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post #1 of 9
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My daughter turns 4 tomorrow. My wife and I are having a party for her at a friends restaurant. They are serving pizza and wings for us. We are allowed to bring any food we want to serve.

They have aluminum pans and Sterno that I could use. My mom is preparing a taco dip, and other dips.

I am asking all of you for a great fun snack for all. The theme my daughter chose, is Madagascar.

Thank you in advance,
Wayde
post #2 of 9
Lemur meringue pie? :lol:


Animal crackers?
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post #3 of 9
ants on a log=celery with peanut butter and raisins
apple smile=two slices of apple with peanut butter and marshmallows for teeth
yogurt parfaits the kids could assemble.....dried fruit, nuts, granola, fresh fruit, maybe honey, yogurt

Was there any food in Madagascar the movie? guess it'd be semi traumatic to serve the movie characters' limbs or body parts on skewers.:D:p;)
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post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
I am thinking of something more for adults and kids.
Like tiny hamburgers, mini dogs with cresents.
My daughter suggested mushrooms and gouda. Those are her two favorite foods.
post #5 of 9
imagine.....a 4 year old who likes mushrooms! Until he was about 14 my son always said they tasted like dirt. There weren't many things he wouldn't eat, but shrooms were a big no no until recently.
post #6 of 9
Thinking on the theme of Madagascar, I found this link (can be prepared well ahead):

Salady Voankazo with Mango (Madagascar) Recipe @ CDKitchen.com :: it's what's cooking online!

Or you could do a chocolate fondue with "jungle" fruits - strawberries, pineapple, mango, melons, whatever is in season.

Or a gouda cheese fondue - call it quicksand :) - with dipped lightly pre-sauteed shrooms.

Both would be suited to the Sterno, I think (others step in here pls if I'm wrong, I only just looked up the term). Four year olds will get messy no matter what they eat, if this is off-putting :) Just take any flame away and make sure its luke warm before serving.

Or kebabs of fruit, shrooms and gouda, keep warm in the trays. Maybe do them on cocktail sticks rather than full skewers.

Hope it goes well!
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post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
I am going to do the Gouda fondue that is a great idea. I have an electric fondue pot from the mother in law.
post #8 of 9
Fondue is a lot of fun. But is it safe with a lot of small children in a party situation? Not only are the cheese and fondue pot hot enough to burn little ones, but the forks are dangerous.

Everybody's ideas sound delicious. I'm trying to remember what my kids liked when they were small and went to other kids' parties. They liked finger food; things like french fries and tater tots; mini hot dogs; egg rolls; mini hamburgers; mini pizza (you've got that covered, and at the mega scale!); chicken nuggets with dipping sauces; etc. They liked a lot of variety. They liked things they could eat without adult supervision. And they liked to make a mess.

Wish I could be more help with the Madagascar theme, but the only person I know young enough to drag me along (my granddaughter, the fabulous Ellie) didn't -- at least not yet.

BDL
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input. The place we had the party at supplied pizza and wings.
I put together the following;

Mushrooms stuffed with smoked and regular gouda. Wife wouldn't let me do fondue.
Zebra cupcakes. Big hit.
Peppadews stuffed with smoked salmon and boursian.

Thank you again,
Wayde
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