Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Children's Party Food: Caterpillar Sandwiches

Children love food that is fun and I have made this Caterpillar of sandwiches for Bridget's 1st and 2nd birthday - this year we had a few children and they loved this and the Vegetable Train. As well as birthdays, it's such a young-person crowd pleaser, it's worth making for playdates too or even a family lunch - it makes it much more fun that a boring sandwich.

Caterpillar sandwich


The great thing with this is it is incredibly easy to do and it yields the best results if you use simply spreadable fillings that children love. Think peanut butter, jam (St Dalfour is great as it is all natural), cream cheese or other spreadable cheese like Dairylea. You can do sliced meats too easily – ham, chicken, turkey, beef or even chorizo, all go down well. And you can vary between white, brown and granary bread too – as I did with this one last year.

Caterpillar Sandwiches

By the time I made this for Bridget's birthday a couple of weeks back we were twenty minutes before guests were arriving so this one is a bit 'slap-dash' - but you get the gist - rounds of sandwiches, made with a decent cookie cutter, feet made with cubes of cucumber, a nose made by a halved cherry tomato, eyes were frozen peas simply pressed in with a tiny bit of butter, and two sprigs of chives as antennae. Enjoy!

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