November baby shower food ideas

Little Pumpkin Baby Shower - Pass Me Some Tasty

Here's everything you need for a sweet Fall-themed 'little pumpkin' baby shower! This post is filled with fun ideas for fall-themed party food, baby shower game ideas, and decor inspiration to celebrate the arrival of the newest little pumpkin in your life!

I'm going to be an Aunt again!!!

It's been almost 6 years since there's been a new baby in the family so we're all a little excited over here. Excited because babies are obviously exciting and awesome. And excited because as an Aunt I get to enjoy all the baby cuddles and cuteness BUT without the sleepless nights and diapers. My sister and brother-in-law get to enjoy that part (LOL). Don't worry sis you'll do great and the brain fog from sleep deprivation combined with the emotional rollercoaster from postnatal hormones eventually dissipates. Many have gone before you and survived (some barely).

Did I mention you won't get much sleep in the beginning?

While my sister and brother-in-law still have their wits about them a baby shower was definitely in order. My sister looooves Halloween so it was only suitable that we throw a sweet Autumn/Halloween/Pumpkin themed baby shower. I don't recommend spooky baby showers. Spooking the mama-to-be could bring on early labor and change the whole dynamic of the party. Keep it sweet.

Naturally we turned to Pinterest for the Pinterest party perfect inspo and themes. Duh. Who else gets sucked into the black hole of Pinterest perfect backyards, Pinterest perfect vacation destinations, the Pinterest perfect wardrobe, Pinterest perfect hairstyles (which I will never have), and food? Don't forget the food. That's where I hang out a lot. You can find me here (waves and smiles).

So with a little help from many fellow bloggers and online creatives who are not only creative geniuses but have some serious skillz when it comes to decorating, creating themed food, and crafting baby shower games that can appease a co-ed guest list, the shower was fun and honored my sister and bro-in-law and their little pumpkin on the way.

7 Tasty Snack Ideas for a Fall-Themed Baby Shower

Whether you are hosting a baby shower, a friendly (not spooky) Halloween party or just a fun fall-time gathering where you don't necessarily want to feed the party-goers a full 5-course meal but want to satisfy your guests' snack cravings with some crazy tasty food here are my recommendations and what I served during the party. Check it out!

Cheese & Pretzel Broomsticks HOW cute are these little broomsticks?! A pretzel stick, some string cheese, and a chive to tie it off. So basic but so genious and fun to eat. You can find the directions over at the blog One Little Project At A Time.

Pumpkin-themed deviled eggs

Deviled eggs made to look like little pumpkins are obviously perfect for a fall-themed party. Find the deets on The Food Blog. Note: I subbed Cholula for the Sriracha just to turn down the heat a little.

Jack O'Lantern Veggie Plate

Parties usually have some kind of veggie tray so why not turn it into a jack o'lantern?! Thanks to Raising Jack with Celiac for the simple and genius idea! I also served the veggies with a side of this creamy Herb and Buttermilk Ranch Dip.

The BEST Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cupcakes

Tis the season for pumpkin and these Pumpkin Cupcakes are HEAVENLY! They were definitely the hit of the baby shower and party guests were shocked when they found out they were gluten-free because they are just so SO delicious. These dreamy cupcakes are topped with a swirl of cinnamon cream cheese frosting and then lightly dusted with cinnamon on top. A sprinkling of chopped pecans or walnuts would be delicious on top of the frosting as well but I decided against it just in case we had anyone with nut allergies attending. I also tripled the recipe for our large group.

Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Apple Dip

Here's an easy riff on the classic caramel-covered apple. Slice up your apples and serve with cream cheese topped with salted caramel. It's ridiculously easy, a super tasty combo, and a lot more manageable to eat than a whole caramel-covered apple. You can find my recipe for salted caramel located in the recipe card for these Salted Caramel Brownie Ice Cream Parfaits (which are also amazing btw). 🙂

Smoked Salmon Dip

You can't have a party without chips and dip! Serve an assortment of chips and crackers with this Smoked Salmon Dip with Dill & Capers. The dip is a huge crowd pleaser so be sure to double the recipe if you have a big guest list.

Apple Cider Punch

Lastly, let's talk party punch. I'm not usually a big fan of punch but this Apple Cider Punch from Better Homes & Gardens was a winner. It's a simple combo of 6 cups apple cider, 2 cups orange juice, ½ cup lemon juice, and 1 (750 milliliters) bottle of sparkling white grape juice. We had several children attending our party but if you are hosting an all adult party switching out the sparkling grape juice with some chilled champagne would be amazing too!

Fall-Themed Baby Shower Games

Alright, let's talk baby shower games and activities. This is definitely not an area I specialize in so we handed this off to one of my sister's close friends who knocked it out of the park with some awesome resources she found on Etsy and Amazon.

