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Great Party Food Ideas for Kids

Great Party Food Ideas for Kids

Great Food Party Ideas For Kids

Great Party Food Ideas for Kids

Parties for kids are full of joy and celebration — as a parent, you have plenty to think about when you host one. You know you’ll be cooking up a storm from the moment you send out the invitations. However, if you’ve been to even one party, you know you need something more than a sandwich platter to entice the kids away from the entertainment. Coming up with unique party food ideas can be challenging. Still, with some inspiration, you can take your next party from mundane to memorable without spending days in the kitchen.

7 Unique Kids Party Food Ideas

The best party food is easy to make, visually appealing and delicious. These great kids party food ideas can help you find the balance between sweet and savory.

Fruit Wands

Fruit is always a great addition at parties, ensuring the ravenous partygoers have at least one healthy option. Fruit wands are perfect for young witches and wizards, and you can choose any fruits you like to complement your theme and decor. You’ll need some marshmallows, kebab sticks — so make sure the kids are old enough to handle them safely — and some sliced fruit of your choice. Cut your fruit pieces into unique shapes with cookie cutters and slide them onto the kebab sticks. Alternate with marshmallows and add a star on the end for a little extra festive flair.

Mini Pineapple Sausage Pizzas

A party is only complete once you have mini pizzas. This mini pineapple sausage pizza recipe is perfect for any season and all but guaranteed to have guests of all ages returning for more. You will need one 16-ounce package of Premio Sweet Italian Sausage — removed from the casings — as well as 20 ounces of fresh, cored pineapple slices, 3 teaspoons of olive oil, 1 medium Vidalia onion, 1 cup of fresh mozzarella cheese, ½ a cup of pizza sauce of your choice, 2 teaspoons of pitted, sliced black olives, and 4 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh basil.

Mix the toppings to suit the party theme or add different pizza options.

Jell-O Oranges

Jell-O is one of those things we never outgrow, and Jell-O oranges are ideal if you’re using oranges in your fruit wands. If not, you can always use the inside of your oranges to make gorgeous fresh juice. One orange makes four orange slices, so it’s easy to calculate how many you need.

Just cut your oranges in half and remove the insides, careful not to make any holes in the peel. Lay your orange halves on a tray and mix some Jell-O according to the instructions. Any flavor and color combination works, depending on your party theme. Pour the Jell-O mix into the orange halves, and allow the Jell-O to set.

Once set, cut the halves into quarters. This snack is delicious and always a hit with the kids.

Sausage lasagna rolls

Sausage Lasagna Rolls

Lasagna is one of those meals that makes everyone feel at home, so imagine how well received a mini version will be at a kid’s party. These quick and easy sausage lasagna rolls require ½ a package of Premio Sweet Italian Sausage removed from the casings, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 2 cups of ricotta cheese, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, the zest of 1 lemon, ½ a teaspoon each of salt and sugar, 1 teaspoon of minced thyme leaves, 10 lasagna noodles, ½ a cup of pasta sauce and 1 cup of shredded mozzarella. Serve with extra pasta sauce for dipping, and let the kids dig in.

Rainbow Popcorn

The great thing about popcorn is you can serve it however you like. It works for princesses, pirates, wizards, football players and magical creatures of every description. Pop some corn and drizzle with white chocolate. Then, cover it with sprinkles of any color and serve. You can make one giant bowl, decant it into cups or even put it in party packs to take home.

Milkshake Bar

Some of the best fun kids can have at a party is to make their own sweet treats, and setting up a milkshake bar is a fun and unique way to keep the kids entertained. Gather your choice of toppings, like sprinkles, crushed cookies, sweets and chocolates, decant them into bowls and line them up on a table so the kids can choose their own.

To make four milkshake servings, blend 4 cups of vanilla ice cream with about 1 cup of milk until smooth. You can also add vanilla extract for extra flavor. Grab your preferred milkshake cups and decorate by dipping in melted chocolate and sprinkles. Let everything set for a few minutes, and then let the kids go wild.

Sausage Mac and Cheese Cups

Mac and cheese is the quintessential comfort food. Still, with some creativity, it can quickly become the talk of the party. To make the perfect mac and cheese, bring water to a boil and add 1 box of elbow macaroni. Cook the macaroni according to the package directions and set it aside. Add 2 tablespoons each of flour and butter in a saucepan and whisk it over medium heat until the butter melts. Then, add a cup of chicken broth and ½ a cup of half-and-half. Reduce the temperature to low and simmer for about 10 minutes.

While the pot simmers, put 4 slices of coarsely chopped bacon on a skillet and cook with olive oil or butter until almost entirely browned. Add ½ a package Premio Sweet Italian Chicken sausage, cut into rounds. Continue cooking the meat until the sausage is firmed and brown. Remove it from the heat, drain with a paper towel and add to your cheese sauce. Stir in the macaroni and mix well. Spoon the mixture into kid-sized cups and serve warm. If desired, serve your mac and cheese with creative side dishes for a complete meal.

Simple Catering Tips and Tricks for Birthday Party Snacks

The ideas above should give your guests plenty of options, but keep these catering tips and tricks in mind to ensure your party is a total success:

  • Ask about dietary restrictions: Reach out to parents before the big day and ask if any of your guests have dietary restrictions to ensure everyone has something to eat.
  • Remember the drinks: You’ll have plenty of delightful party snacks on the big day, but remember to serve plenty of drinks as well.
  • Keep it simple: Don’t go overboard with too many options and complex recipes. Pick a few dishes and execute them well.
  • Stick to small portions: Kids love to snack at parties, so ensure they can pop most of your snacks into their mouths while on the go.
  • Have fun: Get creative with the presentation to make your food more appealing.
  • Mix sweet and savory: Always ensure you have a good balance of sweet, savory and healthy snacks.

Make Every Kid’s Party Memorable With Premio Foods

One of the biggest challenges when hosting a kid’s party is enjoying it yourself. You can take the stress out of cooking with Premio Foods. Including Premio sausage in your catering gives your dishes a fresh and authentic Italian taste, making it the perfect choice to serve to families. Find a store near you and add Premio sausage to your party shopping list today.

Did you use any of these ideas for your kids’ party? Let us know in the comments.

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