Kids party food should be simple to prepare and easy to eat. Your budget, the location of the party and the age of the children will be a huge factor in determining which foods you will serve. In most cases, you will also find that because there is so much to do the day of the party, any food that can be prepared the day before and refrigerated overnight you should certainly bump to the top of the list.
Children like colorful foods and if you are able to, cutting the snacks into unique shapes is even better. Also, take into consideration the age of the guests. Since most kids can turn any food into finger food, go with the flow. Don’t forget to have plenty of napkins and wet wipes.
Also, a theme cake baked in the shape of a cartoon character or that is thematically decorated will be photo-worthy. While you want the cake to be special, you don’t have to decorate it as elaborately as a wedding cake. Children will admire it more with their taste buds than their eyes.
The MenuSandwiches are often a staple kids party food. Let your creativity shine and cut the bread into shapes with cookie cutters before building the sandwich. For an easily prepared yet creative finger-food, try making sandwich wheels. After removing the crust from whole wheat bread, roll out the slices with a rolling pin. Spread on cream cheese and insert a piece of celery before rolling it up.
Jell-O boats are another colorful and easy to make party food. Halve a few oranges and scoop out the flesh. Mix several flavors of Jell-O and pour into the empty oranges. When the Jell-O has set, cut the halves into fourths and arrange them on a serving tray. In the same sentiment, rainbow cups are also a big hit with kids. Get small clear plastic cups, and one color at a time, pour different colors of Jell-O into them. Be sure to let each layer gel before adding the next layer.
Kids party food can also be healthy.
- Prepare zucchini cheesecake the day before the party and warm it in a microwave before serving.
- Make an easy fruit boat by scooping the flesh out of the ends of a watermelon with a melon baller and then using the ends as shells into which you can put the watermelon balls, cantaloupe, strawberries and grapes. If you have a little talent and a template, cut the melon to resemble the open mouth of a shark.
- Frozen bananas are easy. Make by inserting popsicle sticks into bananas and then rolling them in honey before coating them with coconut. Put them in the freezer overnight and they will be ready for the next day’s party.
- Fruit kabobs are always fun and kids love eating off a stick.
Hot dogs or homemade corn dogs
Cocktail sausages in barbecue sauce
Strawberries dipped in chocolate
Deli meat platters
Hot dog rollups