Delicious Fun Party Finger Foods Kids Will Love

Delicious Fun Party Finger Foods Kids Will Love

Delicious Fun Party Food For Kids

Kids love a good party, and what's not to love? There's music, games, friends — and of course, FOOD! Planning a party menu that will please everyone can be tricky, but with some of these Party Finger Foods for kids' foods, it's easy!

Kids love kid-sized portions of food. Kids have different taste buds than adults, so it's important to offer a range of options. Include both sweet and savory items, as well as crunchy and soft foods.

Finger foods are perfect for parties because they're easy to eat and don't require any utensils. Plus, they're less messy than larger dishes! When planning your menu, be sure to include a variety of colors, shapes, and textures. This will make the table more visually appealing and give guests plenty of options to choose from.

When it comes to finger foods for kids, simple is best. Stick to recipes that can be easily prepared ahead of time and don't require a lot of last-minute work. This will help you enjoy the party along with your guests!

1. Serve food that is easy to eat with your hands

2. Provide a variety of flavors and textures

3. Stick to simple recipes that don't require a lot of preparation

4. Make sure all the food is safe for kids to eat

5. Decorate the table with festive colors and patterns

6. Set up a buffet so kids can help themselves

IMPORTANT NOTE! Using regular paper mini cupcake liners for baking ensures that the muffin or cupcake will not stick to the pan.

Use foil cupcake liners when preparing recipes with egg/meat mixtures- those with some fat. The foil will help contain the mixture as it bakes and is less likely to seep through onto the cupcake wrappers.

Some finger foods for kids ideas include:

1. Chicken nuggets

2. Pizza bites

3. Fruit kabobs

4. Veggie sticks

5. Cheese cubes

6. Crackers

7. Pretzels

8. Tortilla chips

9. Salsa

10. Guacamole

11. Honeydew melon balls

12. Watermelon slices

13. Cantaloupe cubes

14. Strawberries

15. Blueberries

16. Grapes

17. Orange slices

18. Banana chunks

Gluten Free-mini rice cakes with fruit
Easy to make and fun to eat-Mini rice cake topped with cream ch

Some savory finger food for kids include:

  1. Muffin-Tin Scrambled Egg from Taste of Home

It seems everything in Taste of Home is great. These are said to be very easy to freeze, so this muffin-tin recipe would be great to prepare early before your party.

2. Baked Mac and Cheese Bites

These crispy on the top and chewy in the center mini Baked Mac and Cheese Bites are sure to be a hit for any child's special day!

I tried these and they are truly quick and easy. Variations for these finger foods for kids are easy. You could try adding bits of baked, chopped bacon, and ground beef and add to the types of cheese to use.

3. Mini Corndog Muffins (gluten-free)

Looking for gluten-free party food? These so cute mini corndog muffins are super for partygoers that need gluten-free and also for those who do not require a gluten-free option.

4 Easy Ham & Cheese Tea Sandwiches

Easy to make…No cooking or baking required! These can be adapted for so many party themes.


These fun bites are also easy to make and good to freeze, making them another wonderful make-ahead party food.

6. Savory muffins for kids

Great warm from the oven and great as an addition to a lunch box!

4. Ingredient Mini Chicken Pot Pies

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Just 4 ingredients are needed for this bite-sized classic. Great food for toddlers to adults. Using Crescent Rolls (C) these are quick and easy.

8. Deep Dish Mini Pizza

Little Deep Dish Pizzas for little fingers and little appetite, but fun for all ages.

9. Pretty Prosciutto and Spinach Egg Cups

So delicious! I made this by substituting prosciutto with bacon. I fried” the bacon in the oven on an indoor grill tray (less grease left on the bacon) until it was done, but not brittle. It will mold to the muffin tin easily.

Some great finger foods for kids — Sweet Sensations:

  1. Healthy apple pie bites (toddler-friendly)

No-bake pie bites are loved by all ages.

  • vegetarian/vegan
  • refined sugar-free
  • gluten-free
  • dairy-free
  • egg-free

So fun to look at! Great instructions are provided for this no-bake treat.


Another 4-ingredient sweet delight! Buckeyes are a family favorite, and my mom also included them in the cookie plates she gave to friends and neighbors.