SweetBabyShower shop on Etsy creates printable custom party kits and shower games which not only provide some fun entertainment but are also creatively themed to match the style of your party.

Here are the games we played:

  • Baby Bingo
  • Baby Name Race
  • Mommy or Daddy?
  • Don't Say Baby

A table was also set up for a baby headband making station. Each guest picked from a variety of ribbons, bows, and flowers along with elastic bands to create a sweet little custom headband for my niece. It was SO easy to set-up since all of the components for the headbands were included. The only thing you need to have on hand is a hot glue gun and a table to lay everything out.

Link for Baby Headband Kit

Little Pumpkin Baby Shower Decor

Then finish off your party decor with an assortment of painted pumpkins. My sister painted mini pumpkins in an assortment of pinks, gold, and silver while also scattering some naturally orange and white mini pumpkins throughout. Here are the instructions for the painted pumpkins from Oh Happy Day (which btw is an incredibly cute website for party planning and DIY inspo). Be sure to also add some pumpkins at your front door as a sweet way to welcome guests as they arrive along with this super cute "Hey There Pumpkin" doormat.

A pennant bunting with the words "Welcome Little Pumpkin" (see picture near the top of this post) was hung across our fireplace mantle. I wasn't able to track down the exact bunting that we used for this but these burlap flags would be just as cute with white lettering painted on them. And this fall-themed felt ball garland would also be super cute to decorate with!

Lastly, if you are on the hunt for a "Sweet Baby" rustic wood sign like the one pictured below, your local Craft Warehouse has all of the supplies to create this quick DIY project. If DIY is not your thing, Morgan over at PaintMePeachy on Etsy, could create a custom rustic wood sign for you as well!

And that's it! I hope you found some valuable fall-themed baby shower and party ideas from this post! As for myself, I'm counting down the days until I meet my sweet little baby niece. Eek!

Did you use one of these ideas for your party?!

If you used one of the ideas from this post for your party, I’d love to hear about it! Leave me a comment below and tell me about it! And don’t forget to snap a photo and tag @passmesometasty on Instagram so I can see!

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Fall Baby Shower Menu Ideas

Hosting a baby shower this autumn? Then, the mother-to-be and her guests are in for a double treat. Not only is fall a fabulous time for decorating with rich colors and textures, but it’s also the season for well-loved flavors, fruits, and spices! So to do justice to all these, we just had to create this mega-post for your baby shower menu choices—from elegant appetizers to soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees, desserts, and drinks! Each with a recipe link for you to follow. Prepare for a feast for the eyes, palate, and tummy at your autumn baby shower!

Appetizers for a Fall Baby Shower

Give your guests a preview of the fall flavors on the menu with these irresistible appetizers. Cheese, figs, nuts, light meats, herbs, and more cheese!

  1. Honey Baked Brie with Figs and Rosemary, from Living Sweet Moments
  2. Cheese and Tomato Tarts, from Kitchen Sanctuary
  3. Autumn Pinwheels, from Land O Lakes
  4. Crispy Caprese Meatballs Stuffed with Mozzarella, from The Cozy Apron
  5. Twice Baked Mini Potato Appetizers, from My Friend’s Bakery
  6. Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Cups, from Gal on a Mission
  7. Almond Chex Party Mix, from Like Mother Like Daughter
  8. Cranberry and Brie Bites, from Stonewall Kitchen

Fall Soup and Salads

Perfect for the fall-time chill in the air, check out these soup recipes we found. Plus unique salads featuring harvest season vegetables and fruits.

  1. Tomato Basil Soup, from One Pot Recipes
  2. Roasted Pumpkin and Feta Salad, from Grab Your Spork
  3. Vegan Dumplings Soup, from Healing Tomato
  4. Avocado and Roasted Yam Fall Ensalada, from Muy Bueno Cookbook
  5. Rainbow Veggie Skewers, from Gimme Some Oven
  6. Carrot Orange Soup, from Reluctant Entertainer

Fall-inspired Sandwiches Recipes

Handy for serving while guests mingle, these sandwich choices—from hearty to light—are packed with flavorful fall ingredients and produce!

  1. 5-ingredient Turkey Swiss Sliders, from Unicorns in the Kitchen
  2. Cranberry Turkey Sandwich, from Number 2 Pencil
  3. Crispy Fish Subs, from Tesco Real Food
  4. Maple Roasted Apple and Brie Panini on Cinnamon Raisin Bread, from Cooking Channel TV
  5. Turkey Avocado Wraps, from California Avocado Commission
  6. Apple Grilled Cheese, from Domestic Superhero

Fall Entrees to Make with Flavorful Ingredients

Looking for something a bit more tummy-filling? Look what we found for you—main dishes that include signature autumn ingredients, like turkey, pumpkin, maple syrup, bacon, and bourbon. Plus surprises like shrimp and pasta!

