Want to throw a party for a kid and NOT serve a bunch of crap to eat?
That was my challenge for my kiddo’s recent dinosaur-themed seventh birthday party. No potato chip “dinosaur scales,” no jelly bean “dinosaur eggs,” no dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets or snack crackers or grocery store cookies.
It may take a little imagination to see the dinosaur in these healthy fruit and cheese dinosaurs, but kids have a ton of imagination. They also have a love of fun food, and, yep, a love of wholesome apples, grapes, and cheese.
Because of the toothpicks, these dinos aren’t for a toddler’s party, but this herd of healthy, edible dinosaurs looked pretty cute on the snacks table at my kiddo’s birthday party, and they were a big hit with her and her friends, ages ranging from five to eight. Here’s how to make them:
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Those are super cute!
Could you make a veggie tray into the shape of a dragon? Purple cabbage leaves would make pretty cool wings.
I make a potato & spinach soup I call “dragon scale soup” the sliced potatoes look a little like scales and the soup is bright green from the spinach. Here’s a link to the recipe:
http://www.food.com/recipe/dragonscale-soup-aka-green-soup-154115 One friend made if for her daughters, who didn’t want to eat anything from a dragon! My thought was that is was like the dragon shed his skin . . . .