I am a big advocate for nurturing and nourishing our precious children and their developing bodies.
I believe we don’t have to compromise when it comes to giving children ‘treats’ because there are so many different recipes we can make and products we can buy that do not contain harmful preservatives, additives, chemicals or artificial flavours and colourings.
Months before my son turned 1, I knew I wanted to do a 100% healthy kids party, from the food they ate down to the plates they ate off.
A lot of thought and preparation went into what I was going to make and how I could give kids a variety of yummy, nourishing party food.
It is safe to say that Ziggy’s birthday party was like no other party kids so often attend these days. And I am proud of that.
If my family and friends are going to bring their kids to my house, I feel it is my responsibility to nourish and add to their child’s health and well-being.
I’m sure some kids probably would have said “this tastes weird” and wondered where all the soft drinks were hiding, but hey no one wanted to leave Ziggy’s party and when they eventually did leave, they left big smiles and happy tummies. Every child went home happy NOT hyper.
Yes, doing a completely healthy kids party takes more time and effort but it CAN be done and it is so rewarding and worth it.
Personally I think healthy kids parties should actually be the norm.
So for that reason I wrote this blog article on exactly what I did, what I made and how I managed to have not a single fizzy, sugary, artificial or refined anything in sight!
KIDS PARTY FOOD
- Chocolate Bliss Balls (this is my own recipe but there are plenty of easy, free recipes online)
- Probiotic Jelly Cups (Pete Evans Gut Health Cookbook)
- Fruit Sticks (simply cut different fresh fruit and place on skewers)
- Paleo Banana Muffins (Pete Evans Fast Food For Busy Families Cookbook)
- Organic Kale & Corn chips (available to buy in bulk at Costco)
- Coconut Cookies (The Happy Sol Food Company – available to buy at Woolworths)
- Bowl of Fruit (green apples & pears)
- Orange Ice Blocks (frozen Nudie OJ in Kmart popsicle containers)
- Mango Ice Creams (blend together frozen mango, coconut cream and honey, then pour into popsicle containers and freeze)
- Orange Juice (Nudie – available to buy at Woolworths)
- Apple Juice (Nudie – available to buy at Woolworths)
- Fruit Water (fresh cut fruit in filtered water)
- Sparkling Water (Pureau – available to buy in bulk at Costco)
KIDS PARTY BAGS
- Organic & natural fruit lolly pops (available to buy at good health food stores)
- Organic Popcorn (Cobs – available to buy at good health food stores)
- Coconut & Almond Chia bar (Food for Health – available to buy in bulk at Costco)
- Positive Affirmations (‘Be Happy’ – available to buy at QBD book store)
ZIGGY’S BIRTHDAY CAKES
- Raw Caramel Slice Cake (Organic Sisters – I doubled their recipe and placed it into a cake mould)
- Paleo Upside Down Banana Cake (recipe from Bakerita)
- Sticky Date Pudding (recipe from Healing Foods Cooking for Celiacs, Colitis, Crohn’s and IBS)
- Watermelon Cake with Coconut Icing (cut the skin off a whole watermelon and shape into a square. In a food processor blend together 3 cups of unmelted coconut oil, 1/2 cup of coconut cream and 3 tbsp of raw honey, until it resembles icing. Slowly spread and cover the watermelon with icing and place in the fridge for a few hours to set.)
By sharing this I hope it inspires positive thought, action and change.