No-Fuss, Kid-Friendly Party Recipes

If you're hosting a party and children are invited, make them feel special with their own menu.
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Birthday Cupcakes

Birthday Cupcakes

You can't go wrong with cupcakes. They don't require a plate or a utensil, and they're easy to serve. If you don't have time to bake, opt for store-bought treats and add your own colorful touches. This cake-topping critter came in a bag of 20 for $1. Photo by Leslie Judson.

Whether you're hosting a children's-only bash or a family affair, get kids excited about the gathering by executing a few details just for them. Start by designing kid-inspired invitations. When planning your menu, include at least a few foods that will please the younger set. Here are some recipes to consider.

Have you ever met a kid who didn't like chicken fingers? For a healthier version, opt for homemade.
Kid-Friendly Chicken Fingers

You can't go wrong with pizza either. Use tortilla shells for a quick and easy crust.
Easy Tortilla Pizzas


These sandwiches aren't at all cookie-cutter.
Fun Sandwich Cutouts

If the children at your party love grapes, surprise them with this frozen treat.
Frozen Grapes

Skewered fruit is a great party snack, but skewers can be dangerous for small children. Try this recipe that uses pretzels instead.
Slightly-Salty Fruit Kabobs

Adults have their special party drinks. These are appropriate for partygoers under 21.
Kids' Cocktails

Finish the kids' menu with bite-sized cupcakes for dessert.

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