11 Easy Kids Party Food Ideas

Caitriona Redmond

February 22, 2013

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Are you looking for some kids party food recipes? Making party food for kids doesn’t have to be hard –  here’s 11 Easy Kids Party Food Ideas.

#1. Sausages & Sausage Rolls

Sausages are a popular party food idea. Commercial sausages usually have high fat and salt content, so for a healthier alternative, this homemade sausage recipe is easy to make, and a winner, with children and adults.

If you would prefer sausage rolls, this is a  sausage roll recipe that the kids will love  – see if you can stop them eating it warm straight from the oven! This recipe uses grated apple/carrot in the mixture, which balances off the salty pork sausage meat.

#2. Homemade Chicken Goujons

These Homemade Chicken Goujons recipe by Noelle, Mum of 3, is really quick and so easy that her kids can practically do it themselves. Once you have made these, you’ll never buy goujons again! These are super easy party food too, as can be eaten with fingers, and are a winner with kids of all ages!

You may also like – Party Food Ideas for Toddlers

#3. Mini Quiche

Here’s a mini quiche recipe, by Catriona at Wholesome Ireland, that you can use for kids party food or even dinner. Traditional quiche is made with pastry which can be time consuming, so this is made using bread. They are also not as ” loose ” as traditional quiche, and so tend to be preferred by kids.

#4. Mini Gourmet Burger

If you are looking for party food ideas, Clodagh McKenna’s Mini Gourmet Burgers are perfect. The kids are more likely to eat a smaller burger, and is ideal for picking up in their hands , which is always a plus for kids parties!

#5. Homemade Pizza

Pizza is a winner at parties with most kids. Why not try your hand at homemade pizzas – this recipe is perfect if going to host a pizza party, where you have bases made beforehand, and let each child then choose their own toppings for their individual pizza.  Alternatively, here’s a recipe for Neapolitan Pizza.

Related : More Party Fun Ideas in our Party Guide.

#6. Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread men are fun to make, decorate and eat! Here is a very easy Gingerbread Men Recipe that you will enjoy making with your kids! These would also be perfect party entertainment, as you could have the gingerbread men pre-made, and then let the kids decorate their own gingerbread men during the party.

#7. Cupcakes

There are so many cupcake recipes about, but we love these tried and tested Banana, Cherry & White Chocolate cupcakes which are perfect for kids’ parties. They’re not smothered with frosting, so they’re less messy to eat than a traditional cupcake. Plus they don’t have too much sugar in them, relying on the bananas for sweetness instead.

This Best Cupcake Recipe is another favourite, and are perfect for leaving plain, and letting the kids decorate their own at the party – perhaps 2 each (one to eat there, and one to take home).

#8. Rice Krispies

Wouldn’t really be a party with out Rice Krispie Buns, in my opinion, and they couldn’t really be easier to make! This is the perfect recipe for rice krispie treats that you can change for different seasons and different occasions, and is very easy party food! For something a bit different, try these Krispie Chewies, with mini marshmallows, which the kids will love, and they’re not as messy either, as have no chocolate.

#9. Lemon Buns

These Lemon Buns with Lemon Butter Icing are ideal, easy party food. Kids love little buns at parties and these lemon ones go down particularly well, with the delicious lemony icing. Try different food colourings for the icing, to match your party theme perhaps. Online cookshop Cakes, Cookies & Crafts, deliver to Ireland, and have lots of different and unusual colours.

#10. Great Party Food Ideas for Kids

Here’s 20 Great Party Food Ideas for Kids, as suggested by Mykidstime parents. There’s lots of great ideas, from party hedgehogs, to jelly boats to top hats and lots more. You’ll be inspired, and the kids will be thrilled.

#11. Birthday Cake Ideas

And last, but not least, we can’t forget the birthday cake! We have 12 Birthday Cake Ideas for Kids,which have been tried and tested by Mykidstime parents. Some are boy-themed, some are girl-themed and lots are suitable for boys and girls. The kids will love these.

Maybe you would like some healthier party food options – see 15 Guilt Free Healthy Party Food Ideas for Kids.

Have you any more ideas for Party Food ? Please let us know in the comments below.

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Published On: February 22nd, 2013 / Categories: Food and Recipes, Parties / Last Updated: March 26th, 2020 / Tags: , /

About the Author: Caitriona Redmond

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Caitriona is a food writer, blogger and author, as well as a mother to 2 boys and a teen stepdaughter. After Caitriona was laid off during the recession, with her family budget getting smaller she found herself facing a shrinking amount of money on a weekly basis to spend on food. She could feed the family on convenience food for the same amount that she had to spend but she chose to cook the best food she could within their tight budget. Her blog is about her, how she manages and the rollercoaster that parenting and living on a tight budget brings.

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