains of the flour and yeast and mix well.
- Now, pour the batter into a cupcake tray lined with paper cupcake liners. Place in the preheated oven f0r 20 minutes.
- To prepare frosting, cook 4 egg whites and 3/4 cup of sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until you have a smooth mixture.
- Then, beat the mixture using an electric beater set at 8. When small peaks begin to form, switch the setting to 3 and add 1 1/4 sticks of butter. Once the butter is added, move back to setting 8 until the frosting is well mixed
Finally, add 1 tablespoon of strawberry filling and 6 pureed strawberries and beat lightly. If the mixture is too runny, refrigerate for several minutes. Now, add the frosting to a decorating sleeve and put your artistic skills to work!
2. Domino cookies
This recipe provides an effective way to make everyday cookies more attractive.
- 7 Tbsp. butter
- 7 Tbsp. salt free margerine
- 1/2 C. sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 cups flour
- 3 Tbsp. cacao
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Beat 7 tablespoons of butter with an equal amount of margarine. A little bit at a time, add the sugar and mix well. Then, do the same with 1 egg.
- Sift the flour and cacao and add them to the mix a little at a time. Mix well and then allow the dough to set.
- Roll the dough out onto parchment or waxed paper. Then, place another sheet of paper over the dough.
- Continue to roll the dough until it’s about half an inch thick. Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
- Place the dough on paper once again and cut it into squares. Then, cut the squares in half to form rectangles, which will be your dominos.
- Using a skewer, make an impression across the middle of each rectangle to divide the game piece (don’t cut in half). And then poke dots on each side.
- Finally, bake for 5 minutes at 350 degrees.
“Whatever the case may be, you should provide at least a few good snacks to boost the children’s energy between one activity and the next”
3. Banana split skewers
If your intention is to include fruit in you birthday menu, this recipe is just what you’re looking for. Just like cupcakes, fruit skewers are a great way to decorate a table with food. Their preparation is very simple. Basically, you just need to slide chopped fruits onto a skewer.
- Your choice of chopped fruit: bananas, strawberries, pineapples, cherries, etc.
- Melted chocolate
- Chopped almonds
Load up your skewers with strawberries, pineapples, bananas, brownies, etc. Drizzle the skewers with melted chocolate and then sprinkle them with chopped almonds.
4. Rainbow treats
Rainbow treats are some of the best birthday recipes when it comes to getting little ones’ attention. You’ll be on the cutting edge when it comes to culinary trends for children’s events.
You can create a variety of sweets that include a rainbow theme… cookies, jello, layered cake, etc. Or you can simply use different colored sprinkles to create a rainbow effect.
Finally, you can add other ideas as well. For example, you can make bite-size treats in mini cupcake liners and any other sort of classic birthday treat. Or, if you’re looking for something healthier, you can choose to throw birthday parties with less sugary options.