C.B. asks from Franklin, OH on January 04, 2010
Yellow and Purple Birthday Party Ideas
My daughter would like to have a yellow birthday party for her third birthday. My other daughter will be turning one and her big sister has decided she should have a purple birthday party. Since their birthdays are nine days apart, it will be a joint affair. I would love some help in coming up with purple and yellow food ideas! Thanks!
J.F. answers from Columbus on January 05, 2010
Besides the purple and yellow plates, balloons and cupcakes.... how about fuit salad? grapes, bananas, yellow (light green) apples? maybe smoothies? using different grape juices for the color? Chicken nuggets with honey mustard? (gosh, this one is difficult)
J.C. answers from Fort Wayne on January 05, 2010
If you really sit and think about it, kids couldn't care less about the food. Make sure you have purple and yellow decorations up, like balloons and streamers, and as far as the food, just serve food they like. I think that sometimes us parents worry too much about the small details, when the memories come from the actual party, who came, and what they got. If you really want to incorporate the colors with the food, then just find yellow and purple bowls and cups and have the food sitting in those and the juice served in the colored cups
T.P. answers from Cincinnati on January 05, 2010
Yellow: you can mix in orange items. For fruit: oranges, bananas, cantaloupe, pineapple. Veggies: Corn and sweet potato (you could do sweet potato french fries). Purple: blackberries, blueberries, plums, purple grape - not sure the kids would like purple veggies: eggplant, beets, radishes. Foods: cheese & crackers, man-n-cheese, cheese, pizza.
Instead of cake, you could do cupcakes representing each child: yellow cupcakes with yellow frosting and the other cupcakes with purple frosting.
Decorate with all the colors. I can't think of a theme for one or the other if you were looking for a theme. Yellow: Big Bird / Purple: Barney or you could do flowers. They have cute flowery plates and accessories.
If you go to the store and walk the isles, I'm sure you'll see something that will fit for your party. Best wishes and Happy birthday to your girls!
R.P. answers from Youngstown on January 05, 2010
you got some good ideas already - the ones I was thinking of were...
rice Krispie Treats (are kind of yellow)
I have used food color in the marshmallow before to make them green (and molded them into Christmas Trees)... you could make them purple... just make it a hint darker than you want since when you mix it with the cereal it will lighten up.
plums - yellow and or purple ones
K.L. answers from Columbus on January 05, 2010
I would use the purple/yellow fruits and make smoothies - filling and good for them - especially when everything else at the parties tends to be the sweet stuff :-)
L.T. answers from South Bend on January 05, 2010
create a yellow and purple cake by using the decorating gels in the cake batter. It is a vibrant color and swirls together...google, rainbow cake and you will see what I am talking about. I know someone mentioned that the kids do not care about the food, but a great party is attention to all the details. Your kids will remember thier party. Eveny using yellow and purple serving bowls and platters is important. Have fun with it.
D.K. answers from Indianapolis on January 05, 2010
As far as the food goes......I'd do cupcakes, not cakes and decorate the cupcakes yellow and purple - flowers or frosting w/ sprinkles or whatever....daffodils & iris, maybe if you want to put in the time.
OR you could do yellow cupcakes or yellow cake w/ purple frosting. Paste colors make the BEST color. I use them for frosting, play dough, etc.
You can ALSO make edible play dough and make both colors. Let them eat "a fish, a flower, a crocodile, or whatever they cut out of the playdough.
K.Z. answers from Cleveland on January 04, 2010
lemonade, grape juice (have this party somewhere where stains are not an issue, lol), yellow cake with yellow and purple flowers......purple grapes, but you'll have to cut them up for the younger guests..purple plums?
I don't imagine that they like eggplant do they? or red/purple cabbage?
Sorry that is all the foods I can think of right now....
How about Barney? he's purple, do they (you) like him?
Good luck and let us know what you decide!