Party Snack Cup Ideas
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.
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:
- Rice crackers
- Gummy candy
- Jelly beans
- Chocolate candies or truffles
- Chocolate-covered peanuts or almonds
- Butter mints
- Candy corn
- Atomic Fireballs
- Popcorn (try this Chicago mix)
- Cream cheese mints
- Trail mix
- Paleo snack mix
Money-saving tip: Check out the bulk food section of the grocery store for creative snack foods.
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?
Entertaining On A Budget
This is one budget-friendly option that can help you throw an impressive party. Here are some more: