Ball Party Event Menu
July 19, 2017

Ball Party Event Menu | Halfpint Design - Food was so much fun for this Have a Ball Party! All things round and delicious that are also fairly nutritious! Ball party food menu ideas

Ball Party Event Menu

When you have a ball party, you must have food, and ALL that food must be round. I had so much fun coming up with the ball party event menu that it ended up being my favorite piece of the whole event! {that and the baby ball pit!} When coming up with an event menu there are lots of things to consider. This was a 2nd birthday party for my baby boy. Since my little guy doesn’t have much of a social life yet we made this a family dinner. If you’ve been around Halfpint Design much you’ll know that I’m not a huge fan of the dessert buffet. What!? {I know, that’s crazy talk for the event world!} I might be a designer but I’m also a Mom and feel like there are ways to make parties amazing without all the added sugar. Here’s another *low sugar party menu* for all you healthy foodies out there!

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Ball Party Event Menu | Halfpint Design - Let's have a ball party buffet table and ball backdrop, 2nd birthday party. The Ball party food was my favorite part of the whole thing! menu ideas

The backdrop was very simple, colored plates attached to a white tablecloth for the “balls” and tape for the squiggles. The polka dot wrapping paper runner added a nice color and texture. Then I mixed and matched serving stands for a fun mix of shapes keeping the colors consistent in white, red, and silver for a cohesive look. The “Happy Birthday” banner is from our “Have a Ball” party collection. {Shop opening soon!}

The Bubbly

Ball Party Event Menu | Halfpint Design - The plates, cups, and napkins were simple polka dots. The wooden flatware a mix of dots, chevron, and stripes. That's a lot of dots but made for a really fun atmosphere!! The drink a mix of cranberry juice and sparkling water. Bubbles are round right? I feel like that counts! Ball party food ideas.

The plates, cups, and napkins were simple polka dots. The wooden flatware a mix of dots, chevron, and stripes. That’s a lot of dots but made for a really fun atmosphere!! The punch is a combo of cranberry 100% juice and sparkling water. Bubbles are round right? I feel like that totally counts!

*Healthy Foodie Tip: adding bubbles to any type of juice makes it WAY more fun to drink! Use 100% juice and you can feel better about your party punch. Create a cocktail with mineral water or we use a DrinkMate Carbonated Soda Maker to carbonate just about anything. 

Meatballs

Ball Party Event Menu | Halfpint Design - Meatballs were the order of the day for this ball party menu. Party food should be easy to consume. With toothpicks and cute wooden forks our guests could munch and mingle. Ball party food ideas.

Ok, ok. So meatballs aren’t necessarily on the list of healthy foods! But they are super easy, especially if you make them ahead of time. Or buy them at IKEA like I did! When prepping for a party I order all the food I possibly can so prep time is free for final styling. We served Swedish meatballs {for hubby} and chicken meatballs {for kids} and brown gravy for dipping.

Instead of the brown gravy I think next time I’ll do this amazing Crockpot Swedish meatball recipe I came across from Laura at Day by Day in Our World. For a healthier twist make your own Turkey meatballs from this recipe at Real Food Whole Life packed with onions and I sub carrots for the peppers. The kids don’t even notice the veggies!

Potato Balls

Ball Party Event Menu | Halfpint Design - So maybe potato balls aren't really a thing, at least not like this, but serving mashed potatoes in an ice cream scoop makes them way more fun to eat! Ball party food ideas.

So maybe potato balls aren’t really a thing, at least not like this, but serving mashed potatoes in an ice cream scoop makes them way more fun to eat! Mashed potatoes are a kid favorite but who wouldn’t love to eat them out of these darling oval bowls from Zurchers!? Be creative and think of other foods you can scoop and serve for your ball party event menu.

Caprese Golf Balls

Ball Party Event Menu | Halfpint Design - Our "salad" were little "golf balls" on turf. These Caprese skewers are always a hit with adults and children. I save the balsamic for the adults. Ball party food ideas.

Our “salad” were little “golf balls” on turf. These Caprese skewers are always a hit with both adults and children. I served balsamic vinegar on the table for the adults. These are such a light and refreshing appetizer that I find myself making them for nearly every occasion. It doesn’t hurt that they are also really cute and fun to eat!

Cheese Ball

Ball Party Event Menu | Halfpint Design - A cheese ball with the "yummy round crackers" was a special request. Since it fit the theme....the answer was a resounding yes! Ball party food ideas.

A cheese ball with the “yummy round crackers” was a special request. Since it fit the theme….the answer was a resounding yes! The hubs is in love with the local grocery store cheese ball but it’s not the healthiest thing in the world. I love this Light and Easy Cheese Ball recipe from Foodie Crush so you don’t sacrifice flavor for your favorite party app.

Melon Balls

Ball Party Event Menu | Halfpint Design - Watermelon is my little guy's favorite food these days so melon balls were required. After mixing up three types of melons, it sure looked a lot like a ball pit. Right? {Check out the real ball pit in the reveal} Ball party food ideas.

Watermelon is my little guy’s favorite food these days so melon balls were required. After mixing up three types of melons, it sure looked like a mini ball pit. {Right?! To see the real Baby ball pit check out the full Have a Ball Party Reveal!} The trick to these is a great melon baller. {I looove this one!}

Oreo Cake Balls

Ball Party Event Menu | Halfpint Design - And we finished off dinner with Oreo cake balls. Everyone was so excited about the cake balls that they didn't even miss a cake. We stuck a candle in a ball and sang. Little man was happy as can be! Ball party food ideas.

We finished off dinner with Oreo cake balls. Everyone was so excited about the cake balls that they didn’t even miss a cake. We stuck a candle in a ball and sang. Little man was happy as can be! Goes to show that kids can be just as happy with low sugar party menu! Check out this Oreo Cake Ball Recipe for a quick and easy dessert that everyone will love. {coming July 21st}

Party Summary

I really enjoyed this theme and the dinner was great. This Ball Party event menu was fun to create. Kids loved it and everyone ate! Which is pretty good for a party. What are your favorite party foods? Do you have any healthy foodie tips to share? I love making food that is delicious and secretly a little bit lighter.

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Until next time,

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2 Comments

  1. like Sara...but with a d

    What an adorable idea! Such cute party decor 🙂

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