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31 Fun Drinks To Serve At Children’s Parties (Non-alcohol)

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Table of Contents
  1. 1. Refreshing Raspberry Lemonade
  2. 2. Magical Color Changing Drinks 
  3. 3. Banana-Berry Smoothie With Meringue Eyes 
  4. 4. Swamp Juice 
  5. 5. Glow In The Dark Drinks 
  6. 6. Pink Drink (Starbucks Copycat)
  7. 7. Candy Apple Punch
  8. 8. Orange Julius
  9. 9. Frozen Hot Chocolate 
  10. 10. Hawaiian Punch Summer Drink 
  11. 11. Blue Lagoon Mocktail
  12. 12. Butterbeer
  13. 13. Shirley Temple
  14. 14. Strawberry Lemonade
  15. 15. Chick Fil A Lemonade Frosted
  16. 16. Pineapple Lemonade
  17. 17. Whipped Lemonade
  18. 18. Chocolate Milkshake
  19. 19. Oreo Milkshake
  20. 20. Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake
  21. 21. Wendys Frosty
  22. 22. Rainbow Sherbet Punch
  23. 23. Orange Sherbet Punch
  24. 24. Peanut Butter Frozen Hot Chocolate
  25. 25. Whipped Hot Chocolate Recipe
  26. 26. Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
  27. 27. Homemade Hot Chocolate
  28. 28. Christmas Hot Chocolate
  29. 29. Crockpot Peppermint Hot Chocolate
  30. 30. Christmas Punch
  31. 31. Hot Chocolate Mix
  32. Tips for Serving
  33. Frequently Asked Questions
  34. Don't miss these great ideas perfect for kids:
  35. Plus, check out these 17 Awesome Batman vs Superman Party Ideas

Looking for fun non-alcohol drinks to serve at your next party? We searched high and low to find fun party drinks ideas – without alcohol – that would get you inspired for your next celebration.

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From glow-in-the-dark drinks to magical color-changing drinks, all the way down to frozen hot chocolate. They’re all crowd-pleasers. We even found some fun lemonades, punches, and creature-themed drinks to throw into the mix as well. Special details are part of what makes a party unique. Enjoy this list of 10 great drinks that are perfect to serve to kids and adults.

A glass of orange juice, with Lemonade and Raspberry

1. Refreshing Raspberry Lemonade

A go-to recipe that will be loved year, after year, make up a batch of this raspberry lemonade for your next children’s party. It’s especially refreshing on a warm day and can easily be adapted by adding other fruits. Add in a little more ice for a slushy effect.

Magical Coloring Changing Drinks

2. Magical Color Changing Drinks 

Party guests will be amazed by the seemingly magical color-changing properties of this non-alcoholic children’s party drink. Dried food coloring on the bottom of drinking cups, hidden by ice, is the magic ingredient. Watch your guest’s eyes glow with amazement as you pour your favorite clear beverage (Sprite, water, Fresca, Ginger Ale) into their cup and it miraculously changes color before their eyes.

3. Banana-Berry Smoothie With Meringue Eyes 

A healthier drink option for a child’s party, this banana-berry smoothie with meringue eyes (for Halloween) makes for a novel yet refreshing choice. You’ll love all of the fresh fruit ingredients that are paired with non-fat yogurt with an optional hint of honey for sweetness.

Swamp Juice Kids Drink

4. Swamp Juice 

Looking for a fun, affordable non-alcoholic drink to serve at your next children’s party? This is it! Only 3 ingredients are needed to make this refreshing lime-flavored swamp juice the hit of the beverage station!

Glow in the Dark Drinks

5. Glow In The Dark Drinks 

Want in on the top secret ingredient for creating glow-in-the-dark drinks? Tonic water. It has quinine, which when exposed to black light magically glows. So add a little Crystal Light drink mix with your tonic water, turn the lights off, and the black light on for a super fun non-alcoholic children’s party drink.

close up shot of a cup of Pink Drink topped with slices of strawberries

6. Pink Drink (Starbucks Copycat)

This delightful pink drink recipe will create a copycat version of the Starbucks classic for the perfect way to quench your thirst all summer long. With creamy coconut milk, hibiscus tea, and a sweet strawberry flavor, you can now make this delicious drink at home.

Candy Apple Punch

7. Candy Apple Punch

Friends don’t let friends drink boring mocktails. This candy apple punch is made from all-natural fruit juices and cinnamon candies. It’s the perfect children’s party drink that allows you to say goodbye to boring beverages!

close up shot of orange julius in glasses garnished with a slice of orange

8. Orange Julius

This copycat Orange Julius recipe brings back so many fond memories of childhood. The famous frothy drink is a blend of tangy orange juice and sweet vanilla flavors that give it that signature Orange Julius creamsicle taste.

close up shot of a glass of Frozen Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips

9. Frozen Hot Chocolate 

This frozen hot chocolate takes a deliciously cozy drink and puts a chilling spin on an already perfect treat. Halfway between a drink and a dessert, this creamy frozen chocolate beverage is topped with a swirl of whipped cream and chocolate chips. 