  1. Fettuccine with Roasted Pumpkin Puree, from Cooking Melangery
  2. Cardamom Chicken Skewers with Pumpkin Salsa, from Sugar et al
  3. Bacon Wrapped Maple Bourbon Turkey Breast, from Girl Versus Dough
  4. Easy Turkey Taco Pizza, from Jeanette’s Healthy Living
  5. Shrimp Scampi Lasagna, from Life a Little Brighter
  6. Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken, from The Kitchn

Autumn Desserts from Pie to Popsicles

So many absolutely scrumptious baked goodies and cold treats featuring autumn faves! Our choices showcase fall fruits, nuts, spices, and sweet flavorings like honey and caramel—all so irresistibly presented.

  1. Apple Pecan & Honey Buns, from The Starving Chef
  2. Cherry Tartlets with Marzipan, from Sugary and Buttery
  3. Easy Baked Peaches with Cinnamon Sugar Topping, from I Heart Naptime
  4. Salted Caramel Pecan Pie, from Spicy Southern Kitchen
  5. Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches, from Super Healthy Kids
  6. Apple Roses in Puff Pastry, from The Seaman Mom
  7. Pumpkin Pie Popsicles, from Wide Open Eats

Fall Drinks from Cider to Mocktails

Finally, even the drinks at the baby shower can salute the season. Take your pick—or offer a selection—from our finds of alcoholic or non-alcoholic, hot or iced, creamy or sparkling beverages! Also, be sure to look at our fall mocktail recipes and fall tea finds.

  1. Sparkling Cider, from Ella Claire Inspired
  2. S’mores Mocktail, from 3 Boys and a Dog
  3. Pear and Bubbles, from Spoon Fork Bacon
  4. Maple Cinnamon Latte, from Port and Fin
  5. Warm Chai Tea Cider, from I Think We Could Be Friends
  6. Grapefruit Ginger Mint Mocktail, from Eat Boutique
  7. Sparkling Pumpkin Pie Mocktail, from Target Made Me Do It
  8. Kahlua Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate, from Home Cooking Memories

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Menu for children's birthday from 2 to 10 years old - recipes with photos On the eve of this wonderful holiday, every mother puzzles over how to make this day truly unforgettable for a child.

Invite his friends to visit and arrange a small home party with fun entertainment. And most importantly - come up with how to surprise little fidgets at the festive table!

A festive table can be called an obligatory and invariable attribute of a birthday. However, the choice of menu will depend on a variety of parameters and conditions.

In the case of a children's banquet, important factors such as the age of the children, taste preferences, and requirements for healthy and safe food must be taken into account.


Children's birthday menu for 2-3 years old

At this age, the child still has a lot of culinary restrictions. First of all, the restrictions apply to preservatives, food allergens, hot spices, bitter, sour and salty foods, high sugar content, hard to digest, fatty foods.

Remember that children at this age are not very fond of experimenting with food. The combination of more than two or three ingredients mixed in one dish can be alarming.

So, I present to your attention a menu option for a children's birthday party for 2-3 year olds


Snacks on the children's table should be as bright and varied as possible in their content. But remember that for this age group it is important not to use allergenic vegetables and fruits.

Ladybug Sandwiches

  • Biscuits – 1 pack.
  • Chicken pate (it is better to use homemade) - 200 gr.
  • Bunch of lettuce
  • Cherry tomatoes - 500 gr.
  • Olives - 1 jar
  • Spread pâté on the biscuits, about 0.5 cm thick.
  • Place a leaf of lettuce on each cookie.
  • Cut the cherry tomato in half, cut into quarters on one side to create the appearance of slightly open ladybug wings.
  • Cut out olive heads.
  • Eyes and flecks on the wings can be made with sour cream and a toothpick.

Charming ladybugs will delight little guests with their taste and beauty!

Snack "Mushrooms on skewers"

For preparation you will need:
  • Cherry tomatoes - 10 pcs.
  • Quail eggs - 10 pcs.
  • Hard cheese - 100 gr.
  • Sour cream - 2-3 tbsp. spoons
  • Small bunch of parsley
  • Boil the eggs, cut off the top of the egg so that the yolk can be removed.
  • Grind the yolks with a fork in a bowl, add sour cream, finely grated cheese.
  • Mix everything thoroughly, adding a little salt.
  • We start with the resulting mixture.
  • Cut the cherry tomatoes into 2 parts, remove the juice and part of the pulp. So that the tomato can be put on the egg like a hat.
  • String on a skewer in the form of a mushroom. Decorate with a sprig of parsley.

Charming mushrooms are not only beautiful, but also very tasty! This idea is sure to please the kids!

Fruit and vegetable cuts are also popular on the children's holiday table. And beautifully served vegetables and fruits will never go unnoticed.

