20 easy and yummy kids party food ideas
Yayyy… it’s party time!
Whether as a mother you feel the same enthusiasm or get worried about so many things to do, it’s an unavoidable fact that a bunch of children would be coming shortly over to have lots of fun.
So stop thinking and start planning
If you are hosting the party at your place then there are lots of things to do and they all can be done a week or so before the party. Bu there’s one thing that needs to be done the same day…cooking yummy snacks so the kids not only enjoy the games but relish the food too.
It might look easy on the outside but when you start giving it a thought coming up with the right food menu that is healthy for the kids is a tricky thing. Before deciding on the party menu keep these things in mind.
- Keep the menu as healthy as possible
- Add as many colors as you can to attract kids attention
- Serve food that doesn’t stain clothing and does not spill
- Do ask about dietary restrictions and food allergies
- Ask your partner or help with the preparation
Here are some easy to make party snacks that are sure to be a hit amongst kids.
- Veggie sticks with dips
Chopped vegetables like carrot, cucumber, celery, broccoli, tomatoes with a side dip of peanut butter or cream cheese or flavored yogurt is healthy enough and colorful to attract the kids’ attention.
Pizzas are surely a party winner as mostly all kids enjoy it. Make it healthier by adding different kinds of vegetables and lots of cheese.
- Tortilla rolls
Put a load full of different fillings from vegetables to proteins to cheese and sauces like tomato ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard.
To turn it into more fun (and a little chaotic for you) for the kids you can put up a counter with all the ingredients and let them choose their fillings and make it the way they want to eat.
- Garlic bread
Infused with some mild herbs and cheese, garlic bread can be served on its own or as a side dish with a main dish.
Use whole wheat pasta (different shapes) and cook them in both red and white sauce with lots of vegetables. You can serve it with garlic bread and you are done for the day.
- Cheese sticks
Use toothpicks and add cheese, cherry and pineapple for the kids to indulge. You can make variants by using vegetables or sausages with cheese.
All kids enjoy popcorn. Just keep a bowl or two and see them munching all the way. Keep different bowls for different flavors of popcorn.
- Cheese crackers
Throw in some cheese crackers with dips like mayonnaise, cheese sauce or simply tomato ketchup.
Cut them into bite size pieces; keep some toothpicks handy and dips and sauces for flavor.
Egg and mayo, vegetable or cheese, make any or all types of sandwiches and serve them with ketchup. You can also serve open sandwiches or let them make their own by choosing the fillings.
Throw some chips in a bowl and pass it around.
12. Quesadillas with hummus
Use kidney beans, vegetables or protein for the filling and serve the quesadillas with homemade hummus using chickpeas, pumpkin and olive oil.
13. Kebab platter
Serve different types of kebabs on wooden skewers or Popsicle sticks. You can include combinations like cheese, egg, tomato or chicken ham, cucumber, cheese or cottage cheese, tomato and capsicum.
Serve different fruit juices or milk shakes in cute colored glasses so the kids get attracted towards it.
Make this more fun by giving each kid a muffin and lots of decorative product like icing, sprinklers, chocolate chips and the likes. Help them decorate their muffin and pack it in a small box for them to show off to their family.
16. Fruit kebabs
Strawberries, grapes, kiwi, mango, pineapple, any seasonal fruit can be served on toothpicks or better rice sticks for them to enjoy the fruit kebab.
Make different flavored jellies and serve them in clear plastic cups.
18. Chocolate cookies
Bake yummy chocolate cookies and put them out in a jar for the kids to get a handful.
19. Flavored yogurt
Fruit flavored yogurt is easy to make and turns out to be a healthy sweet dish.
20. Cream biscuit pops
Secure a Popsicle stick in between the biscuit with melted chocolate. Dip it in milk for just a second or two and then roll it in colorful sprinklers.