Requests for kids party food ideas have been flooding in of late and in particular, ways to encourage children to eat more veggies. As any parent knows, choosing a healthy option over the usual sugary goodies can be a challenge even for the most strong-willed of us. So here’s a round-up of some really creative, and most importantly, healthy party food dishes that will make the good guys irresistible.
Get the kids to help make the party food
A great way to keep costs down when throwing a children’s birthday party is to make your own food, but this can be easier said than done when the weather takes a turn for the worse and the kids are under your feet indoors. So why not let them help? These simple dishes are a great way to get children interested in cooking and they might just help them make some healthier food choices too!
Make food fun to encourage picky eaters to eat their veggies
If you’re throwing a bugs themed party, why not try these caterpillar grape kebabs and ladybird canapés to complete the look? If you’re really short on time, use shop bought cookie dough and imprint it with plastic toys to create these clever fossil cookies.
The veggie bug theme is always popular with kids and these party food ideas are so quick to prepare. I especially love the simplicity of these food hacks because let’s face it, we have enough to do when planning a party without having fiddly food to prepare too.
Add some food favourites for the kids
These fun faces are a firm favourite with children and a clever way of making use of the wax coating on Babybel cheese. If you’re worried about sharp objects and kids in the kitchen, use an empty can to stamp out circles of flat bread and decorate mini pizzas with different toppings.
Don’t forget to add a couple of kids party food favourites to the table even if they aren’t entirely healthy to keep the little ones happy. I say everything in moderation and these super cute hotdog hacks will be a welcome sight to the picky eaters.
I hope that these kids party food hacks have inspired you to get creative and more to the point, encourage the kids to try some healthier food options at the party.
For more great party food ideas and links back to original posts, see our children’s party food board on Pinterest. I’d love to hear which ideas have worked for you so please leave me a comment to share your own fun food ideas below.