We had Claire’s 7th Birthday Party at the local pottery painting place (more details on that to come), and the timing was going to put it pretty close to lunch-time.
The party was to be from 10am to 11:30am. The first hour was devoted to painting their masterpieces, and the last half hour would be devoted to a light lunch and ice cream cake and gifts.
The kids at the party are all in the same school and have lunch at the same time, around 11am, so I thought it would be best to serve a lunch before the dessert.
What did we serve? How do you serve kids quickly and with as little chaos as possible? When doing the party plan, this idea popped into my head, and it worked like a charm:
The paper plate fits inside a gallon ziplock bag.
Included in the pack was a spoon wrapped in a party napkin, carton of milk, applesauce, cut carrots, Pirate Booty, and a ham & cheese sandwich.
The plates came in sets of 8, and there were to be 7 party-goers, so I made up all 8 to have an extra, just in case we needed it. All of these lunches fit in our little cooler, and when it was time to eat, they were extremely easy to distribute, and the kids had fun digging in!
If we have another party that falls around lunch time, we’ll definitely be doing this again!