Healthy & Fun Birthday Party Food!

Fun snacks for kids: ants and butteflies

My little girl turned 3 recently and we had her first friend birthday party.  (It was SO fun!)  I wanted to serve the kids something at least somewhat healthy while they were here and yet a birthday party isn’t a birthday party if the treats aren’t fun and yummy for the kids, right?  So here is what I came up with:

 

Ants and Butterflies on Logs (see above image)

3-in segments of celery with peanut butter spread inside.  Top with raisins and pretzels so that they look like ants and butterflies.

 

24 Chocolate Zucchini Cake cupcakes made into a butterfly

I had to double the recipe to get enough cupcakes.  The frosting is NOT healthy by the way.  They actually taste better without the frosting and I scraped mine off, BUT I couldn’t resist making a cute colorful butterfly.  If anyone has any ideas for doing so in a healthy way, please pass them on!

I got the idea for the butterfly formation on That Sweet Ang

Chocolate zucchini cake made into butterfly cupcakes for kids party

 

A total success!

 

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3 Responses to Healthy & Fun Birthday Party Food!

  1. Ang says:

    Everything looks awesome! The butterfly cupcake cake turned out so cute! I absolutely adore that design. Thanks for the ping back.

    Yay- I have a new blog to follow! 🙂

  2. Debbie says:

    Maybe for the icing do a cream cheese frosting? Use lowfat creamcheese. Might be a bit healthier 🙂

  3. Mandy says:

    I am not a frosting fan and the can stuff is too loaded with fat and calories so I make a Jell-O pudding/Cool Whip frosting. I use one package of Jell-O pudding sugar free (my favorite is Cheesecake) prepared with one ONE cup of cold milk (the directions for making the actual pudding calls for 2 cups) and one regular sized tub of Cool Whip.

    Mix the pudding mix and one cup of milk together until the pudding is smooth then fold in the Cool Whip. It should make just more than enough for 24 cupcakes.

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