20+ Kids Party Food Ideas

Kid’s parties are so much fun for both the children and parents involved. Whether it be extravagant or low-key there’s one thing you’ll absolutely need – food! Recently a reader reached out to our online community to ask for advice on her kids party food ideas, she got over 130 fantastic responses so I thought I would share some of the most popular suggestions with you to hopefully make planning your next children’s party a lot easier.

My 7yo daughter is having a party of primarily girls although my 10yo son is having a couple friends come too. Party goes from 11.15-1.15pm so lunch time. Don’t want to waste food so give me your best suggestions for the party food that always goes first at your parties. I am thinking fairy bread, honey joys, fruit skewers, choc dipped marshmallows and maybe little sandwiches of ham and cheese, and perhaps cocktail Franks. What do you all think? It’s in 2 weeks today and I’m already pulling out my hair with an unhelpful hubby and MiL who wants to make schnitzels and quiches for little kids?!

Demelza L.

SAVOURY FOOD IDEAS

SAUSAGE ROLLS – “Homemade sausage rolls – pack them with hidden veggies.” – Tamara K. These sausage rolls are a healthy twist on classic party food that are sure to be gobbled up.

  Find my homemade beef and vegetable sausage rolls recipe here.

Homemade Beef & Vegetable Sausage Rolls

GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES – So quick and simple, and delicious hot or cold – “I’ve served cold toasted cheese sandwiches & they were a hit!!!” – Macky P.

  Find this mini grilled cheese recipe here.

Kid's parties are so much fun for both the children involved. Here are some kids party food ideas.

VEGGIE STICKS IN DIPS – If your kids are the sort to enjoy their veggies, these veggie cups will save a lot of mess and double dipping. “I do cucumber and carrot sticks in a little cup of french onion dip at my kids parties, its a healthy alternative and keeps the other parents happy. I just don’t do too many so they don’t go to waste!” – Alexa A.

  Image via Pinterest

MINI HOTDOGS – “Mini hotdogs using bake at home dinner rolls and cheerios!” – Kimmy B.

  Learn how to make mini hotdogs here

Kid's parties are so much fun for both the children involved. Here are some kids party food ideas.

CHICKEN STRIPS/NUGGETS– Instead of adult-sized schnitzels, you could cut them into strips or make tenders instead. “My kids love schnitzels! Cut them into strips. So many children have great varied diets, you might be surprised!” – Tanya P.

  See this healthy baked chicken fingers recipe here.

Kid's parties are so much fun for both the children involved. Here are some kids party food ideas.

MINI QUICHES– “My mini quiches ALWAYS go first at parties. I’m talking 24 made in muffin pans, in under 5 minutes. My 5 year old would eat them all if I let him.” – Tiffany E.

  Find my cheese and bacon mini quiches recipe here.

PIGS IN A BLANKET – An alternative to mini hotdogs, these pigs in a blanket might be easier for little fingers.

  Find this pigs in a blanket recipe here

Kid's parties are so much fun for both the children involved. Here are some kids party food ideas.

SCROLLS – “Scrolls! So easy with puff pastry Vegemite and cheese or ham and cheese with pizza sauce!!” – Luisa S.

  Find my super easy vegemite and cheese scrolls recipe here.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE– “We are always so simple at our place, anytime there is mass people coming of any ages we just crank the BBQ up and cook snags in bread with onion! Everyone always eats them, soooo simple! Bit of coleslaw for the parents if they wish!!” – Leaha T.

LASAGNE CUPCAKES – “These, hands down, every time. I make them the day before, wrap in foil, then day of the party I just need to put the trays in the oven to heat them through.” – Nicole T.

  Find this lasagne cupcake recipe here.

Kid's parties are so much fun for both the children involved. Here are some kids party food ideas.

COCKTAIL FRANKFURTS – Little frankfurts just by themselves with some tomato sauce are always a hit.

DIY MINI PIZZAS – “My daughter went to a party recently for an eight-year-old and they made their own mini pizzas the girls loved it” – Mel M.

  Find my 2 ingredient mini pizza base recipe here.

