10 Kid-Friendly Party Snacks Everyone Will Love

updated May 24, 2023
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This year, we’re skipping the New Year’s Eve parties in favor of what we call “Noon Year’s Eve.” The idea, inspired by my friends, is that we will ring in the New Year with neighbors, school friends, and their parents at lunchtime on New Year’s Eve instead of at midnight.

Besides a cute banner, some party poppers, and balloons, all we need for hosting is a few big-batch snacks that kids will love and parents will enjoy too. I’m thinking I’ll only need five or six of these (at most), but here are 10 kid-friendly party snacks that I’m eyeing for Noon Year’s Eve and beyond.

Kid-Friendly Party Snacks

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The Easiest Pigs in a Blanket
These pigs in a blanket are so easy, you'll be taking them to every potluck and party this summer.
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Ranch Pinwheels
This easy appetizer relies on store-bought puff pastry and your favorite ranch seasoning packet.
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Slow Cooker Queso Dip
We're making this creamy dip in the slow cooker and utilizing a few choice ingredients to ensure it tastes like the neon nacho cheese sauce of your youth.
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Hawaiian Roll Sliders
These Hawaiian roll party sliders are like French onion soup meets slider.
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How To Make Hummus from Scratch
Skip the store-bought stuff — making it yourself is so easy and will be far tastier.
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Honey-Mustard Snack Mix Recipe

Make a big batch and you’ll have leftovers on hand for the long days of snacking before school is back in session.

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Cacio e Pepe Popcorn
A quick and easy recipe for popcorn tossed with Pecorino cheese, black pepper, and olive oil — plus the perfect red wine to drink with it.
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How To Make Soft Pretzels

Admittedly, soft pretzels are a labor of love, but your guests will be totally impressed by your skills and delighted by eating warm soft pretzels.

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Bacon Cheeseburger Dip
This one-pan dip has everything you love about a bacon cheeseburger in one gooey, scoopable bite.
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Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites with Spicy Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

This potato version is a nice change from bacon-wrapped dates and more likely to please picky palettes.

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