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Nov 16, 2013 03:53 AM

Hosting a 1st Birthday Party the Sunday after Thanksgiving. What to serve?

After hosting Thanksgiving on Thursday, we are hosting my nephew's first birthday on Sunday--for everyone that will have attended on Thursday, plus an additional 6-10 people or so. I'm stumped as to how to make this "flow". Just keep serving all the Thanksgiving food throughout the weekend, including the Sunday party? Celebratory turkey sandwiches? A completely different menu? Some random combination of all of the above? Help a woman out with some thoughts and ideas, Chow. Thanks in advance!

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  1. Well, you don't want the Sunday guests to feel like they're eating Thursday's leftovers, so I'd change it up completely.
    If you can't do that, you could repurpose the leftovers in a way that doesn't feel like Thanksgiving dinner.
    What do you usually have leftover that would serve another crowd? If there's lots of turkey, you could make turkey - sweet potato burritos, and change the theme of the meal to Mexican. Make some good beans, maybe some rice and a Texas caviar dip with tortilla chips.

    1. cake and ice cream! Maybe a breakfast cassarole?strata?

      1. I'm going to my niece's 1st birthday the Sunday after Thanksgiving and we're cooking on the grill. I believe a Hello Kitty cake will be involved...

        1. I would do something completely different - by then people will have had two days of repurposed T-day leftovers. My first instinct, in fact, was to say "Pizza!" Are you serving a meal at the party, or just snacks?

          1. What time of day is the birthday party? I'd do something COMPLETELY different.