How to Prepare Prepared Meals and Side Dishes for Babies
Depending on the number of guests, a one-year-old birthday party may require a vegetarian menu or a variety of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Many guests at a one-year-old birthday party have specific dietary needs, so consider these guidelines when planning the menu. To get the most out of the birthday party, consider including vegetarian foods or a variety of both.
Choosing a menu
There are several options for a baby shower menu, so you don't need to worry about preparing everything on your own. There are several helpful checklists available to make the preparation process as simple as possible. In addition to choosing a menu, you should think about the type of celebration that you will host. Depending on the type of celebration, a child's first birthday party can range from a simple lunch or dinner to a lavish party with friends and family.
Setting up a dessert table
A birthday party is a great time to set up a dessert table with creative treats. Baby cookies, specialty candy, and homemade treats are all great options for the table. Use decorative tops to adorn the tables, and find the prettiest containers for your sweet treats. Aside from pretty plates, apothecary jars are great for serving small desserts. Petit fours can be served on pretty plates and placed in decorative jars.
When setting up a dessert table, place the plates and containers one on each side of the table. Set out the spoons so that guests don't have to wait in line for a spoon or fork. For non-alcoholic drinks, place vases and glasses on separate tables. Water should be served at a separate table. Set out the drinks and sides separately.
A one-year-old will enjoy a wide variety of food. A baby buffet can feature cheese cubes, fruit, crackers, and bananas. Other items to consider for a baby buffet include yogurt, applesauce, and pasta. Baby-friendly side dishes and prepared meals are especially convenient because they don't require cutting or using utensils.
Baby meals are simple and tasty, but there are some choking hazards to watch out for. Not all babies have teeth, so choose soft foods that are easy to eat for your little one. Bread sticks, small sandwiches with cheese spread, cubes of mild cheese, and mini fromage frais cartons are all great options. Chocolate fingers and jelly tend to be messy and may not be the best choice. Instead, choose plain biscuits and fruit.