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My daughter's birthday party is next weekend.  We're vegan, but I have decided this year to include non-vegan options because it's a whole class party with some of the parents staying, but of course everything will be gluten free to avoid cross contamination.  So far I have:

 

Corn chips and salsa

Home made biscuits

Lollies from the local specialty store

Vege chips

Rice crackers

Sundried tomatoes

Olives

Cocktail onions

Cheese

Kabana

Cupcakes

Jelly cups

Chocolate crackles

Dips

Plain chips

Fruit salad

 

The lollies, chips, chocolate crackles, corn chips, salsa, rice crackers, olives, some of the cheese, the home made biscuits, cocktail onions, jelly cups, cupcakes and some dip are vegan. Of course the cake is vegan as well.  Just some dips, cheese and kabana that aren't.  Of course the fruit is vegan.

 

What else would you have?  We'll have around 25 kids plus some parents and siblings, so I'm making 30 each of the chocolate crackles and jelly cups, the biscuit recipe makes 48, and I have a few different packets of lollies and chips so a fair amount of each thing really.  Is there anything else you can think of that might be good to have?  It's a pirate theme, so everything has a pirate name and will be displayed in a pirate way.

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How about some veggies (carrots, celery, endaname, snow peas, etc.)?  Kids will gobble them up!   Popcorn (Pirate's Booty) is cheap to make (homemade) and whole grain.  It's always a hit at my house.

 

Have fun!

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Just curious...  What is kabana and what are jelly cups?  Not sure what the chocolate crackles are either. 

 

If it were me, I wouldn't have nearly that amount of sweets.  We don't usually have sweets and even at a party I would only put out one or maybe two kinds.  We would have tons of veggies though.  And dips like hummus and bean.

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This is not like other years, I'm catering to a bunch of kids who don't eat that well ever, it's very difficult to understand.  If I put out veges, like I have done in previous years, not only would my daughter be bullied at school, the food would be completely wasted, possibly thrown at others and all around the yard.  I'm in a hard place at the moment and trying to work with what we have.

 

To answer your other questions, jelly cups are cups filled with vegan jelly, kabana is a type of meat and chocolate crackles are rice puffs, cocoa and copha mixed together and set in mini muffin cases.

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How about a watermelon carved to look like a pirate ship?  You can get ideas by googling.

 

I don't have children, but one year I attended an air show party that included quite a few kids.  I carved an airplane watermelon, filled it with fruit, and brought a cooler with extra fruit in gallon zip lock bags.  (There were about 200 people at the party.)  There was a huge buffet with all kinds of food.  It was a potluck, the host roasted a pig and had hamburgers and hotdogs, chips, etc.

 

I was surprised that the kids lined up for the fruit.  It was a big hit!

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I'm doing a pirate ship watermelon and also cutting the top off the pineapple and scooping it out then filling with pineapple pieces, strawberries, rockmelon, watermelon and honeydew melon.  I can't imagine this would be a hit though, these kids have hot chips and gravy with a large bottle of coke for breakfast and their lunches at school include lollies and no fruit.  It's not at all like we're used to, and nothing like where we're moving to.

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