Finger Foods, Birthday Cake, Fun Snacks – Easy Party Food Ideas for Kids

Whether you’re looking for a great idea for birthday cake alternatives, finger foods, healthy snacks, or other fun recipes, you’ve made the right stop! I’ve compiled a list of fun foods in every category for your kids’ party: Healthy snacks, easy finger foods ideas, salty snacks — all catered to please the world’s most picky eaters — toddlers!

From the best food bloggers around who are EXPERTS at this delicious food thing, let’s get to the good stuff!

Fun and Creative Finger Foods and Snacks for Birthday Parties

Looking for easy finger food ideas that are done in a creative way is challenging as a mom. Because toddlers are among the hardest to please food critics out there, the best part about finger foods, is they have an abundance of options to choose from. So the more little hands you can fill with fun foods, the better.

EASY KIDS CHARCUTERIE BOARD (FOR PARTIES)

Just say no to veggie platters. This delicious kids’ cheese and meat charcuterie platter will be the talk of the toddler town — it has a little bit of everything, making it hard for the fussy eaters to resist!

Chocolate Hummus

How fun is this spin on hummus! Toddlers will eat ANYTHING that’s smothered in Chocolate chips!

Pretty Punch Mocktail with Jelly Beans

Perfect for any girl’s birthday party, this adorable mocktail with jelly beans will have all the kids calling you the coolest mom. It’s not a lot of work and will go great with the fairy bread recipe below.

Vanilla Pudding Puppy Chow (With no Peanut Butter)

A great option for kids with allergies to peanut butter, and an easy snack for parties!

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Protien Bites

You can’t go wrong with adding chocolate chips to your next toddler party! Make them healthy by adding them to these delicious protein bites.

Peanut Butter & Jam Banana Sandwich

I love this idea! Not to mention it’s affordable, and a cute little addition to the party table.

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

White chocolate, dark chocolate, smothered in sprinkles or candy canes! These fun little dipped pretzels are the perfect finger food for birthday celebrations and you’re able to come up with your own toppings if you don’t have something on hand.

FRUIT STICKS W/ COCONUT YOGURT DIP

Ice cream melts too fast and gets everywhere. Check out this yogurt dip and fruit stick assortment. This healthier option will still satisfy small children’s sweet teeth!

Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese Bites with Quick Tomato Jam Recipe

Your little guests will LOVE this simple and delicious twist of most toddler’s favorite food – Macaroni and Cheese!

Don’t forget the jam dipping sauce!

Fairy Bread

So, fairy bread is a thing. If you have little time to none, this is a great option for your next toddler birthday party. Easy to make and definitely something that kids of all ages will enjoy.

Birthday Cake Alternative Ideas for Toddler Party

The cake is the life of the party. I don’t care what kind of entertainment you spend a fortune on, the kids come because of the cake. So making sure it’s delicious should be of utmost importance to the party planner.

Marshmallows dipped in chocolate

Like cake pops, but easier! Dip them any way you want — white chocolate, sprinkles, candy canes. What a fun way for little kids to eat their sweets while on the go at your next birthday party. Feel free to come up with your own toppings as well or make it a fun activity to do with the little ones!

Watermelon Cake

If you’re looking for a healthier option on a birthday cake, this watermelon cake is beautiful and easy to make!

Birthday Cake Truffles

Easier than making cape pops! Any children’s party will come to life with these delicious and easy birthday cake truffles. No need for making a time-consuming birthday cake when these will suffice!

Homeade Cake Pops

If you’re willing to put in something time consuming, check out this delicious cape pop recipe. You can use whatever toppings you’d like to fit any party theme!

Healthy Snack and Finger Food Ideas for Healthy Kids

I get it. As you’re entertaining a room full of toddlers, you might opt-in for the healthier option. After all, sugar and highly processed food don’t often bring out the best in kids. So what could you offer with a healthier twist, but still do it in a fun way?! Well, here are some healthy food ideas for your next kids’ party that will also be toddler crowd-pleasers.

Healthy Apple Bites

Even though these are made with a healthier twist, little hands will be grabbing for another at your next toddler’s birthday party.

Oven-Baked Chicken Nuggets

Young children will love these healthy chicken nuggets with dipping sauces. The adult guests will definitely be enjoying these as well.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

The perfect way to put a healthy twist on french fries — air fry them! These don’t require a lot of work and will please kids of all ages.

Funfetti Popcorn

Even though small pieces of popcorn can get everywhere, it will definitely be the perfect thing for kids with food allergies.

Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

Don’t spend hours on pizza pinwheels! You can’t go wrong with mini pizzas! A healthy spin on pizza rolls is a creative addition to the healthy snack party idea.

Mini Quiche 4 Ways

Easy and fun to eat! These puff pastry crusted quiches will be a healthy kit for small children. Make them any way you want! You can even make them gluten-free!

Corn Dog Air Fryer Bites

What a wonderful way to make hot dogs less messy! Little kids will be begging you for more. This easy party treat will be a toddler crowd pleaser for sure.

FRUIT KABOBS WITH YOGURT PEANUT BUTTER DIP

This is the perfect recipe for kids who aren’t allergic to peanut butter.

Healthy Finger Sandwhich

Finger sandwiches are an easy and fun addition to your kid’s birthday celebration. Check out this recipe that has all different kinds of options so you can cater to kids with allergies.

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Hillary Gruener is a wife, mother, writer, and musician. If she's not at her desk writing content on family life, she's adventuring the world with her husband and two boys.

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