Kids birthday parties are infamous amongst parents for one thing: sugar highs. Skip the craziness (and spare your guests’ parents the trauma of a sugar crash) with these healthy alternatives to classic party food staples.

With the new school year comes new friends for your kids, which means that by now, you may have received quite a few birthday party invitations (or maybe even thrown one yourself?!).

When it comes time to return the favour, make sure your party is remembered by your little guests for its delicious food – and make sure their parents remember how healthy it all was – with these recipes.

Kids’ sushi by Taste

Easy beef and mushroom pies by Kids Eat by Shanai

Zucchini and cheese mini muffins by Create, Bake, Make

Healthy flavoured popcorn by

Cheese ball recipes by Stay at Home Mum

Hawaiian pizza pops by

Chicken tenders by the Clean Eating Couple

Parmesan, chicken and basil baked meatballs by Kidgredients

Quick and easy pizza scrolls by Healthy Mummy

Healthy leek and cheese scrolls by Healthy Mummy

Spring rolls by Healthier

Teeny tiny quiches by Kidgredients

Butterfly cupcakes by Create, Bake, Make

Kid-friendly “rum” balls by Bake Play Smile

Healthy hidden veggie sausage rolls by Healthy Mummy

Healthy chocolate mini muffins by Amy’s Healthy Baking

Three ingredient real fruit jelly by Kidspot

Cauliflower and cheese nuggets by Create, Bake, Make

Healthy hummus by Downshiftology





Fruit butterflies by Kiddie Foodies

Healthy ice blocks by

Clean chocolate crackles by Real Food, Healthy Body

Three-ingredient choc paddle pops by Sofie Van Kempen

Super-fast mini pizzas by 

Naturally flavoured fruit water by the Yummy Life























































































And, of course, how could we forget the cake?! Check out these five ingenious cake recipes for your next party:

M&M chocolate cake by Bake Play Smile

Healthy banana cake by What Molly Made

Chocolate zucchini cake by All recipes

Naked chocolate cake by the Healthy Chef

Easy, healthy cake recipe by Well Nourished