Post # 1
Help bees! I don’t have kids and trying to decide my kids’ menu (see my previous thread if interested). Wondering about a starter of crudités, pitta bread slices, humus, guacamole (maybe salsa although I’m scared of the potential fallout from tomato based sauce + little kids fancy wedding clothes.)
Main course: roast chicken, mashed potato & carrots; dessert: ice cream, fruit & jelly (aka jell-o) or something chocolatey
Wedding is in July
Post # 2
other bees know kids better.. but I was under the impression ranch dressing was the go-to crudite dip for kids.
Post # 3
amanda1988 : Ah, ok. Good to know!
Post # 4
coolwater17 : my niece LOVES guac and hummus (she’s turning 2 this week), but I agree that salsa could get messier. And as PP said ranch would be a good addition for the kiddos since it’s mild and will appease the pickier eatiers.
Post # 5
I don’t have kids but I can suggest some more kid friendly dips. Ranch as PP suggested, and also marinera or queso.
Post # 6
Both my kids LOVE hummus (2.5 and 9 months). They also both love guacamole.
My 2.5 year old will also dip anything in ketchup (fries, bread, grapes, strawberries, etc).
I agree with the others too that ranch does seem to be a universal pleaser for kids
Post # 7
Well, it seems you are in the UK where I know ranch dressing is not as prevalent. In the US that would be the go-to. Or peanut butter for things like carrots and celery (and apples). Otherwise anything creamy/sour cream based like dill dip is popular here. However, you may be best off with UK based people responding since the two big ones here are not UK mainstays.
Based on my limited knowledge from my UK friends, I’m going to say hummus would most well received. The UK seems to have a higher prevalence of Middle Eastern food as a common option (we have it, but it is only recently growing in popularity in some areas). Salsa is more appropriate for chips and guac could go either way but crudites is not my first thought.
Post # 8
my son has loved guac and hummus since he was 8 months. he just turned 1 year.
Post # 9
coolwater17 : I know kids who would love all those things, and I know several who are picky and wouldnt touch any of those options.
Post # 10
Go for things that won’t stain. Ketchup, salsa… too messy for me. I’d probably avoid dips if at all possible – but if you must, go for bland dips – ranch dressing (or thousand islands)
How about small bite sized things kids like – chicken nuggets, mini burgers, mini grilled cheese sandwiches, min pizza bites. Kids will love those.
Post # 11
Yeah I would do some sort of creamy sour cream/mayo based dip. I hated hummus as a kid and liked salsa (I don’t remember if I ever had guac as a kid). I’m sure there will be kids that like them and kids that hate them, but I’ve never met a kid that didn’t like ranch dip (although if you have lactose issues you would need a different option or a non-dairy version).
Post # 12
annabananabee : good point. Hummus is pretty popular here. I think I thought ranch dressing was salad dressing rather than a dip…
Post # 13
How about instead of something dippy aka gooey and not portable, some cheese cubes or slices?
Post # 14
My neices and nephews like all of those (age 3 – 8). Plus ranch or yogurt based ones like tzatziki. It’s always good to have a few options though because often kids will love one but not the other. All of those are equally kid friendly, it just depends on the kid’s specific taste.
Salsa is probably also more popular with kids 7+
Post # 15
coolwater17 : Americans are weird. 😉