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Foods to Prepare for a Kid's Polka Dot Party

by Sara Ipatenco

No party is complete without an array of tasty and appealing snacks, but it can be challenging to come up with food ideas that align with a certain theme. Fortunately, polka dots is an easy theme to coordinate with your snacks because there are so many foods that will fit the bill. As a bonus, they're also tasty and kid-friendly, making them perfect for any child's bash.

Cereal

There are many varieties of cereal that are shaped like circles, and any one of them would make a good snack for a polka dot birthday party. Don't stop at filling a bowl and slapping it on the snack table though. Use O-shaped cereal and you'll have a ready-made party activity, too. Provide guests with the cereal and pre-cut pieces of string so they can make necklaces and bracelets. Not only will the activity provide a tasty snack, but it will also help keep the children occupied during down times in your party schedule. Along those same lines, circle-shaped pretzels or cheese balls would fit nicely on your snack table.

Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are nutritious and most children enjoy the taste, too. Use a melon baller to cut up watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew and pineapple. The spheres align with your polka-dot theme and the fruit provides a colorful addition to the snack table. Cut circle-shaped fruit, such as kiwis and oranges, into slices as another way to make polka-dot-themed snacks. Sliced bananas, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers and carrots are additional ideas that would align with your theme.

More Filling Options

If you're hosting your polka dot party around lunch or dinner time, more filling snacks might be in order. Make peanut butter and jelly or lean deli meat sandwiches and cut them into circle shapes with a cookie cutter. Spread halved bagels or English muffins with pizza sauce and top them with mozzarella cheese to make individual circular pizzas. Set out a platter with circle-shaped crackers and pepperoni or salami slices as another filling snack.

Desserts

Preparing a dessert that goes with your polka dot theme is as easy as frosting a cake and adding circles of frosting in a variety of colors. You could go a step further and cut circles out of fondant with a cookie cutter and attach them to the cake. Use several colors of fondant to bring the polka dot theme alive. You might also use fondant circles on cupcakes instead. Set out small bowls of circle-shaped gumballs and candies as another way to enhance the appearance of your sweets table.

About the Author

Sara Ipatenco has taught writing, health and nutrition. She started writing in 2007 and has been published in Teaching Tolerance magazine. Ipatenco holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education, both from the University of Denver.

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