Looking for an inexpensive way to add pizzazz to your next party? Try assembling individual snack cups – one for each guest. Each cup is filled with different sweet and savory snacks, aligning with the party’s theme.

Party snack cups: An inexpensive idea for parties or entertaining. Click through for ideas!

Why Party Snack Cups?

Successful entertaining is all about the personal touches, such as:

  • Gift bags handed out at birthday parties
  • Party favors given out at baby showers
  • A box of chocolates or candy at the exit table

Or think about it from a dining out perspective. Most diners love to receive:

  • Complimentary chips and salsa at Mexican restaurants
  • A warm bread basket 
  • Free mints at the end of a meal

You see? The little extras are fun, whether you’re dining out or attending a party.

So how do you incorporate this idea into the next party you’re hosting?

Step 1: Find Cups

Paper baking/cupcake cups are ideal for party snack cups. They stand up on their own and can be filled with a good amount of candy/snacks.

You can purchase these at Target, T.J. Maxx, gourmet food stores, craft stores, and many other types of stores.

Here’s a cute option on Amazon:

If you can’t find paper baking cups, look for mini Red Solo Cups, small glass Mason jars or other miniature cups.

Most craft and party supply stores will have options. Get creative with your vessel. 

Throw a party on a budget: Inexpensive snack cup ideas!

Step 2: Fill Snack Cups

The sky is the limit when it comes to finding treats to fill these snack cups. You can choose from this list or mix and match:

Money-saving tip: Check out the bulk food section of the grocery store for creative snack foods. You can often find mixed nuts, chocolate-covered nuts, rice crackers, banana chips, dried fruits, yogurt-covered raisins, and more.

Party snack cups: Fill a cup with snacks for an inexpensive, fun party food!

Step 3: Serve At A Party

These party snack cups are perfect for:

  • Baby showers
  • Bridal showers
  • Birthday parties
  • Anniversary parties
  • Bachelorette parties
  • Holiday celebrations (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, 4th of July)
  • First or last-day-of-school parties

The point? These little cups of treats are perfect for so many different types of parties and get-togethers.

Consider The Theme Of Your Party

Is there a theme with a specific color or flavor for the baby shower you’re hosting? Does the birthday boy or girl have a favorite candy? What were the original wedding colors for the anniversary couple’s wedding? 

Get creative when coming up with the party cup colors + flavors. There is really no wrong way to do it.

Party snack cup ideas: Fill paper cupcake cups with a variety of snack foods. Perfect for entertaining and parties!

Entertaining On A Budget

This is one budget-friendly option that can help you throw an impressive party. Here are some more: