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Easy Kid’s Party Food: Strawberry Mice Appetizer

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There are many, many wonderful sweet treat ideas for kids’ party dessert tables. Although I don’t object to Sam enjoying birthday cake and some of those sugary confections at a party, I am always glad when there are healthy options offered, too.

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At home we focus on balanced eating, with only occasional sugary desserts. I’ve found that Sam actually prefers the non-sugar options! I think most of us end up with an appetite for what we focus on, so I’m always looking for ways to make healthier options party worthy.

I came up with this little mouse and cheese idea. Sam was delighted and ready to play cat and mouse. He was the winning top cat, of course!

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kid's party food healthy strawberry mice appetizer

How about you? Are you looking for a luscious healthy food option for your child’s next party? A tray full of these little mice looks adorable!

They don’t have to go with a specific party theme to show up on the table, but I always like to connect food options with the theme whenever possible. I think these little mice would especially tie in well with these party ideas: farm, woodland, nursery rhymes, and Dr. Seuss’ Cat-in-the-Hat.

kid's party food healthy strawberry mice

Easy Kids' Party Food: Strawberry Mice Appetizer

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Prep Time: 1 hour 9 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 9 minutes
Calories: 1835kcal
Author: Stephanie Keeping @ Spaceships and Laser Beams


  • crackers
  • Swiss cheese
  • strawberries
  • mini chocolate chips
  • black licorice whips
  • a package of almond slices
  • small wheels of Gouda cheese.


  • add a slice of Swiss cheese, with holes, to the top of a cracker
  • rinse off strawberry, cut off leaves and about the bottom 1/3 of the berry
  • add a black licorice whip tail about 2-2 1//2 times the length of the berry
  • add mini chocolate chip eyes and a nose
  • stick two almond slices on top, for ears
  • cut a small wedge from a small round of Gouda cheese
  • arrange the mouse and wedge on the cracker


Calories: 1835kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 120g | Fat: 131g | Saturated Fat: 82g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 40g | Cholesterol: 470mg | Sodium: 2363mg | Sugar: 25g
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Check out these other great strawberry filled recipe ideas!

What healthy snacks do your kid’s love?

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.