The stars of the party were definitely these parfaits!
Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits
Layer ingredients (below) in whatever portions and order you desire!
Yogurt (we used vanilla) Fresh berries (we used raspberries, blueberries, & cut strawberries)Granola (we used Jordans Morning Crisp- details below)
We also served little sandwich roll-ups (shown on the top plate in the photo below). These were very easy to make and looked really fancy to the kids at the party.
Mini Sandwich Roll-Ups
1. Flatten a piece of bread with a rolling pin
2. Spread topping on (jam, peanut butter, Nutella, or another type of spread you like)
3. Roll it up!
4. Slice it into 3 pieces (I made 3 roll-ups per piece of bread)
I bought some mini doughnuts and made some chocolate chip oatmeal mini muffins as well. We served orange juice and apple juice for drinks with pretty little striped straws, on colourful kids' cups and plates for our dishes.
I started to make the yogurt parfaits before my guests arrived and then I stopped, deciding it would be nice to put the ingredients out instead and let the guests make their own, the way they liked them, like a little parfait bar. :)
Some kids wanted their parfaits heavy on the berries, some wanted extra yogurt, and others wanted plenty of granola, so, it worked out well to give them those choices! I also had two different flavours of Jordans Morning Crisp cereal available to choose from ("Wild About Berries" and "Bursting With Nuts").
You can see in the photo below that there are both fresh berries (which we added) and dried berries (part of the "Wild About Berries" cereal). I was happy to see that both the adults AND the kids were fans of the granola! I was especially glad that my kids like it because it's made with 100% all-natural whole grain ingredients, without artificial flavours or ingredients, and is sweetened with raw cane sugar. I love it when my kids are excited to eat healthy things! I'm excited to try the cereal with milk next!
I had borrowed an extra kids' table from one of the moms there, but we didn't even use it because the kids all wanted to sit together, around the larger table. The moms (and baby) had fun eating and chatting around the "grown-up" table and the kids had their own social time, eating around the kids' table!
After our brunch, we headed outside to a local park and enjoyed the rest of our party out there. I'm so happy we made the effort to have this little get-together! It wasn't much work to prepare for but it was a lot of fun for everyone involved. :)
Jordans wants to give one of you a couple of boxes of Jordans Morning Crisp cereal! The contest will run until July 31st and is open to Canadian residents only, excluding Quebec. To enter, just fill in the form below! You can find more details about Jordans on their facebook page! Also, keep an eye out at select Sobeys and Metro locations for Jordans Morning Crisp #Pairfect tour in Ontario beginning August 6th!
Disclosure: I am part of the Jordans Morning Crisp Cereal Campaign with Influence Central and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.