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 these 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 stores.

Here’s a cute option on Amazon:

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

Step 2: Fill Snack Cups

The sky is the limit when it comes to filling these snack cups. Mix and match:

Money-saving tip: Check out the bulk food section of the grocery store for creative snack foods.

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
  • 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? 

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: