What food should I serve at a kid's birthday party beside cake?

I remember when I was a kid my mom just had cake and Ice Cream and now everyone serves a big spread or has a big cookout for kids parties. Is there anyone left that just serves Cake?

My son's bday is this month and I am preggo (due next month) and tired. I am thinking of having an old fashion lazy bday party with just Cake.


Asked by heartlineMama at 6:13 PM on Oct. 9, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • I think the parents will be expecting you to be feeding them lunch or whatever..I would do the pizza and cake idea...its not right to invite people over and not feed them. They will be bringing ur child gifts etc, the right thing to do would be to give them something to eat...or dont have a party..

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:53 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

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  • well I know how you feel I was prego on my oldest sons birthday (and ended up having my second son 4 days after) but yea we just did cake and ice-cream, and some chips and dip i think.....because I was just too big and ready to pop to handle all the preparation of food. I mean the decorations and invites are enough preparation ya know? So do what makes you comfy, and don't worry about it so much, and just do the good old fashioned thing. -Sincerely Cyndi p.s. all your kid is worried about anyway is the cake and ice-cream....and the gifts of course lol "D

    Answer by SuperbowlBoys at 6:17 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

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  • lots of people do pizza

    Answer by Lynette at 6:36 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

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  • Pizza is a nice idea. Kids (at parties) like to eat and run. I would have water and juice boxes to wash down some finger foods like chicken nuggets, fries, and chips. HTH


    Answer by mom2trewife2vic at 7:31 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

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  • WOW Anon harsh answer lol. I guess I should clarify that the guest will be Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. I would hope that if I serve food or not that they would just be happy to celebrate the birth of my son, if not maybe they shouldn't come. Whatever I decide to serve or not serve will be shared in the invite so they will come knowing what to expect.


    Answer by heartlineMama at 9:39 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

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  • If you don't want to serve "food", then just have the party in the middle of the afternoon, not at any meal times, say like 2-4.

    Answer by robinann5 at 1:03 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

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  • I think at most parties if you don't want to serve a "meal" then you set the time in between the big meal times(breakfast, lunch, dinner). Just serve chips and dip or something you just open and serve. I think it's rude for people to just ASSUME they're going to be fed. You could simply write in the invitation, "Snacks and cake will be served." or "Cake and Ice Cream will be served." My mom always made us eat before we went to b-day parties.

    Answer by cassandrans at 1:14 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

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  • If it's all family, ask them to bring some finger foods and sandwiches. You can just decorate and serve cake.

    Answer by tiggermom803 at 2:03 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

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  • My husband and I like to order Pizza. It is a little more expensive than just getting hot dogs, but it doesn't have the mess. My MIL cooks a whole crap load of hotdogs. But, I am sure that everyone will be just fine if you don't want to make food. You are preggo after all!

    Answer by lillyp at 10:14 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

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  • That was a really harsh answer Anon. Too bad you don't have the guts to say it and NOT be anonymous. I NEVER expect to be fed if I go to someone's Birthday party. What if they can't afford it? Then you just treat them like crap and not give their kids gifts like you would for someone who provided you food? Gee, aren't you part of the shallow end of the gene pool!

    Answer by lillyp at 10:18 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

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