Kids party food ideas have to be well-thought out, because they are definitely our most finicky party guests. Their appetites are a little different but presentation is the big thing in pleasing them. Peanut butter by itself or with raisins put on celery is called ants on a log and most often loved by the kids (especially the boys). No peanut butter? Then try Cheese Whiz. Most raw vegetables with dip go over well once the kids taste it.
All age groups seem to enjoy cheese, sausage and crackers, while apple sandwiches with cinnamon and a bit of sugar can work wonders. You can also make sandwiches attractive by cutting them with cookie cutters into fun shapes. Other great good party ideas include grilled cheese, French fries, chicken wings, nachos, tuna buns, open faced grilled cheese bacon and tomato sandwiches, pigs in a blanket, breaded shrimp with dip, spinach dip with sour dough bread cubes, barbecued steak pieces, ribs, chicken fingers and dip, hamburgers, hotdogs and spaghetti.
These are just a few of the more popular foods. Kids also like the junk food such as chips, pretzels, popcorn, candy, candied apples, cake, cookies, Jello and puddings, all of which can be put in fancy dishes and decorated with sprinkles, jelly beans and M&Ms. Lots of variety and a bit of imagination helps put these foods into attractive tasty treats for kids. When serving beverages it is easy to use the old standbys or you can make up fruit juice combinations with a bit of fizz to them, floats and milkshakes also add to a party and for the most part have some nutrition in them.