Capture your little guests’ attention with these fun and easy-to-prepare kids birthday party food ideas!
Kids Birthday Party Food Ideas You Must Try
It’s already hard enough to prepare food for your own kids, especially when they’re picky. But what happens when you need to whip up food for a birthday party with more than 20 kids? If a meal doesn’t look good to children, it’s likely they won’t even bother tasting it. We want to make life easier for parents out there, which is why we’ve compiled these fun, imaginative, and delicious kids birthday party food ideas! From appetizers and desserts to drinks and snacks, we’ve got just what you need.
1. Pizza Pinwheels
Kids, in general, love pizza, which is why we’re sure they will love these pizza pinwheels from Butter With A Side of Bread. They make great appetizers and go really well with mac and cheese or homemade pasta.
2. Frozen Fruit Kabobs with Chocolate Drizzle
This plate of frozen fruit kabobs by Inspired Taste is simply gorgeous. Serve these skewered treats at a birthday party to teach kids this idea: Eating healthy can be really fun! To avoid accidents, just cut the tips off of the skewers.
3. Silly Apple Bites
These silly apple bites from Fork and Beans are going to be an instant hit at a party. Just look at the adorable little monsters. They have everything a kid will like to eat at a party—it looks great and tastes great (not to mention, it’s healthy)!
4. Corn Dog Nuggets
Lil’ Luna’s recipe shows us a very convenient and easy way to make corn dogs. To make these tasty little nuggets, all you have to do is wrap the bite-sized hotdogs with ready-made dough and bake them for around 9 minutes. Very easy, right?
5. Easy Apple Fruit Donuts
There’s one way to keep the kids entertained at a birthday party—let them design their own fruit donut! Just make sure you prepare cored and sliced apples, cream cheese (with or without food coloring), and sprinkles. Then, let the kids have a go at decorating their donuts. Trust us, it will be a fun activity for the kids. Thanks to Agnes Hsu in hello, Wonderful, we have this awesome apple fruit donut idea.
6. Edible Sprinkle Ice Cream Bowls
Serve ice cream to your guests in edible sprinkle bowls! Amy from This Heart of Mine Blog gives us simple instructions on how to make them. If you’re serving a small crowd at the party, you can prepare these bowls without breaking a sweat.
7. Galaxy Ice Cream
What a work of art! To think this galaxy ice cream can be at made home, just like what Jamie from Some of This and That did. We’re sure the kids will come running to have a scoop of this beautiful ice cream.
8. Bug Juice
Gillian from Kidville gives us a wonderful idea on how to make party drinks cooler in this bug juice recipe. Prepare the juice, like you always do (organic is way better), and freeze some bug ice cubes for the decoration. The kids will love it. Actually, drinks which have a summery vibe will be great for any party!
Fresh blackberries + club soda + vanilla ice cream = call it a day! 🍨
— Homemade Recipes (@BestHomeRecipes) July 12, 2017
9. Cookie Monster Fudge
A Cookie Monster-inspired dessert might be what you need to bring your party food up a notch. You don’t need to prepare a lot of ingredients to make this. In this Something Swanky recipe, all you need are Wilton Blue Candy Melts, sweetened condensed milk, mini Oreos, and chocolate chip cookies to bake the fudge.
10. Cheese Animal Crackers
Here’s another creation by Agnes Hsu from hello, Wonderful! At the party, serve these animal crackers in a large mixing bowl. Or, place these little treats in popcorn cups and hand them to your guests as giveaways
11. Cheesy Party Burgers
Look at these cheesy party burgers by Kevin and Amanda. They are exactly what we need to feed a hungry crowd! In the recipe, a 9 by 13 baking pan can yield 12 burgers. Make two or even three batches of these delicious burgers and you’re good to go.
12. Unicorn Poop Cupcake Cones
MomDot sure has gained our attention by naming her cupcakes unicorn poop. Rest assured, the cupcakes are a far cry from actual dirt (unicorns poop rainbows, after all). These cupcakes look really pretty, which is great for a party setting, and they taste good, too.
13. Mickey Mouse Cupcakes
Mickey Mouse is a household name for children of all ages, so these cupcakes by Lil’ Luna will be a sure hit at a kid’s party! A good cupcake with Oreos on it will impress just about anyone. Enough said.
14. Fairy Bread
If you want to make a quick but aesthetically pleasing finger food for the party, you might want to check this fairy bread idea by Sugar and Cloth. Use a generous amount of peanut butter or Nutella for the spread to make the sandwiches tastier.
15. Chicken Nugget Sliders
Do you want to whip up a hassle-free appetizer for the party? Then make some chicken nugget sliders, the way Aubrey from A Mom’s Take suggests. You only need to heat up the ready-made chicken nuggets and arrange the condiments on the buns. Easy, right?
16. Zucchini Pizza Bites
You must try this zucchini pizza bites recipe by Feasting Not Fasting! Serving this at a party as light appetizers might teach kids to like vegetables even more. This said, did you know that while zucchini is often cooked as a vegetable, it is actually a fruit?
17. Baked Honey Garlic Chicken
The honey sweetness of Jo Cooks’ version of baked honey garlic chicken will really impress the kids. Why? Well, kids love chicken and they tend to love sweets. Combine two in a dish, and, trust us, kids will eat it.
Get more kids birthday party food ideas in this video by Nabela Noor:
Think like a kid. This is the secret to coming up with great kids birthday party food ideas. Simply unleash the child in you! Experiment on colors, try new things, decorate with sparkles, and so on. Allow yourself to have fun (to keep the creative juices flowing) and don’t forget to include your kid in the process.
Which among these kids birthday party food ideas do you like best? Share your thoughts with us and write a comment!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in August 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.