20 Amazing Sandwich Ideas for Children’s Parties

20 Amazing Sandwich Ideas for Children’s Parties

Grilled bacon, mozzarella sandwiches on wooden cutting boards and arugula, cherry tomato salad on dark background, top view.Delicious breakfast or snack, flat lay
Sandwiches are an easy and healthy food to prepare for kid’s birthday parties.

Organizing your child’s birthday party is a daunting task. You have to prepare a lot of things, contact people, and so much more. Just the thought of it already makes you dizzy. What more if you have no idea what food to serve, right?

Preparing sandwiches for your kid’s birthday party is a brilliant idea. Aside from being nutritious, sandwiches are easy to eat and have the perfect size for kids. Plus, making them is so easy. You don’t need any special skills or equipment to make one as there are no such rules that you have to follow. 

You can also play around with the taste and shape of sandwiches since they are very versatile. You can make sandwich strips or triangle-or square-shaped sandwiches. You may also experiment with their flavor. 

Here are some of the sandwiches that you can prepare for your child’s birthday party:

1. Cucumber Sandwich 

Cucumber sandwiches on plate
Cucumber sandwich is a refreshing treat for your guests at parties.

Cucumber sandwich is a refreshing and healthy treat for your guests that you can serve all throughout the party. It could serve as finger food while different activities are ongoing. You can level up this sandwich by adding either ham, smoked salmon, or cream cheese. 

Preparation:

  • Thinly slice your English cucumber. 
  • Get two pieces of bread and then evenly spread the butter into them. 
  • Put the thinly sliced English cucumber on the bread that you have buttered. 
  • Assemble the sandwich. 
  • Cut the crust and then cut them into the shape that you want. 
  • Put your preferred add-on (optional).

2. Chicken Salad Sandwich 

Homemade Healthy Chicken Salad Sandwich with Chips
Chicken salad sandwich is a mouth-watering treat both for kids and adults.

Almost everyone loves chicken, right? Having this sandwich at your child’s birthday party will surely be a blockbuster. 

Preparation:

  • Boil the chicken until cooked well. 
  • Shred the chicken into fine pieces. 
  • Combine the shredded chicken and mayonnaise. 
  • Add celery, finely chopped grapes or walnut into the chicken and mayonnaise mixture. 
  • Evenly butter two bread slices. 
  • Spread the mixture into the buttered bread. 
  • Assemble the sandwiches.
  • Cute the crust and then cut them into the shape that you want.

3. Tuna Salad Sandwich 

Tuna salad sandwich over wooden background, close up. Homemade sandwich with tuna and vegetables for snack.
Tuna Salad Sandwich is a good alternative to meat sandwiches.

For sure, a lot of your guests have eaten tuna salad sandwiches for lunch. Preparing a tuna salad sandwich for your child’s birthday party is like bringing them back to those times. 

Preparation:

  • Dice the celery and other vegetables.
  • In a bowl, mix the celery, onion, tuna, lemon juice, and mayonnaise. Mix well. 
  • Sprinkle the mixture with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Get two slices of bread. 
  • Evenly spread the tuna mixture into the bread slices. 

For additional flavor, you can add avocado halves, lettuce, cucumber, hollowed-out tomatoes or a combination of them into your sandwich. You can also slightly toast the bread for additional crunch.

4. Tuna Mayo Sandwich 

Tuna salad sandwitch with lamb's lettuce and radishes
Tuna Mayo sandwich is a good choice for guests who are not into meats.

Tuna mayo sandwiches are a crowd favorite. It is very easy to make and does not need a lot of things. Just a little dash of a few things and off it goes.

Preparation:

  • Dice the celery. 
  • Drain the tuna before putting it in a medium-sized bowl. 
  • Add the mayonnaise. Mix well. 
  • Add the diced celery. 
  • Season the mixture with salt and pepper. Add more pepper as needed. 
  • Squeeze some lemon juice into the mixture. 
  • Grate the lemon zest and then add it in. 
  • Mix everything all together. 
  • Check out if the flavor is just right. If yes, butter one side of your bread slices. 
  • Spread the tuna mixture onto the two buttered bread. 
  • Add some watercress. 
  • Sandwich the two bread slices. 
  • Slice the sandwich into half.

