Birthday Party Food Ideas
fun food ideas for your next Birthday Party
Instead of birthday
Birthday Cookies that they can
ice and decorate themselves
Birthday Party Sundaes with lots of toppings they
can make to order
Individual birthday party cakes that the kids can
ice and decorate themselves - even their own candle!
Serve apple and cherry pie with ice cream and
Individual brownie cupcakes served with different toppings and
Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes ... fill the cake type ice cream cones
with cake batter and bake, then let the party guests ice and
Mystery Food Dinner
Fun and crazy birthday party
idea for all ages - adults too! The guests are
served dinner - but don't know what they have
ordered until the food arrives. Crazy fun and
everyone loves it - once they figure it out!
Directions and sample menu for the
Set up a taco bar with taco shells, tortillas,
cheeses, salsa, meat, refried beans,
lettuce and tomatoes and let the birthday party
guests make their own! Serve chips so they can make
- Everything you need to know to set up a
Have breakfast for dinner!
Serve hotcakes, sausage, bacon, eggs (or let the
birthday party guests create their own omelets),
different syrups, cinnamon apples, fruit and juices.
Lay out large sub rolls with ham,
turkey, salami, pepperoni, cheeses, lettuce, tomato,
onion, black olives and mayo, mustard, vinaigrette
etc. and have the kids put them together the way
Make different kinds of noodles or
stick with straight pasta. Let the birthday party
guests choose from different sauces - tomato and
alfredo - add fresh shredded parmesan cheese and
bread sticks. Include a salad tossed with Italian
vinaigrette and croutons and its perfect!
Pigs in a Blanket
In a crescent roll wrap up a hot dog with cheese
and/or cooked bacon then bake in oven.
Have children make their own
pizza's. Use dough from scratch, refrigerated or
precooked like Boboli. Set up bowls full of sauce,
cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, sausage, ham,
pineapple - anything that kids love! Some kids like
alfredo sauce instead of tomato sauce. Give out
aprons or chefs hats to add to the fun.
Serve hamburgers and let the
birthday party guests add their favorite
toppings. Set out plates of cheese,
lettuce, tomatoes. onions, dill and sweet
pickles. . Have catsup, mayo and mustard
set out. Serve with french-fries or an
assortment of chips. Tip: Cut slices of
cheese with a cookie cutter that matches
your party theme.
Fondue is fun and festive
for a birthday party! You can choose to
serve bits of chicken, meat, potatoes and
vegetables with a sauce for dinner, or melt
chocolate and let the kids dip in
strawberries, marshmallows and cookies for a
Let kids create their own
birthday party salads with fun toppings.
Start with 2 - 3 different types of
lettuce. Set out bowls of croutons,
shredded carrots, black olives, sunflower
seeds, goldfish crackers, raisins, bacon
bits, chopped ham, cheese and dressings.
Serve in big bowls with toasted bread on the
Almost too easy - and kids
enjoy fixing up their own dog! Set out
relish, mustard, onions, catsup, and melted
cheese. Serve with popcorn or chips.
Ahhh the chocolate fountain
... has there ever been such a great food
invention?! This is a fun food and activity
idea. Tween's and Teen's love this! Set
out long toothpicks and bowls of
strawberries, marshmallows, fruit, graham
crackers, Twinkies (our favorite!), rice
krispie treats or anything that can be
dipped in chocolate (which is pretty much
everything!) This is fun and festive and a
real birthday party treat!
English Muffin Pizzas
Let the kids top and make their own pizzas
using English muffins as the crust.
Use regular or mini
bagels for a special treat. Set up different
toppings so kids can make their own.
Bake pepperoni and/or
sausage breads then slice and serve on a platter.
Serve foods found at festivals or fairs ...
nachos, fried dough, funnel cakes, soft pretzels,
corndogs and cotton candy.
Night at the Movies
Set up a mini
concession stand. Serve popcorn, nachos, big boxes
of candy, hotdogs, big pickles and sodas.
Party Food Tips
Make food that goes a long way and is cheap and
easy. A pan or ziti or goulash served with bread is
a perfect party dish. Homemade macaroni and cheese
with baked ham is perfect for a party and you can
use the leftovers during the week.
Cold Cuts - with a
Let guests make their own sandwiches with cold cuts
and cheese that you have cut into shapes with a
cookie cutter. You can also cut the
bread into fun shapes. Choose a cookie cutter
that matches the theme of your party.