4. 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Balls

These are said to be addicting and I think that could be a very true statement. Plus they are no-bake!

5. Mini Monkey Bread Muffins

So, so, so, Simple! Only two ingredients! Could be your answer for part of a sleepover breakfast, or brunch.

6. Easy Pancake Muffins

These just look fun! Great for a crowd, this fun take on traditional food is a keeper! Top your mini-pancakes with your favorite toppings and dip in your favorite syrup. How about some whipped cream?

7. Sprinkle Birthday Cake Muffins

These colorful sprinkle muffins are perfect for birthdays, breakfasts, or how about a birthday breakfast. These Sprinkle Birthday Cake Muffins are a winner in the finger foods for kids category!

8. Applesauce Muffins

Cinnamon, Spice, and Everything Nice. Delicious and healthy! Oatmeal, cinnamon, honey, and no butter or sugar! They have been described as scrumptious!


The fun and flavorful muffins are packed full of healthy ingredients like oats, greek yogurt, and bananas. 


This recipe offers flexibility and variety. Fun for breakfast, and for parties.

11. Snickerdoodle Mini Muffins

Snickerdoodles are among my favorite cookies. These bite-sized muffins remind you of those delicious snacks. Only 30 minutes to make!


Fudgy and Chewy! Brownies baked in a muffin pan.


“Here’s a simple and easy recipe for moist blueberry banana muffins in a mini form that kids (and adults) go crazy for.” Ready in 30 minutes.

14. Best Ever Banana Muffins

“They’re easy to make, they call for simple ingredients, and they turn out perfectly every single time: crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside,”

Although all these recipes look incredibly good, Turtles are a soft spot for me. I can't wait to try these—Will let you know soon about how they turned out!

Thoughts on Safety

Safety is always a top priority when serving food to kids. Please be sure you check that all the ingredients in your recipes are safe for them to consume. If you're not sure, err on the side of caution and omit any potentially dangerous ingredients.

To help control messes, try serving some of the food in cupcake liners and mini cupcake liners. If you want to add that splash of color to the Food Table, use themed cupcake wrappers.

Have plenty of napkins on hand to help with little spills.

No matter what the occasion, certain types of food make kids happy. If you want to see real excitement at your next event, include some delicious finger foods that are sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

And when the food is made with love (and sometimes a little bit of sugar), it's irresistible. So if you're looking for a show-stopping finger food that will have everyone talking, try my free Cupcake Wrappers for a fun pop of color in your muffin and mini-muffin tin creations.

Delicious, Fruity Rice Cakes And More Recipes                                                                           For Kid’s Parties

Delicious, Fruity Rice Cakes And More Recipes For Kid’s Parties

Post updated 11/8/22

The Best Party-Worthy Fruit Recipes-

fun, delicious & healthy!

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gluten-free treat-mini rice cakes with fruit

Kid's parties should be fun!  So why not serve fun and healthy food to make the party even better?  Here is a collection of kid-friendly, gluten-free party-fruit recipes.  Be sure to include some gluten-free party food for kids. All the recipes include fruit and are colorful, known kids' pleasers.

1. Cool Parties 4 Kids-. Mini Fruity Rice Cakes:

These are healthy and gluten-free party food for kids. They are perfect for little fingers to grab. You can use any type of rice cake for this recipe. These fun and easy treats are gluten-free.

  • Gluten-Free Mini Rice Cakes
  • Cream Cheese
  • Nut-Butter
  • Honey
  • Fruit
    • Strawberries
    • Blueberries
    • Raspberries
    • Bananas
    • Kiwi



  • Let the cream cheese soften.
  • put 4oz of cream cheese in a bowl.
  • Add 1/2 cup of nut butter to a bowl
  • Add 1-2 tbsp of honey (or to taste) to each bowl of cream cheese and nut butter. Stir in completely.
  • Prepare the fruit: wash all berries and remove stems from blueberries and strawberries.
  • Peel and slice the banana
  • If desired, use a fruit/vegetable cutter to cut shapes into the strawberry and banana slices.
  • Spread the mini rice cakes with either the cream cheese mixture or the nut butter mixture.
  • Place the fruit on the mini rice cakes in a  decorative manner.
Gluten Free-mini rice cakes with fruit

Serve soon after preparation as the rice cakes can absorb the moisture from the cream cheese and nut butter.


