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Oct 2, 2007 09:20 AM

Food for kid's party

We're having a party at home for our 4 year old but would like something other than the usual pizza. Interested in great little sandwiches, hamburgers, etc. Either a place that makes good food for us to buy and bring home, or an inexpensive caterer. Something that kids and adults can enjoy so it needs to be tasty but still kid-friendly.

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  1. Costco is your friend! The pinwheel and mini-croissant sandwich trays have been a hit at more than one of our B-day parties. They have great hummus and pita, fruit and veggie trays, too. If you are set on mini burgers, buy the ground meat there, make your own, and serve on king's Hawaiian rolls (just had those at a friend's kids party.)

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    1. Kids love sloppy joes, tater tots, breaded chicken with dipping sauces, corn dogs, hot dogs, cheeseburgers, quesadillas, bean burritos, spaghetti, mac n' cheese, most anything in sweet sauces (ie. bbq sauce, honey mustard, ketchup, etc). Don't stress yourself out. Just find a great deli and do pick up. I don't think a caterer is necessarty. If I were you I would stick with Italian. You can pick up some meatball subs, eggplant parmigiana (for the adults), chicken parm sandwiches and get a big ol' antipasti platter with cheeses, olives, peppercinis, etc. I like the mini burger idea as well. Kids love mini food and the adults will love you for it so they aren't running around with butter knives cutting up their food.

    2. I just saw nice looking premade mini-burgers at the newly remodeled Encino Ralph's...They had quite a few different somewhat upscale sections with lots of entertaining made easy options...

      1. Bay Cities for great sandwiches


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        1. re: Emme

          Bay Cities has great sandwiches for adults. Might be tough for kids to bite into those crusty breads though.

        2. Zeke's bbq has lots of options, from ribs, bbq chicken, and kid friendly chicken strips, etc., to mac and cheese, onion rings, sweet potato fries. very affordable. they will deliver for catered events, I believe.

          Also, there's always Maggiano's.