5. Vegemite and Cheese Sandwich

Healthy breakfast: tasty sandwiches with vegetables
Vegemite and cheese sandwich is a healthy option for kids.

One of the most iconic products in Australia is vegemite. Vegemite is a “dark brown Australian food paste made from yeast extract.  […] Vegemite is made from used brewers’ yeast extract, a by-product of beer manufacturing, various vegetables, wheat, and spice additives. It is salty, slightly bitter, and umami or malty – similar to beef bouillon” -Wikipedia. 

Preparation:

  • Butter your bread slices. 
  • Spread a little vegemite on one of the two buttered bread slices. 
  • Add a cheese slice. 
  • Assemble your sandwich. 
  • Cut it into two (optional).

6. Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich

Fresh Homemade BLT Sandwich with Bacon Lettuce and Tomato
Bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich is a not just healthy but is delicious as well.

Bacon, tomato, and lettuce sandwich are some of the classics. It combines three of the most used sandwich ingredients making it one of the top sandwich favorites. The ingredients are very common in the kitchen, thus making this sandwich is very easy. 

Preparation:

  • Make a bacon mayonnaise by combining the mustard, egg yolk, and lemon juice in a blender or food processor.
  • Blend till mixed well. 
  • Season the mixture with salt and pepper. 
  • Liquify the bacon fat. 
  • Slowly add the bacon fat into the mixture while still blending it until it stiffens and emulsifies. 
  • Once the mixture emulsifies, add the bacon fat more generously until the desired consistency is achieved. 
  • On each bread slice, spread the bacon mayonnaise you made. 
  • Put the lettuce and tomato slices on one of the bread slices. 
  • Season with salt and pepper. 
  • Put bacon slices above the tomatoes. 
  • Put the second bread slice on top of the bacon slices.

7. Tomato Mayo Sandwich

Mayo and tomato sandwich is a go-to if you are on a tight budget. It does not have a lot of ingredients and the ingredients needed are relatively cheap. It is very simple to make, but its taste is underrated. You can actually make one under five minutes. 

Tomato mayo sandwich is very ideal when your child’s birthday is during the summer season as this sandwich comes with a refreshing kick due to the juiciness of the tomatoes. 

Preparation:

  • Slice tomato into chunky pieces. Ideally, a piece of tomato should be divided into three slices only. 
  • Liberally season each slice with salt and pepper. 
  • Spread mayonnaise on each bread slice. 
  • Add a slice of tomato on one piece of bread. 
  • Then top it with the other slice of bread.

8. Cucumber, Cheese, and Carrot Sandwich

chicken banh mi - vietnamese sandwich
This sandwich is a combination of healthy foods that your guests will surely love.

This sandwich is very easy to make. You could either use white or brown bread in making this sandwich. This sandwich has subtle flavors and is very simple but is really delicious. Preparing it is very quick which lessens the hassle of preparing complex foods at your child’s birthday party. 

Preparation:

  • Either finely chop or grate the carrot. 
  • Cut the cucumber and remove its center parts for the sandwich not to be watery. 
  • Finely chop the cucumber. 
  • Mix the cucumber, carrot, black pepper, and cheese spread on a mixing bowl. Mix well. 
  • Spread the mixture on one slice of bread. 
  • Cover it with another slice of bread. 

You can also use a food processor to chop the carrot and cucumber. Also, do not put salt on the cucumber so that it won’t be watery.

9. Cucumber and Avocado Sandwich

Cucumber and avocado sandwich is perfect in case you have vegetarian guests at your child’s birthday party. This sandwich is very fresh and simple which makes it a perfect food for parties. It also makes perfect food during hot days so if your baby’s birthday is in summer, why not give this one a try?

