10 Kid-Friendly Party Snacks Everyone Will Love

10 Kid-Friendly Party Snacks Everyone Will Love

Meghan Splawn
Dec 30, 2018
(Image credit: Joe Lingeman | Kitchn)

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.

1. The Easiest Pigs in a Blanket

Parents love these puff pastry-wrapped sausages just as much as kids. Just be sure to serve ketchup, ranch, or honey mustard alongside the dijon for dipping.

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman | Kitchn)

2. Ranch + Puff Pastry Pin Wheels

These are sneakily easy and look so delicious on a snack board or appetizer buffet, but give you all the satisfaction of Cool Ranch Doritos.

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3. These 2-Ingredient Appetizers Are Impossible to Mess Up

This post actually features a bunch of ideas, including these two-ingredient potato bites that taste just like potato skins. Serve some unadorned (for kids) and some with green onions and a dollop of sour cream (for adults).

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman | Kitchn)

4. Hawaiian Roll Party Sliders

These roast beef sliders are a family favorite for dinners or parties and feel substantial enough for lunch, plus they are built on everyone's favorite sweet rolls.

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5. How To Make Hummus from Scratch

Two words: veggie platter. Not only will you feel good about having a colorful platter for kids to munch, on but the kids' defenses will also be down (its a party, there are treats) so they will likely nibble on carrot or pepper sticks just because they are there.

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6. Honey-Mustard Snack Mix

You basically can't have a party with snack mix! 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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7. Cacio e Pepe Popcorn

Don't overlook popcorn as a classy party option! This Parmesan and black pepper version is fast and fancy, and both kids and grown-ups will appreciate having something simple and familiar on the table.

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8. 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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9. Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

Pro tip: A warm dip will make you a party appetizer hero to kids and grown-ups alike. Building a dip in the serving skillet means you can warm the dip as needed before the party or when refreshing the chips and drinks. (Easier cleanup, too!)

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10. Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites with Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

I hate to say it, but it's true — bacon-wrap just about anything and the crowd goes wild. This potato version is a nice change from bacon-wrapped dates and more likely to please picky palettes.

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