Arranging my first party.... help!

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Found 24th Jul 2009
My daughter turns 1 next month and we're having a little "his side" family party.

First time I've had to arrange one....

Got the cake sorted (getting made by a friend), got some plates etc.

What I'm needing advice on is, how much food and what kind of food?

If everyone shows, there will be 11 adults, one child and a baby.

Thanks!

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Sausage rolls!!

My advice would be to keep it simple! My daughter turned 6 this year and has had a 'little' party almost every year and nearly everytime there has been soooooo much wasted food!

If its mostly adults then chuck some pizzas/wedges in the oven and add a big bowl of salad! Or if the weather is nice then a bbq always goes down well

Hope that helps!

You can't go wrong with a simple party food or finger food spread. Plenty of vol-au-vents, cocktail sausages, mini sausage rolls, sandwiches etc. You could even provide those paper plates so that people don't have to keep going back to the table.

Iceland are usually good for party nibbles at reasonable prices.

Hope it all goes well for ya!

6 cans kitty cat lol
you could always do a bbq nice and easy as no doubt ur fella will take over as bbq king and insist on doing all the cooking so u just have to mingle

becks - its babys' birthday - not the adults -

spend as little as you can - why dont you have a kitty and suggest take away for the adults

if you dont like doing that just put a few sandwiches / nibbles

next few years is going to cost you - you get off lightly with first

dont - whatever you do get postman pat or the like to come round

friend did it for a 4 yr old - kids went hysterical!!

Ah good luck, that sounds nice and easy though. Just do 2/3 pizza's and or sandwiches, some crisps, maybe veg sticks and dips, sausage rolls, party ring biscuits and then the cake.

Wait till little one gets older and you have all their friends plus siblings and parents!

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holly100;5835492

becks - its babys' birthday - not the adults - spend as little as you can … becks - its babys' birthday - not the adults - spend as little as you can - why dont you have a kitty and suggest take away for the adultsif you dont like doing that just put a few sandwiches / nibbles




Good point

Party's mid afternoon so takeaway won't really be appropiate.

sloth_frattelli - I'll check iceland out - thankyou!

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owens101;5835496

Ah good luck, that sounds nice and easy though. Just do 2/3 pizza's and … Ah good luck, that sounds nice and easy though. Just do 2/3 pizza's and or sandwiches, some crisps, maybe veg sticks and dips, sausage rolls, party ring biscuits and then the cake.Wait till little one gets older and you have all their friends plus siblings and parents!




They still sell party rings?????

Yeah... looking forward to having all her school friends round........... NOT!

If you really want to push the boat out......try making a few of these party rings pimpthatsnack.com/pro…9/1

and happy 1st birthday to your little sweetheart xx

libEL;5835479

My advice would be to keep it simple! My daughter turned 6 this year and … My advice would be to keep it simple! My daughter turned 6 this year and has had a 'little' party almost every year and nearly everytime there has been soooooo much wasted food!If its mostly adults then chuck some pizzas/wedges in the oven and add a big bowl of salad! Or if the weather is nice then a bbq always goes down well :)Hope that helps!



I would agree with this - just a few nibbles/snacks is fine or it will all go to waste

Hope you all have a fab day x

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bitseylango;5835534

If you really want to push the boat out......try making a few of these … If you really want to push the boat out......try making a few of these party rings http://www.pimpthatsnack.com/project/389/1and happy 1st birthday to your little sweetheart xx



There well cool!

And thanks - I'll tell her you said so but don't expect anything more than a raspberry back

Becksdawe;5835552

There well cool!And thanks - I'll tell her you said so but don't expect … There well cool!And thanks - I'll tell her you said so but don't expect anything more than a raspberry back



awwwww baby raspberries....better than a sloppy kiss anyday :thumbsup:

It's surprising how little kids eat, so don't feel you need to do loads of food.

It's a good idea to have some healthy options as well as the usual treats, carrots/cucumber sticks with a dip is good.

Make sure you've got enough plastic/paper cups and a good selection of soft drinks, no sugar options are good otherwise the kids can go hyper!!

Good luck.

just an idea for the sarnies, get some cookie cutters and cut them out, squids dont like crusts anyway and they look cool, I do parties all the time and do jam sandwhich hearts, chocolate spread dinosaurs, cars, planes, and teddy bears :thumbsup::thumbsup:

and happy birthday to yr little one

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