Yo Gabba Gabba Party Food and Snack Ideas
Devotees of Yo Gabba Gabba, young and old, know that the show places great importance on teaching kids to eat healthy snacks and balanced meals. Providing healthy food at your child’s party will not only be great from a nutrition standpoint, it will also be theme-appropriate!
Plex the Robot has a repeated solo segment during which he teaches the audience skills through song in four simple steps. Often these skills are purely practical, such as brushing teeth or putting on pajamas, but sometimes they can be just for fun. One such skill is making lemonade – a great treat for you to make ahead of time, or have your little party-goers help you prepare.
Whichever option you choose, you will want to take care of slicing the lemons in half yourself, and have them ready to squeeze. Opinions vary on just how many lemons you need to make the perfect pitcher of lemonade, but I recommend purchasing about 10 to make sure that you have plenty. Squeeze the lemon juice into a bowl by hand – if children help with the squeezing be sure to help them wash their hands right away, since lemon juice can sting a bit if it gets into the eyes. Ideally, you will end up with about one and a half cups of lemon juice, which you should combine with six cups of water.
Once the juice and water are mixed together in a pitcher, add honey to sweeten the drink. Honey is a great substitute for sugar as a sweetener, for several reasons. First of all, 100 grams of honey contains fewer calories than 100 grams of sugar. Secondly, sugar is between 25 and 50 percent sweeter than sugar, so you need to use less of it to sweeten your food or beverage. Finally, as a natural sweetener, honey contains vitamins and minerals that sugar is lacking!
Invite Fruits and Veggies to the Party
Yo Gabba Gabba always encourages inviting fruits and vegetables to the party, but a fun presentation can add even more incentive for your little munchers to munch on some fresh produce. Few things in the world are quite as delicious as strawberries and kiwis,
so how about shaping slices of fruit into the face of Brobee the little green monster? Or making DJ Lance’s boombox out of a variety of fruits and berries? Or Mono’s face out of slices of red pepper, with a cup of yummy ranch dressing in the middle to form his one eye? The possibilities are endless! You just have to get a little bit creative!
Being creative for your Yo Gabba Gabba food is the best way to create something special!