Easy Desserts for Your Kid’s Birthday Party

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Picture this: it’s the night before your child’s birthday party, and you just realized that you don’t have any sweets or desserts to serve to all the kids. You’ve made enough burgers and french fries to feed an army, but you’re dreading the moment when the tiny army in your house starts to ask for something sugary, and you’ve got nothing. 

Fear not, because we’ve put together this list of 2 easy desserts to make for your kid’s birthday party! We’ve made sure to include ingredients that you might already have lying around the house. The best part about these desserts is that you can quickly whip them up the night before the party, and you can go to bed without feeling exhausted. 

Here are two easy dessert recipes for a kid’s birthday party: 

  1. A Sweet Charcuterie Board

In case you don’t have time to stand at the kitchen counter and whip up a few sweet treats, you can quickly put together a sweet charcuterie board for the little ones to have fun with. Just make sure that you use a large platter or board that isn’t breakable! 

All you need for the charcuterie board is various candies that your convenience store probably already sells. 


  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate chip cookies that are broken into small pieces
  • Mini pretzels 
  • Caramel or salted popcorn 
  • A big bowl of melted chocolate 
  • Meringue cookies 

Please note that the ingredients mentioned above are only ideas! You can include as many or as few sweet treats as you want, and you can swap out some of the candy for fresh fruit, like strawberries and blueberries. A sweet charcuterie board is a wonderful way to trick kids into eating fruit by making them believe that they’re eating candy! 

We’ve also recommended the charcuterie board because it’s an interactive dessert choice that allows children to choose what sweets they want to eat. 

  1. Easy-Peasy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are one of the best desserts to make, especially when you have to serve a crowd of young children. We’ve chosen to include this quick recipe because you can make a massive batch of cookies the night before the party and bake them in the morning, or bake them the night before and store them in an airtight container until it’s time to serve. 

We love this recipe because it’s quick, simple, and unbelievably delicious. 


  • ½ a cup of white sugar
  • ¾ of a cup of brown sugar 
  • ½ cup of melted butter 
  • One egg
  • ¾ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • One and ¼ cups of flour 
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda 
  • A generous pinch of salt 
  • Chopped chocolate of your choice


  • Combine the brown and white sugars with the melted butter using a whisk until the three ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract until the egg is fully incorporated, and you cannot see traces of it in the cookie batter. 
  • Sift in the flour, baking soda, and salt. 
  • Switch from a whisk to a spatula, and gently fold in the dry ingredients until well combined. 
  • Make sure you don’t overmix your ingredients because you don’t want to over-activate the gluten in your batter. 
  • Chop as much chocolate as you feel good about, and gently fold it into your cookie batter. 
  • We’d recommend refrigerating your cookies for a few hours before baking them if you have the time. They will taste so much better! 
  • If you don’t have time, bake the cookies on a lined baking sheet for around 7-10 minutes, or until they turn golden brown and rise slightly. 

Serve warm, if possible, with a cold glass of milk. If you don’t have chocolate on hand, you can use tiny bits of peanut butter or butterscotch chips. 

This cookie recipe makes about ten cookies. When measuring out cookie batter, we’d recommend using a tablespoon for each cookie because they spread quite a bit on the baking sheet. You can also make these cookies ahead of time and store them in your freezer for several weeks at a time. 


In this article, we took you through two quick desserts to make for a children’s birthday. We chose both these desserts because they’re delicious and easy to put together when you’re pressed for time.

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