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5 buffet party menus: Go-to guide for kid-friendly entertaining

This go-to guide for kid-friendly entertaining will please everyone—even the pickiest little eaters—with a table full of options.

5 buffet party menus: Go-to guide for kid-friendly entertaining

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A buffet of buffets

Buffets are the simplest way to entertain a crowd. There's a little something for everyone—even the picky eaters—because everyone serves themselves!

Check out these five great buffet party menus—from main dishes and sides to desserts, drinks and condiments, we've created easy-to-follow guides that will make hosting your next buffet easy and fun.

5 buffet party menus: Go-to guide for kid-friendly entertaining

No. 1: Taco bar

A DIY taco bar is the perfect buffet party idea for families with little kids or diverse tastes—picky eaters and adventurous diners alike can build their own hand-held meals. And don't forget dessert! We've got you covered with sweet options—like these popsicles—to finish the meal too.

Get the menu here: Buffet party menu No. 1: Taco bar>

5 buffet party menus: Go-to guide for kid-friendly entertaining

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No. 2: Chili theme

From the main dish and toppings to drinks and desserts, here's everything you need to host a chili-themed buffet party.

Get the menu here: 
Buffet party menu No. 2: Chili theme>

5 buffet party menus: Go-to guide for kid-friendly entertaining

No. 3: Meatball magic

Love meatballs? We've got you covered. These six internationally-inspired meatball menus will make your next buffet party a hit.

Get the menu here: Buffet party menu No. 3: Meatball magic>

5 buffet party menus: Go-to guide for kid-friendly entertaining

No. 4: Brunch of champions

These easy brunch (or breakfast) buffet party menu ideas will make entertaining on the weekend a snap.

Get the menu here: Buffet party menu No. 4: Brunch of champions>

5 buffet party menus: Go-to guide for kid-friendly entertaining

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No. 5: Pulled pork

This buffet party idea makes pulled pork the centrepiece, but we promise that the side dishes, drinks and desserts are just as enticing (and easy to make).

Get the menu here: Buffet party menu No. 5: Pulled pork>

5 buffet party menus: Go-to guide for kid-friendly entertaining

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5 buffet party menus: Go-to guide for kid-friendly entertainingPhoto: Roberto Caruso
This article was originally published on May 06, 2014

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