Hey everyone! At the end of the month I'm having a birthday party for my two girls. There will be about 10 children and 10 adults, including myself, my husband, and our children. Everyone coming is pretty mainstream, the kids usually drink soda, and most parties we go to are riddled with junk food and HFCS drinks.
My DH wants to have iced tea (both sweetened and unsweetened) and water, and that's it. Both in pitchers. I'm ok with that- it's all we drink here (though I am a Dr. Pepper lover and have some when I go to work once a week!). I just don't want to feel like I'm not being a good hostess, and not catering to my guests needs (wants?). The same goes with the children.. would I be rude only offering water?
And snacks.. I'm not *too* worried, but I was planning on a veggie tray, a cream cheese ball and crackers, hummus and pita/pita chips, and spinach and artichoke dip. I was planning on doing the carrot cake from the Waldorf Kindergarten snack book, and cream cheese frosting (with minimal sugar). And fruit salad on the side.
Can anyone help me out with ideas? What about that drink situation? If water and iced tea won't suffice, what should I offer?
Also, the party is after lunchtime but before dinnertime for 3 hours.
No guests have any food allergies or dietary restrictions.. only my children, who are sensitive to artificial dyes and we limit sugar.
Edited by WindyCityMom - 12/6/11 at 11:04pm