What foods could I serve for an African themed child's birthday party?!

Question: What foods could I serve for an African themed child's birthday party!?
Budget is an issue and this is for a bunch of 9 year olds!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Great question!. I wasn't sure if you wanted real African foods or not so I am giving you ideas for both!. the cake or cupcakes could have animals like elephants, zebras, etc!.
If you just want the theme here are some ideas that I got off the web


*Animal-Striped Pizzas (you can be very creative with this one by making your own pizzas using alternates of white, yellow and orange cheese strips to look like animal print!. You can also add toppings in alternates, like a row of olives in a diagonal, then a row of cheese, another row of olives, etc!. for tasty animal stripes!.)
*Pigs in blankets (hot dogs)
*French Flies (fries)
*Peanut Butter and Jellyphant sandwiches (Cut these out with an elephant cookie cutter)
*Toad-slaw (coleslaw)
*Crocodile eye balls and guts (yes, I know this sounds gross, but the kids love this spaghetti with meatballs!.)
*Monkey Meal (Peel a banana and put it in a hot dog roll…!. Then spread peanut butter and maybe a bit of honey and you'll be amazed at how tasty the monkey sandwich is!)
*Snake dogs (Make multiple diagonal cuts into each hot dogs, not quite all the way through, and fill the slits with ketchup, mustard and relish!. The kids love eating these "snakes"!.)

Safari Theme Party Drinks:

*Alligator-ade (green Gatorade!!)
*Swamp Juice - Kids will be mystified when they witness your power to turn ordinary green Gatorade into a steamy swamp! Start with green punch and after you've placed a filled glass in front of each kid, add a few Pop Rocks candies to each one!. Since this candy is processed with carbon dioxide, it will crackle, pop, and split when it comes into contact with the green punch!. AWESOME!

Tip: Make frozen ice cubes with raisins in them so it looks like flies are floating in their safari juices!. Kids just love this!

Safari Theme Party Treats:

*Unshelled peanuts
*Gummy worms
*Animal crackers
*Animal fruit snacks
*Any kind of animal-shaped foods
*Fire Ants (plain or chocolate covered raisins)

*Bugs on a Log: Take a celery stick, smother with peanut butter, and add little ants (raisins)!. Another variation is to dip a pretzel rod halfway into peanut butter and roll in chocolate chips!.

This is a fun activity for little children and a treat that can be instantly consumed!. And, it's even HEALTHY!

*Worms in Dirt: crumbled Oreo cookies topped with gummy snakes!.

*Cheese Bugs: Slice cubes of cheese and add thin, curling snacks (like the type seen in the photo

As someone who has traveled to Africa and worked with kids in a multicultural settings these are things I have made!.

Fried plantains (you can also buy the plantain chips in the grocery store)
Fruit Salad-use exotic fruits mango, plaintains, guava ,
Sweet Potato/Yam cookies, Sesame Seed Cookies
Yassa Chicken (it's not hot although it has pepper)
Give them a piece of real sugar cane to chew on!
African peanut stew

Here's the link to real African recipes-they have tons of recipes

Fritters/Fruit Fool are also popular snacks

Bahati njema!!!!!!Good Luck in SwahiliWww@FoodAQ@Com

If budget is an issue don't serve anything!. Just tell them it's Ethiopian themed!.

LOL!. Sorry I had to say it!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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