This is the tool I used to cut the fruit–great for also cutting fun shapes from vegetables.


fruit and veggie shape cutters

These rice cakes are a great size for these and other snack-size treats.

mini rice cakes

Another way to prepare your Kiwi.

2. Apple Monsters from

Healthy Rainbow Fruit Yogurt Barb

2. Banana Sushi from

Banana Sushi

3. The Apple Donuts from offer so much variety.

Even picky eaters will find a favorite!

Apple Donuts

4. These colorful fruit kabobs from Dinner at the Zoo,    Party Food for kids

Fruit Kabobs: Kids love fruit kabobs! This is a healthy and gluten-free option that they will love. You can use any type of fruit that you like for this recipe.

Colorful Fruit Kabobs

just simply add color and fun to any celebration.  Use regular or Greek Yogurt with rainbow sprinkles to add some for fun and color. The kiwis are cut with small metal cookie cutters for even more interest. That adds a lot.

5. I can't wait to try this Strawberry Banana Cheesecake.

Go over to for this fun one.

Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad

6. Banana Splits created from bananas, berries, granola, and more…  From Clean

Banana Splits with more fruit

7. This would be a wonderful substitute for a traditional birthday cake. Get the recipe at

Cake with layered fruit

(hint to my kids-this would make me happy for my next birthday, just a hint.) Substitute a gluten-free cake and enjoy!  

8. From Must Have Mom comes a fun fruit caterpillar.

Use it with a Picnic Theme or The very Hungry Caterpillar Party for lots of fun.

Caterpillar Fruit Kabobs

9. These fun fruit treats are made with nut-free butter so they are allergy-friendly.  I also like the combination of textures–puffed rice teeth, nut-free butter, and fruit.  This fun recipe for  Apple Monsters is featured at Two Healthy Kitchens.

Apple Monsters

10. Fun Frozen Pineapple Pops from 

The recipes included are healthy, gluten-free, and perfect for kid's parties.

Healthy and gluten-free party food for kids is a great way to make sure that everyone can enjoy the festivities. These recipes are perfect for little fingers to grab and are healthy, gluten-free, and delicious! Be sure to include some of these recipes at your next kid's party!

Super Simple Dragon Cake-Kids Will Love It!

Super Simple Dragon Cake-Kids Will Love It!

 Create a Super Simple Dragon Cake

That Kids Will Love!

You can bake and decorate this easy Dragon Cake for your child's party.  Even if you are new to cake decorating, you won't look like a beginner with this fun Dragon Cake DIY.

Birthday parties have become a work of art but it is still possible to have a beautiful, stunning party without losing your mind or money. This cake is great for when there is a lack of time to create every single piece of the cake-which I enjoy doing.  There are those times and this was one of them.  People loved it!

featured image-dragon cake

Years ago, my third son had a Medieval Party Theme. I worked so hard on painting a special castle entrance for the house, designed and sewed simple “armor” and so much more.  I just wish I had added this cake to the plan.  It was a great party and the little guys ran around for days playing knight with the favors from the party (all DIY and cost-effective.) more to come on those items later…..

Here's how to create the cake I wish I had for #3's party!

Since I was the only one at this party with a dietary restriction and because we were in a hurry, we went the super simple route.  Normally, I don't use a cake mix, but there are “those times…..”  And this was one of them.  And people loved it, and the kids liked the bright and colorful dragon.  A win/win!