Salads for the festive table

Young children are not very fond of experimenting with unknown dishes. But if you give the salad an interesting and unusual design, then there will certainly be interest. Therefore, before you start cooking, think about how you will arrange it.

I present to your attention the options for preparing salads that your kids will definitely like.

Fish salad

We will need:
  • Boiled beets - 1 pc.
  • Apple (large) - 1 pc.
  • Prunes - 50 gr.
  • Sour cream - 1 tablespoon
  • For registration:
  • Canned corn
  • Onion
  • Feather bow
  1. Grate beets and apples.
  2. Wash prunes, scald with boiling water.
  3. Mix all the ingredients.
  4. We spread it on a dish and form it in the form of a fish, focusing on the image.
Hedgehog salad

  • Hard cheese - 250 gr.
  • Boiled chicken fillet - 200 gr.
  • Chicken eggs - 3 pcs.
  • Fresh cucumber - 1 pc.
  • Apple - 1 pc.
  • Natural yogurt - 500 gr.
For decoration:
  • Parsley - bunch
  • Boiled sausage - 50 gr.
  • Olives - 4-5 pcs.
  1. Lay out the salad in layers.
  2. The first layer is minced meat.
  3. The second layer is a cucumber, grated on a coarse grater.
  4. The third layer is boiled eggs, finely chopped.
  5. The fourth layer is grated apple.
  6. Coat each layer with yogurt.
  7. We make out in the form of a hedgehog, focusing on the photo.

Variants of cooking hot dishes for children 2-3 years old

Hot dishes for the festive table for children 2-3 years old

Original Chunga-Changa dish

This dish can be prepared in various ways. Pasta decorated with vegetables and herbs is very popular with children. The dish can be supplemented with fish cake.

For garnish:
  • Macaroni – 300 gr.
  • Sunflower oil - 2-3 tbsp. spoons
  • Salt - 1 tbsp. spoon
Minced meat for cutlets:
  • Fish fillet - 500 gr
  • Butter - 150 gr
  • Semolina - 2 tbsp. l
  • Chicken eggs - 2 pcs.
  • Onion - 1 head
  • Salt to taste
For registration:
  • Bulgarian pepper (red, yellow) - 1 pc.
  • Lettuce - Bunch
  • Cucumber - 1 pc.
  • Radishes - 1 pc.
Cooking pasta:
  • Boil pasta in salted water until tender.
  • To prevent pasta from sticking together, you can add 2-3 tablespoons of sunflower oil to the pasta pan.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • Drain the water using a colander.
Next we prepare fish cutlets:

For children of such a young age, it is better not to fry the cutlets, but to steam them. So you save nutrients and eliminate the accumulation of excess fat.

  1. First of all, peel the onion, cut into large pieces and pass through a meat grinder
  2. Fish fillets are also chopped into pieces to make it easier to pass through a meat grinder
  3. Mix minced fish with minced onion
  4. Add butter and eggs premixed with semolina
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Form patties, roll in breadcrumbs or semolina and place in a steamer bowl
  7. Cook for 20-30 minutes
  8. Vegetables intended for decoration of the dish, cut and decorated, focusing on the image

The result will be very bright and beautiful!

Hot dish "Sovushka"

Mashed potatoes, combined with chicken cutlet and vegetables, will definitely appeal to little guests.

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Chicken fillet - 800 gr.
  • Onion - 1 pc.
  • Chicken eggs - 1 pc.
  • Rye bread - 200 gr.
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Breadcrumbs
Cooking cutlets:
  • Grind chicken fillet with a meat grinder
  • Onion cut into small cubes
  • Soak the bread in milk
    In a deep bowl, mix chopped chicken, onion, egg, salt
  • Squeeze the bread out of the milk and send it to minced meat
  • Form patties, steam 30-40 minutes
  • We decorate the dish in accordance with photo

Dessert dishes

Desserts are the most favorite and delicious part of the festive table. For the little guests, I have prepared a selection of delicious, and most importantly, not harmful dessert dishes.

Cottage cheese banana pancakes

  • 200 gr. — Muki
  • 300 gr. — Curd
  • 200 ml. — Milk
  • 4 pcs. – Chicken eggs
  • 3 pcs. — Bananas
  • Juice of half a lemon or apple
  • 1 tsp - Baking Powder
  • Sugar, salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil.
  • Grind cottage cheese and bananas with a blender, add milk
  • Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl
  • Separating the egg white from the yolk
  • We send the yolk to the grated curd-banana mass
  • Beat egg whites until foamy
  • Gently add the protein to the curd-banana mixture, stir with a spatula
  • Preheat the frying pan, brush with oil
  • Spread the pancakes in small portions and bake on both sides until evenly browned
  • You can decorate it in the form of a canapé, decorate it with a piece of fruit or a berry on top, sprinkled with powdered sugar.
Berry Muffins