Preparation:

  • Evenly spread the herbed goat cheese on all bread slices. 
  • Top one of the slices with avocado slices and cucumber slices, and lettuce. 
  • Squeeze a little lemon juice on top of the avocado and cucumber slices. 
  • Put little sprouts. 
  • To taste, season it with salt and pepper. 
  • Put the goat cheese and a piece of bread side down, on top so that all the fillings will be sandwiched. 

If herbed goat cheese is not available, you can either simply add herbs to the plain goat cheese or just use plain goat cheese.

10. Tuna Cream Cheese Sandwich

Delicious sandwich with cream cheese, tuna and fresh vegetables, cucumber and radish on a plate. Delicious vegetarian healthy food, close-up
Tuna cream cheese sandwich is a good food to serve to your vegetarian guests.

Tuna cream cheese sandwich is perfect for your kid’s birthday party, not just because it is so easy to make but is also packed with protein, which makes it a nutritious and delicious meal for everyone. Serve it alongside vegetables to be healthier or spread it into small, crunchy bread that will fit well in the hands of the kids. 

Preparation:

  • Add low-fat cream cheese, canned tuna, salt, crushed black pepper, and fresh spinach in a stand mixer. 
  • Pulse until all the ingredients are mixed well. 
  • Transfer the mixture into another container. 
  • Evenly spread the mixture on bread. 
  • Over the tuna spread, add in fresh spinach. 
  • Add hot sauce (optional).

11. Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich

If you want to serve a sandwich that is not so ordinary at your child’s birthday party, then the Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese sandwich is your best option. Grilled cheese and pizza alone are already great, what more if they are combined, right? 

You can use a variety of cheese when making this sandwich. This sandwich is a must-have at your child’s birthday party because it is like you are hitting two birds with the same stone – a sandwich and a pizza. 

Preparation:

  • Place slices of bread on the counter. 
  • Put sliced cheese on each bread. 
  • Top the cheese slices with pepperoni.
  • On top of the pepperoni, spread around 1 ounce of pizza sauce. 
  • Top the pizza sauce with mozzarella cheese. 
  • Place another bread on top of the mozzarella cheese. 
  • Melt the butter over low heat so that it won’t burn. 
  • Butter each side of the assembled sandwich. 
  • Heat the pan until hot enough to toast the bread. 
  • Place the buttered sandwich side down on the pan. 
  • Turn heat to medium. 
  • Keep the heat in by covering the pan with a pot lid. This will also help melt the cheese. 
  • Check every now and then. Grill until dark golden brown. 
  • Brush butter again on the other side of the sandwich and then turn it over to toast. 
  • Repeat toasting or grilling process. 

In case the cheese has not melted yet, turn the heat to low. Also, keep it covered until it has fully melted. Just make sure that the bread won’t be burned.

12. Spinach and Egg Sandwich 

Toasts with roasted spinach and egg on board
This spinach and egg sandwich is a healthy and heavy treat that your guests will surely love.

If you are looking for something new to serve your guests at your child’s birthday party, then give this spinach and egg sandwich a try. This is more of a breakfast sandwich but can also be served all-day. Unlike other sandwiches loaded with fats, this sandwich is loaded with protein and it has veggies too. 

Preparation:

  • Toast or grill bread. Set aside. 
  • Grease a small nonstick pan with olive oil. 
  • Sauté the baby spinach with red pepper flakes until wilted over medium-high heat. 
  • Once wilted, put the spinach in a clean bowl and then wash or wipe the pan clean. 
  • Spray the pan with cooking spray. 
  • In a small bowl, beat the eggs well. 
  • Pour the beaten eggs onto the pan. Wait until the eggs have set. 
  • Season the eggs with salt and pepper. 
  • Put shredded cheese at the center of the egg. 
  • Fold the sides of the egg into the center. 
  • Fold the egg in half to create an egg square pocket. 
  • Evenly spread pesto on one side of the toasted bread. 
  • Put avocado slices on the other. Season it with salt. 
  • Place the pre-cooked spinach on top of the pesto.
  • Put the egg next to the pesto and then assemble your sandwich.

