Make your menu fun and interesting with kids party food that will please even the pickiest of eaters.
Most kids do not want to pull themselves away from the party action to take the time to eat, so to capture their attention, the snacks need to be creative and appealing with fun colors and intriguing shapes. Although choices should be simple and include familiar items that are kid friendly and easy to eat, you can add a little flair with unique presentation and theme related names.
Healthy fruit kabobs are tastier when wrapped in gummy worms, chicken nuggets are transformed into a coveted treasure when served in pirate chests, and even ordinary potato chips become an extraordinary treat when stuffed in a hollowed out pumpkin or a football helmet. Shred hot dogs to look like worms on a bun, freeze bugs and other creepy crawly creatures into ice cubes or Popsicles, or sprinkle flower shaped sandwiches with edible glitter.
Raise the level of appeal by giving your food creative names. A frozen fruit pop becomes a light saber, simple bread sticks turn into magic wands, and hamburgers and hot dogs are transformed into yummy tortoises and hares. Kids will enjoy feasting on flying saucer pizzas, nibbling on sleeping beauty apples, or munching on fairy dust popcorn.
Kids love to make their own creations, so why not give them the opportunity for a little hands-on menu designing fun. Allow them to decorate their own cupcake, make funny face pizzas, build their own sundaes, or create and name an original smoothie. You may even want to award prizes in recognition of the best masterpieces.
Even healthy options can be fun and exciting. Bowls of mini muffins, frozen chocolate covered bananas, creatively cut cheese slices, and fun shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are nutritious treats that kids can nibble on throughout the day. Add olive eyes and a pickle tongue to create a froggy chicken burger, or design monster faces from slices of bread, luncheon meats, and cleverly cut veggies. Creature shaped pancakes or popcorn topped with interesting options such as cheese, cinnamon, honey, or cocoa make great snacks that will fill tummies without raising sugar levels.
With minimal effort, simple finger foods can become fun and exciting. Choose a theme, ask your child what food they wish to have served, and then transform their menu into a tasty fairy tale, sea adventure, space expedition, or animal safari. With fun and colorful kids party food, you will no longer have difficulty pleasing your young guests.