Kids’ Party Food Ideas
Whether you’re hosting your son or daughter’s birthday and looking for kids’ party food ideas or you just want a fun food addition to perk up family meals, you’ll find ideas to match themes and satisfy appetites right here. Click on the post and you will find that directions and recipes are included for most — and you’ll discover easy steps to ramp up the “wow” factor for extra delight!
Fun Food Anytime
MONKEY TOAST: Start the birthday with a special breakfast or just add a little monkey business to any kids’ breakfast buffet.
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER TURTLES: This treat has been popular for years; now you’ll know the easy way to make them! They’re a perfect option on a party dessert table or make them for take-home favors.
STRAWBERRY MICE APPETIZER: Strawberry mice sure look nice…and they disappear about as quickly as the real thing! This kids’ party food is not only a healthy option—it’s a darling (temporary!) decoration on a buffet table as well.
CAKE POP IDEAS: How cute would these little works of art look decorating your party food table? There are ideas for every party theme.
7 SWEET POPCORN RECIPES: Popcorn shows up at a lot of parties; give a sweet twist to this kids’ party food favorite snack with some tasty additions.
SNACK THEMED DESSERT HEAVEN: All manner of sweet treats, some in clever disguise, make this a birthday dessert table that won’t soon be forgotten.
MARCH OF THE PENGUINS: Dress up your buffet with olives in disguise as tuxedo wearing penguins. Just three ingredients and you’ve got a flock ready to party for a fun or dressed up theme!
BAKED SOUR CREAM DONUTS: Donuts are a good idea anytime, but they look especially festive on a dessert table when they’re wearing colored sprinkles for decorations!
S’MORES ON A STICK: If you can’t have a campfire at your boy’s birthday party, you can at least have the s’mores! Delicious anytime—but perfect for a dessert table or as a take-home favor.
EASY IN-THE-OVEN S’MORES: Yes, we have s’more dessert table ideas! Yes, you can serve them even if your party isn’t campfire themed! These are quick and easy and you don’t have to leave the house to make them.
EASY S’MORES MUFFINS: My boy, Sam, loves to bake—and eat—these! They’re very versatile; they can stand in for cupcakes on a dessert table and they work with a variety of theme ideas.
10 FLAVORED POPCORN RECIPES: You can hardly have a boy’s birthday party without including some form of popcorn on the dessert table! Discover ten awesome temptations, including chocolate, caramel and rainbow popcorn.
12 HOMEMADE COOKIES: A party dessert table featuring plates piled high with cookies is an invitation for boys to come closer…and smile bigger! With a dozen recipes, you’re sure to find favor with all your guests.
7 FROZEN TREATS: Homemade fudgesicles, DIY freezer pops and blueberry pie yogurt pops are just a few cool ideas for birthday or summer party treats.
HOMEMADE COTTON CANDY: There are several ideas for cotton candy flavors—including cherry garcia, turtle frappe and raspberry mocha—and each one would be perfect for a carnival or circus theme party…or just a party for your mouth!
APPLE CAKE POPS: Birthday parties, school parties, carnivals, teacher appreciation—wouldn’t these cake pops look darling on a dessert table display?
PIE POPS: A combination of cookie AND pie—what birthday boy wouldn’t be thrilled with that idea? Easy to make and eat, this dessert table newcomer is a great party addition.
10 FUN, NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS: What’s a party without something special to drink? Add some sparkle with glow-in-the-dark drinks, color changing beverages, swamp juice and seven more delightful ideas that can work for any birthday theme.
SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALL APPETIZERS: Delicious bite-sized, finger food is a terrific party crowd
pleasing idea. These are easily made with kitchen supplies you probably already have.
10 YUMMY SANDWICH IDEAS: There is nothing boring about sandwiches on the party menu when they’re as delicious as these! When you want to serve more than just birthday cake but don’t want a formal meal, these sandwiches will fill the bill.
WATERMELON POPS: Whether you’re looking for a birthday party goody or an idea to please the kids, watermelon pops will do the trick.
APPLE TURTLES: If you’re concerned about too many cupcakes and sweets on the dessert table, add some fruit. Apple Turtles won’t be slow to disappear.
GOOGLY-EYED MONSTER CUPCAKES: What adds more zany color to a party dessert table than these ideas for wacky cupcakes? Boys love ’em!
