Holding a birthday party just comes with the territory of being a parent.  It is one of those things that parents either love or hate.  However, there is no getting around the fact that sooner or later, it will happen.

Some parents thrive on having numerous bundles of energy running around the house.  For others, it seems like an absolute nightmare.

There are so many things to think about including the party theme, games not to mention what food is going to be served.  No wonder so many parents start to have a mini meltdown at just the thought of it.

Catering for a kids party however doesn’t have to be overly stressful.  If it is planned enough in advance you can be ready to go on the party day without too much stress.

I have gathered 17 awesome party food ideas for kids that are going to make your life SO much easier.  Keep this list somewhere safe as you can use it again and again for all the kids parties you cater for.

A party wouldn’t be a party without dessert.  Here are 17 delicious yummy treats that the kids are going to absolutely love.Party food ideas for the kids

Kids Party Finger Food Ideas

Fairy bread is absolute essential for the food party table (or at least it is here in Australia).  You also couldn’t find anything easier to make and the kids always go nuts for it.

It’s tricky to know whether this is sweet or savory, but give the amount of sugar in the sprinkles, I am going for sweet!  Sprinkles and bread are not something you would normally put together, but the kids don’t care and they always gobble it up!

Fairy Bread

These tiny teddy cars are always a winner at kids parties and you never see left overs.  They are super cute to make with milky way and smarties.  I also love how you can play around with the look of them, just by changing the color wheels.1.Teddy_

I am yet to meet a kid that doesn’t like chocolate crackles.  The kids love them, and they are so easy to make.  I mean really, chocolate and cornflakes…what’s not to love!chocolate crackles

I love how easy and simple these hot chocolate tea cup biscuits are to make.  Originally I made them for Christmas, but they would be great for any kids party.  You can also swap the hot chocolate topping for chocolate freckles for a different look.

Warning though as you will need to make a hug batch as they don’t last for long tho!


Whether you are having an animal themed party or not, these zoo animal cupcakes by The Busy Baker would be perfect to serve at a kids party.

The only problem that I could forsee for the kids is deciding which one to eat!

Animal cupcakes

If you are throwing a beach, pool or summer party, then these simple beach themed cupcakes would work a treat.

Beach themed cupcakes

These Lemon coconut bars by Eat Thrive Glow look absolutely delicious.  Kids go nuts for gooey sweet treats and these fit the bill nicely.

Lemon coconut bars

How much fun are these Ice cream sundae cupcakes by Baking Beauty.  They look too good for me to resist, let alone the kids resisting them.  These have to be a kids party winner.

Sundae Cupcakes

My daughter absolutely LOVES doughnuts and I know that they would be a real party hit.  If you own an air fryer, now is the time to dig it out and try these ultimate air fryer donughts by Recipe This.

The ultimate airfryer doughnuts

Did someone say Microwave popcorn?

The last party I held, the popcorn was literally demolished in minutes. But if you want to make your own, and make it perfect each and every time, then Two Healthy Kitchens will show you how.

And all you need is a paper bag…oh and of course the popcorn kernels.

How to make popcorn

Are your kids peanut butter and jelly fans?

If they are, they would love this Peanut butter and jelly popcorn by Home Cooking Memories. It’s definitely a great way to jazz up that popcorn and makes it a bit extra special for a kids party.

Peanut butter and jelly popcorn

Do shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate sound awesome to you?  I think I would be fighting the kids for these!

This 5 ingredient shortbread cookie recipe by Happy Deal Happy Day is a super easy recipe that would be perfect for kids party entertaining.

5 ingredient shortbread

Chocolate covered oreos are simply one of the most awesome kids party food as they can be tailored to suit any party theme.  Just mix up the color of the chocolate to suit your party.

If you have ever wondered how to make them, then check out the easy to follow tutorial by Happy deal Happy Day.  You will be making them at all your future kids parties!

chocolate covered oreos

Cookie sticks by Amanda’s Cookin

Kids all seem to have a fascination for cupcakes (which is totally understandable!) But, add a chocolate biscuit to the mix and it’s a real winner.  I love these Bourbon biscuit cakes by Miss Mamo’s World.

Bourbon biscuit cupcakes

For some easy and fun cupcakes, Spring flower cupcakes are a real winner. These would even be an awesome treat to make if you were having a cupcake decorating party.

Easy flower cupcakes

All birthday parties need a cake, and you can’t go too far wrong than with an Ice cream sprinkle cake.

Dashingly DIY provides an easy tutorial for you to follow, and serving this up is definitely going to make you a hero with the kids.

Ice cream cake

Are you one of those parents that loves or loathes holding kids parties?

I hope that these simple party food ideas for kids will help ease the stress for you and make it an enjoyable experience.  If nothing else, it’s one less thing you need to worry about!16 Party Food Ideas For Kids