Kid-approved party food and snacks

Planning for your kid’s birthday party doesn’t have to be complicated.

A chosen theme.

Party decorations. Complete lolly buffet and lolly treats all around.

And of course, yummy food for the little ones!

What sort of birthday is complete without food?

Luckily for you, there are plenty of options out there for parents who haven’t the foggiest idea of what they should prepare for their child’s birthday celebration.

Children have massive sweet teeth – they demant food that’s sweet, colourful, inviting and of course, delicious.

And that gives you plenty of options.

If you’re a parent who wants to make sure that your child’s upcoming celebration is a success, follow these simple tips!

What food do you have at a children’s party?

“Fun” and “creative” are the operative words when searching for kids’ party food ideas. 

Whether you’re looking for foods to serve the picky eaters, the health-conscious, or kids in general, there are a range of fun, colourful and varied food options from snacks and main course through to dessert. 

What adults should serve at a kids party: snacks and appetisers

If you’re catering to a group of hungry and hyperactive kids, you’re going to need eats that are quick, easy, and fun.

And that starts from the beginning with your choice of appetisers!

Kids. Love. Snacks. So you’re going to have to start by ensuring that you’ve got a range of  fun snacks and appetisers to get the ball rolling.

Need a tip? Lollies are a great choice!

Not only are they easy and digestible, but they’re also something that doesn’t require a lot of prep. Once you buy bulk lollies online, you can just set them in a bowl and wait for kids to peck at them throughout your party.

Other great ideas include:

What can I serve at a children’s party for the main course?

So once kids have arrived and had the opportunity to dig into some snacks, it’s almost time for the main event!

Some good places to start include perennial crowd-pleasers like:

  • Taco and nacho bar
  • Pizza-making station
  • Cheesy baked macaroni pasta 
  • Spaghetti with meatballs

Want an idea that’ll really light a fire in their eyes?

Try setting up do-it-yourself stations.

Not only are they a unique way to experience birthday food, but they also give all the kids attending an opportunity to express their creativity and explore new food combos!


When it comes to birthdays, it’s desserts that really steal the show.

And we aren’t just talking about the cake, either – your entire dessert menu needs to be absolutely stellar.

After all, the cake shouldn’t have to stand on its own – wouldn’t it be more fun to have a variety of dessert treats that will satisfy everyone’s unique sweet tooth?

That’s why we love using lollies to enhance the rest of your dessert menu.

For example, you can add Smarties in a variety of colours as well as chocolate drops and even gummi lollies to top cookies and cupcakes.

You can even melt caramel lollies into them and top them with sprinkles and milk, dark, and white chocolate.

There’s also fun to be had in making ice cream cone cupcakes – all you need are lollies jelly beans and ice cream cones to create fruity and colourful desserts.

What do you do at a Kids Tea Party?

When it comes to themes for children’s parties, one of the most common is “tea party”.

Their fanciest dress. A pretty little tea set. Roleplay with dolls, teddy bears and more. What’s not to love?

To prepare for your tea party, you’ll want to start by creating perfect little sandwiches, cookies, and cupcakes, and you’ll have the foundations for a tea party that they will surely love.

Be sure to set each table with pastel-coloured linens and add a few lace dolls, flowers, teapots, teacups, and napkins to complete the ambience. If the weather’s good, you can even do it outdoors – either in your backyard or the local park.

What else do I need for a children’s birthday party?

Last month, we shared our kid-approved birthday party planning checklist for both intimate and big group gatherings. 

Whether you’re going all out with the party planning or making it a smaller affair, we know you’ll need to put together a party checklist that will tick all the major and minor things that you need to take care of, including:

  • Party venue
  • Guestlist
  • Food choices
  • Party decorations
  • Games and activities
  • Prizes and lolly bags

This comprehensive checklist will ensure nothing is missed!

Shop online for your favourite lollies at MyLollies!

There are many things you’ll need to plan in the leadup to a child’s birthday party – one of the most important parts of your plan however are without a doubt the lollies.

Just think: what kind of children’s birthday party is complete without customised lollies to tie it all together?


Lollies are an essential part of the birthday experience, and one that can’t afford to be ignored. Luckily for you, our lolly shop online has everything you need to get organised for your child’s upcoming birthday. We’ve got a huge amount of lollies, available… 

If you need bulk lollies for any upcoming event, we’ve got you covered!

What are you waiting for? Click here to start shopping – alternatively, drop by our lolly warehouse in-person to see what we can offer you.

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