Playdate snacks?

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Playdate snacks?
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Sat, 07-10-2010 - 6:43am

On Monday, I'm hosting a playdate at my house for my neighborhood moms group. So far only 2 moms have responded yes and there's a few maybes. I offered to provide snacks and drinks.


Anyone have a recipe for an

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Registered: 04-13-2008
Sat, 07-10-2010 - 7:46am

Hi Christine, not really a recipe but - fruit! It's sugar free (apart from the natural fruit sugars of course), not processed, and kids like it. If you cut it into small chunks, even the little ones can have it. You could have bowls of mixed berries, and bowls with apple and banana. Other ideas would be oatcakes topped with hoummus, halved cherry tomatoes, mini sandwiches with simple flavours.
I'd keep it simple and healthy as then you're on the safe side - I know lots of mums who don't want to stuff their kids with sugar. It also depends on the time of day though I suppose.

And - when I first read the title I thought you meant snacks for the mothers ;-) When I get together with my antenatal group, we've always got delicious, sometimes home made cakes and biscuits to go with our tea; whereas the children are lucky to get a few raisins, LOL!

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Sat, 07-10-2010 - 8:17am

Thanks Anna! I didn't even think about something as simple as fruit! Actually, by "snacks" I meant for adults too. :-)


I have bottled water and soda for the adults and was going to buy some small juice boxes for the kiddies.


It's only going to be for 2 hours (10:30am-12:30pm) but I wanted to have a small selection of stuff. I'm a little nervous as this is the first time I'm having the moms at my house but I'm sure it will go just fine.


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Registered: 04-13-2008
Sat, 07-10-2010 - 8:37am
Oh, I know what you mean about being a bit nervous! Even though I knew my girls for probably half a year before they first came over to mine, I was still really nervous about being a good host and probably went a bit overboard.
I'd say small bites / finger foods are probably easiest and most convenient; as you can never fully relax when you've got to watch what your LO is up to and might need your hands free quickly. The less cutlery/crockery involved, the better (there are only so many places high enough so that little hands can't reach them!).
Great that you've found a good group though! Are you enjoying the meet-ups?

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Registered: 08-04-2003
Sun, 07-11-2010 - 6:29pm

Sounds like fun!!

You could also do crackers with different cheeses, or make a home-made trail mix (cheerios, raisins, chocolate chips, etc).

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Sun, 07-11-2010 - 10:10pm

Anna - I am enjoying the group! I believe I'm probably the youngest mom in the group but the ladies have been so nice and welcoming to me. I ran into one of the moms at the grocery store yesterday so it's nice to know some other people in town. I also belong to my local LLL group so between the 2 groups, we keep busy with events.


Kate - Thanks for the suggestion! I love trail mix and have been wanting to make my own for awhile now.


We use an online RSVP for the meetups and there were 2 moms that said yes and 2 moms that said maybe for the playdate. Well now the 2 moms that were a yes had to cancel so I've only got 2 maybes. I decided to just cancel the playdate altogether because I didn't want to go and buy all that food and sit around when the 2 maybes might not show at all.


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Registered: 08-04-2003
Mon, 07-12-2010 - 8:35am
Well that's a bummer. I hope you get a chance to host again in the future.

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