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easy kids party food

I don’t always have time to make party food from scratch especially when there are quite a few dishes to make.  Sometimes I rely on shop bought things – I tend to do this more with sweet things and desserts as shop bought desserts can be really good and there is so much to choose from.  But even when I buy readymade stuff, I always like to put my own spin on it.  Just a simple twist that makes it personal and served with love.

When I have kids over for playdates, one my my go to treats is shop bought madeleines.  Madeleines are small enough for little hands and are generally loved by all kids so they go down a treat.  Recently I thought about serving these madeleines for a kids party too – but I wanted to dress them up and put my own fun touch on them as I think food should be fun, especially kids party food.  Madeleines always remind me of boats – they are shaped like boats and so I decided to turn them in to actual boats.


These couldn’t be easier to put together.  I simply attached a sail to each madeleine using a cocktail stick. The sails are cut out of some pretty wrapping paper I had and I’ve taped them on to the cocktail sticks. Next, I put little flags on with each child’s name so that these little madeleines could double-up as cute edible place holders for any kiddy gathering.  And to finish, a little sprinkling of icing sugar. 

easy kids party food ideas

If you’re looking for more kids party food ideas, take a look at my fun fish and chips

This past weekend I was browsing Paper blog when some brown mustaches caught my eye.  On delving deeper I found a beautiful site filled with utterly divine looking recipes and I’ve picked out some that I think would make super fun food for kids parties.  I know I’m going  to include some of these for my daugther’s next birthday bash:

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You’d never dream of eating a mustache but how delicious do these chocolate mustache lollipops look?  So perfect as a sweet treat for a kids birthday party.  But I don’t think the adults will be able to resist either!  (I NEED these at my kid’s next birthday do.)

"fun kids party food"

Put these heart shaped pies on a stick and teddy bear bread rolls on your kids party menu and watch all the kids make a beeline for them.  You can fill them with whatever you like… sweet or savoury or maybe even a few of each.  With the pies, you can go for any shape you like including stars, circles (lollipop pies!), triangles… the list is endless. 

"fun party food kids"

I love this idea of elevating a simple cupcake to new heights!  These balloon cupcakes look so pretty and best of all you don’t need to spend hours decorating with icing to make them in to a party treat.  This couldn’t be simpler but has a huge wow factor. 

All these divine looking (and I’m sure tasting) treats are the creation of Sandra Mangas Hernandez, a Spanish mama who has a flair for creating extraordinary food.  Sandra gives much of her food, especially the kids stuff, a fun and exciting twist making it extremely inviting to eat.  Serve up any of these inspired treats at your kids next birthday do and you’ll impress not only the kids but the adults too, not to mention how stunning and tempting your table will look.  You’ll find all these recipes and more at Sandra’s blog called La recita de la felicidad and thankfully there’s an English version of the site too.

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I’ve been wanting to do an Easter themed post and I’ve been thinking of ideas ranging from bunny decor to Easter crafts.  But then I stopped to think about what kids (and I) love the most about Easter and the answer was obvious… chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.  I don’t mean just chocolate eggs, but fun, yummy and slightly unusual chocolate desserts that kids and adults will adore.  So I went on the hunt for sweet chocolate treats that aren’t too hard to make but still have the wow factor and of course the yum factor.  And since it’s Easter, there’s no need for any guilt… just indulge, I know I will.

"amazing chocolate tart"

How delightful does this chocolate tart look?  But it gets better… this chocolate tart is made with a dash of tahini (sesame paste).  The creator of this delicious tart didn’t have peanut butter and used tahini instead… I am dying to try it.  I found this over at Cannelle et Vanille where you’ll find the recipe.

 "chocolate nutella tarts"

I don’t know a kid who doesn’t like nutella so these nutella tarts are sure to be a hit.  And for that extra special dimension, they have some salt in them.  The best part is that you don’t have to get involved in making the chocolate filling, just scoop it out of a jar.  These are mini ones so they’re great for a party too.  You’ll find the recipe at Spoon Fork Bacon.

"gooey choc chip cookies"

The ultimate chocolate chip cookie?  That’s how they’re described by their creator and I believe her.  The gooey, chocolatey, deliciously inviting centre has me sold.  I think this is a sweet treat that no kid or adult can possibly resist.  I found the recipe at Not without Salt.

"chocolate potato crisps"

What a great idea!  Chocolate covered potato crisps (or chips if you’re not British).  Could this be the ultimate comfort food treat?  And in even better news, there’s no slaving over a hot stove or oven involved.  They’d be great for a kids party although I can’t imagine the adults laying off but also perfect as a lazy {Easter} Sunday afternoon treat.  Find out how to make them at Spoon Fork Bacon.

Have a lovely Easter! And before I go, here are some more delicious and beautiful looking sweet treats.

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"pink food snacks for girls parties"

Ever since I laid eyes on these divinely delicious looking cakes and treats over at the lovely Paul et Paula blog, I haven’t been able to think of much else… seriously!  How good do they look?!  I love cakes and sweeties anyway (who doesn’t?) but when they look this scrumptious, I just can’t resist.  These cakes are the creation of Aline Caron, a French lady with a penchant for food, styling and photography.  These treats are part of her first cookbook called ‘Gouters Rigolos’ which means funny snacks.  Perfect for kids birthday parties or just snacky treats for a kiddy get together, these yummies are full of fun and oh so beautiful too.  For me, food should appeal to all the senses and these do that in abundance.  You can find more pictures on Aline’s blog My little Fabric or if you want the recipes, Amazon sell her book ‘Goûters Rigolos’ 

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