Planning the party food menu for your kid’s next birthday soiree? Here’s 19 fast, easy and delicious party food recipes, guaranteed to be gobbled up by guests.

From savoury to sweet and all the nibbles in between, you need to think of it ALL when throwing a birthday party. With budget-friendly, quick and easy in mind, we’ve gathered our favourite recipes, perfect for parties.

Shopping list at the ready, it’s time to get the party prep started!

1. Vanilla Cupcakes

Cupcakes are a super convenient birthday cake alternative – whipping up a dozen or so cupcakes in next to no time, not to mention MUCH easier to decorate. This vanilla cupcake recipe makes a huge two dozen cuppies!

Fast, Easy and Delicious Party Food Recipes

2. Sausage rolls for the win

You can’t go wrong dishing out the sausage rolls to party guests. We have a yummy scrummy veggie smuggling sausage roll recipe AND a chicken sausage roll recipe. Both flanked in buttery puff pastry and deeeelicious.

Fast, Easy and Delicious Party Food Recipes

3. Funny face pizzas

The perfect party activity, let kids create their own funny face pizzas for lunch!

Fast, Easy and Delicious Party Food Recipes

4. DIY Cadbury Marvellous Creations chocolate

Grab any leftover lollies (ha!) or all of the birthday person’s favourites and create your very own personalised version of Cadbury’s Marvellous Creations chocolate. Don’t forget the popping candy!

Fast, Easy and Delicious Party Food Recipes

5. Marshmallow Rice Bubble bars

Soft, sweet and sticky, marshmallow Rice Bubble bars tick all the delicious boxes. Top with 100s and 1000s for added party flair.

Fast, Easy and Delicious Party Food Recipes

6. Honey joys

A classic for the party food table, honey joys are loved by kids (and the young at heart!). Crunchy and sweet, yum!

Fast, Easy and Delicious Party Food Recipes

7. Mini hotdogs

Frankfurts and dinner rolls for all! Mini hotdogs can be cooked in your air fryer for the ultimate grilled flavour. Top with mustard and tomato sauce, or GO THE EXTRA with caramelised onions. Yum!

Fast, Easy and Delicious Party Food Recipes

8. Chocolate crackles

Steeped deep in nostalgia, chocolate crackles while scrumptious, can be controversial in the kitchen. Regardless of whether you’re camp coconut on top or camp sprinkles, they’ll be gobbled up in no time.

Fast, Easy and Delicious Party Food Recipes

9. Unicorn rainbow balls

Yes! Unicorn rainbow balls covered in sprinkles, GET IN MY BELLY!

Fast, Easy and Delicious Party Food Recipes

10. Potato wedges

Cheap to make and easy to cook, pretty paper cups of potato wedges go down a treat. Remember to add plenty of sauce bowls to the table for kids to dip to their heart’s content.

Fast, Easy and Delicious Party Food Recipes

11. Oreo teacups

Fancy a cup of Oreo tea? Oh yes please. Cute as a button, Oreo teacup making would also make a fun party activity for guests.

Fast, Easy and Delicious Party Food Recipes

12. Quick English muffin pizzas

Don’t have time to make pizza dough? Never fear, English muffin pizzas are here! Slice, decorate and bake – they’re really that easy!

Fast, Easy and Delicious Party Food Recipes

13. Chocolate zucchini cake

If you’re looking for a slab cake recipe, this chocolate zucchini cake fills a pan perfectly. AND bonus points for hidden zucchini – that has to rule out some of the sugar, maybe?

Fast, Easy and Delicious Party Food Recipes

14. Emoji pikelets

Give the humble pikelet a gorgeous makeover with heart sprinkles and an edible marker. Instant heart-eyed emoji pikelets!

Fast, Easy and Delicious Party Food Recipes

15. Air fryer popcorn chicken

Depending on how many guests you have, popcorn chicken makes for a delicious lunchtime treat. Whipped up in a jiffy using the air fryer, you can also crank out double batches using your oven.

Fast, Easy and Delicious Party Food Recipes

16. Zucchini slice

A lunch box favourite, zucchini slice is a one-pan wonder which can be served warm or cold. Be prepared for kids to smother it in tomato sauce!

Fast, Easy and Delicious Party Food Recipes

17. Doughnuts, ALL the doughnuts

Awesome for a Pinterest-worthy doughnut wall, these baked vanilla glazed doughnuts are slightly healthier than the traditional fried versions – and just as tasty.

Fast, Easy and Delicious Party Food Recipes

18. Vegemite and cheese twists

A packet of puff pastry and a couple of pantry staples is all you need to crank out a tray of these salty, cheesy savoury treats – Vegemite and cheese twists!

Fast, Easy and Delicious Party Food Recipes

19. Mini cheese, bacon and zucchini quiches

Pint-sized and super easy to eat, mini cheese, bacon and zucchini quiches are perfect lunchtime fare. Make them in advance and freeze, defrosting the day before the party.

Fast, Easy and Delicious Party Food Recipes


Having trouble deciding on your party theme? See our Lego and Under The Sea party posts for all the fun party inspo! Happy partying planning Mum Centralers!

Author

South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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