A 3rd birthday party, keeping the sugar down.

Birthdays. I love them. Having a toddler makes them even more fun. The sheer slight on her face when she opens presents and cards is amazing. When there is a 3 year old in the house there has to be a party!

We kept things very low key this year and had a little party at home. Having a studio in the house means we have the luxury of a room without furniture that kids can run around in so we made full use of it having a few little friends over for party games.

Now my toddler, as most do, enjoys cakes and biscuits. However I limit these. Firstly because its just not good to be having them everyday and secondly because she reacts to the sugar and I end up with a hyperactive toddler! So I planned the party food carefully. I also got the toddler involved asking her what she would
Like. She chose melon, grapes and hummus. Strange child!

So here is the spread we ended up with:

Dietitian UK: Toddler Party Food 3
Large sausages sliced up
Cheese and pineapple
Mini eggy muffins
Carrots, cucumber sticks and celery
Pom Bear crisps
Ham and tuna sandwiches cut into star and rabbit shapes

Dietitian UK: Toddler Party Food 1

Plus of course the birthday cake which was a sugar fest!

What are your top children’s party foods? I’d love to know.

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5 Responses to “A 3rd birthday party, keeping the sugar down.”

  1. 28 November, 2013 at 23:03 #

    Good spread, bb.

  2. 28 November, 2013 at 23:16 #

    Some great ideas for an (almost) sugar free toddler party! My daughter reacts really badly to sugar as well but if it’s there she eats it of course : ( I’ll try this menu for her next party!

    • 29 November, 2013 at 12:36 #

      Thankyou, hope you all enjoy it.

  3. Emma
    29 November, 2013 at 11:25 #

    For Kendra’s 4th birthday she asked for tomato soup and ham sandwiches! And fruit. I added some hula hoops (her fav sort of crisp) and we had a lovely spread.

    • 29 November, 2013 at 12:38 #

      Sounds delicious. Kids can have the best ideas.

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