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Kids Party Snack Mix

This kids party snack mix recipe full of fun, kid friendly snack foods, is the perfect thing to serve at a children’s party! Customize with your favorite snack items to make the perfect finger food for kids of all ages.

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Kids Party Foods

When I hear birthday party, I immediately think birthday cakes and ice cream!

But you can’t go all dessert, especially for the kids and have them hyped up on sugar. Unless you are sending them home to their parents, LOL.

You need to have some real food. It has to be delicious, but above all else, it has to be FUN FOOD.

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Party Snack Ideas

When I am thinking about birthday party snacks, I like to have rice krispie treats. Everyone loves those for sure.

Maybe some chocolate chip cookies, or brownies with whipped cream.

But, if there is a way to sneak some sort of “good food” into the kids, I will definitely try.

Your best bet is to serve it along with something that the kids love and you can get them to eat it. SNEAKY but EFFECTIVE!

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Ingredients Needed

Popcorn – Use your favorite popped popcorn. I prefer a plain or lightly salted flavors.

Goldfish Crackers – feel free to use the cheddar, graham cracker, or pretzel version. I like the contrast of the cheddar flavor the best.

Pretzels – I like the wheel shaped ones the best, but use your favorite shape or one that fits the occasion.

Cereal – Any fruity cereal will work but the larger ones are the best. Loops, Trix, Apple Jacks.

Animal Crackers – Animal crackers are fun because of the shapes and the frosted ones are the best, but feel free to use the plain ones if that works for you.

Mix ins – I like to toss in some chocolate like M&Ms or chocolate chips.

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How To Make Kids Party Mix

First: Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and enjoy!

Second: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 

This party mix is a great combination of sweet and salty! Perfect for car rides, parties, movie night, or after school snack idea. It’s guaranteed to be a hit with the kids!

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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What do you serve at a kid’s party?

If you are wondering what to serve at a kid’s party, look no further.

Aside from the traditional party foods like hot dogs or pizza, which are great for feeding kids, you need something to snack on.

This mix is perfect because you can fill it with your (or your kid’s) favorite foods and snacks.

With so many festive and colorful foods out there, you can customize it down to flavors and colors depending on your occasion!

More Easy Party Foods

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This kids party snack mix is a cheap and easy party food that will be welcome at any birthday celebration!

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Kids Party Snack Mix

This kids party snack mix recipe full of fun, kid friendly, snack foods, is the perfect thing to serve at a children's party!
4.38 from 16 votes
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Course: Sweet Snack Mixes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 492kcal
Author: Jennifer Stewart


  • 2 cups popcorn popped
  • 2 cups wheel pretzels
  • 2 cups goldfish crackers
  • 2 cups fruity cereal Fruit Loops
  • 2 cups M&Ms
  • 2 cups frosted animal crackers


  • Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and enjoy!
  • Great for kids of all ages!


*If you love this recipe as much as I do, please leave me a comment and rate it 5 stars. Thank you!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 641mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 248IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 2mg

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Recipe Rating


Friday 30th of June 2023

Love this idea! Do you think you can make it a couple days ahead or will it get stale? Thanks.

Jennifer Stewart

Sunday 2nd of July 2023

I wouldn't make it more than a day ahead of time as it can get a little soft. Especially when it's humid outside.