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MINI SUSHI – Small, easy to eat and can be made with just avocado, cucumber, or add some chicken – but don’t let them sit out for too long!

  Find Sushi for Kids recipe here.

Kid's parties are so much fun for both the children involved. Here are some kids party food ideas.

PIZZA PINWHEELS – “Pasta sauce and cheese on puff pastry. Roll up and slice to create pinwheel shapes. Lay flat and bake for about 20mins at 180! Can make in advance, freeze and reheat in the oven when needed.” – Maddi A.

  Find my super easy pizza scrolls recipe here.

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SWEET FOOD IDEAS

POPCORN WITH LITTLE CUPS–Give your ordinary popcorn a burst of flavour. Salted Caramel popcorn will not disappoint. Emma C suggests providing the popcorn in little cups for an easy grab-n-go serving.

  Find my salted caramel popcorn recipe here.

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FAIRY BREAD – An Australian kids party classic! Fairy bread is so quick and easy and is sure to be devoured by any age.

  Image via Pinterest

Kid's parties are so much fun for both the children involved. Here are some kids party food ideas.

FRUIT PLATTER – Get creative with your fruit platter. You could put the fruit on skewers, or cut into cute shapes to get the kids excited about eating it.

  See more clever ways to cut a watermelon

There are many different ways to cut a watermelon, I've put together a collection of some very creative ways.

CUPCAKES – Marita M suggests to make these into little cupcakes – “no big cakes, all they eat is the icing and then throw the rest out!” Sam H. also shared a great tip: “If you’re doing cupcakes, I like to take the paper off them before serving. Otherwise you end up with the papers all around the house.”

  Find my egg-free cupcake recipe here

Kid's parties are so much fun for both the children involved. Here are some kids party food ideas.

Image via cupcakecafe.me

JELLY CUPS – thanks Brenda C. for the suggestion! These “Frog in a Pond” Jelly cups are another classic Australian party food, they are so easy to make that even the kids can help out, and everyone will love them. If you don’t have chocolate frogs where you live, you could always use gummy frogs.

  See this frog in a pond jelly cup recipe here

Kid's parties are so much fun for both the children involved. Here are some kids party food ideas.

CHOCOLATE FONDUE WITH FRUIT – “My 12 yr old boy and friends and my 4 yr old daughter and friends went crazy over this….do it outside though as it gets messy.” – Jodi E.

ICECREAM SUNDAE BAR– “An ice cream bar with all the toppings is always a hit no matter the child’s age!” – Kirsty H. I love the idea of having the icecream prescooped into mason jars (or even plastic/paper cups) like the image below!

  Image Via Pinterest

Kid's parties are so much fun for both the children involved. Whether it be extravagant or low-key there's one thing you'll absolutely need - food!

CHOCOLATE CRACKLES– You can even get your kids involved in making these ones beforehand. Jacqui B says they always go well at her house.

  Find my Healthy Chocolate Rice Bubble Bar recipe here.

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What is your go-to kids party food?

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5 comments

Sweebies February 25, 2019 - 11:21 PM

Everything looks really delicious! My kid is turning 2 this week, I’m definitely going to try some of these recipes.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 26, 2019 - 10:36 AM

ooh perfect for that age, enjoy!

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jemimah April 12, 2019 - 4:27 PM

amazing

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Amanda May 8, 2019 - 12:15 PM

Helping a 10y.o. party with food and snacks, i was absolutely gobsmacked by all the children and how they actually opted for the healthier alternatives of fruits and veggies that were just presented in a fun way, to quench their thirst and hunger. Not having much party-host experience i thought it would’ve been the opposite, and lollies lollies lollies! Of course they still enjoyed the sweets – mostly ice cream range, fairy floss, and multi-flavoured popcorn (which you can easily make with less additives, in your own home – which they didn’t even notice!).. By the time we got to the 7-layered sugary rainbow cake, no one wanted to bother!! I definitely got a lesson 🙂 Singular cupcake or doughnut servings are the for sure way to go at parties in my learned opinion haha

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 9, 2019 - 8:58 AM

This is so great to hear Amanda! It’s amazing how a fun and creative display of veggies can trump the cupcakes. Thanks for your feedback 🙂

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