View Full Version : Another party Q - plates or boxes?
I had thought of doing food boxes, so I can prepare most of it in advance, with different sandwiches (ham, jam or egg) & crisps on the table (and some carrot sticks, cucumber sticks, cherry toms, grapes, raisins too) then the following in the boxes:
Mini sausages x 2
Choc mini roll
Does that sound ok? I guess I was just concerned that I would be limiting the choice compared to what I would put out on the tables otherwise, but would most kids be ok with the above?
IMO, waaaay too much food going on :nod: I'm always staggered at the wastage and having done both party plates & individual boxes I'd definitely say boxes are the way forward as less wasted and the kids love them. Next party I do I will stick to:
1 roll each (make mostly ham, some cheese & some jam & once they're sat down go round & hand them out and put leftovers on the table)
1 savoury extra (couple of cocktail sausages OR sausage roll)
1 sweet extra (mini roll OR french fancy)
1 bit of fruit or veg (apple & grapes OR cuc carrot sticks)
a few bowls of crisps on the table then ice cream cones/sundaes for pud or a yogurt in the box.
Excellent advice there MrsC, I'll definitely rethink what I'm putting in :thumb: especially as we have 35 kids coming & this party is costing waaaaay more than I thought it would!!
I always do boxes. Much, much less wastage.
Actually, I don't even buy boxes, just brown paper takeaway carriers from cash and carry.
I just do
1 round of sandwiches (I make half ham and half jam and then put 1 of each in the box)
couple of sausage rolls and few cocktail sausages
Penguin (or whatever is on offer in Tesco)
packet of hulahoops (or whatever is cheap/on offer)
carton of juice/fruit shoot
I used to put fruit or a box of raisins or something in but they never got eaten
Then an icecream cone each, or last time I made jelly in paper cups and put a scoop of icecream in the top
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