I recent’y catered a birthday party for a young boy. The theme of the party was Pirates! That in itself got me excited! The challenge was: 1) Create a menu of somewhat healthy options, yet tasty enough for young kids. 2) Through a Pirate theme into the mix. The result is what you see below.
The main dish, my favorite, was Pizzadillas! It’s exactly what it sounds like. Flour tortillas, filled with pizza sauce, pepperoni and tons of melted mozzarella cheese. As if these weren’t good enough to eat by themselves, they were each hand painted, with an edible food paint, to resemble a treasure map! Needless to say, they were a hit!
The two side items, one a fruit dish and one a veggie dish, were a bit harder to convey the pirate theme, but still turned out great! The fruit dish was “Berried Treasure”. A parfait of vanilla yogurt and mixed berries, topped with graham cracker “sand” and apple sticks to dig with with. These with also garnished with “Cross Bones” (white chocolate dipped pretzels with marshmallow ends) The veggie side dish was simply Celery Planks, Carrot Coins and Pirate Sauce (Ranch style dip).
I had alot of fun with this event, especially since it was for kids! I look forward to doing more events like this and getting creative with new party themes. Contact me, for any questions!