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Naomi May 23, 2005 03:33 AM

Another question, I am catering a 3yo's Birthday Party this weekend, it's from 10-12am so no major food is necessary and a Frog Theme is the order of the day.

I am making Frog Cupcakes, sandwiches, bowls of fruit and cheese chunks... any other ideas would be most gratefully recieved!

Thanks...

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    munster May 25, 2005 10:49 PM

    Popcorn. I have a three year old and they love popcorn! I wonder if you could make it green? They also love quesedillas (sp?) Simple ones, cheese and some deli turkey and you're gold!

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      Funwithfood May 23, 2005 05:17 PM

      Order a pullman loaf from a bakery and have them dye the bread dark green. Also, have it cut lenghtwise for ease of preparation.

      (Just cut sandwiches into triangles, as shapes cause a lot of waste.)

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        ctmom May 23, 2005 11:00 AM

        You might want some breakfast type food like mini bagels with cream cheese and mini muffins since it is at 10am and because it is a party for a 3yo the parents will probably stay, so maybe have some coffee and/or tea for them. You might also want to cut the cheese into shapes which is always a hit with the kids, if you can find a frog shaped cutter that would be a bonus and put them on something that looks like lily pads!

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          nooodles May 23, 2005 12:25 PM

          In that vein, Sur La Table has cookie cutters in hundreds of shapes for about $1 each, so it might be fun to get a bunch and let the kids cut their sandwich fixin's into different shapes. Or have cookie dough already rolled out, and let them pick which shapes they want. Bake the cookies during the party, and let the kids decorate them for dessert.

          I'm sure somewhere like Toys R Us probably has plastic cookie cutter sets in different colors/shapes as well.

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          Amin (London Foodie ''OrientRice@aol.com'') May 23, 2005 08:19 AM

          Dont think 3 year olds would be much interested
          in sandwiches unless it is made interesting for
          them such as jam or peanut butter coating.

          Crisps
          Hula-hoops
          Jello
          ice cream
          sweets / candies
          cake
          chocolates such as Maltesers ? (a hit with the adults as well)
          soft drinks

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