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What kind of sides go with grilling for a kid's birthday party?

Hi! My son's 3rd birthday party is this Saturday and we are grilling hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken. I ususally do sides such as baked beans, potato salad, pasta salad & deviled eggs. Those are still great, but looking for something DIFFERENT, FUN, EASY & KID-FRIENDLY (Adult too)!!! Please give me ANY and ALL ideas!!! Thanks Mamas!!!

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Asked by TylersMama05 at 9:50 AM on Oct. 29, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • Batter up some sweet potatoes and fry them. Most kids will think they are regular fries, and it's a great way to get them to try something new!

    Answer by Emmy_Dollface at 9:57 AM on Oct. 29, 2008

  • We also sometimes do grilled veggie kabobs, and my kids actually enjoy pot. salad, baked beans, etc all the regular stuff so im really all out of suggestions but cant wait to see what other people suggest. sorry i couldnt be more help

    Answer by elananme at 10:25 AM on Oct. 29, 2008

  • Corn on the cob can go on the grill.

    Answer by charisma10 at 10:31 AM on Oct. 29, 2008

  • I would lean more towards finger foods than traditional sides. Veggie platter, fruit platter, chips, etc along with the devilled eggs.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 10:36 AM on Oct. 29, 2008

  • Do a variation on your typical pasta an italian style pasta salad and add in some yellow squash and zucchini...also how about roasted corn on the can cook it right on the grill.

    Answer by MommaLucy at 11:54 AM on Oct. 29, 2008

  • Try some carrots, cucumbers, celery, broccoli, etc. with a sour-cream based ranch dip. The roasted corn on the cob idea sounds good too! I like to make what I call "Tater Chips". I slice a potato and then I dip it in melted butter. Then, I lay them on a baking sheet, sprinkle them with parmesan cheese, garlic salt, and parsley. I cook them at 325 until they are browned, usually about 20 minutes. They are always a big hit! :) Have fun!

    Answer by ILuvMyBoyz0608 at 12:16 PM on Oct. 29, 2008

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