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Birthday party food ideas

Struggling to come up with a menu for your child’s party celebration? We’ve got birthday party food ideas that will make your guests happy and keep your budget under control.

Choosing best kids birthday party places, children entertainer, party decoration ideas—are the key elements at children’s birthday parties, right? But there’s one additional component that’s essential to a successful gathering, no matter what the age of the guest: food.

If you plan to cater yourself for your child’s birthday party, keep the food simple and wholesome, fresh fruit in the form of fruit kebabs, vege sticks and dip, homemade pizza, maybe some cupcakes, a few potato crisps and cheezles, a birthday cake and you are done. Prepare and freeze as much as possible beforehand and have some extra help on the day to prepare and serve.

They are still very young to make a mess—and you as a parent—is a milestone worthy of a party. Your littlest guests won’t be too interested in the spread, making this a great chance to brainstorm birthday party food ideas for adults (enjoy it while you can). Here are some crowd-pleasing ideas

  • Deviled eggs
  • Barbecue sandwiches
  • Cheese nachos
  • Cheese n corn sandwiches
  • Baked potato bar
  • Stuffed mushrooms
  • Jalapeno poppers
  • Spinach-artichoke dip
  • Pasta salad

But don’t forget the little ones altogether, of course! 4-5 years old birthday celebration demands a variety of foods, so consider putting together a “kids buffet” with things like cheese cubes, mini sandwiches, crackers, bananas, muffins, yogurt, applesauce, pasta, hard-boiled eggs, lean proteins, and more

Finger foods make a best party idea and everyone’s life easier—you don’t need to provide cutlery, and your guests aren’t trying to chase a toddler while balancing a plate of salad.

“Prepare foods in smaller sizes like bite size meatballs and place them on skewers or make mini hamburger sliders that are easier for your little ones to hold.

If you are a working Mum with a family, you could do with some help with the catering. One option is to order in from a fast food store like Dominoes Pizza, Kentucky Fried, Macca’s or Chicken Treat, or a happy meal from Mc Donalds. It is simple and cost effective. Pre-order, arrange a collection time, get hubby to go pick the food up, easy! And what kid doesn’t love fast food!!

Birthday party snack ideas

Birthday party snacks don’t need to be loaded with calories, sugar, or sodium. Here are some healthy options for younger and older kids alike.

Guacamole, salsa, or seven-layer dip


Meat and cheese tray

Fruit and veggie platters

Hummus and pita chips

Cheese and cracker platters

Trail mix

Dessert ideas for a kids’ birthday party

If you want less of a hassle, opt for cupcakes instead. There’s no cutting, and they’re easier to serve. Consider icing cupcakes in different colors and arranging them in a fun pattern, or one that spells out your child’s name or “Happy Birthday.” Put out sprinkles and other decorations so each guest can create her own masterpiece.

Need a few more ideas for dessert? Budget-friendly desserts that also happen to be kid-friendly include pudding, oatmeal cookies, fruit plates, and what kids’ birthday party would be complete without ice cream.

Want to take your efforts up a notch? Here are some additional dessert options for kids’ birthday parties that require a bit more effort:

Mud cups. Use clear plastic cups, fill halfway with chocolate pudding, top with a layer of crushed chocolate cookies like Oreos, and then put a gummy worm or two on the top.

Ice cream sundae bar

An assortment of pies

Waffle bar with toppings (syrup, chocolate sauce, fruit, powdered sugar, etc.)

Chocolate fondue

With many children with food allergies these days, don’t forget to check with their parents in advance

Our advice,“ Simple and handy, mix of healthy and child’s interests.

Visit the The Funpad website for more details on planning a Birthday Party and organizing the Entertainment.


We can help plan your kids Birthday party /Event

The Funpad can help make your child’s birthday even more special by providing entertainment at your child’s birthday party. The Funpad is a fully refurbished double-decker bus, fitted with the highest quality soft play equipment that comes to YOU, wherever you are, rain, hail or shine. Fully climate controlled, The FunPad provides you with a safe, unique and fun entertainment option, designed for children 3-12 years.

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● Developing core skills of movement enhances confidence, flexibility and coordination; all while the kids are having fun and being active.
● Movement can also play an important role when kids are learning and growing. It assists with concentration, focus and engagement along with building their self-esteem.

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  • Corporate are always looking for options for family events where kids can play safely. The Funpad can entertain your guests aged 3-12 years on board. This gives parents a rest or the chance to look around and enjoy the event, knowing the children are being well supervised and are safe.
  • Guest can also have peace of mind as kids are burning their energy on the bus rather than keeping their parents engaged

Are you looking for a unique entertainment option for your youngest guests?

● The FunPad can entertain your guests aged 3-12 years on board.
● Children will be able to play the day/night away.
● Full time supervisor on board minding the kids, keeping them engaged and managing the queues by sending them on rotation basis in a group of 20 kids at a time

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  • Make your party a special one by giving both kids and parents time to enjoy with their friends.
  • The FunPad can entertain your guests aged 3-12 years on board for hours.
  • Children will be happily occupied in a safe environment, under supervision.

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How can I book The FunPad Bus?

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For Events or any other booking please contact us at info@thefunpad.com.au or call us on 0485867861

Does the bus drive around as part of the party?

No, The FunPad remains stationary for the entirety of the party or event.

How does it work for Events/Fetes/Charity?

● Event organizers can hire the Funpad for the duration of the event (minimum 3 hours).

● We manage the queue by letting in 20 kids at a time for 5-10 mins on rotation basis.

● Costs are determined by the travel distance plus the hourly hire rate.

● The Funpad can then be a FREE activity for children – Or – to cover costs, charge an entry fee, say $2.00 – $5.00.

● We can attend your event for the entirety of your celebration or only part of it.

● The choice is yours with packages tailored to your specific needs.



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How does it work for Birthday Parties ?

We arrive 5-10 mins early to park and set up the bus, Kids enter by sanitizing their hands and the driver/host tells them the rules and introduces what’s inside the bus. Kids explore the bus for the first few minutes and then the driver starts playing games/activities to keep the kids engaged while they are on the bus. 

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Whats inside the Bus?

The Funpad is jam-packed with certified soft play equipment and is sure to entertain. some of the things kids find inside are 

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