13. Frittata Sandwich 

The preparation of your child’s birthday party is already taking a lot of your time and the last thing you need right now is another load on your shoulder. Thankfully, this frittata sandwich is very quick and easy to make. 

This sandwich is very nutritious as well since it is packed with protein and veggies. You can sneak in more veggies into this sandwich with the kids even noticing it at all. 

Preparation:

  • Preheat broiler to low. 
  • Whisk eggs, milk, salt, and pepper all together in a medium-sized bowl. Set the mixture aside. 
  • Heat oil in an ovenproof pan over medium-high heat. 
  • Add onions. Cook it until golden and tender. This will take around 15 minutes. 
  • Stir in mushroom and then season it with salt and pepper. 
  • Cook until the mushroom is soft and no moisture remaining. 
  • Add pepper and arugula. 
  • Pour the beaten egg on the sauteed vegetables. 
  • Gently stir it until the bottom begins to set. 
  • Add cheese. 
  • Transfer it to the broiler. Broil it until the egg is set and its top is golden. 
  • Get the frittata out of the oven and let it rest or cool down for about 5 minutes. 
  • Slice the frittata into portions. 
  • Sandwich the frittata in between toasted bread slices. 
  • Add other ingredients as desired.

14. Cheesy Tuna Melts

Homemade tuna melt sandwich on rural table, selective focus
The perfect combination of cheese and tuna is an exciting and delicious food to serve at your kid’s birthday party.

Your guests will surely never outgrow grilled cheese sandwiches. This is because the grilled cheese sandwich is a taste of home and is considered as comfort food to many. Preparing this sandwich is not complicated which makes it perfect for busy moms like you. 

Preparation:

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the green onion, tuna, pickles, and mayo. Mix well. 
  • Season the mixture with salt and pepper. 
  • Place a slice of cheese on a slice of bread and then top it with tuna. 
  • On top of the tuna, add another slice of cheese. 
  • Top the second slice of cheese with the second slice of bread. 
  • Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  • Brush olive oil on one top of the sandwich.
  • Put the sandwich on the pan with the brushed side down. 
  • Cook the sandwich until golden brown. 
  • Brush the other side of the sandwich with olive oil before flipping it over. 
  • Cook the other side of the sandwich.

15. Chickpea Salad Sandwich 

Most probably, you will have vegan guests. Delight them at your child’s birthday party by preparing this easy yet satisfying and delicious alternative to the usual vegan fillers to their sandwiches. 

However, this sandwich is not only for vegans but is also a healthy choice for kids to try out. Making this sandwich is cheaper than other sandwiches and can be bought anywhere without the fear of getting spoiled. 

Preparation:

  • In a medium-sized bowl, roughly mash the chickpeas. 
  • Add celery, carrot, and onion on the mashed chickpeas. 
  • Season it with salt and pepper. Mix well. 
  • Add in mayo until desired creaminess is achieved. 
  • Spread one slice of bread with the mixture. 
  • Sandwich it with the other slice of bread.

You can put the spread on bread right after or you can put it in the fridge for a few hours so that flavors will nicely join together.

16. Corned Beef with Horseradish Slaw Sandwich

sandwich-for-party-corned-beef
This breakfast sandwich is a treat that kids will surely love.

You will never go wrong corned beef. This is because kids love it and they will surely not miss it out. Preparing this sandwich at your child’s birthday party is a healthy and exciting twist to the usual corned beef sandwich that you have been preparing during regular days. It’s a mixture of traditional flavors that will surely be loved by everyone. 

Preparation:

  • Thinly slice red cabbage. 
  • In a bowl, mix the shredded cabbage, sugar, apple cider vinegar, and chopped dill all together. 
  • Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes. 
  • Combine the horseradish and yellow mustard together. 
  • Spread the mixture on the split onion roll bottom. 
  • Assemble sandwich.

