50+ Easy and Delicious Ideas for Party Food Appetizers for Kids

Aside from the guests, there are three elements that make up a fabulous party – decor, entertainment, and food!

And while you likely have your “main” menu set up, choosing party food appetizers for kids may be challenging. 

That’s where this article comes into play.

We’ve dug deep into the world of appetizers to find the very best party food appetizers for kids.

Whether you’re looking for delicious and creative party food appetizers for kids or want something healthy or themed, we’ve got your answers below. 

50+ Best Ideas for Party Food Appetizers for Kids

These party food appetizers for kids are sure to make your mouth water regardless of how old you are! Don’t you love these ideas!?

Mini Pancakes

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Cucumber Cream Cheese Cracker

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Spaghetti On a Stick Appetizers

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Caprese Skewers

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Fruit Ice Cream Cones

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Pancake Fruit Skewers

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Fruit and Cream Cheese Danish Pastry

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Rainbow Waffles

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Mini Burgers

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Mini BLT

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Taco Bites

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Mini Grilled Sandwiches

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Mini Queso Cheese Balls

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Sausage Rolls

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Mini Baked Potatoes

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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

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Pasta Salad

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Chocolate Churros

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Waffle Sticks

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Hot Dogs

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Cheese Mouse on Crackers

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Sprinkle Tea Sandwiches

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Heart Pizza

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Chocolate Pineapple

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Fruit Skewers

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Banana Bites

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Pepperoni Grilled Cheese Pizza

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French Toast Roll Ups

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Croissant Sandwiches

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Berry French Toast Skewers

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Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

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Mini Corndogs

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Salami Rose Skewers

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S’mores Sticks

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Pancake Sausage and Egg Sliders

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Crepes

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Baked Bacon Potatoes

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Mac-n-Cheese Cups

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French Toast Bites

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Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

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Swirl Pops

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Rainbow Popcorn

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Mini Croque Monsieurs

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Sweet Potato and Bacon Skewers

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Mini Avocado & Hummus Quesadilla

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Mini Quiche

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Marshmallow Pops

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Spinach Puffs

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Pepperoni Pizza Cups

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Pinwheel Sandwiches

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Chocolate Dipped Pineberry Hearts

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Proscuitto Skewers

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Jelly Worm Skewers

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Creative Party Food Appetizers:

Let’s get the party started with the top three choices for party food appetizers for kids.

These three picks are bound to be a *hit,* regardless of the theme of the party. You can’t go wrong!

No Bake Energy Bites

While you’ll want to have a wide range of bite-sized snacks, such as chips and pretzels, it’s OK to step outside of the box and make something *homemade* instead.

No-bake energy bites are the perfect choice!

There are *countless* ways to make these delicious balls of goodness, but a simple recipe you can follow combines peanut butter, ground flax seeds, old-fashioned oats, honey, and chocolate chips.

(These may need to be adjusted if kiddos have allergies to the ingredients!)

Colorful Fruit Skewers

Parents know their child will likely have a lot of junk at a party, but they’ll appreciate it if you offer healthier options, too.

*Most* kids love fruit. But if you toss a bunch of different colorful fruits onto a skewer, they’re more likely than ever to fly off the table. 

Some of the best fruits to include are: strawberries, blueberries, grapes, and watermelon.

Playful Veggie Cups

Veggies aren’t always a hot topic for children, but when done correctly, they *can* be a huge success!

One great way to make veggies more fun to eat is to purchase small cups, place ranch on the bottom, and have some veggies sticking out.

Offer a variety to appease all palates, such as carrots, sugar snap peas, and tomatoes. 

Draw a face on the cup to make it more fun!

Healthy Twists on Party Favorites

It’s always a good idea to offer healthier party food appetizers for kids.

However, I know you might shy away from them, fearing that your little attendees won’t enjoy them.

Think again!

These top three healthy party food appetizers for kids prove that you can appease every child’s taste buds *and* be healthier:

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Kids love French fries; there’s no doubt about it. Unfortunately, most French fries aren’t the peak of health and nutrition.

Up the nutritional content by swapping French fries for baked sweet potato fries. It’s surprisingly easy, especially if you own an air fryer.

You can keep them savory with salt or make them sweeter with cinnamon!

Veggie-Packed Pizza Bites

Veggie-packed pizza bites make it easy to get vegetables into little bellies, as they’ll *hardly* be noticed. 

You can add just about any type of vegetable to the mixture as long as it blends with the sauce and cheese.

For example, broccoli and tomatoes are a good choice, but cucumber and carrots may not be.

Yogurt-Dipped Fruit Pops

Instead of dipping fruit into unhealthy things, like chocolate, consider choosing yogurt instead.

You can make it *even* healthier by choosing yogurts that are low in sugar. Or, opt for Greek yogurt instead.

Just make sure to use fruits that pair well with yogurt, like berries and bananas. 

Interactive Food Stations for Kids

Lots of kids are picky. It’s pretty normal!

But that can make it challenging to make party food appetizers for kids – until now.

Interactive food stations ensure every child can eat *exactly* what they want and *nothing* they don’t want.

For example, a DIY taco bar is such a fun idea! Kids can choose the type of tortilla they want (hard or soft), their preferred meat, and toppings (cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, etc.).

This can also be done for a nacho bar. Instead of tortillas, you can offer a few different types of chips to pick between. 

A mini sandwich station is another clever idea if tacos aren’t your thing.

After all, almost every kid on planet Earth enjoys a sandwich – especially if they can choose what goes on it!

Offer a wide variety of meats, cheeses, and toppings, and don’t forget a few condiments to put it all together. 

Themed Party Food Ideas

If you *really* want to get crafty with your party food appetizers for kids, you can also go for themed food.

Yes, you’ll have to use some of your mom or dad magic to bring it to life, but your child (and their little guests) will *definitely* appreciate it.

For instance, if you’re throwing a pirate-themed party, you can create pirate-themed mini pizzas.

All it takes is a little handiwork with the ingredients to turn these little pizzas into actual edible pirates. 

On the other hand, a princess party can have princess-inspired fruit wands to bring the party to life in ways you never thought possible.

Honestly, there are *endless* possibilities when it comes to making themed party food appetizers for kids.

One of the best things to do is scour the net for ideas for your specific theme.

Trust me – people are *very* creative, and you’ll likely find an option or two you don’t mind recreating!

Conclusion

Well, parents, I hope you’ve had a good time reading through these ideas for party food appetizers for kids.

I will leave you with a few tips for success, though.

When planning the food, try to cater to your kids’ tastes and preferences.

Don’t be afraid to be creative and have fun creating the menu – all kids will appreciate it.

Lastly, don’t forget to consider allergies when making your menu. 

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Julie Higgins
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Julie is a Staff Writer at momooze.com. She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.