Supplies and materials:

Dragon Ribbon Flames and

  • Cake mix of your choice (plus eggs, oil, and water as needed in the mix) – (there is a Gluten-free Funetti Cake Mix available also)  The Buttermilk Cake recipe would also work well.
  • Icing (again, we purchased the icing and in a vibrant, bright purple)
  • Decorating sprinkle of your choice (included with the icing for this one)
  • Purchased Curling Ribbon bows (for flames and hair-do)
  • Icing eyes (purchased in the cake decorating section of the store)
  • Bundt Cake Pan


  1. Prepare bundt pan according to package directions. You want to make sure this cake does not stick to the pan when unmolding.
  2. Mix cake according to package instructions.
  3. Bake cake – again according to box directions.
  4. When done, remove cake from the oven.
  5. Allow cake to cool on a cooling rack for about 10-20 minutes or according to the package instructions.
  6. When cool, turn upside down on a cooling rack. (Do this by placing a large plate or cooling rack on top of the bundt pan, and then invert the pan in one fluid motion while holding the plate tight to the pan.)
  7. Allow the cake to cool completely.
  8. Once cool, cut the cake as shown below.

DIY Dragon Cake

Decorating the Cake

STEP 1: Once the cake has cooled, cut it into 2 pieces, as shown.  One piece is slightly larger than the other.

DIY Dragon cake step 1

STEP 2:  Cut a third piece, a small wedge approximately 3 inches.  In this photo, we have removed the front small piece. It will be used soon.

DIY Drafon cake step 2

STEP 3.  As shown, cut another piece near the back of the cake as shown.  It is approximately the size of piece

DIY Dragon cake step 3

DIY Dragon Cake step 4

DIY Dragon Cake step 6

DIY Dragon Cake step 7

DIY Dragon Cake step 7

DIY Dragon Cake Step 9

DIY Dragon Cake step 10

DIY Dragon Cake step 11

DIY Dragon Cake step 12

How to make the wings:

Using the template provided in the Resource Library, trace the wing onto parchment paper.  Turn the template over and trace again. Melt the purple melts.  VIDEO COMING SOOn.


You can choose to create the dragon with ribbon flames and hair, which is wonderfully bright and colorful.

or you can also use candy melts (using a template in the RESOURCE LIBRARY)  to create a candy spine and the very fun wings.

I used “CHOCO MAKER” to melt the candy melts. It is so easy to use and has a very easy clean-up.  The other tool I used, (which I will always use from now on) is the Pastry Icing Pen–love this tool.  It makes creating smooth lines so easy. (Link coming soon)

Hope you enjoyed seeing how this cake is created.  A picture says 1000 words, especially in this case.  If you have questions please email me at and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

To get the tutorial PDF, please opt-in to the RESOURCE LIBRARY 

  Dragon Cake How-to

In the shop (OPENING SOON) coordinating party printables that you can use to make your party extra fun and colorful.

Dragon Mini Candy Bar Wrappers

Enjoy, have fun and make memories,



Talk to you soon<


Fun and Easy-Baked Potato Bar

Fun and Easy-Baked Potato Bar

Fun and Easy Potato Bar

It's winter in our part of the world, and it is starting to get cold.  Imagine a day out enjoying the autumn weather with the family. With a little preparation, you can come home to a warm dinner, a fun Potato Bar for a fun family treat.

Baked Potato Bar tips and printables

 It's so simple and fun.  Provide the taters and toppings and add some conversation. 

It's going to be a great night!.

Here's how to put it together.

Buy Russet Potatoes for great baked potatoes. Russet Potatoes are the best for baked potatoes because they have a high ratio of starch (the solids) to moisture.  This produces a lighter, airy, and fluffy texture. The Alton Brown method is below.  I am not a fan of canola oil,  so use your favorite appropriate oil. 

Depending on appetites, purchase one potato per person. These are filling… Wash the potatoes. There are two options for preparing your baked potatoes. 

  1.  Use the Alton Brown method (in the video).  or
  2. .Cover; cook on low heat setting 7 to 8 hours. If you are using smaller potatoes, aim for 7 hours.  For super large potatoes bake for 8 hours.) (below)

Set out your toppings.  You could prepare these the night before or early in the morning of your busy day. Refrigerate until you use them.

  Potato Bar Time!
After potatoes are done,
have fun topping your baked potatoes
with a variety of toppings.
Toppings can include:
  • chopped bacon
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • goat cheese
  • feta cheese
  • colby-jack cheese
  • crumbled blue cheese
  • onions-carmelized
  • onions chopped
  • green onions
  • chopped tomatoes
  • sliced black olives
  • sliced green olives
  • Chopped chives
  • steamed or fresh broccoli
  • wilted spinach
  • toasted pecans
  • chili
  • shredded pork (w/bbq sauce)
  • Ranch Dressing
  • BUTTER! always great on baked potatoes!

