10 Kid-Friendly, Crowd-Pleasing Party Snacks Everyone Is Sure to Love

published Mar 8, 2023
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Hosting a party soon? Besides a cute banner, some party poppers, and balloons, all you need for hosting is a few big-batch snacks that kids will love and parents will enjoy too. Here are 10 kid-friendly, crowd-pleasing ideas:

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.

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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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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).

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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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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.

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. Another option? Homemade Chex Mix!

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.

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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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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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.

This post was originally published on Kitchn. Read it there: 10 Kid-Friendly Party Snacks Everyone Will Love