Kids just love birthdays. On the other hand, birthday parties can be challenging for parents, especially when they have to choose a menu because they want to serve something that the kids will love to eat, but also something that is healthy. It is very important to choose foods that are familiar to the kids because if you make something new and unfamiliar, they may not want to try it. One thing you can't go wrong with is lots of sandwiches and finger foods. Add colorful napkins, cheerful straws and paper cups to the food to make it even more fun. We bring you 10 ideas on what to serve kids at a birthday party.
Everybody loves pizza. And since it's a kids party, serve mini pizzas with a variety of toppings. To get the kids involved and make the meal more interesting, let them choose their own toppings. Choose the classics, i.e. cheese, ham, mozzarella, but also offer a healthier option with pineapple, tuna or cherry tomatoes. Make it easier by buying ready-made dough and letting each child make their own mini pizza. Cut and prepare everything, and let the kids top it to their liking. While the pizzas are baking, you and the kids can enjoy other fun activities that will fuel their hunger for the food even more.
A classic of kids parties, but also everyone's favorite party food. If you have a little time, you can grab them from the grocery store and throw them right on a tray. You can also combine them with other traditional favorites like pork pie, salted eggs and a full cocktail sausage. You can also make alternative versions with veggie sausages or a mix of sausages.
Another really easy, interesting, refreshing and healthy option is fruit skewers. They look great and are a real treat. You can play around with them by making different colourful characters out of different fruits, different flavours, colours and textures. Skewer grapes, pineapple, strawberries, apples or kiwi and add some cheese cubes. To make the skewers a little unusual, add marshmallows, mini donuts or waffles. We're sure the kids will absolutely love this happy and healthy option.
Make great mini sandwiches with a cookie cutter. Kids love playful shapes, so try to make several different shapes so everyone can find something for themselves. Get different kinds of bread, different meats, spreads and cheeses. If you have time, bake your own bread, but you can colour it with food colouring, the kids will love it. Besides all this, do not forget a small salad of leaves, tomatoes, corn and cucumbers.
Birthdays need to be fun, and there's no better way to start a celebration than homemade fluffy birthday pancakes. Bake classic pancakes, for which you probably already have all the ingredients in the fridge, pile them on top of each other until you have a big pile of pancakes. Then play with the frosting. You can drizzle them with syrup or powdered sugar frosting, add sprinkles and colourful crumbs, you can pipe the frosting on in different ways. Since it's a birthday, it's not out of place to put candles in a birthday cake made of pancakes, your celebrator will feel special.
The main dessert at any kids birthday party. They are a great food for parties because you can be creative with them to the max. You can bake cupcakes and involve the kids in decorating them. This definitely adds fun and variety to any cookie. Make sure that the frosting and decorations match the theme of the party. Just some of the ideas are minion cupcakes, chocolate dipped ice cream cone cupcakes, elf cupcakes, candy cupcakes, rainbow cupcakes, sunshine, vanilla, confetti, peanut butter and jelly cupcakes and many many more, the possibilities are endless.
Simple, easy, fast and kids love them. Mini hotdogs are perfect for fun, even for kids, and you can make them in no time. All you have to do is cook the sausages, take the buns, cut them in half and put the sausages in the buns. It can't get any easier than that. Don't forget to serve the mini hotdogs with the kids favorite tomato sauce and mustard.
Although many children tend to be picky eaters, it is a myth that they do not like vegetables, and you will best entice them to eat with a cheerful presentation. Cut a variety of vegetables into fun shapes and add a variety of flavours. Present your bowls in creative ways. Broccoli can be made into a fuzzy character head, carrots can be arms, legs or hair and olives can be eyes. Make the veggies into a lion or a vegetarian train, put in some cheese sticks to add protein, put the salad in colourful jars and coordinate everything with the theme of the birthday party. Hardly anyone will be able to resist such creations.
Popcorn-free fun is no fun, especially for kids. You can serve it with other great flavours like caramel, cheese and even plain salty popcorn. After the main course is eaten, the popcorn makes a great snack for the kids until the party is over. Serve it in colourful bowls or paper bags. You can easily make your own popcorn at home or buy it at a local store for very reasonable prices.
An Australian classic. Fairy bread is a favorite for kid's parties and to make it you only need three ingredients - bread, butter and crumble. So fairy bread is white bread simmered in spreadable butter and sprinkled with colourful sprinkles. It's super quick to make and is often served at kid's birthday parties as a tea treat. Use a loaf of white bread from the supermarket. Spread a generous amount of butter (or margarine) all over the bread slices to the edges, then sprinkle with colourful crumbles. Carefully cover the buttered bread and then cut into small triangles. Kids will enjoy it.
Whether you're looking for fingerless snack ideas or healthy snacks, here are the kids birthday party food ideas you need. Make your kids' birthday party one to remember by providing the best party snacks ever. If you decide to hire a caterer, find them easily at Spotfood. You will save time, nerves and money. Also, no birthday is complete without a birthday cake, and if you don't want to make it yourself and need a cake designer, you can find them at Spotfood too. And relax, the kids will have fun anyway.