  • 30 gr. – Butter
  • 50 gr. – Sahara
  • 150 ml. – Milk
  • 1 pc. – Egg
  • 150 gr. – Wheat flour
  • 1 tsp – Baking Powder
  • 1 bag – Vanillin
  • 150 gr. — Berries
  1. Grind butter with sugar, break one egg
  2. Pour in the milk. Mix until smooth
  3. In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients. Pour into the milk mixture in 2-3 doses. Stir each time until all lumps are gone
  4. Cut the berry into pieces if the berry is large. We send to the dough. Evenly distribute the berries throughout the mass, gently mixing
  5. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter
  6. Put in the oven for baking for 20-25 minutes at 200 C
  7. Finished muffins decorate with whipped cream or fresh berries, sprinkled with a little powdered sugar
Fruit Soufflé Cake

And of course, the most important treat on the festive table is the cake.
Very tasty, original, and, most importantly, useful curd cake - soufflé with fruit jelly.

Any variation of the classic biscuit can be used for preparation. And you can also take ready-made cakes, which are sold in any "shop near the house."

To prepare:
  • Classic biscuit
For the soufflé:
  • Cottage cheese - 200 gr.
  • Sour cream from 25% - 500 gr.
  • Sugar - 100 gr.
  • Gelatin - 30 gr.
  • Vanillin - 1 gr.
  • Water - 4 table. False
For peach jelly:
  • Canned peaches - 1 can (large)
  • Agar-agar - 30 gr.
Prepare the soufflé:
  • Soak the gelatine in cold water beforehand. We put the swollen gelatin in a water bath, bring to a state of a homogeneous solution. We put the prepared solution in a warm place
  • Grind cottage cheese with a blender until smooth
  • Add 2 tbsp. spoons of sour cream. Beat to a paste
  • Beat the remaining sour cream in a separate bowl with sugar and vanilla until a thick cream.
  • Mix the gelatin with the curd mass and carefully stir in the whipped sour cream in small portions. Soufflé ready
Assembling the cake
  • We will use canned peach syrup to impregnate the biscuit and also for jelly
  • Remove the peaches from the syrup and cut into half-moon slices
  • All components ready
  • Let's start assembling the cake
  • Put the biscuit cake into the culinary ring. The thickness of the cake should not be too large, 1.5-2 cm will be enough
  • Soak with peach syrup
  • Spread the soufflé. Distribute the soufflé evenly so that there are no air voids
  • Spread peaches on the soufflé
  • Lastly, prepare the jelly. 250 ml. bring the syrup to a boil. Add arag-agar to the boiling syrup. Boil 3 minutes and turn off
  • Let cool slightly and pour over the peaches
  • We send the cake to the refrigerator for at least two hours

Our treat is ready!

Fruit will also be popular as a dessert. Fruits can also be served in different variations. Fruit can be decorated in an original way

"Grape Hedgehogs"
"Fruit Baskets"

Drinks for babies

For small children it is better not to experiment with a large amount. It will be enough to cook compote, fruit drink or use drinks bought at the store, but be sure to make sure that it is allowed for children under 3 years old.

Children's birthday menu 4-6 years old

At this age, children become incredibly restless. It is very difficult to seat them at the table, and even more so to feed them! Therefore, it is worth trying very hard to surprise with an interesting design of dishes.

We will focus on snacks, fruits, a sweet table and drinks. Children of this age can already be offered a more varied menu than babies 2-3 years old.


Chicken Nuggets

We need:
  • Chicken fillet - 500 gr.
  • Chicken eggs - 2 pcs.
  • Hard cheese - 100 gr.
  • Crackers - 150 gr.
  • Salt to taste.
  1. Fillet cut into pieces, approx. 3x3 cm in size and 1-1.5 cm thick
  2. Whisk the eggs in a bowl with salt added
  3. Cooking breading. Grind the cracker to coarse crumbs. We rub cheese. Mix until smooth
  4. Dip the chicken fillet pieces in the egg mixture, then roll in the breadcrumbs
  5. We cover the baking sheet with confectionery paper, put the breaded chicken pieces on it
  6. We set the temperature in the oven to 200 degrees and send the nuggets for baking, for 20-30 minutes, until browned.

Canape snacks are always in great demand among younger guests. The main task is to make them interesting, bright. And it doesn’t matter if they are meat, vegetable or fruit. Children will still be interested in them.

