What To Bring To a Class Party: 57 Great Food Ideas

You’re picking your brain trying to figure out what to bring to a class party. 

Well, you’re in luck because here we have a great list of items that will help you finally decide what to bring to your child’s class party.

The snacks on our list are easy to prepare, several may be store-bought, and a good number are healthy options. 

You no longer need to stress. These easy and healthy snacks are great options for any classroom party. 

And if you’re seeking ideas for individually-wrapped snacks for school, we’ve got you covered there, too.

So keep this post handy as you brainstorm what to bring to a class party.

You’ll have a ton of great ideas in no time.

What To Bring To a Class Party

  • Animal Crackers 
  • Ants on a Log – This snack is a combination of celery, peanut butter, and raisins. For nut-free environments, opt for hummus or flavored cream cheese.
  • Apple Slices – This fruit snack is more delicious when accompanied by a dipping sauce such as caramel.
  • Applesauce – Easily store-bought, applesauce is a good option for younger students.
  • Baked Banana Chips – For schools that strongly promote giving students healthier options, this one is a win for sure.
  • Banana Bread – Cut into squares for easy serving, or make individual muffins. 
  • Blueberry Muffins – Also consider other flavors such as apple cinnamon, vanilla, and banana.
  • Boiled Eggs – When brainstorming what to bring to a class party, eggs might not be your first thought. However, this versatile food is healthy, delicious, and easy to make.
  • Brownie Bites – If you’re seeking individually-wrapped snacks that can be store-bought, this option is good. 
  • Capri Suns
  • Carrot Sticks With Dip
  • Carrots With Hummus
  • Celery With Peanut Butter – Substitute the peanut butter for hummus or ranch dressing.
  • Cereal – Dried cereal is super easy to bring, and you can easily mix and match brands.
  • Cereal Mix – To take cereal to another level, add raisins, M&Ms, and some bite-sized crackers to make a nice mix.
  • Cheese-Filled Ritz Crackers
  • Chicken or Turkey Wraps
  • Chips With Dip – Baked tortilla chips and pita chips make healthier options.
  • Cubed Cheese and Crackers – Organize a tray full of cubed cheddar cheese and saltine or Ritz crackers.
  • Cubed Meat and Cheese With Pretzel Sticks – Students gather meat and cheese cubes with pretzel sticks. It’s relatively simple to make a tray full of these.
  • Cupcakes – For whichever holiday or occasion you’re celebrating, having something sweet is a tradition. Cupcakes are crowd-pleasers and make clean-up easy.
  • Donut Holes
  • Dried Fruit
  • English Muffins With Jelly
  • Finger Sandwiches
  • Frozen Fruit Pops
  • Frozen Yogurt Pops
  • Fruit and Cheese Kabobs
  • Fruit Cups
what to bring to a class party
  • Fruit Juice
  • Fruit Kabobs
  • Fruit Salad
  • Fruit Smoothies
  • Fruit Tray With Caramel or Cream Cheese Dip
  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Graham Crackers
  • Granola Bars – If store-bought, be sure they are nut-free.
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  • Jello – No need to spend time making your own jello. Shelf-stable options that require no refrigeration can be store-bought.
  • Kale Chips
  • Kolaches – These doughy pastries stuffed with savory or sweet fillings make quick, delicious snacks that students love and can eat on the go. 
  • Mini Pizzas – Consider having a pizza-assembling party where students add their own toppings.
  • Oatmeal Bars
  • Oatmeal Cookies
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches 
  • Pigs In a Blanket
  • Pita Chips and Dip
  • Pita Sandwiches – Stuff these with hummus, turkey, or vegetables. 
  • Popcorn – If you’re really short on time when deciding what to bring to a class party, choose popcorn. Picking up a few different flavors such as cheese and caramel is a good idea.
  • Pretzels With Cheese Sauce – Soft, yummy pretzels with cheese sauce scream “Eat me!”. Find pretzels in the freezer section of your local grocery.
  • Pudding – Pudding can easily be store-bought and purchased individually-wrapped.
  • Rice Cakes (Flavored) – When in a pinch, rice cakes are a healthy snack that can be made more exciting by adding delicious toppings.
  • Squeezable Yogurt – When wondering what to bring to a class party, think easy to transport, easy to serve, and liked by students. Squeezable yogurt checks all the boxes.
  • Trail Mix – Combine pretzels, M&Ms, raisins, Cheez-Its, and a few seeds, and you have a healthy snack for the class party. If time is an issue, store-bought and individually-wrapped options are available. 
  • Tuna Fish Sandwiches – Tuna fish is so versatile and can be made as simple or complex as you like. For students though, simple is usually better. Cut into triangles and serve. 
  • Whole Grain Crackers With String Cheese
  • Yogurt Parfait – Plain yogurt with berries and topped with granola is a delicious option for health-conscious classrooms

Non-Food Items to Bring to Class Party

  • Decorations
  • Games
  • Napkins
  • Plates
  • Party Favors

Final Thoughts

Now you have a collection of ideas to help you decide what food to bring to a class party.

You can make or bring something easy and still “wow” students!