Unbelievably Easy And Tasty Kids Birthday Party Food Ideas

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Is your kid’s birthday around the corner? Is it already time for the annual birthday party? If you are looking to celebrate your child’s birthday at home, with a few friends, gifts and games, the biggest hurdle is deciding the ideal party food. That is to say, deciding the kids birthday party food ideas is not a child’s play.

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The menu has to be healthy. The menu should also be fun, after all its a birthday party! Therefore, the perfect kids birthday party menu will be an ideal blend of nutritious and cool treats.

One pro tip to ace the kids birthday party food ideas is to be creative with the food presentation. In other words, the trick to entice children to pick up healthy snacks is to make the dish visually creative. For example, a colorful stack of fruits in unique shapes will suddenly become irresistible by the children.

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However, deciding the simple kid’s party food is anything but simple. This Herculean task is made easier by this amazing post. Read on to find out some great kids birthday party food ideas to make your next birthday celebration easy and most unforgettable.

Welcome To The Party Drinks

The children are here. The party has begun. Depending upon your time of the party and the season, serve the kids a round of refreshing welcome drink. The choice of welcome drink could be:

Juices: Orange juice, Apple Juice or any other freshly squeezed juices are a great option for a healthy drink.

Fruit Punch: A big bowl or jar filled with a colored drink will surely attract the kids.

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Coconut water: It is healthy and you can serve it in real coconut shells, especially if it goes with your theme.

Smoothies: Fruit smoothies are a hit with the children and filling for the tummy too.

Lemonade: It need not be your typical lemonade. Make it more refreshing with a peachy flavor or watermelon taste.

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On the other hand, if you are hosting a birthday party in winter, there are some amazing options to be served as drinks. That is to say, a great way to begin your party would be with some hot drinks such as the following:

Hot Chocolate: It is a perfect addition to your birthday party menu and kids really never say no to more chocolate!

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Soups: Tomato soup, Sweet corn soup or such other soup.

Milkshakes: A milkshake bar is ideal for a kids birthday party. And you can literally have any flavours you like – banana, apple, strawberry, mango, chocolate and more.

It is a better idea to use paper cups to serve the drinks to the children, for more reasons than one. However, you can also go for fancy plastic cups to match your theme if you are hosting a themed party.

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Tip: A  cool glass with a swirling straw will guarantee the kid drinks whatever healthy drink you serve in it.

Starters To Get Them Started

Kids love starters. The finger foods and fried savories are an instant hit, at almost all types of parties. There are quite a number of options available to cook for your kid’s birthday party menu as starters. It can get confusing and difficult to decide. Therefore, here are the most loved Indian snacks for a kids birthday party for you to decide from:

Potato dishes: Potato is a sure-shot veggie that is eaten by all kids. Hence, dishes such as Potato wedges, potato smiley, crispy potato chips are a good idea to keep on your menu for those unsure eaters.

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Finger fries: Undoubtedly, one of the all-time favorites and a must-have on your kid’s birthday party menu. Even the pickiest eater will pick this up!

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Cheesy dishes: Cheese sticks, cheese balls, cheese garlic bread and any form of a cheesy item will be relished by kids.

Sandwiches: Another safe bet with kids is a daily sandwich. For example, it could be a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a fresh cucumber sandwich. As long as you cut it in different and fun shapes, those kids will happily gobble it down.

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Flavored Popcorn: Give the classic popcorn a twist with unique flavors such as caramel, chocolate and more. The kids will never get tired of it.

Some More Starters

You know how much kids love to play games and have fun at birthday parties. Therefore, you might just need to serve two rounds of starters. Here are some more great kids birthday party food ideas.

Sweet Corn: The delightful spoonfuls of sweet corn served crispy with lemon are enjoyed by children and make a great starter.

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Chips with Dips: Tortilla chips, Nachos are good options to be served with cheesy or mayonnaise dips.