Potato Bar labeled These are just some suggestions.  Create a Potato Bar to suit your family's tastes and needs. 

DIY Potato Bar Creations

As you enjoy your Potato Bar feast, take time to connect with those you care about and enjoy the all the seasons.  Plus, A Potato Bar can be appreciated any season of the year.  

Potato Bar Printables

Included in our Resource Library are printables designed to enhance your Potato Bar family Night. included is a Bake Potato Bar Sign and printable table tents with labels and blank table tents for you to add your own creative toppings.  Just make sure you sign up for the Resource library and these and many more printables are yours.

Potato Bar Printables

Also, join our Facebook Page for additional tips. 

Photography for this post

Monica over at the yummy life has a wonderful

Sweet Potato Bar

It looks delicious and I am definitely putting it on my to-do list! 


BAKED SWEET POTATO BAR for a fun, healthy family meal or party buffet.  from The Yummy Life and

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Sweet Potato Bar

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Heart-Warming, Sweet smelling Apple Cider recipes and printable.

Heart-Warming, Sweet smelling Apple Cider recipes and printable.

Free Cider Printable

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10 Apple Cider Recipes for Autumn


Sweet Smelling

Apple Cider Recipes

Plus a Free Printable!

(see below)

Apple Cider Printable

Autumn is here…Time for Apple Cider Recipes!
There is a briskness to the morning air…
Leaves have started turning beautiful hues of gold, red, yellow and brown.
Some leaves have started falling…

The season is changing….It's Autumn-

my favorite time of year.

As we start getting ready to close our homes up in preparing for cold weather, it's definitely time to bring sweet, heart-warming scents into our homes.

The scent of Apple Cider in the air is a heart-warming and comforting scent of autumn.  

For me, drinking warm, soothing Apple Cider also brings a sense of tradition and sweet memories.  

Get the FREE Apple Cider Printable here!


Free Cider PrintableI remember:

Sipping on a cup of warm Apple CIder with one or more of my children on a cool day on the front porch of the farm-admiring the changing colors.

Taking in long, slow breaths of the crisp, clean autumn air…

Listening to the constant hum combines harvesting in nearby fields…

Thinking that I should start “thinking” about getting the cars ready for winter… 

Making sure enough hay has been stored for the coming cold winter…

Remembering the joy of jumping in piles of leaves when we were young…

Those were good times……

To help you to enjoy this delightful autumn tradition, I found 10 wonderful Apple Cider recipes for you to try. Find your favorite and …




Cuddle up and stay warm with a mug of spiced apple cider. This Slow Cooker Apple Cider is made from scratch and can be frozen to enjoy all winter long!

2. Homemade Apple Cider Recipe: 

from: Wellnessmama

Homemade Hot Apple Cider

Delicious and simple homemade apple cider recipe that you can make in a crockpot with apples, an orange, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.


3.  Homemade Sugar-Free Hot Apple Cider Recipe

from: Organic Authority


4. Superfoods Hot Apple Cider

from: Healthful Pursuit



sugar free apple cider recipe @cleverlyinspired (6)



fromOne Ingredient Chef

Apple Cider Ingredients


7. Homemade Apple Cider

from: Sally's Baking Adiction

Homemade apple cider in the slow cooker! It's so, so easy! Learn how on

8.  Cinnamon Apple Cider Gut Tonic for Weight Loss, Digestion & Immunity

 from: Sprouted Roots




9.  This is not quite the cider, but good to keep on hand!

It's from the


Spiced Hot Drink Mix to instantly flavor cider, cocoa, coffee, tea, or wine. Printable gift tags, too. From The Yummy Life.


10.  For those who would like to make it from the very beginning, here is a process that does not include the traditional cider press.


Consider enjoying your cider after one of the Family Fun Activities found here:

For more October Family Activites check out October family Acitivies part 1   and the October Family Bucket List.

And here: October Family Fun Activities pt.2

Take time to enjoy this wonderful season!

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