Would this party menu make you ill?
My baby's first birthday party theme is "Childhood Favorites." In light of that, the food will be kid-friendly fare. (I thought about making "adult" versions of kid faves, like sausage en croute instead of pigs in a blanket, but decided the traditional style was better for the theme.) Knowing the theme, would you be a little disgusted by this party menu if you were a guest?
Tater Tot Casserole
Mac N Cheese
Pigs in a Blanket
Bugles & Cheetos
Capri Sun drinks and juice boxes
I was thinking about adding a green salad for those who really want something that's not beige. What do you think?
A one year old doesn't eat things like that, do they? So is this just a jokey thing for the grownups? Are you having a huge crowd? If not, that seems like a whole lot of food. Beige? What's beige? The Bugles? I'm really not wanting to sound snarky but I guess I don't quite get the point of this? Sorry.
re: c oliver
Believe me I'm the Queen of Ironic Menus, but I have to agree with c oliver. This collection of food doesn't go quite far enough to qualify as hilariously tongue-in-cheek. Sadly, I've been to too many actual parties that serve this kind of thing with no joke intended whatsoever. If the food is intended to appeal the the kid-in-the-grownups, you probably should push the idea a bit and make it more obviously silly. If it's meant to appeal to the kids themselves, I guess it would do the trick. Not really sure what to suggest here by way of increasing the irony and fun, but something needs a slight re-think.
I agree with CO in that ... will there be a lot of kids preschool age that will eat those foods or mostly younger.
Questions? Are you serving adult beverages? How many people are invited is my next question? I also think as you said a green salad is a good idea and a fruit salad too.
Pigs in a Blanket, Mac n Cheese, Sloppy Joes, Pizza, even the Tater Tot Casserole I could handle, but probably not go for the cheetos, capri drinks or jello jigglers.
I was just at a golf outing that served very simple fare.
Barbecued Ribs and Chicken
Corn on the Cob
Cookies, Cheesecake, Chocolate Cake and Black Forest Cake
Beer and Soda
It was the cheapest spread I have ever been to for a golf outing and everyone loved it.