Party Food and Snacks that Kids and Toddlers Will Love

pink heart shaped pie pops sticking out of a jar tied with a bow

Are you wondering what food to make for your toddler’s next party? Here are some cute party food recipes and ideas that might just get the kids to stop playing long enough to eat.

Just to prove that I know what toddlers like, check out the results from the twin toddler taste test.

Narwhal Donuts

Narwhals are the unicorn of the sea, so these are the perfect handheld treat for any children’s party. They can just grab one and walk around with their friends while they munch.

narwhal donuts on a plate

Paw Print Pizza

Kids love dogs and kids love pizza! Now they can have those two loves combined into one with this vegan paw print pizza.

pizza shaped like a paw print

Kitty Cat Funfetti Birthday Cake

Every good party has cake, amiright? This sprinkle filled vanilla cake is fun from the inside out…maybe not as fun as a real kitten, but it’s less responsibility.

pink and white kitty cat cake

Pizza Pinwheels

Pizza is one of the most perfect finger foods you can have at any party, but especially a party with small children. These pizza rolls can fill those tummies enough to keep them playing.

pizza rolls on a plate

Ice Cream Cake

For birthday celebrations that take place in the warmer months, this ice cream birthday cake is the perfect recipe! It’s filled with fresh strawberry ice cream and topped with whip cream, sprinkles, chocolate drip, and cherries.

an ice cream cake on a cake stand

Peanut Butter Fudge Bars

These vegan cereal fudge bars are super easy and delicious. They’re perfect for kids’ parties and snacks.

peanut butter cereal bar with star sprinkles

Stuffed Pretzel Bites

These pretzel bites have a surprise in the center of each one making them one of the most fun recipes for little guests, as well as their parents.

a bunny stuffed animal with a bunch of pretzel bites

Funfetti Chocolate Chip Cookies

Even the fussy eaters will like these cookies. They’re stuffed with sprinkles and chocolate chips, making them a fun way to eat your calories.

plate of cookies

Food on a stick that’s covered in sprinkles is always great for birthday parties. These even have a special treat in the center.

3 cookie lollipops with ribbons tied around their sticks into bows

Hot Dog on a Stick

Speaking of food on sticks, here’s a take on a corndog, but without the corn. It starts with vegan hot dogs and then wraps them in colorful bread dough.

2 hot dogs on sticks with one missing a bite

Mother’s Pink and White Cookies

Remember those pink and white animal cookies from our youth? Now you can make a healthier version for your children that are dipped in white chocolate, instead of the god-knows-what that the packaged cookies were coated in.

pink and white bunny shaped cookies with sprinkles

Rainbow Sushi Cupcakes

Looking for a healthy snack to balance out the sweets? This great idea brings the uniqueness of sushi to the party without all the effort. Sushi cupcakes take half the amount of time of rolling nori.

colorful sushi cupcakes on a plate

Mounds Chocolates

This healthy homemade version of mounds candy is heart shaped and filled with naturally-colored pink coconut, making it the perfect way to bring some color to any party theme, without the food dyes.

heart shaped chocolates with pink coconut inside

Allergen-free Homemade Doritos

If you have any party guests with food allergies, these homemade gluten-free (and everything-free) nacho-cheese flavored chips will be an important addition to your kids party.

bowl of homemade doritos

Fox-Themed Carrot Cake

If your party is woodland themed or animal themed, this fox carrot cake with cream cheese frosting could be the perfect thing for kids of all ages.

carrot cake decorated to look like a fox

Pepperoni Pizza Lollipops

These pizza lollipops are an easy way to get even the picky eaters to eat at your kids’ party. Just make sure you have a garbage can for them to throw their sticks in when they’re done.

3 pepperoni pizza heart shaped lollipops on a slate

Star-shaped Pop Tarts

Pop tarts have always been the perfect finger food for kids on the go. But now they’re cute too! These blueberry pop tarts are colored AND star-shaped and can be customized for any kids birthday party theme.

dipping a star shaped poptart into tea with a plate of poptarts in the background

Mac N Cheese Hearts

These are one of the most fun foods because not only is it mac and cheese, but it’s also deep fried AND heart shaped! For anyone who likes salty snacks or little cheese bites, this is for them.

bowl of fried mac n cheese heart-shaped bites

Apple Rose Tarts

Another one of those easy finger foods is apple roses. If your party is Alice in Wonderland themed, a fun activity would be to leave out paint brushes and some pink pitaya mixed with a little water, so the kids can “paint the roses red” before they eat them.

board filled with mini apple tarts that look like roses

Vegan Crispy Pretzel Chicken Fries

The fussy eater at the party might just eat these! You could take the easy way out and buy frozen chicken nuggets from the store, but the pretzel coating on these make them a good idea for adult guests as well.

cup of pretzel chicken fries with hot sauce in the background

Dunkaroo Elephants

Kids these days won’t recognize these fun treats from the 90s, but maybe their parents will. These iconic cookies came with dipping sauces that were sweet and filled with sprinkles, just like this recipe.

elephant shaped cookie being dipped into a funfetti frosting ina  teacup with a saucer filled with elephant cookies in the foreground

Bagel Bites

I know, you could buy bagel bites, but they wouldn’t be allergen free for the healthy kids. These are one of the many easy finger food ideas in this list that are pizza themed.

mini bagel bites on a plate

Galaxy Cake

This galaxy cake is good for New Year’s Eve, May the 4th, or any space-themed child’s birthday party. The asteroids on top of this galaxy cake are made of cookie dough balls.

someone holding a galaxy cake with asteroids on top of the cake and moons and stars sprinkles on the top and side of the cake

Colorful Potato Salad

Here’s a creative way to serve potato salad at parties, and since it’s vegan, it’s a healthier option than traditional potato salad.

a vintage ice cream dish filled with pastel blue and pink potato salad

Eggless Salad Sandwiches

These sandwiches can be any shape you want, as long as you have the right cookie cutter. These tea sandwiches are the perfect food for little kids because the crusts are already cut off and they’re the perfect size for their little hands.

moon and star shaped tea sandwiches on pink and yellow bread

Peach Pie Lollipops

These can be customized to use different fruits and different colored dough for a fun twist to brighten up any number of special occasions.

pink heart shaped pie pops sticking out of a jar tied with a bow

Ladybugs on a Leaf

These ladybugs are an easy party treat with a healthier twist. Young children will adore how the tomatoes are decorated to look like ladybugs.

grape tomatoes decorated like ladybugs witting on basil leaves on top of a star-shaped tortilla chip

Low-Sugar All-Natural Cupcakes

For those healthy eating guests, this cupcake recipe offers a lower sugar cupcake that still tastes amazing. The frosting is colored with all natural superfood powders.

chocolate cupcakes with multi-colored frosting swirled on top

Rainbow Pasta Salad

Of all the birthday party food ideas, this is one of my favorites. It’s a show stopper, and the best part is that it’s not a lot of work to make.

heart shaped bowl filled with multi-colored bowtie shaped pasta and cheese stars and rose petals

These are kind of like cake pops, but without the stick. Since they’re sweetened with maple syrup, it’s a wonderful way to cut down on some of the sugary sweets at the snack table.

bowl of cookie dough balls

Tofu Breakfast Baskets

Not everyone likes the idea of tofu, but this will win over even the firmest tofu denier. The tofu and veggies are sauteed in olive oil with lots of flavorful spices added, and wrapping it all up in phyllo dough makes for a beautiful and delicious food.

a tofu breakfast basket on a black background


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