Summer means sleepovers, and when it comes to kids who love to party into the night, they snack way more than they slumber.
Lucky for you, creating a memorable late-nigh menu has never been easier. We rounded up the most fun, most delicious, and more “extra” recipes for a night your kids and their friends will be talking about for summers to come. Let’s get cooking!
1. Birthday Cake Pop-Tarts
Perfect for birthdays (obviously) or simply a celebration of a sweet, sweet summer, these fun and flavorful treats are stuff of sleepover legend. (via Babble)
2. Pull-Apart Pizza Bread
Craving pizza? Skip the delivery and gather little chefs in the kitchen instead! Kids will just love kids tearing the bread apart and sharing every warm cheesy bite. (via Babble)
3. Rainbow Yogurt Bark
Snack on a refreshing treat that is as delicious as it is colorful! These frozen bites are the perfect companion to a hot summer day — or night. (via Babble)
4. PB&J Fries
These PB&J Fries add a sweet, yet crispy twist to our beloved classic sandwich. Dip this recipe into either a maple syrup or jelly icing for added goodness. (via Babble)
5. Caramel PopCones
Take your regular microwaved popcorn up a notch with this easy caramel corn recipe. It’s extra cute (and less messy) in an ice cream cone complete with frosting and sprinkles. (via Babble)
6. Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups
Ooey-gooey and oh-so-yummy. This modern twist (or rather, roll) on a comfort food classic will have kids begging for seconds and thirds. (via Babble)
7. Worms and Dirt
For a sweet treat as fun as the great outdoors, go with gummy worms, chocolate pudding, and Oreos in glass jars! (via Babble)
8. Tater Tot Waffles
These crispy tater waffles are the perfect grab-and-go side for summer worth savoring. (via Babble)
9. 3-Ingredient Pretzel Cookies
Indulge in the savory-sweet goodness of these cute cookies! Festive and party perfect, these bite-sized wonders might just be the life of your slumber party. (via Babble)
10. Taco Pop-Tarts
Filled with ground beef, corn, and beans, these perfectly portable taco pop-tarts are kid-approved and hearty enough to give them the energy they need to party well into the summer night. (via Babble)
11. Rainbow Fruit Plate
A fruit plate almost too pretty to eat! Kids can literally taste the rainbow with this healthy, fresh, and tasty summer treat. (via Babble)
12. Funfetti Mallomars
Can you say party on a plate? How about party in your mouth? Either way, these spinkled treats add real color and flavor to any late-night snack. (via Babble)
13. Flamin’ Hot Cheeto Mac and Cheese
What happens when you combine kid favorites mac and cheese and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos? Magic. This spicy take on a comfort classic might just become part of your regular meal rotation. (via Babble)
14. Frozen Yogurt Bites
What refreshes, pleases large crowds, and can be made with only two ingredients? Froyo bites! (via Babble)
20 Sleepover Party Recipes 1 of 21Fun foods to make for a house full of kids
Homemade Potato Chips 2 of 21Skip the boring ol’ bag of potato chips and opt for this homemade (and healthier!) version for the kids to munch on while they’re watching a movie.
Make homemade potato chips »
Cookie S’mores 3 of 21Have a picky eater sleeping over? Don’t sweat it — let the kiddies pick out their favorite cookies to make their own customized s’mores. (Campfire not included.)
Make cookie s’mores »
Lego Candy Coated Rice Krispie Treats 4 of 21These sweet Lego-shaped Rice Krispie treats are totally fun enough for a sleepover — especially if one of the activities planned involves playing with real Legos!
Make Lego candy coated Rice Krispie Treats »
Angry Birds Mini Pizzas 5 of 21What’s a sleepover without some cheesy pizza? Though, oddly enough, we find nothing angry about these individual-sized pies.
Make Angry Birds mini pizzas »
Homemade Girl Scout Samoas 6 of 21Serve these coconut-y, caramel-y Girl Scout cookies before a good game of Truth or Dare. Everyone will have to tell the truth … Scout’s honor!
Make samoas »
Pink Popcorn 7 of 21Your princess-crazy guests won’t be able to keep their hands off these pretty, pink kernels. We suggest a screening of Cinderella or Snow White to go with the popcorn!
Make pink popcorn »
Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough Dip 8 of 21Every kid loves licking the cookie dough batter. Now they won’t get in trouble for it with this creamy dip!
Make chocolate-chip cookie dough dip »
Homemade Cheddar Goldfish Crackers 9 of 21Whether watching a flick, playing video games, or spilling secrets — your sleepover guests will have their hands (and mouths) full of these cheesy crackers.
Make homemade cheddar crackers »
Mini Pigs in a Blanket 10 of 21This classic kid-friendly snack is a quick and easy option for a house full of screaming elementary schoolers. Set up a mini condiment bar (think ketchup, mustard, and ranch sauces) so little ones can dip as they please.
Make mini pigs in a blanket »
Chocolate Covered Marshmallows 11 of 21Put your own spin on Mallomars with these chocolate-covered delights. We suggest using mini marshmallows to make it easier for the kids to pop in their mouths.
Make chocolate-covered marshmallows »
Orange Dream Milkshake 12 of 21Little ones are sure to have nice dreams if they sip on this heavenly Creamsicle in a glass.
Make orange dream milkshakes »
Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes 13 of 21The typical hot fudge sundae may get a bit messy with a house full of kids. So serve up these sundae cupcakes in a jar instead to satisfy their sweet tooth — and keep your carpets clean.
Make hot fudge sundae cupcakes »
Soft-Baked Pretzels 14 of 21These twisty, tasty homemade pretzels make a nice, warm sleepover treat. Serve with cheese sauce, mustard, or honey for an extra burst of flavor!
Make soft-baked pretzels »
Pretzel Nutella Ice Cream Sandwiches 15 of 21Ooey-gooey sweets are a must-eat at any sleepover. And there’s no better way to satisfy your kiddies’ nighttime sugar craving than with these bite-sized ice cream sandwiches.
Make pretzel Nutella ice cream sandwiches »
Easy Baked Mac n Cheese 16 of 21It’s usually hard to please everyone when it comes to a sleepover dinner recipe, but we’re sure this classic, cheesy dish will guarantee you a food home run.
Make easy baked mac ‘n’ cheese »
Chocolate-covered Animal Crackers 17 of 21These colorful crackers are quite an appropriate slumber party snack, considering you already have a house full of wild animals …
Make chocolate-covered animal crackers »
Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies 18 of 21Can’t decide between making cookies or brownies? Why not both?!
Make chocolate chip cookie brownies »
Loaded Nacho Dip 19 of 21Dreading cooking for your kids and their 10 sleepover buddies? Serve this easy-to-make dip with tortilla chips for a one-dish snack that’ll fill ‘em up.
Make 8 layer nachos »
Bubblegum Ice Cream Bars 20 of 21Bubblegum and ice cream?! Your slumber party guests will think you’re the coolest mom ever when you hand them these treats.
Make bubblegum ice cream bars »
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Dessert Shooters 21 of 21End your kid’s movie night with a bang (or should we say a “shot”) by serving these mouthwatering chocolate and peanut butter shooters!
Make chocolate and peanut butter dessert shooters »