Salads for the festive table
Cheburashka salad

  • Boiled poultry fillet - 300 gr.
  • Hard cheese - 150 gr.
  • Prunes - 100 gr.
  • Boiled carrots - 150 gr.
  • Boiled eggs - 4 pcs.
  • Sour cream or mayonnaise - for dressing
  • Greens, walnuts for decoration.
Cooking method:
  1. Rinse the prunes, steam them in boiling water for 10 minutes, then cut them into medium pieces
  2. Meat cut into pieces
  3. Grated cheese and carrots on a medium grater
  4. Eggs are peeled, grated in the same way
  5. We crush the walnuts in a mortar
    Lettuce is laid out in layers. Immediately make out in the form of cheburashka
  6. First layer - carrots
  7. Second layer - meat
  8. Third layer - prunes
  9. Fourth layer - eggs
  10. Coat between layers with sour cream or mayonnaise. You can not every layer, but through one
  11. Decorate with walnuts, carrots, olives, herbs. As shown in photo
Bunny salad

This salad can be served in portions. Made in the form of a hare. The salad is very light and tasty. And most importantly, originally served.

We will need:
  • Cucumber - 1 pc.
  • Canned corn - 1 can
  • Crab sticks - 200 gr.
  • Sour cream - for dressing
  • Boiled eggs - 4 pcs.
  • Olives, dill, pepper for decoration
  • Chop cucumber, crab sticks, eggs into small cubes
  • Mix all chopped ingredients in a deep bowl, add corn and sour cream
  • Mix everything
  • Spread on a dish, arranging as shown in photo

Hot dishes

Hot dish "Turtles"

  • Minced meat (low fat) - 1 kg
  • Onion - 1 pc.
  • Eggs - 1 pc.
  • Salt - pinch
  • Lettuce - bunch
  • Sausages (children) - 1 pack.
  • Processed cheese (leaf) - 1 pack.
  • Carnation - for decoration

In a bowl, mix minced meat, finely chopped onion, egg, salt. We form cutlets, in the form of a turtle body

Cut the sausages, cut the processed cheese into strips. We form turtles as shown in image

Put in the oven at 180 degrees for 40-50 minutes.
Serve the dish with lettuce, The dish is ready!

"Vegetable Muffins"

  • Poultry fillet - 400 gr.
  • Wheat flour 100 gr.
  • Eggs - 2 pcs.
  • Young zucchini - 200 gr.
  • Bell pepper - 1⁄2 pcs.
  • Hard cheese 50 gr.
  • Milk - 4 tablespoons
  • Salt - pinch
  • Baking powder - 0.5 tsp
  • Sunflower oil
  • Meat, squash, bell pepper cut into small cubes
  • Preheat the frying pan, simmer chopped vegetables and meat, with the addition of vegetable oil for 15-20 minutes
  • Whisk eggs, milk, salt in a bowl
  • Add flour and baking powder. Mix thoroughly
  • Coarsely grated cheese
  • In a separate container, mix the dough, stew mixture, grated cheese. Mix and pour into paper muffin cups
  • Bake the muffins in the oven for 20-30 minutes until golden brown at 180 degrees

Desserts for a birthday

"Fruit compositions"

Dessert snacks can be arranged in the form of fruit skewers, and fruits in waffle cones will look very original on the festive table.

You can improvise a lot with fruit. You can use any of the options shown in the image.

It is not necessary to follow the full correspondence with the photo, you can use other types of berries and fruits that you have.

Dessert "Jelly in oranges"

Bright, beautiful, original dessert will definitely please you and your guests. Preparing is not difficult at all and very quickly.

To prepare:
  • Oranges - 4 pcs.
  • Jelly - 4 colors
  • Water
  • Cut the oranges into 2 pieces. Remove all pulp
  • Jelly dilute according to package directions
  • Fill orange halves with liquid jelly
  • Refrigerate for a few hours
  • After the jelly has hardened, take it out of the refrigerator and cut into multi-colored slices
  • Put on a dish
  • Our colorful, tasty treat is ready.
Classic Cupcakes


For the dough:

  • 1 cup. — Muki
  • 2/3 stack - Sahara
  • 1 hr. — Vanillin
  • 2/3 stack - Milk
  • 100 gr. – Butter
  • 1 hr. — Baking Powder
  • Salt - pinch

Cheese cream:

  • Curd cream cheese - 300 gr.
  • Butter - 100 gr.
  • Powdered sugar - 80 gr.

Cooking tool:

  1. Flour sieve
  2. Molds
  3. Mixer
  4. Cooking bag
We will cook like this:
  • Grind softened butter with a mixer, together with sugar
  • Then add vanilla, eggs and salt
  • Add sifted flour mixed with baking powder
  • Add milk. Mix well
  • Put into molds. There should be no more than half of the dough in the molds, as it turns out to be very magnificent
  • We send them to the oven for half an hour at a temperature of 180 C
Cooking cream cheese:
  • Grind butter with powdered sugar
  • Spreading the cheese
  • Beat with a mixer until smooth. Cream ready
  • On the cooled cupcakes, with the help of a pastry bag and a nozzle, we plant the cream with a cap on the cupcakes
  • Decorate as you wish. Various powders, berries and fruits can be used
  • You can also experiment with coloring the cream with food coloring

These rainbow cakes will delight both children and adults!

