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Menu ideas for birthday party in a park

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Menu ideas for birthday party in a park

Pandora | Feb 27, 2011 08:18 PM

I'm throwing a birthday party (for three year olds and their parents) in a park, scheduled for the 10-2 time frame, and would appreciate recommendations for menu ideas. I'd like to have mostly food that can be prepped and/or purchased the night before. Chow-worthy food, but not too complicated. Last year, we did bagels, costco smoked salmon, tuna and egg salad, and let everyone make their own sandwiches. We could do the same thing this year, but I was wondering if anyone had other ideas. One thought was to prep some pulled pork in a crock pot and buy a bunch of dinner rolls and let people make their own mini-pulled pork sandwiches, but I'm worried the meat won't stay warm long enough without being plugged in. I've seen people do small tea sandwiches, but those are never appealing to me unless made the same day, and I would like to mimize the a.m. prep work.

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