The results are in — children love snacks! And snacking is more important than we think. On average, children get 27% of their daily calories from snacks.
While your kids may graze throughout the day, kids love snacks more when they’re available at a birthday party. From desserts to their favorite chips and raisins, kids love to get their munch on at any party.
Want to ensure you have the perfect snacks ready, beyond the birthday cake? Here are the 10 best kids birthday party snacks, with some you can make and others you can buy.
No kids can turn down cookies! This is why homemade cookies are a staple at any birthday party. Whether they’re a replacement for cake or a standalone snack, cookies will make any birthday party better.
What kind of cookies should you bake? Chocolate chip is always a solid choice.
Get creative! Bake sugar cookies with sprinkles. Peanut butter cookies are also a fun favorite. You can make homemade Oreos. Macarons may be difficult to bake but they’re worth it.
Do you want to enforce healthy eating even though your child has a sweet tooth? Fruit kebabs are always fun!
Slice up their favorite fruit. You can choose grapes, bananas, blueberries, watermelon, strawberries, or any other fruit your child loves.
Slide them on long kebab sticks and voila!
You can also get creative and add a few (less healthy) sweets. Examples include marshmallows, gummies, candy, and you can even dip some fruit pieces in chocolate.
Want to bring fruit into your child’s party but don’t have time to prepare fruit treats? Raisins are healthy and delicious! Your child will love their sweetness, and you’ll feel comfortable knowing they’re getting plenty of vitamins.
Are you concerned about your child eating raisins made with high-fructose corn syrup or gelatin? Don’t worry, some raisins are only made with fruit flavoring!
Today, there are raisins made in unique flavors such as watermelon and pineapple. They even have sour raisins! They taste like candy but are much healthier.
Do you have a child who can eat cereal at any time of the day? If your child would be content eating cereal for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner, offer a cereal buffet.
Choose all of your child’s favorite cereals, different types of milk (regular, almond, soy, etc.), and let them mix and match.
If your child is hosting a sleepover, this is a great breakfast idea. This way, you don’t have to cook and all the kids are well-fed.
Your kids probably can’t get enough of Rice Krispie Treats. You probably have a weakness for Rice Krispie Treats, too. This is why these are the perfect snack for every child’s birthday party.
If you’re not much of a baker or don’t have the time, you can buy the Rice Krispie Treats from the store and display them for the kids.
If you want to bake Rice Krispie Treats at home, they’re easy to make. All you need to do is melt marshmallows with cereal, cut the mixture into squares, and leave them out to cool.
Will you be playing movies for the kids? Pop some popcorn and create the movie theater experience for the kids!
Even if you’re not hosting a movie night, popcorn is a great snack. The kids will have their salt fix, and popcorn is a healthier alternative to chips and crackers.
If the kids have a sweet tooth, offer caramel corn or make your own sweet popcorn by drizzling chocolate and sprinkles over the popcorn.
If you’re hosting a summer birthday party, the kids will want something cool to snack on. There’s no better snack than Jello! You can buy a variety of flavors and give the cups to the kids while they’re playing outside.
You can buy the Jello at the store or make your own. Buy a few boxes and follow the directions. This is also a fun activity for the kids to join in.
Add extra ingredients such as whipped cream to make the Jello more fun. Or, you can create fun shapes and concoctions from the Jello.
Cupcakes are another fun sweet to make. They are perfect as an alternative to cake or offered along with the cake. You can choose several different flavors and icing that kids can’t resist.
If you’re making cupcakes, get creative! Use unique-colored icing, sprinkles, cupcake toppers, and even lollipops to spruce them up. If your party has a theme, try and incorporate the cupcake décor into the theme.
You can also buy cupcakes from the store or special order a batch from the bakery.
If you’re looking for a great breakfast idea that quick and easy to make, choose quiches. You can easily make them while the kids are asleep and have them ready by the time they wake up.
Quiches are also great because you can make them with many different combinations that appeal to all kids’ tastes and food allergies.
Not sure where to start? Kids love ham and cheese quiches. Other popular combinations include bacon and cheese, sausage and cheese, just cheese, and even a pizza quiche with pepperoni and cheese.
Birthday parties are important for kids. You should plan the kids birthday party snacks as carefully as the activities and theme.
Consider all types of snacks. Kids want sweet and savory snacks, but you should also try and remember healthy snacks. If the party is a sleepover party, you’ll want to prepare breakfast for them.
Are you looking for a healthy snack idea? Check out our raisins! We offer many fun flavors your kids will love. These raisins are perfect for a birthday party and any other occasion!