Parties are about more than just cute decor and children hyped up on too much sugar, they are all about the food!
For my daughter's 5 year old Butterfly Birthday Party, I made the following:
Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil Skewers
I skewered them onto the tiny cocktail umbrellas I had ordered, then added a construction paper butterfly on top.
Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Salad
So easy and delicious, it's just cubed seedless watermelon, crumbled feta ( I even bought it pre-crumbled from Trader Joes) and mint. Easy peasy. Leftover watermelon just went onto a platter with extra umbrellas.
"Pink" Deviled Eggs
These are actually beet-pickled, which means that after I hard boiled hte eggs and peeled them, I let them sit in a bath of beet juice and vinegar. In retrospect I would have let them sit longer to get more pink on them, but this was my first time. This recipe that I pinned, suggested 16 hours, I had about 6 hours.
I filled the eggs with my smoked salmon deviled eggs recipe that I made at my own adult birthday party in March. Unfortunatly, I didn't have mayo and I forgot to add chile powder so they were not the same as before, oops:)
I served some hummus in a hollowed out bell pepper with pita chips and carrots.
Green Fries, made from zucchini spears, battered in egg then bread crumbs and baked at 400 degrees for 30 minutes (check often).
A Butterfly Cake and cupcakes. I bought some sale spring sprinkles which had bunnies, butterflies, eggs and sprinkles, and just used the butterflies and regular sprinkles to decorate.
The cake was made in this Butterfly Pull-Apart Cupcake Pan pull apart butterfly cake mold. So stinkin' easy!
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