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Snacks for sleepovers: This is a list of the best sweet and savoury snacks for sleepovers. Snacks you can buy and snacks you can make at home. Perfect for kids, teens and even adults!
A MOUTHWATERING LIST OF SNACKS FOR SLEEPOVERS
A great selection of snacks can make a sleepover party, especially for excited kids and cool teens. So here is a list of delicious sleepover snacks and food ideas for hosting a fancy sleepover party for kids or teens.
The second is for snacks and food ideas that you can make to add a little something extra special for a slumber party, particularly if it’s a birthday sleepover.
There are ideas for sweet and savoury snacks and food. I’ve made sure there are some healthy options, but what sleepover is complete without some classic junk food snacks to light up kids’ eyes?!
GREAT SNACKS TO BUY FOR SLEEPOVERS
What sleepover is complete without a smattering of junk food?! It’s the stuff of illicit midnight feasts and old-school kids’ parties that we all secretly still love, whatever our age.
This is a list of ideas for snacks that you can buy to make it easy to put together a snack charcuterie board or leave it out for midnight grazing.
I’ve based this list on the sleepover party I just hosted for my newly-minted teenager. I can confirm that while homemade snacks and food went down a treat earlier in the evening, it was the junk food that scored large once they settled down to watch movies, chat and hang out into the small hours.
SLEEPOVER SNACKS YOU CAN BUY
1. SAVOURY SNACKS
- Cheese puffs
- Savoury pretzels
- Tortilla chips and salsa dip
- Crisps/Potato chips
- Salted popcorn – these movie theatre-style popcorn boxes are super cute
- Pringles – once you pop, you can’t stop!!
- Grisini and breadsticks are great for munching
- Hula Hoops – the beef flavour is a particular favourite
- Carrot and cucumber crudités with dip
- Hippeas Chickpea puffs (the cheese flavour is a great alternative to classic cheesy puffs)
- Oven French Fries served with ketchup and mayonnaise dips
- Halloumi Fries and salsa
2. SWEET SNACKS
- Chocolate covered pretzels
- Cool flavours of popcorn – Popcorn Shed does a whole array of quirky flavours
- Party bag of M&Ms
- Giant bag of pick n mix sweets/candy
- Japanese party snacks – I love adding a little something out of the ordinary, like this Japanese candy box of snacks
- A selection box of quirky flavoured Kitkats
- Marshmallows – mini marshmallows are also great for topping hot chocolate
- Sour Patch kids
- Chocolate covered Pocky sticks
- Chunks of fresh strawberries, blueberries and banana slices
- Baked snacking fruit – strawberries, mango, pineapple (I LOVE Urban Fruit)
HOMEMADE SLEEPOVER SNACK IDEAS
Here is a selection of sleepover snack recipes and slumber party food recipes from some of the top food bloggers around.
My suggestion is to stock up on ready-made snacks and then choose a couple of these homemade recipes to create some real standout party snacks for the sleepover crew to enjoy.
SWEET HOMEMADE SLEEPOVER SNACKS
Who doesn't crave sugar late at night?! Here's a roundup of some delicious sweet like candy recipes for sleepover snacks.
CHARCUTERIE SNACK BOARD INSPIRATION
Snack boards are perfect for sleepover parties, especially for sleepovers that involve a movie night. Here's a roundup of some brilliant ideas for snack boards to put together.
EVEN MORE SLEEPOVER SNACK INSPIRATION
I thought I’d also add a roundup of some really classic sleepover snack ideas.
Get some plain popcorn and then set out a selection of toppings
S’mores are traditionally a campfire treat, but they can taste just as good if you make them in the oven. Use Graham crackers (US) or Digestive biscuits (UK), marshmallows and chocolate.
The great thing about mixing up some trail mix is that you can include yummy treats and healthy treats to balance things out. So think of things like chocolate drops, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, pretzels, and mini crackers.
Make pizza rolls using ready-made pizza dough and fill them with the usual pizza ingredients of cheese, ham and olives. They make great finger food for sleepovers.
ICE-CREAM SUNDAE BAR
An ice cream sundae bar is a great idea for summer sleepovers. Provide the ice cream and then a selection of toppings like hot fudge, caramel, sprinkles, chocolate buttons, chopped nuts and fruit sauces.
Chocolate fondue is a great interactive sleepover party snack. You will need a fondue pot (I have had a couple of these cast iron fondue sets for years and love them). Provide chopped fruit like strawberries and bananas, cookies, marshmallows and cake bites to dip.
Luci is the founder of Mums Make Lists. She has written about all aspects of organising family life for ten years. Her main areas of expertise are family finance and budgeting, simplifying housekeeping and family admin and kids’ party planning. Read more.