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
Popcorn is one of the most popular kids party food ideas. 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 your popcorn is ready. Decant to a bowl and then use the still warm pan to melt some butter to drizzle over.
#2. Homemade Pizzas
Make a batch of homemade pizzas for kids party food – here is our quick and easy pizza dough recipe. You could have the dough circles rolled out ready for the kids to choose their own toppings – pepperoni, mushroom slices, ham, pineapple, red or yellow pepper, olives and so on.
If you prefer, you can use tortillas or pitta breads as alternative pizza bases, or even English muffins which are the perfect size for toddlers.
#3. Dips & Chips
Kids 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
For less sugar and additives on the sweets front, try a mix of dark chocolate chips mixed with nuts and raisins. Yogurt or chocolate covered raisins are also a good option for most kids. Check out the health food shops for sugar-free sweet options that they offer.
#6. Milkshakes or Smoothies
Older kids may enjoy helping you decorate with chocolate shavings, berries, coloured sprinkles and other fun goodies!
#7. Fruit Trays & Kebabs
You might think kids will turn their noses up at fruit, but many kids love to see a platter of berries and fun fruit on the table. Dress them up on skewers or crazy designs, and kids will snack on them in our experience.
Grapes (cut them in half lengthways to prevent choking), berries, raisins, melon wedges and orange segments are all perfect for kids. You could even make little fruit kebabs with grapes, pineapple and strawberries on toothpicks.
#8. Wiggly Jellies
Jelly is loved by almost all kids (and adults!) but why not have some fun with the shapes you use – you could even use shapes to suit your child’s party theme.
Ingredients: Boiling water or boiling apple juice and four 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
#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!
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