17. Roast Pork and Pickled Cucumber Sandwich

The tangy taste of the cucumber pickles and the juiciness of the pork is a good combination that makes this sandwich superb. Kids and kids at heart will surely love this sandwich. Serve it all throughout the party and let your guests enjoy this delicious delight. 

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Season pork with salt and cayenne. 
  • Roast the seasoned pork on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast until the instant-read thermometer reaches 145° F when inserted into the pork. 
  • Once done, thinly slice the pork.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine the brown sugar, cucumber, oil, and vinegar. Mix well.
  • Season with salt and pepper and then mix it again. 
  • Equally, divide the pork, mayonnaise, and cucumber among the rolls.

18. Smoked Salmon Salad Sandwich

Brioche buns with hot smoked salmon, beetroot cucumber any yogurt sauce
Smoked salmon salad sandwich is a perfect best to serve for your guests regardless of their age.

Your baby’s birthday party might be a kid’s birthday party but sure enough, you have adult guests. This sandwich is perfect for adults and is also a good choice for kids. What is good about this sandwich is that it can be prepared up to 3 days before the party. 

The mixture of freshly roasted salmon and smoked salmon will make up a delicious filling that will not overpower the other flavors in the sandwich. 

Preparation:

  • Preheat the oven to 450° F. 
  • In a rimmed baking sheet, roast the salmon until cooked which will roughly take around 6 to 8 minutes. 
  • Let the baked salmon cool down. 
  • Once it has cooled down, flake the baked salmon. 
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the smoked salmon, celery, flaked salmon, capers, mayonnaise, chives, lemon zest, and pepper. Mix them all together. 
  • Evenly spread the salmon salad into a slice of bread. Top it with lettuce then sandwich it with another slice of bread.

19. Egg and Cress Club Sandwich

This sandwich is made of toasted eggs and cress which is an ideal food for your baby’s birthday party most especially when it is celebrated during the summer season. Skewer the sandwiches with a sandwich pick and serve it to your guests. You can serve this sandwich with some crisps for your guests to eat while the different activities are ongoing. 

Procedure:

  • Boil egg for 6 minutes. 
  • Cool it down under running water and then peel it. 
  • Once the eggs have completely cooled down, mash or chop them.
  • Mix the mashed egg with mayonnaise. 
  • Toast the bread slices. 
  • Butter the bread slices after toasting. 
  • Spread the egg and mayonnaise mixture onto the toasted slices of bread. 
  • Sprinkle the creds afterward. 
  • Add another slice of toasted bread and then, spread the egg and mayo and egg mixture onto it.
  • Place either tomato, lettuce, ham, cheese or a combination of these on top of the egg and mayo mixture. 
  • Skewer each sandwich with a sandwich pick for the layers to remain intact.

20. Kid’s Club Sandwiches 

Club Sandwich with Cheese, Pickled Cucumber, Tomato and Smoked Meat. Garnished with French Fries
This kid’s club sandwich will surely delight the kids.

It’s a kid’s party so it makes sense that you prepare some kids club sandwiches, too. This sandwich is proof that a healthy party food does not have to be boring. And perhaps, parents like you could enjoy this one as well. 

Preparation:

  • Grill the bacon in medium-high heat. 
  • Toast the bread lightly. 
  • Cut off the crusts of bread. 
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine together the grated carrot and soft cheese. 
  • Evenly spread the mixture into the toasted bread slices. 
  • Top the bread sliced with lettuce, cucumber, and tomato. 
  • Put another slice of bread on top of the tomato.
  • Put bacon on top of the slice of bread. 
  • Then, to the sandwiches with cheese-spread toast.

Conclusion 

The foods at your kid’s party should not be your main source of stress. In as much as possible, go for food choices that are not just easy to make but are healthy as well. Remember, most of your visitors are kids. 

Preparing sandwiches is a good thing because your guests can bring it with them anywhere they go. They can always or eat wherever they are, so they can enjoy the party with a happy stomach. 

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