Drinks for children 4-6 years old

Lemonade drink

  • Lemon juice - 2 cups.
  • Sugar - 2 stacks
  • Water - 12 stacks
  • Lemon - 2 pcs.

Combine freshly squeezed lemon juice and sugar in a large pitcher. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Add water.

Cut lemons into thin slices and place in a jug. Since the drink is intended for young children, you should not get carried away with ice and excessive cooling of the drink.

Strawberry milkshake

You can use any berries and fruits for this cocktail. We will prepare a cocktail with strawberries.

  • Milk - 1 liter
  • Ice cream sundae – 300 gr.
  • Fresh strawberries - 500 gr.
  • Place the washed strawberries in a blender bowl and puree them
  • Spreading ice cream, pouring milk
  • Beat at high speed for 10 minutes
  • Pouring in portions
  • Serve immediately after whipping

Birthday menu for children 7-10 years old


As snacks, I suggest using different types of canapes (meat, vegetable, fruit, combined), small sandwiches.

You can use whatever food you have in your fridge. The main task is to cut into pieces (cubes, triangles, stars) as you like and string on skewers.

Salads for the festive table

As for salads, you don't have to bother with very complicated recipes. The main thing here is the presentation. It should be interesting and unusual.

Instead of a common dish, you can put the salad in tartlets or in cheese baskets or on potato chips. This serving option is sure to please your little guests!

Here are a few simple recipes that are perfect for serving this way

Summer Salad

  • Tomatoes - 2 pcs.
  • Cucumber - 1 pc.
  • Hard cheese - 150 gr.
  • Sour cream - for dressing
  • Greens - a small bunch.

Finely chop all the ingredients. Mix in one bowl. We fill with sour cream. Divide into tartlets. You can decorate the top with a sprig of dill.

Crab meat salad

  • Crab meat - 100 gr.
  • Eggs - 1-2 pcs.
  • Cheese - 100 gr.
  • Greenery - for decoration
  • Mayonnaise - To taste

Crab meat, egg cut into small cubes. Three cheese on a fine grater. Mix all the ingredients, season. We fill tartlets or cheese baskets.

Hot meals


All kids love pizza. Homemade pizza garnished with olives and cherry tomatoes will be a great main course for any children's party

Pizza is based on thinly rolled dough. It can be prepared at home, or bought at the nearest store.

And to make a delicious filling, you do not need a special talent, you can experiment to your taste, using both canned and fresh vegetables, meat, cheeses of different types. You can also experiment with its shape.

The principle of making any pizza is the same:

We shape pizza to your liking. You can make portioned pizzas or one, but large. You can also give the form of any animal or any friend.

The next step is to cover the dough with sauce. As a sauce, you can use ketchup, ketchup with sour cream, mayonnaise with ketchup. As well as a more complex combination of various additives.

Next, lay out the prepared filling. The ingredients for the filling are cut into thin slices.
At the very end, sprinkle with grated hard cheese.

Meat filling:
  • Boiled poultry fillet - 150 gr.
  • Meat carbonate - 150 gr
  • Olives - 1 can
  • Onion, cut into rings - 1 onion
  • Tomatoes - 1 pc.
  • Hard cheese - 150 gr.
Vegetable filling:
  • Tomatoes - 1 pc.
  • Champignon mushrooms - 100 gr.
  • Onion (rings) - 1 head
  • Bulgarian pepper (cut into rings) - 1 pc.
  • Olives - 1 jar
  • Hard cheese - 150 gr.

"Potato cakes"

As a side dish I recommend mashed potatoes, originally decorated in the form of a cake. It's not hard to cook either.

Boil potatoes. Blend with an immersion blender until smooth.

Using a piping bag and a pastry cutter, place mashed potatoes on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 15 minutes.

Adorable potato cakes are ready!

"Rice balls with cheese"

  • Boiled rice - 300 gr.
  • Syt hard - 150 gr.
  • Chicken eggs - 1 pc.
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Cube cheese
  • Shape the rice into balls, put a piece of cheese inside
  • Roll the cheese well into the middle of the rice ball
  • Heat sunflower oil in a saucepan. There should be enough oil so that the rice ball is completely immersed in hot oil
  • Whisk the egg with salt
  • Dip the balls in the beaten egg. Then roll in breadcrumbs
  • Fry until golden brown

Cheese balls are ready to serve! Enjoy your meal!

Desserts for the festive table

Dessert treats are the most important thing on the festive table. To do this, I propose to use the original dishes, which are not difficult to make, but very beautiful and tasty.

