Make Ahead Party Food – My Menu for Hosting a Half Birthday Party l EP#185

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Prep Dish founder Allison Schaaf shares her simple ideas for make ahead party food. Hosting doesn't have to be stressful!

In episode 185 of Meal Prep Monday, Prep Dish founder Allison Schaaf shares 4 things she learned from hosting a half birthday party for her son, including tips for make ahead party food.

What’s on the menu?

  • Grapes
  • Orange Wedges
  • Bell Peppers
  • Popcorn
  • Cheese Sticks
  • Cheese Board
  • Cake and Ice Cream
  • Lots of Beverage Options

My Takeaways:

1. I loved the approach of low stress food, with a focus on the cake and ice cream. I made a homemade strawberry cream cheese frosting. I also made a honey ice cream with honey from our bees. 

2. I kept in mind having foods that were easy to grab in individual portions for the kids. The oranges were cut into wedges. The popcorn was in individual cups. The bell peppers were the mini size. I used scissors to cut the grapes in mini bunches. All of these touches were easy but made the food more approachable and kid friendly.

3. I made a last minute purchase of coconut water and that went over really well. It’s a nice item to include for a summer party. 

4. I included a nicer option for the adults, a cheese board with fancy cheeses and things.

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