Food Inspiration: Vintage Birthday Party Meals

Who knows birthday meals better than Betty Crocker? we came across her Children’s Party Book not too long ago and would like to share some tips with you. Here are her suggestions on kids party meal ideas:

Old Fashioned Birthday Party Snacks

  • Birthday Cake
  • Cupcakes Topped with Animal Crackers, Gum Drops, or Tiny Marshmallows
  • Individual Cups of Ice Cream
  • Pink Lemonade
  • Candy Baskets

Airplane Meal Ticket

  • Sliced Ham, Roast Beef, and Turley
  • Potato Chips, Sliced Radishes, and Carrot Sticks
  • Hot Buttered Rolls
  • Birthday Cake
  • Milk

Boxed Picnic Supper

  • Potato Chips or Potato Salad
  • Olives, Pickles, Cherry Tomatoes, and Carrot Sticks
  • Hot Dogs and Hamburgers
  • Red Apples
  • Cookies

Pack the above into individually decorated boxes or picnic scarves.

Italian Supper Party

  • Cocktail Franks on toothpicks
  • English Muffin Pizzas
  • Antipasto Tray of raw veggies
  • Italian Ices
  • Birthday Cake
  • Grape Juice

Young Peoples Lunch

  • Party Sandwiches
  • Carrot Sticks
  • Potato Chips
  • Milk
  • Birthday Cake with Ice Cream

Serve Yourself Fountain

  • Assorted Syrups – Chocolate, Butterscotch, Maple, Strawberry, Pineapple, Marshmallow,
  • Assorted Toppings- Cherries, Nuts, Chocolate Sprinkles, Tiny Marshmallows, Whipped Cream
  • Assorted Ice Cream
  • Cookies
  • Cake
  • Pretzel Sticks


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