So you’re throwing a big party for your little toddler’s birthday, and you’ve decided to prepare everything from scratch… all by yourself! Good for you! You have taken the initiative to create this event and manage it from start to end, which puts you in control when it comes to entertainment, food quality and safety.
10 Quick & Easy Kids Birthday Party Food Ideas:
From decorations and arrangements to foods and gifts, managing everything may not be an easy task. That’s why, here we’ve put down a list of the 10 best kids party food ideas, that you can whip up quickly, and all the kids will love them.
1. Mini Pizzas:
You don’t have to whip up a restaurant style pizza to get your kids happy. All it needs is some effort, and you’re all set.
- It is a great idea to prepare your own pizza dough, but if you don’t really find the time to prepare it yourself, you can always purchase a mini pizza bases from a bakery.
- Prepare a pizza sauce that has
- Top with cheese and sprinkle some oregano and chili flakes over the top- bake till the cheese melts and turns gooey, and you’re done.
2. Cheesy Sandwiches:
Cheese is a favorite among kids, and what’s best is the fact that it is actually healthy for them too (when eaten in moderation). You may find it surprising how a simple cheese sandwich is enough to get all the kids happy and contented.
- On individual slices of bread, spread some spicy tomato based sauce, top with some fresh veggies like carrots, bell peppers and onions, and sprinkle a generous helping of grated cheese over the top.
- Bake till the cheese melts and the crust turns light brown and serve hot… easy peasy!
[ Read: Nutritious Food For Kids ]
3. Customized Cupcakes:
You may want to bake a huge cake to get done with the celebration, but cupcakes are even better! Tiny and cute, they make for a perfect accompaniment to a kid’s party food.
- Look up some simple recipes online and bake a batch of fresh homemade cupcakes.
- Go generous on with the decorations and make sure to create something that visually appealing.
- You could also pipe out the names of each kid on a sheet of butter paper using melted cooking chocolate and allow it to cool down- once that’s done, you can use those names to decorate the ‘personalized’ cupcakes.
4. Fruit Pops:
Fruit pops are probably the healthiest dessert dish you could offer the kids, without all those fussy behavior. Most kids stay away from fruits and veggies, and love junk foods and chocolates, and here’s a smart trick to tempt them into eating their fruit.
- Use whole fruits like strawberries, cranberries, blueberries and squares of kiwi, mangoes and pineapples, prop it up on a toothpick, and dip them in a mixture of melted cooking chocolate till the entire fruit is coated.
- Quickly sprinkle some additional decorations such as crushed dried fruit, colorful sprinkles, etc., and pop them in the freezer to chill.
5. Chips & Dips:
Instead of getting a pack of chips from the supermarket or the nearby store, make some effort and get cracking with some healthy chips and dips yourself.
- A vegetable-based salsa works best for potato chips
- You can substitute potatoes with carrot, lady finger (okra), sweet potato or yam. Instead of frying in oil, bake them in the oven with a light spray of butter or olive oil.
- Use a lite cheesy dip for veggie sticks. Pick up grilled cucumber, celery, zucchini and other veggies to dip into!