This month my son, Jake, turned 8!
He asked for a Lego party, as that is his little obsession.
Luckily for me, his birthday was in the school holidays, so I had more time than usual to get organised. Most days, I made some food for his party, then froze it. It’s the first year that I’ve thought to do that. Why never before!? It meant that I never felt pressured, nor stressed and everything went super easily on the big day. I even made his cake (not decorated) days in advance instead of the day before like I have for every other birthday my children have ever had.
Below is the food that I made. Hover over the images to see what it is. And where possible I have linked out the recipes. I made lots of different slices with the intention of having lots of leftovers to use in the kids lunchboxes for the coming weeks back at school. Two birds, one stone!
The first food I gave the children, was an ice-block. It meant they had to get outside. It also meant there was a very high chance it would get eaten! And they did! I have learnt from past years, that when I saved the ice-blocks until last (as society has us think we should), the kids were full, they’d have a bite or lick and I’d have to throw the rest away…
But what I didn’t quite realise until later on, was that because I’d made the ice-blocks with coconut cream, the high good-fat content meant that they weren’t hungry later on at all! I put out the party food over an hour later and it didn’t get eaten much at all. I have one, yes ONE bag of potato chips between ten kids (including my daughters) and that didn’t even get finished!
Definitely a new tactic for future parties! 😉