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The Kids Party Food List That Requires Minimum Effort

The Kids Party Food List That Requires Minimum Effort

Food plays a big part at any kids’ party. In between their crazy bursts of energy, the children are going to need refreshment and refuelling, so it’s important to make sure you’ve got a good spread of foods prepared. Oh, and don’t forget the adults!

Where do you start when putting together your menu of kids’ party food? Well, we’ve tried to make it as simple and minimal effort for you as possible. So in this list, we’re going to focus on the simple stuff – those finger foods that everyone will love but won’t require you to spend hours in the kitchen. Some will require a bit of prep (especially some of the foods we’ve put in the healthy party food section), but lots of them you can buy straight from the shop: 

Kids’ party food fan favourites

  • Mini sausage rolls
  • Cheese and pineapple on sticks 🧀🍍
  • Cocktail sausages 
  • Popcorn 🍿 (you could even hire a popcorn machine)
  • Pizzas (cheese & tomato, ham & pineapple, pepperoni – keep it simple 🍕)
  • Cupcakes


  • Wotsits
  • Hula Hoops 💍
  • Monster Munch
  • Mini Cheddars
  • Pringles


  • Party Rings 🥳
  • Chocolate Fingers
  • Custard Creams 

Sweets (these are great to add to party bags):

  • Haribo mini bags
  • Maoam Pinballs
  • Skittles 🎳
Kids Party Food: Skittles


  • Milkybar Buttons
  • Cadbury Animals 🦁 (a great addition to an animal party theme)
  • Dairy Milk Buttons
  • Celebrations

Healthy kids’ party food

  • Raisins 
  • Fruit salad (not the sweets! This is the healthy section, remember)
  • Carrot & cucumber sticks 🥕🥒
  • Dips e.g. guacamole, hummus 

And we didn’t even get around to birthday cake! 🎂 Don’t worry – we talk about this and lots more in our ultimate guide to throwing a kids’ party. 

Fancy putting a bit more effort into your party food menu? We’ve got some suggestions for five fun party food ideas to make your party stand out.

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