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Jan 8, 2011 06:19 AM

Animal themed food ideas

Having a birthday party for my son and it's a zoo/safari/animals kind of theme. Help me come up with some ideas please!!!

So far I've got monkey bread and elephant ear cookies for dessert...and an elephant shaped cake...gotta have cake!

I'm going to make pigs in a blanket as an app. And I know I can use animal shaped cookie cutters for sandwiches and things like that.

The main course isn't theme-y...homemade lasagna, meatballs, salad, bread,'s cold up here...need some comfort food!

Thanks for your ideas.

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    1. Vermicelli (translation: little worms)
      Porcupine meatballs
      "Turtle" burgers
      Meat loaf formed like a snake

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      1. re: greygarious

        If you wanted to serve deviled eggs, you could dress them up as bugs or whatever - with pimentos, sliced olives, you get the idea -

      2. Thanks for the great the deviled eggs one!

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        1. re: rizzo0904

          rizzo0904, why don't you post pictures of what you end up with?
          That would be great!

        2. For something similar we did a sub sandwich cut into a slither motion with eyes and a tounge that was forked...very cute.
          Aminal crackers diped in carmel or choclate.