Easy Birthday Party Food Ideas for Kids & Adults

May 21, 2024
group of people celebrating & enjoying party food on table
Are you looking for a crowd-pleasing menu for your next birthday party? Look no further! From tacos to tortilla chips, Mexican food is the perfect choice for both kids and adult’s birthday parties. Read on to discover why Mexican food is a great fit for every celebration through these easy and creative birthday party food ideas that will wow your guests and create a day to remember!

Mexican Finger Food Snacks & Buffet Ideas For Kid's Parties

charred corn bean tacos served with fillings in a bowl
When it comes to children's birthday parties, Mexican finger foods are a hit! They are fun, easy to eat, and packed with flavours that kids love. Why not start the festivities with a platter of Old El Paso Tacos; The Old El Paso Extra Mild Super Tasty Stand 'N' Stuff Soft Taco Kit is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Kids can customize their tacos with their favourite ingredients, whether that be cheesy minced beef, chicken, or veg. It's an interactive and enjoyable way for them to build their own meal that’s great for when you’re serving a crowd with a range of different tastes and preferences.
The Old El Paso Stand 'N' Stuff Crispy Chicken Soft Taco Kit is another great finger food option, served with crispy chicken strips, it’s sure to be a hit with the little ones. We’d recommend serving these up with some tasty tortilla chips and Old El Paso dips for a tasty snack that’s guaranteed to keep the party going.

Buffet-style Birthday Party Food Ideas For Adults

beef tacos served on red borad with cheese, salsa
When it comes to adult birthday parties, a buffet-style menu offers great flexibility, making it easy to cater to everyone’s dietary needs. Mexican cuisine is perfect for creating a vibrant spread with both warm and cold dishes. Start yours off with a selection of tacos made with our Stand 'N' Stuff Soft Flour Tortillas which you can offer with a range of fillings such as grilled chicken, sautéed vegetables, and slow-cooked pulled pork. Don't forget to include an assortment of toppings such as guacamole, sour cream, and salsa for guests too!
Beef Taco Rice Pan
For the sides Mexican rice and black beans is a quick an easy accompaniment that guests can help themselves to. For those who like spice, Old El Paso Chili Con Carne Seasoning Mix is perfect for adding a kick to the party and creating some flavourful chili. For a twist, you could also serve Stand 'N' Stuff Whole Wheat Tortillas alongside the traditional flour tortillas to add a wholesome touch to the meal and cater to different dietary preferences.

Children’s Party Food Box Ideas

Food boxes are a convenient and organized way to serve little ones at children’s birthday parties. We’d recommend choosing a theme for these and arranging the contents so that they are visually appealing and exciting for the kids.

Slow Cooker Mini Chilli Meatballs in Mini Tortilla Boats

Using Old El Paso products will help you to whip up the perfect Mexican food box quickly and easily! Our Corn Tortillas can be made into mini tacos which you can fill with kid-friendly fillings like cheesy refried beans and mild salsa. Veggie sticks make an additional fun and tasty snack alongside a small portion of tortilla chips and small tub of guacamole for a well-rounded food box that kids will love.

To make these even more fun, consider including a small surprise like a mini pinata or a tub of colourful Mexican candies. The combination of delicious food and exciting extras will make the children's birthday party truly memorable!

Birthday Party Menu Ideas For Adults

delicious mexican buffet served on tables

When planning adult birthday parties, it's essential that the menu caters to various tastes. One great way to provide something for everyone is to build a self-serve taco bar that allows guests to create their own customised tacos. This was you can include options for vegetarians and meat lovers alike by offering fillings like grilled vegetables, shrimp, and seasoned beef for guests to choose from.

Your taco bar should also include a variety of fresh salsas, guacamole, and tangy lime crema to accompany the main dish! The interactive setup encourages guests to mingle and have fun while enjoying their tasty, personalised creations.

Outdoor & Picnic Birthday Party Food Ideas

halloumi fajita skewers

If you're planning an outdoor party, consider a picnic theme. Pack individual picnic boxes with a selection of Mexican-inspired finger foods. Include mini quesadillas, vibrant veggie skewers, and refreshing fruit salsas. For vegetarian guests, provide options such as black bean and corn salad or grilled halloumi skewers.

The combination of delicious food, a beautiful outdoor setting, and lively conversations will make your birthday party one that guests will talk about for years to come.

Mexican cuisine is the perfect choice for both kids and adults when it comes to birthday party food. Whether you opt for Mexican finger foods, or a buffet-style spread, we at Old El Paso have you covered with a range of delicious products. With the provided tips and menu inspiration, you can create a memorable and flavourful birthday celebration you’ll cherish always. So, get ready to indulge in the vibrant, tasty, and fun experience of Mexican cuisine with Old El Paso. Happy birthday and happy feasting!