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Hello i want to know if any one can helped i just can't come up with notheing easy my daugther is having a picnic party i going do fruit salad that the only thing i come up with the kids is 3 to 7 and bout 10 kids if anyone came i was going do Mac & chesse but i know some will do it anyone know a good fruit salad for kids

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First things first. Most schools have a policy requiring purchase food if it's not prepped on site. Find out if there's a policy.

Second, find out all the kids' allergies. Only then start to plan a menu.

Third, most young kids don't like things mixed together with a dressing. Instead, prepare a fruit tray where they can pick the fruits they like. Offer a yogurt dip on the side. (watch out for honey on the allergy list...)

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I agree with Phil. A lot of my mother friends from all over the states have run into issues with homemade foods for school over storebought. Due to sanitary conditions and allergies, many schools are not allowing foods made at home. My children's school is one of the few I know of that hasn't made this policy.

I love the idea of a fruit tray or maybe even a veggie tray with a dip. Kids love to dip!

My kids also love crackers and cheese with deli meat.
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Re kids school party

its not a real school it a play at the park for Tiny tot she call it school

Thanks Tammy
post #5 of 10
Seeing as they are going to be outside, lots of juicy fruits on a platter, like watermelon, honey dew melon, rockmelon, strawberries, seedless grapes. Keep them chilled if you can until serving. You can hose the kids down afterwards :)

Always a favorite with young ones - cocktail frankfurters and ketchup. Keep it as simple as you can - most kids are not food critics. They just want to grab it and run.

If its going to be a hot day -try frozen kool pops. They're always a favorite.
Or you could make frozen fruit juice ices on a stick - if you don't have wooden ice block sticks you can use plastic disposable tea spoons for a handle. Or freeze some juice/cordial/sweet soda in disposable plastic cups. Fill them almost right up to the top and freeze them, as they melt the kids suck the colour out of the ice - great fun! Use the type of cups that crush easily so the kids can squeeze them and push the rest of the ice up. We lived in the tropics and the school would sell them for 20 cents at the end of the day. They sold out every single day and the kids loved them. I think they just used soda - cola, raspberry, lemonade, lime, etc etc.

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post #6 of 10

Great Idea!!!

That sounds yummy for any age! I might have to do that for a friend's party that I'm planning out.... hmm, fancy sweet sixteen party and frozen soda pops.Sounds good to me! :roll::lips:
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post #7 of 10
You could put fancy little umbrellas into them to make them look fancy hehehe.

Hey we should try making adult versions of them....Scotch and Coke soda pops... the combinations would be endless....champagne and orange...hmmm there's a thought. :rolleyes:

Sorry getting way off topic here :eek:
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post #8 of 10
Kids love little sandwiches cut into shapes (animals, geometric shapes, etc.) with cookie or biscuit cutters.
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post #9 of 10

Kids Party

If you are doing fruit, think about putting them on sticks like Kabobs - a strawberry, a grape, maybe a pineapple chunk &/or bananna. You can also do a sweet cream cheese dip for it.

celery with the same cream cheese & raisins for ants on the log.
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I wouldn;t use kabobs for little kids. They run with stuff in their hands and can get hurt. different story with a popsicle stick, but it would be hard to stick through a piece of fruit without breaking the fruit.

For the fruit juice popsicles, i used to go crazy with the dripping, but my kids liked them.
So i would dissolve a half an envelope of plain gelatin in a little water, heat it so it melted, and then mix it with the fruit juice. The quantity of gelatin depends on how much juice so just look on the box, how many cups of liquid per envelope. Use a little less if you want them a little juicy. (you could also puree some fruit into it, or mix pureed fruit with yoghurt and add that instead of the juice) - then pour it in your molds, and when it melts it doesn;t drip!
In the park it;s not such a big problem, but in the house it can be.
Just don;t use jello - fake color, fake flavor, fake taste - it's every bit as easy to use juice.
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