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Kids party food ideas

Simple and fun kids birthday party
food ideas for your next Birthday Party

Instead of birthday cake serve: 

Birthday Cookies that they can ice and decorate themselves

Birthday Party Sundaes with lots of toppings they can make to order

Individual birthday party cakes
that the kids can ice and decorate
themselves -
even their own candle!

Serve apple and cherry pie with ice cream and whipped topping

Individual brownie cupcakes served with different toppings and icings

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes ... fill the cake type ice cream cones with cake batter
and bake, then let the party guests ice and decorate them. 

Kids Birthday Party Food Ideas

Mystery Food Dinner
Fun and crazy birthday party idea for all ages - adults too!  The guests are served dinner - but don't know what they have ordered until the food arrives.  Crazy fun and everyone loves it - once they figure it out!   Directions and sample menu for the mystery dinner party

Set up a taco bar with taco shells, tortillas, cheeses, salsa, meat, refried beans,
lettuce and tomatoes and let the birthday party guests make their own!  Serve chips so they can make nachos too!

Candy buffet - Everything you need to know to set up a candy buffet

Breakfast Supper
Have breakfast for dinner!  Serve hotcakes, sausage, bacon, eggs (or let the birthday party guests create their own omelets), different syrups, cinnamon apples, fruit and juices. 

Sub Sandwiches 
Lay out large sub rolls with ham, turkey, salami, pepperoni, cheeses, lettuce, tomato, onion, black olives and mayo, mustard, vinaigrette etc.   and have the kids put them together the way they want.

Make different kinds of noodles or stick with straight pasta.  Let the birthday party guests  choose from different sauces - tomato and alfredo - add fresh shredded parmesan cheese and bread sticks.  Include a salad tossed with Italian vinaigrette and croutons and its perfect!

Pigs in a Blanket
In a crescent roll wrap up a hot dog with cheese and/or cooked bacon then bake in oven.

Have children make their own pizza's.  Use dough from scratch, refrigerated or precooked like Boboli.  Set up bowls full of sauce, cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, sausage, ham, pineapple - anything that kids love!  Some kids like alfredo sauce instead of tomato sauce.  Give out aprons or chefs hats to add to the fun.

Serve hamburgers and let the birthday party guests add their favorite toppings.  Set out plates of cheese, lettuce, tomatoes. onions, dill and sweet pickles.  .  Have catsup, mayo and mustard set out.  Serve with french-fries or an assortment of chips. Tip: Cut slices of cheese with a cookie cutter that matches your party theme.

Fondue is fun and festive for a birthday party!  You can choose to serve bits of chicken, meat, potatoes and vegetables with a sauce for dinner, or melt chocolate and let the kids dip in strawberries, marshmallows and cookies for a fun dessert.   

Let kids create their own birthday party salads with fun toppings.  Start with 2 - 3 different types of lettuce.  Set out bowls of croutons, shredded carrots, black olives, sunflower seeds, goldfish crackers, raisins, bacon bits, chopped ham, cheese and dressings.  Serve in big bowls with toasted bread on the side.

Hot Dogs
Almost too easy - and kids enjoy fixing up their own dog!  Set out relish, mustard, onions, catsup, and melted cheese.  Serve with popcorn or chips

Chocolate Fountain
Ahhh the chocolate fountain ... has there ever been such a great food invention?!  This is a fun food and activity idea.  Tween's and Teen's love this!  Set out long toothpicks and bowls of strawberries, marshmallows,  fruit, graham crackers, Twinkies (our favorite!), rice krispie treats or anything that can be dipped in chocolate (which is pretty much everything!)  This is fun and festive and a real birthday party treat!

English Muffin Pizzas
Let the kids top and make their own pizzas using English muffins as the crust. 

Bagel Pizzas
Use regular or mini bagels for a special treat.  Set up different toppings so kids can make their own. 

Pepperoni and Sausage Breads
Bake pepperoni and/or sausage breads then slice and serve on a platter.

Festival Foods 
Serve foods found at festivals or fairs ... nachos, fried dough, funnel cakes, soft pretzels, corndogs and cotton candy.

Night at the Movies
Set up a mini concession stand.  Serve popcorn, nachos, big boxes of candy, hotdogs, big pickles and sodas. 

Party Food Tips
Make food that goes a long way and is cheap and easy.  A pan or ziti or goulash served with bread is a perfect party dish.  Homemade macaroni and cheese with baked ham is perfect for a party and you can use the leftovers during the week.  

Cold Cuts - with a twist!
Let guests make their own sandwiches with cold cuts and cheese that you have cut into shapes with a cookie cutter.   You can also cut the bread into fun shapes.  Choose a cookie cutter that matches the theme of your party.

For fun with food see our food party games for your next birthday party!

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