World Friendship Day Recipe Ideas
You could celebrate World Friendship Day (July 30) by taking a friend out for a meal, or you could make it more personal and cook one! The same idea applies to kids too. Your child can invite her BFF’s over for a fun lunch date – that she whips up for them (with your help, of course). What can your child make for her friends? A fun-sized pizza and a sweet s’mores dessert should do the trick. The best part is that your child’s friends can participate in the food prep, making this meal that celebrates partnership (and friendship!).
- Pita bread
- Sliced tomatoes (pre-slice these for your child, unless she’s a tween/teen)
- Pizza cheese (use a blend of mozzarella, parmesan and provolone)
- Toppings: Pepperoni, sliced green peppers, sliced black olives, mushrooms, grilled shredded chicken
- Put the tomatoes on the bread. The kids can make a pattern, line them up or overlap them.
- Sprinkle the cheese on.
- Add toppings. Use a ‘friend theme’ for this step. Each child can put her friend’s toppings on (showing how well she knows her BFF). Or, each child can make a ‘friendly’ suggestion for the other child’s topping choice.
- Bake the pizza until it’s golden brown and the cheese is melted. You can put the pizzas on a cookie sheet or pizza stone and pop them into the oven for the kids.
- Graham crackers
- Extra add-ins: Set out a selection of options, such as sprinkles, fruit (sliced bananas, strawberries or anything else the kids enjoy), shredded coconut, crushed nuts, crushed cookies, ice cream or anything else you have on hand.
- Stack a graham cracker, piece of chocolate and marshmallow together. You can have a friendship campfire in the backyard and toast the marshmallows, or pop the s’more in the microwave for 10 seconds.
- Follow a similar ‘friendship’ idea as the pizza – choosing toppings for friends or making suggestions.
- Top with another graham, and enjoy!