Beecher's "World's Best" Mac & Cheese (photo from Beecher's Handmade Cheese)
When it comes to picking a menu for a kid’s birthday party, it’s hard not to turn to pizza for its universal appeal, affordability and ease. But cheese pizza can get old – even for the kids. If you want to mix it up, here are some other options to consider.
Food trucks: Food trucks are all the rage. Street Treats features desserts such as cookies, bars, brownies, and Rice Krispies treats, High 5 Pies. You also can get ice cream sandwiches made to order with your choice of cookie and ice cream. The cost for Street Treats to stop at your party starts at $250. If you can’t afford to hire a food truck to cater your party, you also can pick up a platter of your favorite item. Marination Mobile, for example, offers its famous kalua pork sliders for $2 per slider for parties.
Party platters:Beecher’s Handmade Cheese offers “World’s Best” mac-and-cheese starting at $25 for a 6-by-9-inch pan. Whole Foods offers a bucket (10 pieces) of buttermilk fried chicken or barbecue chicken for $8.99. A Whole Foods kid’s box lunch is $4.99 each and includes a PB&J or turkey and cheese sandwich, carrots, celery sticks, and a juice. Of course, there’s always Costco, which offers a turkey-and-Swiss tortilla roll-up, with lettuce, cranberry cream cheese and tomatoes. A 12-serving tray costs $8.99. You also can get a 36-ounce package of grilled chicken-and-mozzarella ravioli for $9.49.
Where else do you like to pick up treats for your kids’ birthday parties? Let us know in the comments below!
– Hsiao-Ching Chou
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