For some this would not have registered, such a tiny piece of wording, but for me this set the tone and the idea that I should not be expected to provide a meal for their children, but light snacks.
|*cough* So I wasn't able to take photo's before the kids hit the table because I was busy, you know, bringing the food out. Time management fail.|
Bluey had been asking for me to buy some coloured popcorn for months, so I promised him we would have it at his party. Greenie is a bit of a fairy bread fan, and so that too was provided (But honestly what is a party without it?). My kids couldn't care less about lollies, so I put out a small bowl because I am aware they are the minority. We iced up some arrowroot's because biscuits are a necessity at a tea party and way easier than scones. (Kids dipping or spreading stuff onto food in winter should be avoided if you do not care for the plague to hit your house.)
Adults table, which was also raided by the kids somewhat, held tea and coffee, soft drink, and in addition to the kids party food some jatz and dip, and corn chips and salsa.
Finally, we get to the holy grail. The cake.
Let's face it, the party is all about the cake.
I liked that most people were all "A white cake? What is so special about that." And true it does tend to resemble a blob of white, even if it is an off point two tiered square cake.
Bluey was bursting with strict instructions of not to tell the kids what was inside. They were all 'Whatever, it's just a white cake. Those cake pop's your mum made were way cooler.' and he begged them "Wait. Just look when mum cuts it!"
Then, the oooh's and aaaah's began, and it didn't matter that I spent the entire day before in the kitchen, because I killed it.
Yeah I know, jumping on the bandwagon, but this cake is super easy, yet time consuming, to make. Make one, just so you can stare at the pretty colours.
What's your party food must have?