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10 Easy Peasy Ideas for Kids Party Food

Are you about to host lots of your darling’s pals, and wondering what to feed them? We hope you get some inspiration from our 10 Easy Peasy Ideas for Kids Party Food

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#1. Popcorn

Sweet & spicy popcornPop while the kids are there so they can enjoy the noise. We make our own popcorn, just add a little oil to a pot with a layer of popcorn kernels and heat slowly (don’t forget to put the lid on the pan). The popping will get faster and more furious, as it heats up give the pan a little shake.

Once the pops have started dying down or finished your popcorn is ready. Decant to a bowl and then use the still warm pan to melt some butter to drizzle over.

#2. Home made Pizzas

cheap dinner ideasMake a batch of home made pizzas, here is our quick and easy pizza dough recipe. You can have the dough circles rolled out ready for them to choose toppings. We set out a variety of toppings to let kids choose their own – pepperoni slices, mushroom slices, bits of ham, pineapple, red or yellow pepper, olives etc.

Or if you prefer you can use tortillas or pitta breads, with tomato sauce and cheese and other toppings.

Recommended Reading: Neapolitan Pizza Recipe

#3. Dips & Chips

DipKids love dipping so why not try tortilla chips with mild salsa, or mini breadsticks and hummus?

If you would like to provide crisps, then hula hoops tend to be a winner with the kids – they just seem to love putting them on their fingers!

#5. Sweet Treat Options

lemon bunsFairy Cakes & Buns are always a winner – why not try our Easy Cupcake recipe or Lemon Buns.

And if you can find packets of Iced Gems, kids love the colours!

For less sugar and additives on the sweets front, try a mix of dark chocolate chips mixed with nuts and raisins. Yogurt/Chocolate covered raisins also a good option for most kids. Check out the health food shops for sugar free sweet options that they offer. F

The Organix range of biscuits, e.g. gingerbread men, animal biscuits, all made with apple juice instead of sugar, are good for younger kids.

#6. Milkshakes or Smoothies

strawberry milkshakeMost kids love milkshakes, so why not try making your own chocolate or strawberry milkshakes.

Or try a Peach and Blueberry Smoothie.

You could also decorate with chocolate/coloured sprinkles.

#7. Fruit Trays & Kebabs

rainbow fruit sticksYou might think kids will turn their noses up at fruit, but most kids love to see a platter of berries on the table. And if these are put out instead of bowls of sweets, they will reach for them in our experience.

Grapes (cut them in half to make sure easy to eat), strawberries, blueberries, raisins are all perfect finger fruit. You could even make little fruit kebabs with grapes, pineapple, strawberries on toothpicks.

#8. Wiggly Jellies

Jelly is loved by almost all kids, but why not have some fun with the shapes you use – you could even use shapes to suit your childs party theme.

Ingredients: Boiling water or boiling apple juice, & 4 packages of any flavour of jelly.

Method : Mix jelly with boiling water or juice (quantities as per instructions on packet) until dissolved. Pour into a large baking tray, refrigerate until firm. Dip the bottom of the pan into warm water for a few seconds then cut into decorative shapes with cookie cutters. Lift from the pan.

#9. Sausages & Chicken Nuggets

These tend to be a winner with most kids, but instead of doling out the usual commercial varieties, why not make your own Homemade Sausages? They will contain less salt and fat, and you will know exactly what is in them!

They can be made in advance and just cooked on the day

Recommended Reading: Chicken Goujons

#10. The Cake!

Finally, don’t forget the cake. We have lots of inspiring examples here in our 12 Birthday Cakes Ideas, and all are tried and tested recipes by Mykidstime Parents!

You might also enjoy: 10 Fun Party Food Ideas for Toddlers to Munch on. Lots more Party Ideas in the Mykidstime Party Guide.

Have you any other suggestions for kids party food? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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