Swiss meringue

  • Protein - 100 gr.
  • Sugar - 200 gr.
  • Food coloring
  • We heat proteins with sugar in a water bath to a temperature of 45-70 degrees
  • Stir constantly until the sugar is completely dissolved
  • Beat at the highest mixer speed until stiff peaks form
  • Set aside part of the whipped mass, add the dye, stir gently
  • In a culinary bag, without stirring, combine the white and colored protein mass
  • With the help of a curly nozzle we plant meringues on a baking sheet
  • Put in the oven for 2-3 hours at 90 degrees

Caramel Apples

  • Honey - 1 cup.
  • Cream - 1 cup.
  • Butter - 50 gr
  • Apples - 6 pcs.
  • Salt - pinch
  • For decoration (nuts, coconut, chocolate chips)
  • We wash the apples well, dry them, put them on skewers
  • Send to refrigerator for cooling
  • In a metal container, mix honey, cream, butter
  • Put on a slow fire and cook until thickened, stirring
  • Leave to cool
  • Dip cold apples in caramel mass, spread on parchment or foil
  • If you want to additionally decorate the apples, then additionally roll them in the prepared topping
  • We send ready-made caramel apples to the refrigerator
"Fruit Desserts"

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7 favorite dishes for the children's menu. Cooking articles and life hacks

Sometimes creating a children's menu is more difficult than preparing an exquisite culinary masterpiece. After all, you need to think not only about the benefits, but also about the fact that the child takes all the dishes without objection. AFG National products will help to cope with this task, from which you can cook whatever your child's heart desires.

Fancy millet

Millet porridge is a good dish for a children's menu. But cereals for him need to choose the highest quality and most useful, such as calibrated and polished millet "National". We wash 300 g of cereals under contrast water. Bring to a boil 600 ml of water, salt to taste and lay the millet. When it boils for 20 minutes, drain the water and pour in 200 ml of hot milk. Add 2 tsp. sugar with a pinch of vanilla and cook porridge under the lid for 30 minutes. At the end, put a slice of butter and wrap the pan with a towel. Decorate a plate with millet with banana mugs, berries - the child will appreciate such a tempting dish.

Pea fad

As practice shows, children like chickpeas with vegetables very much. Chickpeas "National" will give this combination delicious nutty notes and fill it with limitless benefits. Soak 100 g of peas in cold water overnight, then cook for 1 hour. Saute a small onion in olive oil. Add to it slices of tomato and yellow sweet pepper, grated carrots and simmer until tender. At the end we put 2 tbsp. l. tomato paste with a generous handful of fresh herbs. It remains to combine the vegetable platter with ready-made chickpeas and serve, decorating with parsley sprigs. Such a colorful dish will certainly interest children.

Buckwheat with a secret

National buckwheat is easy to turn into an extraordinary casserole. Thanks to careful calibration and deep cleaning, it will turn out delicious and incredibly healthy. Mix 200 g of cottage cheese with 2 grated apples. We punch 400 g of boiled buckwheat in a blender and, together with 50 g of butter, mix it into cottage cheese with apples. Separately beat 2 eggs, 3 tbsp. l. sour cream, 3 tsp. lemon juice and 1 tsp. vanilla sugar. We introduce this mixture into the buckwheat mass, pour out 70 g of steamed prunes, knead the dough. After placing it in an oiled form, put 5-6 slices of butter on top and bake for 30 minutes at 200 ° C. Little gourmets will be intrigued!

Barley tenderness

Soup is an indispensable dish in a child's diet. With the "Dutch" pearl barley "National" it will become truly useful, because it contains elements important for the child's body. Cook barley for 20 minutes. Next, put 2 potatoes in cubes in a saucepan, salt and cook until softened. Meanwhile, fry 2 onions in butter and also add to the soup. Next, put the processed cheese in cubes and simmer for another 10 minutes. If desired, you can add slices of boiled chicken fillet. Even the incorrigible fussy will not refuse such a soup.

Semolina surprise

If a child stubbornly ignores semolina, try to pave the way to his heart through manna. With National semolina, this is much easier to do. Pour 300 ml of kefir into a bowl and gradually add 200 g of semolina, stirring with a whisk. Leave the cereal for at least half an hour. Beat 100 g of sugar with 2 eggs, a pinch of salt and 10 g of baking powder. We introduce the mixture into the swollen semolina and knead the dough. We fill it with an oiled form and put it in the oven for 45 minutes at 180 ° C. Children will eat such mannik more willingly if served with jam or condensed milk.

Rice Delight

Pudding is a dish most children welcome. Take "Krasnodar" rice "National" as a basis, and you will get the most delicate treat for an afternoon snack. First of all, we will cook 4 tbsp. l. rice in 100 ml of water. At the end, add 200 ml of hot milk, 1 tsp. sugar and a pinch of salt.

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