Hawaiian Punch Summer Drink

10. Hawaiian Punch Summer Drink 

When a drink recipe calls for sorbet, you know it’s bound to be a surefire hit. Make up this Hawaiian Punch summer drink and thrill all the children at your summer celebrations.

close up shot of Blue Lagoon Mocktails

11. Blue Lagoon Mocktail

This blue lagoon mocktail is the latest island-inspired drink recipe to sip. This time, all ages can enjoy this beverage as the mocktail is non-alcoholic, and the bright blue hue and citrusy flavor of this icy thirst quencher are downright irresistible.

close up shot of jugs of Butterbeer topped with butter cream topping

12. Butterbeer

Mention butterbeer to a Harry Potter fan and they will instantly perk up and now you can easily make the best butterbeer recipe at home. The whole family will love drinking what their wizard icon drank in the books and films and it tastes just like the real thing! 

close up shot of a glass of Shirley Temple garnished with cherries and a lime slice

13. Shirley Temple

A Shirley Temple is a pretty sparkling drink with a lovely crimson color that can turn any meal into something special. It is made with a bubbly combination of ginger ale, sweet grenadine syrup and finished off with a cherry; this is a fun drink for everyone from little kids to grown-ups alike.

overhead shot of glasses and a pitcher full of Strawberry Lemonade garnished with strawberries and lemon

14. Strawberry Lemonade

Bright and refreshing, this easy strawberry lemonade recipe will be a welcome treat to cool you down all summer long. It only takes a tangy lemonade mix and a sweet strawberry simple syrup to whip up a batch of this thirst-quenching beverage.

a close up shot of Chick Fil A Lemonade (Frosted) in a tall glass with a spoon grabbing a piece

15. Chick Fil A Lemonade Frosted

If you’ve never had a frosty Chick Fil A lemonade before, you’re in for a real treat with this copycat recipe. It’s the perfect blend of creamy, sweet, and sour, with just the right amount of sweetness; plus, it’s made with fresh-squeezed lemons, so you know it’s gotta be good. 

a pitcher of pineapple lemonade being poured into a glass of ice

16. Pineapple Lemonade

This pineapple lemonade is so full of tropical flavor and has a happy sunshine yellow color that makes it the perfect treat on a hot day. Make a pitcher of this easy fruity sparkling punch, and you will have a tasty crowd-pleaser that will leave everyone raving.

close up shot of tall glass topped with Whipped Lemonade

17. Whipped Lemonade

This thirst-quenching whipped lemonade is a refreshing way to cool down during the hot months. Our lemonade recipe takes your favorite summer drink to a whole new level with its rich and creamy texture and a subtle lemony flavor that’s perfect for sipping on a summer day.

close up overhead shot of a glass of Chocolate Milkshake topped with whipped cream then garnished with Hershey bars, a cherry, chocolate sprinkles, and chocolate syrup

18. Chocolate Milkshake

Sinfully delicious and creamy, this classic chocolate milkshake will make you think you are sitting in a diner sipping the chocolatey goodness. Chocolate ice cream, thick cream, and plenty of fun toppings make this drink a truly decadent treat.

close up shot of a glass of Oreo milkshake topped with a Oreo and chocolate glaze falling down the cup

19. Oreo Milkshake

This Oreo milkshake is a chocolatey, creamy drink that needs just five ingredients to create an irresistible treat. Sweet vanilla ice cream is blended with milk and Oreos to make a classic milkshake before more Oreos, whipped cream, and rich chocolate sauce are added for a fun and delicious twist.

close up shot of Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake in a tall glass topped with whipped cream and pieces of mint

20. Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake

I’m not sure there’s a better flavor combination than mint and chocolate, and this creamy mint chocolate chip milkshake is the perfect embodiment of that flavor combo. With rich, chocolatey goodness and refreshing mint flavor, it’s like a little piece of heaven in a glass. 

close up overhead shot of homemade Wendy's frosty in a glass cup with a spoon and straw on top

21. Wendys Frosty

Do you ever just crave a Wendy’s Frosty because I know I do, and you can skip the drive-thru line with this homemade copycat recipe. Four simple ingredients are all that you need to make this milkshake that chocolate lovers won’t be able to resist.

close up shot of glasses of Rainbow Sherbet Punch topped with scoops of rainbow sherbet ice cream

22. Rainbow Sherbet Punch

Bright and colorful, our rainbow sherbet punch would be a delightful addition to any special occasion celebration. Creamy and fizzy, you’ll love the fruity flavors and the irresistible cloud of colors the sherbet creates. 

