Once you have chosen the theme and have narrowed down the choices for the 9th birthday invitations, it is time to plan the logistics for the party. One of the most important logistical aspects of any party is the food. Here are a few tips to help ensure that you plan the perfect menu.
One easy way to narrow down the menu list is to consider the party theme. Try to incorporate the theme of the party into the meal as much as possible, to tie everything all together. If there is no specific food associated with the chosen theme, the theme may still be factored into the food display.
Customized dishes add a great touch to the party. You can name the dish after your child, which they will most likely enjoy. If you do not create a whole dish, you can customize certain aspects of a dish being served, such as name a certain combination of condiments for a hotdog or hamburger the “[Child’s name] special.”
Food coloring is a marvelous thing, and can help you to tie in your party theme colors into the food. This is not only creative, but can also increase the aesthetics of the food display.
Children love to participate in projects, especially those that they can devour in the end. Therefore, you can kill two birds with one stone by having the kids make their own food, or part of their food, as a birthday activity. Whether it be something small, like decorating their own cookies, or something more involved, such as making their own pizzas, make sure that you have proper supervision in place, and try to account for any child’s allergies.
As you prepare for your child’s 9th birthday, consider these tips to make your party menu and food display a success. Incorporate a few or all of them to make sure that your menu is on point.