With a few simple recipes and menu tips, a meal becomes as much fun as the rest of the party.

  • Oven Baked Hot Dogs
  • Potato Chips
  • Macaroni and Cheese Salad
  • Fresh Fruit Cups
  • Decorate Your Own Cupcakes
  • Punch

Hot Dog Tip

Using a pastry brush, coat hot dogs with mayonnaise and roll them in crushed potato chips. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven, turning after 10 minutes, for 20 minutes or until hot and chip coating is browned.

Fruit Tip

Cut fresh fruit in small chunks and serve in individual clear plastic cups. For an extra treat, sprinkle with sunflower seeds.

Dessert Tip

Put animal crackers, gummy bears, rainbow crystals, peewee confetti, dandy daisies, and non pareils in a muffin pan so the children can individually decorate their cupcakes. For a large party, use several aluminum foil muffin pans.

Game Tip

Before the children arrive, hide a small prize for each child in different locations. Write a clue to each prize location on a white paper plate and then tape another paper plate on top of it with double stick tape. After the children finish eating, have them pull off the used plate, read their individual clue on the fresh plate and search for their prize.