Little House Party Food

(Let's just pretend this post if full of photographs of child-friendly pioneer food.  Please?)

Popcorn- while listening to a story
Buttered crackers- the children made the butter

Nineteenth Century Candy for "Purchase"
Read about the penny store for details.

Light Meal
Peanut butter and strawberry jam on homemade bread
Ham and cheese on homemade bread (with lettuce)
Cheese and crackers
Apple slices
Carrot sticks and dip

Apple pie
Vanilla ice cream

Hot chocolate

Pioneer Party Food Thoughts:
It worked out well that all of the sandwiches were quartered.   Big Sister and I make our own strawberry jam, so the PB&J sandwiches showcased that homemade effort.  Pioneers would not have had deli ham and cheese, but they certainly ate a lot of salt pork (which I suspect is closer to bacon).  The Ingalls family made their own cheese during the summer months.  I made homemade hot chocolate, but in the future I will remember that children don't care if it is homemade.  A summer Little House party would have lemonade instead.

Our Little House party was from 3 to 5 p.m.  I thought it would be best to serve a light meal given the timing, though looking back, we could have skipped the meal since we had a few snacks.

I must add that my mother-in-law was a huge help in preparing the food.  Friday we made apple pies and popcorn balls.  We prepared the rest of the food the day of the party.

More Little House Party Ideas.

Little House Birthday Party 
Little House Party Invitation
Little House Book Activities
Little House Dress, Apron, and Bonnet
Little House Mercantile Store
Felt Costume Braids
Little House Birthday Party Food

~ Annette {This Simple Mom}


  1. I have been loving your party posts! Everything is so cute and creative. I think my favorite part was the penny store. :) I've been bookmarking these ideas my brain. Maybe now I can make my niece eventually want a Little House party. ;)

  2. Very creative! I have learned that children at a party don't need (or even notice) the elaborate details like homemade chocolate vs. instant. I'm pinning this for future reference. :)

  3. Great job on the food! Love the idea of the penny store. And I think a light meal at that time sort of makes sense if you consider people's time to travel home, etc. Anyway, you did a lovely job!


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