A cup of coffee on a table, with Sherbet and Punch

23. Orange Sherbet Punch

This orange sherbet punch will be a big hit at any party. Our family serves this at every holiday from our Halloween party to Christmas to Easter and all parties, birthdays, and baby showers in between. This tropical drink is made with orange and pineapple juice, lemon-lime soda, and scoops of orange sherbet for an irresistible treat.

overhead shot of multiple Peanut Butter Frozen Hot Chocolate in a glass

24. Peanut Butter Frozen Hot Chocolate

We’d like to introduce you to a peanut butter frozen hot chocolate: a decadent combination of rich, chocolatey goodness and nutty, creamy flavor that’ll make you want to curl up on the couch with a mug (or two). Trust us – this is one chilly treat you won’t want to miss!

close up shot of a glass of Whipped Hot Chocolate Recipe

25. Whipped Hot Chocolate Recipe

Insanely decadent and creamy, this whipped hot chocolate recipe is a fun drink that is sure to warm you up when the weather cools down. Milk is warmed and topped with a whipped, sweet chocolate-flavored cream that you can either stir in or scoop off the top. 

close up shot of a glass of Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

26. Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Warm up this winter with a cup of creamy mint hot chocolate. Made with peppermint extract, white chocolate, and milk, this delicious drink is perfect for a cold winter day during the holiday season when you need something to help you get cozy.

close up shot of a glass of Homemade Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate shavings, and chocolate syrup

27. Homemade Hot Chocolate

Who doesn’t love a steaming mug of homemade hot chocolate on a cold winter day? This recipe is not only easy to make, but it’s also delicious and satisfying with real chocolate, creamy milk, and sweet, decadent toppings. 

close up shot of Christmas Hot Chocolate in a mug topped with whipped cream and gingerbread cookie

28. Christmas Hot Chocolate

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and there’s nothing like a mug of rich, creamy hot chocolate to get you in the Christmas spirit! This recipe is the perfect mix of indulgent and festive, with a delicious hint of gingerbread, Irish cream, and whiskey to take it to the next level.

close up shot of a crockpot of Peppermint Hot Chocolate

29. Crockpot Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Delicious crockpot peppermint hot chocolate is an indulgent treat to serve at your holiday gathering. Super easy to make, you just throw chocolate chips, crushed candy canes, milk, and vanilla into a slow cooker and you’ll end up with this amazing drink full of wonderful chocolate flavor.

close up overhead shot a pitcher of Christmas Punch garnished with cranberries and a orange slice

30. Christmas Punch

The Christmas season is just around the corner and what better way to get in the spirit than with this Christmas punch. This festive drink recipe is a bright vibrant color and tastes fruity and fizzy with a delicious blend of cranberry, pineapple and orange juice. It’s perfect for Christmas morning or for a holiday party.

hot chocolate mix ingredients in a scooper

31. Hot Chocolate Mix

There’s nothing quite like a warm cozy drink on a cold winter day, especially when you’ve made it yourself with your own hot chocolate mix. This winter, skip the mix from the store and make it homemade instead since it’s so easy to do, and you can customize it to your liking.

Tips for Serving

Serving drinks at kids’ parties can be a fun and creative task. Here are some general tips to keep in mind:

  1. Variety: Offer a variety of drinks to cater to different tastes. This could include a mix of fruit juices, water, milk, and flavored drinks.
  2. Healthy Options: While kids might gravitate towards sugary drinks, it’s important to provide healthier options too. Consider serving water infused with fruits, homemade smoothies, or freshly squeezed juices.
  3. Allergies and Dietary Restrictions: Be aware of any allergies or dietary restrictions. For example, some children might be lactose intolerant or allergic to certain fruits. Always have an alternative available.
  4. Portion Sizes: Kids don’t need adult-sized servings. Smaller cups can help to reduce spills and waste.
  5. Self-Serve Stations: Depending on the age of the children, consider setting up a self-serve station where kids can choose their own drinks. This can also include a place where they can add their own ice or garnishes.
  6. Keep Drinks Cold: If the party is outdoors or on a hot day, make sure to keep the drinks cold. You can use ice buckets, coolers, or just keep refilling from the fridge.
  7. Hydration: If the party involves a lot of physical activities, make sure water is readily available to keep the kids hydrated.
  8. Preparation: Prepare as much as you can in advance to reduce stress on the day of the party. Many drinks can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge.

Remember, the goal is to keep the kids happy and hydrated while also making the drinks part of the fun of the party.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I serve hot drinks at a kids’ party?

While most kids’ parties feature cold drinks, you can certainly serve hot drinks if the weather is cool or the party is themed accordingly. Hot chocolate or warm apple cider can be great options

What should I do if a child doesn’t like the drinks provided?

It’s always a good idea to have a variety of drinks available to cater to different tastes. If a child doesn’t like the options provided, having a simple alternative like water or milk can be helpful.

How much drink should I prepare for a kids’ party?

A general rule of thumb is to prepare one to two servings of each drink per child. However, this can vary depending on the length of the party, the weather, and the activities planned

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