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.

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Pineapple Pull-apart Cupcakes

Practically too cute to handle, and better yet, easy to make.

Mom Endeavors

Diy Snack Attack Shark Cups

Stuff these easy crafted containers with salty snacks, from pretzels and popcorn to cheese sticks.

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Cake Batter Dip

Best news: It takes five minutes to whip up.

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Chicken Parmesan Bites

They’re designed for hungry little hands.

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Melted Olaf Greek Vanilla Yogurt Cups

So. Darn. Brilliant.

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Baked Mac-and-cheese Bites

Instant winners.

Rosanna Pansino

Moana Heart Of Te Fiti Cookies

We just upped the ante on slice and bakes.

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Rainbow Waffle Cake

It’s the easiest layer cake you’ll ever encounter.

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Veggie Train

Aka. Thomas the Tank Engine.

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Carrot Pigs In A Blanket

You can’t go wrong with these cute bites.

Creative Healthy Family

Super Fun Soccer Field Guacamole Dip

For the sports-loving set.

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Strawberry Fruit Salsa With Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Trick them into thinking it’s dessert.

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Brie-stuffed Pretzel Bites

We give you permission to pop a few while you’re making ’em.

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Rice Krispies Pirate Treasure Chest

Hungry, arrrrrrrrr-n’t you?

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Sweet And Sour Minion Meatballs

Remember Gru’s date with Shannon? Well, the kids will.

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Poop Emoji Cupcakes

On the off-chance that potty humor is popular in your house.

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Blue Lemonade Party Punch

For the kid who loves mermaids.

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Eggplant Pizzas

Totally mom-approved.

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Grilled Cheese Rollups

It’s super easy to whip up a big batch.

Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Bites

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Monsters University Sully Monster Cupcake

They start with boxed cake mix, so all you’ve got to do is channel your inner Picasso.

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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.

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Rainbow Cake Batter Ice Pops

Break these out on a hot summer day,

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Chocolate-chip Cookie Dough Dip

It’s cream cheese-based, so you don’t have to worry about raw eggs.

Cookin Canuck

Mini Avocado And Hummus Quesadilla

Tip: Make these ahead of time and re-heat them in the oven right before serving.

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Italian Deli Pinwheel Sandwiches

These colorful spirals are fun and filling.

Club Crafted

Sweet Unicorn Chex Mix

Way easier than making a unicorn cake.

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Lion Vegetable Tray

PSA: This is the best way to get kids to eat carrots.

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Homemade Dino Nuggets

Stegosaurus or T-Rex?

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Waffle Ice-cream Sandwiches

Go wild with the toppings.

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