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
8. Tortilla chips
11. Honeydew melon balls
12. Watermelon slices
13. Cantaloupe cubes
17. Orange slices
18. Banana chunks
Some savory finger food for kids include:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great warm from the oven and great as an addition to a lunch box!
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.
Little Deep Dish Pizzas for little fingers and little appetite, but fun for all ages.
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:
No-bake pie bites are loved by all ages.
- refined sugar-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.
These are said to be addicting and I think that could be a very true statement. Plus they are no-bake!
So, so, so, Simple! Only two ingredients! Could be your answer for part of a sleepover breakfast, or brunch.
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?
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!
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.
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.
“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.