27 Aug 2006

Kiddies Parties

Many parents have a problem when it comes to birthdays on what fun food to make that will keep both vegan and non-vegan children happy.

They have no reason to worry as there are many great websites out there that have vegan recipes that will satisfy the smaller kiddies and their mothers, plus teenagers who need to impress their friends.

Cherry's Vegan Recipes has some great children's party recipes including a wonderful Hedgehog birthday cake. has some great savory ideas under their Snacks section which are suitable for any age group. has some wonderful recipes for children with a sweet tooth in their "Kid Friendly Sweets" section.

The Vegetarian Resource Group's (VRG) journal has an interesting entry plus recipes in their "Let's Party" entry.

Veg Family has an interesting article "Hosting Vegan Parties for Non-Vegans" with recipes included.

Waldorf Homeschoolers has a couple of raw food birthday cakes for you to try as well.

Also take time out and visit the Vegan Recipe Club as the members have many wonderful recipes that would be suitable (a list of the members' sites is in my side panel).

Hopefully these ideas will help when your next family birthday comes around.

Party Recipes

Fudge Balls

1 cup of crunchy or smooth vegan peanut butter
3/4 cup of vegan maple syrup
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup vegan carob chips or chocolate chips

Put the peanut butter, carob chips and maple syrup in sauce pan. Melt together and then add nuts. After all is melted, place in spoonfuls on wax paper. Let it cool in refrigerator. Makes 15 balls. Prep Time 6 minutes.

Mongolian Shish Kabobs
from Jolinda Hackett at

This simple activity for kids blends traditional shish kabob skewers with personal sauces, like a Mongolian barbeque, hence the name.

Tofu chunks, pre-cooked
Pineapple chunks
Sweet potato chunks
Zucchini slices
Cherry tomatoes
Dipping sauces such as hummus, peanut sauce, vegan ranch dressing

Kids can select their favorites and thread on skewers. Grill until browned and soft or bake 30-40 minutes at 325 degrees.

All-In-One Vegan Chocolate Cake
from the Vegetarian Resource Group

1/2 cup soft soy margarine
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 cup soy milk
1 - 2/3 cups all-purpose white flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/2 cups sweetener
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons Ener-G Egg Replacer
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup water

Put vinegar in cup and add soy milk. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 round layer pans, 8" x 1-1/2", with Pam, or slightly oil and flour. Place flour, cocoa, sweetner, baking soda, and salt in large bowl of electric mixer, and mix together well with spoon. Mix Ener-G Egg Replacer and 1/4 cup water until smooth. Add margarine, vanilla, soured soy milk, 1/2 cup water, and mixed egg replacer to dry ingredients in bowl. Beat with electric mixer for 3 minutes at medium speed, scraping bowl frequently. Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees, or until wooden toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool in pans for 5 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on cake rack until cold Frost as desired.

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funwithyourfood said...

don't forget vegan lunch boxes site! she's awesome, creative and knows how to please kids


Jackie said...

Yes she is great :)

KleoPatra said...

Thanks so much, Jackie. Great info and helpful links.

My pal Peter's b'day is this Thursday and even tho he's not an official "kid" (tho i think we're all kids at heart!!) some of this plays into what i'm going to be dealing with, so thanks on the great timing!!

thisgirlsgonnagetrocked said...

That hedgehog cake is SO cute! :)

Marion said...

thank you, Jackie, really great links and recipes.

Your site always has something that interests me!