10 Crazy Cute & Tasty Birthday Party Treats for Kids
Kids’ birthday parties can be as simple as a few friends at a sleepover, or as elaborate as a destination party with 20 classmates. But either way, the treats you serve have to be something special (after all, you only turn six…or seven…or ten once in your life, right?), and nothing says “special” like homemade.
To sweeten the deal (pun intended) for homemade birthday party goodies, we’re giving you ten festive ideas, each of which takes less than an hour to prepare. From sweet treats such as chocolate-covered pretzel rods that are perfect for goodie bags to munchies like a cute animal-themed “snack attack,” these recipes all make for a memorable birthday.
Furthermore, since so many parties these days are away from home, we’ve made sure to include plenty of recipes that are easy to tote to the park, pool or playground — just about anyplace you’re celebrating.
One word of warning, though: with birthday party treats this easy and tasty, your kids might want to start celebrating their birthday every day!
This fun and whimsical snack mix is a cinch to prepare. Have a big bowl ready for party guests to munch on throughout the festivities.
There’s something irresistible about the sweet-salty combination of chocolate-covered pretzels. If your child’s party is at home, why not let everyone decorate their own pretzels with candies and toppings?
Kids will love to play pretend with this sweet “sushi.” For extra fun, let them try their hand at eating these with chopsticks!
Prepared cake mix and frosting makes these whoopie pies quick and easy to assemble. Best of all, they’re handheld and easy to transport.
These treats do require some time in the freezer, so it’s key to make them in advance. However, the prep itself is only about half an hour!
Mini-muffin cups give these sweet little goodies their perfectly bite-size proportions. Kids are sure to love these as a party treat.
Breakfast pastries become a festive and fun base for these sweet sandwiches. We love how bright and colorful they are, perfect for a child’s party!
Why serve cake and ice cream when you can serve “ice cream” cake? These adorable cupcakes are also incredibly easy to prepare.
Little ones are sure to love these animal-shaped cookies. Make a batch or two to include in goodie bags.
Moist and chocolatey, these cookies are a definite crowd-pleaser. Wrap a few in a colored cellophane and tie with a ribbon for a great goodie-bag treat!
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