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Do you need finger food ideas for birthday parties? Great, because in this blog posts that's what we'll be covering.
As it should be, birthday parties are inherently high energy. After all, it's a huge celebration oftentimes with a one year old party. And, even if the party is for a five-year-old they're are too excited to settle down to eat.
What to do?
Provide simple finger foods they can grab and go. Well, they do need to stay still long enough to eat to avoid choking, of course.
5 Finger Food Ideas for Birthday Parties include:
Ham and Cheese Sliders These are delicious and easy. Ham and cheese is popular with kids and making them as sliders using Hawaiian rolls, popping them in a toaster over and then brushing butter on top, is easy, quick and they'll go one right after the other!
Fruit skewers are a great choice to have coming out of a watermelon or some other kind of melon. These are delicious and since kids love fruit they'll definitely be popular. It can take time to cut all the fruit and add them on to wooden skewers so alternatively they could be put into small plastic or paper cups. This makes them easy for kids to take and eliminates filling up skewers!
Devilled eggs are quick and easy kids finger foods. Get the recipe but these tasty classic bites have Greek yogurt and Asian chili sauce giving them just the right amount of zip!
Nachos! You can load these up with seasoned ground beef or chicken and melted cheese on top. Then put shredded lettuce on top. You could keep chopped tomatoes and sour cream off to the side in case kids don't want that included. These are a hit because they're simple and oh so yummy!
These 5 finger food ideas for parties should help save you time while providing, quick, nutritious and tasty finger foods for kids.
Hope your day is going well!
I recently received a question and wanted to answer it. The question is:
Do you have to do party favors?
I posted an article on this site about doing party favors and my point of view. As a party planner, I say, yes, you do need to do party favors. However, they don't need to be expensive and you don't have to do all candy if sugar is a concern.
As an entertainer and party planner, I believe you should provide favors mainly as your way of thanking children who come to your child's party. One of the ways you show your appreciation is providing a small parting gift in the form of a party favor. Of course, this is in addition to the food and entertainment you’ll offer.
Your party favor could be a bag filled with candy. Or it could be a bag filled with small activities, stickers, tattoos, crayons, etc. you can purchase cheaply at a Dollar Store or Walmart. The party favors do not need to be expensive.
Worried about offering candy?
Don't provide it.
You can offer non-candy items or low sugar candy items. It depends on you, your budget and what you want to give. The point is, kids will be excited to get something on their way out. And, too, children 5-years-old and up expect to receive something. This is largely due to the fact they may have been to a few parties already and enjoyed party favors they received.
So, do you have to do party favors? Yes, I would. However, you can also be creative and hire a balloon artist like myself (shameless plug) solving the party favor issue. Kids go home with a balloon animal - something tangible in their hands - whether it's a diamond sword, princess wand, penguin, baby shark, unicorn or something else. They get something fun to remember your child’s party and they’ll definitely want to come back again.
What are your thoughts? Contact me and let me know.
Wondering do you need party favors? This article provides three reasons you should offer them at you child's party.
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I was recently asked, "What is used for children's face painting?" The simple answer is quality face paints.
Now you may wonder, what are quality face paints. Quality face paints are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as face paints. These are water soluble products that easily wash off with soap and water. They are non-irritating except some children do have very sensitive skin and may possibly have redness. This is very remote, however.
In the near four years I've been face painting using FDA approved face paints, I have not had any issues with children experiencing skin irritation.
Your paint quality is very important and quite critical to good coverage. Most of us start out using Snazaroo paints because they're readily available at your local Michael's. Unfortunately, coverage is really poor and it will frustrate you to work with these paints.
Paints such as Diamond FX, TAG, Paradise and Mehron are some of the best on the market. There are several other great paints to work with, too. You can get started with a simple search of basic face painting products to begin building your kit.
No need to spend hundreds of dollars right off. It's best to get a small kit of paints with a few round brushes to get going.
And, once you begin working with quality paints, you'll enjoy them. You can also confidently present your face painting skills to friends and family wanting to book you for their parties without worrying about skin reactions.
Naturally, you'll want to practice your sponge and line work since even with fabulous face paints you need to hone your skills. :)
Best wishes and do let me know how your face painting journey is coming along.
I get asked how to do face painting on children when I'm face painting. It's a natural question that comes to mind because you see me painting and then wonder how I do it.
For starters, working with children takes patience. You do not want to get into face painting or really any other kind of entertainment for children if you are uncomfortable working with kids.
Children tend to squirm in their seats. If the sugar isn't getting to them then it's simply that they have lots of energy which means they get the "wiggles".
Not an issue, really, unless the child is under three years old. Kids under three should sit in their parents lap to be painted. Some kids do well this way and others do not.
Clearly you do not want to face paint a very young child who is unhappy to be painted. No, that's not fun for you, the child or the parent although parents are often hopeful their child will enjoy the face painting experience.
Best quality paints only.
Starting to face paint can cost you a few hundred dollars after tallying up the paints, brushes, sponges, daubers, stencils, bling, glitter and so on. It does cost money to run a face painting business even though you will hear people tell you, "but it's only paint".
Yes, it is paint, but when you add in the cost of insurance (which you will want to get as you get more parties), travel, supplies, education and your time, it's not just paint.
I digress. Getting back to painting children, you do need good quality paints to work with and never acrylic. People still paint acrylic on children's faces and that's a mystery to me! Why?
Using the best quality you can afford means a good experience for the child. And, parents will want to work with you again because you're using safe products.
Practice as often as you can.
Practicing on your arm, leg or face will help you become better at face painting. It'll help you train your hand to be more steady.
You will paint most kids with them sitting in a chair and their face will be upright. Unless you ask them to lean their head back on the backrest of your chair and then you have an almost flat painting surface.
Be friendly so children feel at ease sitting in your chair.
Be sure you have fresh breath and that you smell good. Body odor is not acceptable so you'll want to shower and use deodorant.
Lastly, do not be too hard on yourself. We're not all fine artists, but that is not the point of face painting. You want to give the child a great experience and do a decent job. As you practice you will become faster and better with your line work. Until then, just get out there and get as many bookings as you can handle.
Good luck to you!
When you need balloon decorating ideas for your party or event you can check out these designs and purchase a balloon kit. Everything comes in a package to you for easy assembly with simple instructions. Yes, you CAN be your own balloon decorator!
Cinnabons versus balloon animals for parties? Hm-mm, tough choice but not for kids! Kids will go for balloon animals every time.
Learn how to make balloon animals for free with Hooray Balloons Kids Entertainment and on our YouTube channel.