Plans always change, don't they? Good thing that cooks like us are flexible! I was originally just going to have a simple afternoon cake and punch, rubber ducky-themed party for my little daughter, her tiny playmates and their moms and dads. But some family are coming from out of town and the party date and time were changed so I need to serve dinner. I want to enjoy my daughter's first birthday party and not spend the whole event in the kitchen so I need tasty make-ahead-as-much-as-possible ideas for a casual get together of adults and toddlers. DD's birthday is actually on Cinco de Mayo but the party will not be held until the next weekend. I was thinking maybe a do-it-yourself taco bar but have never done one before so some tips and tricks would be appreciated. Also any tried and true party dish recipes you might have, any rubber ducky ideas (I need punch recipes especially), or good first birthday cake recipes (I'm still undecided about the cake, not being much of a baker, but I want to make one if possible) would really help me out!
Thanks and have a spicy day,