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Baby friendly food for party?

We're doing a little get together for my baby's christening and a few toddlers will be present (ranging in age from 1 to 4).

We'd typically have a deli platter, fruit, maybe a couple of other hors d'oeuvres for people; it's an open house from 3-6 on a Sunday afternoon.

What would you all suggest to have available for the babies to eat? It might sound like a silly question...I just haven't planned a party with baby guests before!

Thanks all...

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Re: Baby friendly food for party?

  • Gold fish grahams were one of the first finger foods because they dissolve easily.

    I would email your guests with the smallest ones to get their input.

    I have 2 friends with 8 mo old born the same week, one is eating baby food, one crawls under the table to steal her brothers crumbs.


  • I don't really do anything special for a family party that will have kids. I mean aside from maybe the 1 year olds, all the other kids will be eating regular foods. I figure if a baby needs special foods, the parents would bring them, that's what I did. 

    You are already planning on fruit, so that works already.  

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    I would think that a 1 year old could eat the fruit and some things from the deli platter. Maybe add some crackers and call it good.
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  • I wouldn't worry too much. Before my kids eat regular table food I bring food with me and after that what you're offering is fine. My kids would likely fill up on the fruit platter and dessert.
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  • While I don't think you really need anything extra, if you choose to you could make a crock pot with mac and cheese. Just plan on some parents eating it too.
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  • We had a bowl of fruit pouches (gasp!) at my son's first birthday for the younger guests.  

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  • I agree with PPs, what you have is fine, if you want just add some baby biscuits o baby crackers for the littler ones, but given the time of the party fruit and deli works fine for tots
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  • What you have sounds fine.  Most people with really small kids who don't eat regular food yet bring whatever their kid eats with them anyway.
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  • image LalaMama81:

    I don't really do anything special for a family party that will have kids. I mean aside from maybe the 1 year olds, all the other kids will be eating regular foods. I figure if a baby needs special foods, the parents would bring them, that's what I did. 

    You are already planning on fruit, so that works already.  

    DD would have eaten all the regular food, just cut up.  


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  • Thanks for the input everyone! One family that's coming has three babies under 3 SO I like to make things as easy as possible for them :)
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