Abbey enjoying cake on her 1st birthday
The countdown continues (I started it here last week). Only three weeks until my baby turns TWO!
Many people will know that I'm a big fan of 'real' food for kids (I wrote about that here). I don't believe in giving children lots of sugary or processed foods and I don't see the need to introduce lollies and soft drinks and lots of foods with zero nutritional value at Abbey's age.
When it comes to feeding a toddler, who will on some days want to eat the entire contents of the fridge and then refuse anything the next day, it's especially important to make the food she eats is worthwhile.
So, planning the food to be served at Abbey's birthday party is a big deal for me. I refuse to have it like 'traditional' parties, with lollies and soft drinks and sugar everywhere. I really, really dislike the idea of a bunch of kids running around my house dosed up on sugar, or a two-year-old coming down from a sugar high that evening. Shudder.
Here's the menu of party food I'm planning:
Homemade sausage rolls
Homemade mini pizzas
Cheese, meat and biscuit platters
Water bottles with each child's name
I don't think I'm being a complete party-pooper with that menu. There are some healthy choices, some fun party foods and a few sweet things too, so hopefully all the kids will be happy with something that's on offer.
Do you have any other suggestions? Anything I've missed?