30 Best Foods to Make for Your Kid’s Birthday Party
Whether you’re throwing a Disney-movie-themed birthday for your toddler or just looking for some bite-size finger foods, we’ve rounded up 30 easy and downright adorable appetizers and desserts.
Pineapple Pull-Apart Cupcakes
Practically too cute to handle, and better yet, easy to make.
DIY Snack Attack Shark Cups
Stuff these easy crafted containers with salty snacks, from pretzels and popcorn to cheese sticks.
Cake Batter Dip
Best news: It takes five minutes to whip up.
Chicken Parmesan Bites
They’re designed for hungry little hands.
Melted Olaf Greek Vanilla Yogurt Cups
So. Darn. Brilliant.
Baked Mac-and-Cheese Bites
Moana Heart of Te Fiti Cookies
We just upped the ante on slice and bakes.
Rainbow Waffle Cake
It’s the easiest layer cake you’ll ever encounter.
Aka. Thomas the Tank Engine.
Carrot Pigs in a Blanket
You can’t go wrong with these cute bites.
Super Fun Soccer Field Guacamole Dip
For the sports-loving set.
Strawberry Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips
Trick them into thinking it’s dessert.
Brie-Stuffed Pretzel Bites
We give you permission to pop a few while you’re making ’em.
Rice Krispies Pirate Treasure Chest
Hungry, arrrrrrrrr-n’t you?
Sweet and Sour Minion Meatballs
Remember Gru’s date with Shannon? Well, the kids will.
Poop Emoji Cupcakes
On the off-chance that potty humor is popular in your house.
Blue Lemonade Party Punch
For the kid who loves mermaids.
Monsters University Sully Monster Cupcake
They start with boxed cake mix, so all you’ve got to do is channel your inner Picasso.
Glazed Doughnut Cookies
Even cuter than the doughnut emoji.
Crispy Cauliflower Nuggets
So crunchy and crave-able, they won’t even know they’re eating vegetables.
Rainbow Cake Batter Ice Pops
Break these out on a hot summer day,
Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough Dip
It’s cream cheese-based, so you don’t have to worry about raw eggs.
Mini Avocado and Hummus Quesadilla
Tip: Make these ahead of time and re-heat them in the oven right before serving.
Italian Deli Pinwheel Sandwiches
These colorful spirals are fun and filling.
Sweet Unicorn Chex Mix
Way easier than making a unicorn cake.
Lion Vegetable Tray
PSA: This is the best way to get kids to eat carrots.
Homemade Dino Nuggets
Stegosaurus or T-Rex?
Waffle Ice-Cream Sandwiches
Go wild with the toppings.