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11 tasty birthday party food ideas

It's party time and you've got hungry little mouths to feed. Here are the best birthday party meals you can serve up to little guests. Bonus: They're peanut-free.

11 tasty birthday party food ideas

Photo: Roberto Caruso

One-Pot Mac and Cheese

A classic kid favourite is Mac and Cheese. Make a big batch of this creamy pasta and you're good to go. It's sure to please even the pickiest party guest. Get the recipe: One-Pot Mac and Cheese

11 tasty birthday party food ideas Photo: Roberto Caruso

Supper Nachos

Eating chips as a meal? It's a kid's dream come true. Treat your guests to these loaded nachos. Get the recipe: Supper Nachos

11 tasty birthday party food ideas Photo: Erik Putz

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Coconut-Crusted Chicken Fingers

When has a kid ever said no to chicken fingers? The homemade sauce is an added bonus! Get the recipe: Coconut-Crusted Chicken Fingers

11 tasty birthday party food ideas Photo: Jodi Pudge

Saucy Pulled Pork

These saucy sandwiches are easy to make and fun to eat. Go ahead and let them get messy, after all it's party time! Get the recipe: Saucy Pulled Pork 

11 tasty birthday party food ideas Photo: Maya Visnyei

Mushroom Quesadilla

Melty and warm cheese and mushrooms come together to make these simple quesadillas. Get ready for tons of cheesy little smiles at meal time. Just say cheese and snap a few pics of the birthday boy and his friends. Get the recipe: Mushroom Quesadilla

11 tasty birthday party food ideas Photo: Roberto Caruso

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Mini Meatball Subs

These mini subs are great for little guests. They're so tasty and saucy. Don't worry about finger lickers, it just means they really loved the food! Get the recipe: Mini Meatball Subs

11 tasty birthday party food ideas Photo: Andrew Grinton

Greek Salad Pasta

This colourful salad adds a few veggies to the birthday meal. It's super-yummy, so don't be surprised if the guests come begging for seconds. Get the recipe: Greek Salad Pasta

11 tasty birthday party food ideas Photo: Jodi Pudge

Easy Pizza Bites

Skip the delivery pizza and make this quick and easy crowd-pleaser instead. Big kids can make the pizzas themeselves with their fave toppings! Get the recipe: Easy Pizza Bites 

11 tasty birthday party food ideas Photo: Emily Cumming

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BLT Waffle-Wich

Serving sandwiches as party food is a bit boring. Serving waffle-wichs, however, will turn you into a birthday party genius! It's as simple as making BLTs with waffles instead of bread, but the kids will be so impressed. Get the recipe: BLT Waffle-Wich

11 tasty birthday party food ideas

Bacon Buttermilk Pancakes

Turn a breakfast staple into a party favourite with these Bacon Buttermilk Pancakes. They are simple to make and great for feeding a crowd. Get the recipe: Bacon Buttermilk Pancakes

11 tasty birthday party food ideas Photo: Emily Cumming

Mini Grilled Fish Tacos

These mini meals are perfect for little guests. Get the fiesta started with these delicious tacos. Get the recipe: Mini Grilled Fish Tacos 

11 tasty birthday party food ideas Photo: Rob Caruso

Read more: 10 birthday treats that go beyond cake  13 fun indoor birthday party themes for kids Throw a birthday party on a budget

This article was originally published on Jan 31, 2019

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