ORANGE MONSTERS: Whether you use this tasty fruit as a dessert table decoration or a hands-on activity, orange monsters should definitely be invited to your next party!
Easter Party Food for Kids
MR. McGREGOR’S GARDEN PATCH: Colorful carrots star in this easy-to-hold, easy-to-eat appetizer for an Easter themed party or any time you want the kids to eat more vegetables!
CINNA-BUNNY BREAD: Yummy bread, cinnamon sweet and quick to make plus the bunny shape counts as a decoration on an Easter buffet or woodland themed party table.
EASY EASTER COOKIES: Egg-shaped, Rice Krispie treats with colorful sprinkles are a mouthful of fun at a child’s Easter party.
Dr. Seuss Themed Party Food:
CAT IN THE HAT HEALTHY SNACK: Bananas, strawberries and just a bit of cookie stack up to a colorful dessert table option that kids love.
CAT IN THE HAT PUDDING POPS: You don’t have to wait for a Dr. Seuss themed party to enjoy these colorful frozen confections—they make a terrific, easy-to-hold party food.
St. Patrick’s Day Party Food for Kids:
SHAMROCK EGGS IN A HOLE: Here’s a witty way to serve eggs for a child’s wake-up birthday breakfast. Add ham and Dr. Seuss might show up.
SHAMROCK PRETZELS: A little salty, a little sweet, a bite-sized morsel kids will want to eat! These little babies are a fun idea for adding color to a kids’ dessert table.
GREEN NOODLES: Super-easy and super-fun, noodles can become any color of the rainbow—a great idea for a kids’ party food anytime.
Character Themed Party Food
MONSTERS UNIVERSITY TREATS #1: Seeing these Mike Wazowski inspired green treats on a dessert table is an invitation for fun! If you’ve ever made rice crispie treats before, you know how easy they are to make and shape. They’re perfect for a Monster University Party.
MONSTERS UNIVERSITY TREATS #2: We can’t leave Sully off the dessert table! These are basically blue colored popcorn balls—easy to make with supplies you probably already have.
5 CANDY APPLE RECIPES: Although candy apples are often associated with the fall season or with circus/carnival themes, they are a delight to bite any time! Include them at your next party dessert table and watch ‘em disappear.
4 FUN HALLOWEEN TREATS: Witches’ finger cookies, spider cupcakes, mummy face pizza and pumpkin truffles might find a place on a Halloween party dessert table…if you dare.
6 HEALTHY HALLOWEEN TREATS: With so much candy at Halloween parties, wouldn’t you like a healthier themed option for your dessert table? How ‘bout SIX?! Mummy toast, spiders on a log, banana ghosts, clementine pumpkins, olive spider cheese balls and butterspider pudding …BOO!
CHOCOLATE BRAINS: Eewww! I know they sound gross but they are PERFECT for a Mad Science themed party or a Halloween dessert table. Boys love the idea!
Fire Truck & Fireman Themed Food
FIRE HYDRANT COOKIES: These little delights are awesome for a fire truck theme party! They do double-duty as a decoration on a dessert table and you might even want to use them as take-home favors.
Superhero Party Food
SPIDERMAN CAKE POPS AND COOKIES: Having a superhero themed birthday party? These cake pops and cookies add a decorative punch to the dessert table plus make all the boys super happy!
Police & Detective Party Food
POLICE/DETECTIVE PARTY COOKIES: Fingerprints, foot prints and crime scene cookies add a lot of wow to a police themed dessert table. This is another birthday party favor idea, too.
COP CORN AND HEIST CAKES: For a police themed birthday party, a dessert table ought to have cop corn (popcorn) and heist cakes (rice cakes). Man cannot live on birthday cake alone.
Robot & Space Alien Party Food
WATERMELON ROBOT: A carved watermelon robot would be perfect for a themed birthday party or even a fun summer dessert table. Copy the picture exactly or use it to jump-start your own imaginative ideas.
Get ready for any birthday party — or make an average day special — with these kid’s party food supplies sourced by the Spaceships and Laser Beams team:
- Fred and Friends Lunch Bugs
- Slinky Worms Drink Straws
- Fred and Friends Snack and Stack
- Pick Your Nose Paper Cups
- Dinner Do’s Kids Dinnerware Plates Food Faces
- Fred & Friends Brain Freeze Ice Cube Tray
- Fred & Friends Yumbots Robot Cupcake Mold
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