Some other much loved and classic snacks for a birthday party at home in India are:

Vegetable cutlet, Dhokla, Spring Rolls, Babycorn, Samosa, Nuggets, Puffs, and Momos.

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Tip: Keep a good quantity of these Indian snacks for the kid’s birthday party as they tend to be picked up left, right and center. 

Main Course

As your party progresses, the children are going to be ravenous. The games, the fun, and the running around will have made their stomachs start to growl. Therefore, its time to bring out the big guns- the main course!

The food you serve during the main course depends largely upon the meal you are providing. Is it lunch or dinner? Moreover, the course should be in sync with the starters you opted for. Therefore, here are suggestions for simple kids party food that can be served as the main course:

South Indian: Idli and Dosa are happily welcomed by children of all age groups. In addition, these tasty dishes are easy on the stomach.Untitled-design-2-300x201 Unbelievably Easy And Tasty Kids Birthday Party Food Ideas Birthday Parties  Chinese: Most kids love Chinese food. The noodles do the trick. You could opt for fried rice and serve it with healthy vegetables. Consequently, if you had opted for momos or spring rolls as starters, this would be a nicely synced kid’s birthday party menu.

Indian: The staple diet for children these days is Paneer and Naan. Am I right? Consequently, you can finalize a menu of naan or roti served with paneer vegetable and dal. Other Indian favorite dishes are Chole Bhature and Pav Bhaji. They are good ideas as fancy dishes and serve the dual purpose of being a heavy main course as well.

Fast Food as Main Course: Burgers and Pizzas are truly devoured by kids and adults alike. They may not be simple kids party food but are an absolute favorite.

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Tip: Create mini versions of all favorites and watch them disappear as kids dig in. For instance, make small bhatures, mini pizzas or mini burgers. Kids will love that they are able to finish their meals in full!

The Birthday Cake

Don’t most of us go to a birthday party for the cake?

The birthday cake is certainly the highlight of the birthday party.

Let’s face it. You have to get the birthday cake. So if your dessert is going to be just the cake, make it a gorgeous one and play with the flavors. You can go for chocolate and vanilla cookie ice cream cake, strawberry flavor, lemon pie cake or some other brand new taste.

If you have a theme for the party, make sure your cake is in sync with it. If not the design, then at least the color should be coordinated. It makes the cake more appealing.

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Did You Say Dessert?

By the great party rule, no party can be complete without dessert. Above all, a birthday party. Therefore, let your dessert table steal the show. There are a number of exotic-looking and heavenly-tasting dessert suggestions for you. You can improvise to make these tasty treats more appealing for the kids as well.

Cupcakes and Muffins: These little cups of delight are fantastic dessert options. They exponentially enhance the appeal of the dessert table.

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Ice Cream: I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream. Hence, the best dessert ever!

Doughnuts: Another kid-approved dessert is Doughnuts. They come in such amazing flavors and designs that a simple look is enough to get your mouth to water.


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Souffles: These make for a soft and delicate dessert. Moreover, they can be in flavors like chocolate and raspberry.

Brownie: Make the classic chocolate brownie and serve it on a stick! Hence, a unique dessert served!

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Oreo Ice cream sandwich and Cake pops are some more yummy treats that can be served as desserts.

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Kheer: An Indian dessert can be kheer. You can make it different by giving it a twist of flavor. Did you know Kheer comes in chocolate as well? Go on, give it a try.

Sugar Candy: Candies are most welcome. Kids would love to pop them in their mouths as they enjoy your party.

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There are some great options for you to serve as dessert at your party which will have the kids running to the dessert table. Subsequently, its time to bring your awesome birthday party to an end and send the children home with sweet and tasty memories.

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I am a lawyer by qualification and a writer by passion. I enjoy good humour, good books and good sarcasm!


Nikita Kejriwal

I am a lawyer by qualification and a writer by passion. I enjoy good humour, good books and good sarcasm!

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