Kids Birthday Party Food Ideas

When planning your party it is important to think about what party food you are going to serve. You will need to think about; the age of the guests, will the food be served inside or outside, will it be hot or cold food, what drinks will be on offer, options for vegetarians. Plan ahead, make lists of what food you will be serving and wherever possible prepare or cook the food in advance so that there is less to worry about on the big day.

We have some fantastic themed party food ideas for you – simply click on the links below, or scroll down for generic party food ideas.

Themed Party Food Ideas

 For party food with a specific theme, click on the sections below or keep scrolling for generic party food.

Generic Party Food Ideas

Kids Birthday Party Food Ideas: Savoury Foods

Mini Pizza


Mini Pizzas are great for a party, perfect bite size portions. For younger children stick to cheese and tomato, and for older children introduce other flavours.



Yummy hotdogs - serve them plain and let your guests add their favourite sauces.



A great alternative to sandwiches. Fill the wrap, roll it up and slice. Again for younger children keep the fillings simple. For older children to can add salad and other sauces.

chips - party food

Chips / Fries

Chips / fries are a real winner with the kids. Serve in plastic shot glasses for perfect party portions.

Veggie Pots

Veggie Pots

A yummy healthy party food that looks great too. Serve your choice of veggies in plastic shot glasses along with your favourite dips.

cocktail sausages

Cocktail Sausages

Another popular party food, kids just love cocktail sausages. You can make them look even better by covering an orange in tin foil then sticking them in, or get even more creative and make a hedgehog, using an orange for the body, a pear for the nose and currants for eyes. Then stick the sausages in for the spikes.

mini burgers

Mini Burgers

A really yummy party food, your guests will just love these mini burgers. You can theme them with mini food tags. They not only look amazing, they taste amazing too. The bun recipe is here.

cheese sandwiches Pirate food tags


A very popular party food. Cut into interesting shapes, use cocktail sticks with grapes on top and  mini food tags to theme them with your party. Simple fillings like cheese, ham, jam, egg or tuna are best for younger children as you won't know what other flavours they like.

Kids Birthday Party Food Ideas: Sweet and Savoury

Cheese and Pineapple

Another kids party food classic. Use mini food tags to theme it to your party.

Fairy Bread

Pretty party food perfect for a princess or fairy party. Simply lightly butter the bread, add some sprinkles and cut into triangles.

Kids Birthday Party Food Ideas: Sweet Party Food Ideas

Fruit Skewers

Colourful, healthy and delicious. Use your favourite fruits, and they can be made the night before and left in the fridge until the party.


Use plastic shot glasses to make perfect little potions of your favourite coloured jellies, and why not add a little squirt of cream on top to make them look really pretty.

Carved Melon

Carved melons look great and you can theme them for your party - they're really quite simple to do too. Make them the day before and keep in the fridge until the party. 

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

The perfect combo, strawberries dipped in chocolate. Thy look great and taste amazing and best of all they are really easy to make.


A great party food. Drizzle over white chocolate and add some sprinkles to jazz it up for your party.


Cupcakes are a great party food, and you can get really creative with them too - check out our ice-cream cupcakes!


These really chocolatey cookies are sure to be a hit with the kids (and the adults too!). Use smarties or M&Ms in them to make them colourful.
Click here for the cookie recipe.

Marshmallow Pops

Quick to make and the kids love them. Simply put the marshmallows on sticks, dip them in melted chocolate and then add the sprinkles.


Yummy biscuits theme them for your party.
Click here for the biscuit recipe.

We hope you like our kids birthday party food ideas. We will be adding party food on a regular basis so check back soon.