Recipes for the Perfect Birthday Party

Children’s birthday parties can be equal parts fun and stressful to plan.  Add in Soda Fountain® Malted Milk Powder and you will find that your party planning can be made much easier, at least on the food and snack front. This one ingredient can be used in a variety of ways for snacks, desserts, and fun drinks! Birthday party food ideas for children often tend to include extravagant (and expensive) store bought cakes. Simple homemade recipes made with Soda Fountain® Malted Milk Powder can end up saving you time, money, and stress!

No children’s birthday party is complete without a birthday cake. Your birthday boy or girl is sure to love a Chocolate Malt Cake for their special day. Adding the malted milk powder adds a little something extra to already tasty cake. Bring back a piece of the malt shop’s glory days with this one simple ingredient. You can also use the same powder to make Peanut Butter Chocolate Malt Bars as a cake substitute. If your child prefers cookies to cake, then Malty Chocolate Chip Cookies are the ticket! Just add ¾ cup of powder to your child’s favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe for some extra flavor and enjoy!

Birthday Cupcakes
Soda Fountain Malted Birthday Cupcakes

Have you ever tried to cut up a birthday cake for a dozen hungry children amped up on sugar and excited to each get their own piece ASAP? It can be enough to make you want to forgo a traditional cake altogether and opt for Banana Split Mini Malt Pies. This way each child can have their very own pie that is pre-portioned for every guest. Reduce mess and stress with these miniature pies; they are both adorable and delicious.

Do you have the cake all picked out, but are struggling with additional birthday party food ideas? You can also use the powder to make some mouthwatering Malted Puppy Chow. Set out bowls of the puppy chow for all the kids to enjoy throughout the duration of the party, and then use the same snack as a gift bag for each partygoer. You can even customize the mix to include your child’s favorite candy, dried fruit, or coconut.

One of the most fun aspects of planning a child’s birthday party is choosing a theme. Once you have a theme picked, you can then find tons of fun birthday party food menus that fit the theme and really bring the party to life. If your child loves malts and ice cream, then an old time malt shop theme can provide the perfect backdrop for a fun party. You can mix up a few batches of some Tropical Ice Cream Malt, Nutty Ice Cream Malt, and Extreme Chocolate Ice Cream Malt to offer a fun variety of flavors for each child to choose from. For added fun, you can let each child garnish their own malt, add some whipped cream, nuts, a sprinkle of Soda Fountain® Malted Milk Powder, and a cherry on top!

Maria Jaworski