We don't care how old you are, we think a birthday party should include colourful streamers, the prettiest cake and a gaggle of your best friends. A birthday must be celebrated! And while reservations at the hottest restaurant in town are lovely, a homemade birthday party with dancing and champagne can't be beat. And with that in mind, we created the perfect birthday party menu that is a cinch to pull together and requires little prep, so you’ll be able to join in on the party and whip up behind-the-scenes culinary magic.
Set out a plate of crunchy crostini with the cocktails to whet your guest’s appetite.
Refreshing and bittersweet with a hint of lime, this cocktail will tease guest’s palates while dinner is cooking.
Gastown Swizzle cocktail
This flavourful side is an easy make-ahead option, simply toss it in a pan to sauté when your main dish is ready.
Seasoned and roasted, these are guilt-free birthday fries – be sure to make extras!
Do save your eyes with sweet potato fries
Roasted until crispy and golden, this chili-lime chicken has lots of flavour and is quick and easy to prepare. Be sure to pick up two birds.
Butterflied chili-lime chicken with roasted garlic
This lovely cherry-vanilla treat will pleasantly surprise party-goers; three layers, a strikingly pink marzipan icing, and some birthday sparklers will cap off your special dinner.
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