A light-hearted Children's Party Dinner and Drinks Menu


Welcome to our exciting children’s party! This evening, we’ll embark on a fun-filled culinary adventure designed to delight young palates and add an extra layer of magic to your celebration. Whether it’s a birthday bash or a special gathering, this menu is sure to make your party a hit. Let’s dive in and create some unforgettable memories with delicious food and drinks!

Embracing the Fun of a Children's Party

Children’s parties are all about joy, creativity, and fun. The food and drinks should be just as exciting as the theme of the party. Think vibrant colours, playful shapes, and flavours that kids love. This menu includes a variety of kid-friendly favourites that are easy to eat and sure to please.

Appetizers: Tasty and Fun Starters

  1. Mini Pizzas:
    • Ingredients: 1 package of English muffins, 1 cup pizza sauce, 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, assorted toppings (pepperoni, olives, bell peppers).
    • Instructions: Preheat oven to 375°F. Split English muffins in half and place them on a baking sheet. Spread pizza sauce on each half, sprinkle with cheese and add toppings. Bake for 10-12 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  2. Veggie Sticks with Ranch Dip:
    • Ingredients: Carrot sticks, celery sticks, cucumber slices, bell pepper strips, 1 cup ranch dressing.
    • Instructions: Arrange veggie sticks on a platter around a bowl of ranch dressing. Serve fresh and crisp for a healthy and fun appetizer.

Main Courses: Kid-Approved Favourites

  1. Chicken Nuggets:
    • Ingredients: 1 lb chicken breast (cut into bite-sized pieces), 1 cup flour, 2 eggs (beaten), 1 cup breadcrumbs, salt and pepper to taste, vegetable oil for frying.
    • Instructions: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Dredge chicken pieces in flour, dip in beaten eggs, and coat with breadcrumbs. Fry in batches until golden brown and cooked through about 5-7 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve with dipping sauces.
  2. Macaroni and Cheese:
    • Ingredients: 2 cups elbow macaroni, 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, 1 cup milk, 2 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp flour, salt and pepper to taste.
    • Instructions: Cook macaroni according to package instructions and drain. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until thickened. Add cheese and stir until melted. Mix in macaroni and season with salt and pepper.

Sides: Whimsical and Delicious

  1. Fruit Kabobs:
    • Ingredients: Strawberries, grapes, pineapple chunks, melon balls, wooden skewers.
    • Instructions: Thread fruit pieces onto wooden skewers in colourful patterns. Serve chilled for a refreshing side dish.
  2. Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks:
    • Ingredients: 1 can refrigerated pizza dough, 2 tbsp melted butter, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese.
    • Instructions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Roll out pizza dough and brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with garlic powder and cheese. Cut into strips and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden and cheesy.

Desserts: Sweet Treats for Little Sweethearts

  1. Cupcake Cones:
    • Ingredients: 1 box cake mix (plus ingredients needed for mix), ice cream cones, frosting, sprinkles.
    • Instructions: Preheat oven and prepare cake mix according to package instructions. Fill ice cream cones halfway with cake batter and place in a muffin tin. Bake as directed until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely, then frost and decorate with sprinkles.
  2. Fruit Popsicles:
    • Ingredients: 2 cups fruit juice (any flavour), 1 cup fresh fruit pieces (strawberries, blueberries, kiwi), popsicle moulds.
    • Instructions: Place fruit pieces in popsicle moulds and pour fruit juice over them. Insert sticks and freeze for at least 4 hours or until solid.

Drinks: Refreshing and Fun Beverages

  1. Rainbow Punch:
    • Ingredients: 1 litre of lemon and lime soda, 1 litre of pineapple juice and assorted fruit sorbets.
    • Instructions: In a large punch bowl, combine lemon-lime soda and pineapple juice. Add scoops of assorted fruit sorbets for a colourful and refreshing drink.
  2. Chocolate Milkshakes:
    • Ingredients: 2 cups vanilla ice cream, 1 cup milk, 1/4 cup chocolate syrup, whipped cream, sprinkles.
    • Instructions: Blend ice cream, milk, and chocolate syrup until smooth. Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream and sprinkles.


A children’s party is all about creating a joyful and fun atmosphere, and this menu is designed to do just that. With these kid-friendly and delicious dishes and drinks, your party is sure to be a hit. Enjoy the laughter, the excitement, and the wonderful food and drinks!


Can I prepare these dishes in advance? Yes, many of these items can be prepared ahead of time, allowing you to focus on hosting during the party.

How can I cater to dietary restrictions with a children’s menu? Offer a variety of dishes, including vegetarian and gluten-free options like veggie sticks and fruit kabobs and offering dairy-free drinks and desserts! Clearly label any potential allergens.

What's the best way to serve the food at a children’s party? Buffet-style serving works well, allowing kids to choose what they like and go back for seconds as they please.

How can I make the party more interactive with the food and drinks? To make the party more interactive, consider incorporating food-related games and activities. For example, set up a cupcake decorating station where kids can create their own sweet masterpieces or a fruit kabob assembly station where they can make their own colourful snacks. This not only entertains the kids but also encourages them to enjoy their food even more.