Need Ideas for Sleepover Snacks

Updated on February 08, 2016
S.R. asks from Scottsdale, AZ
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My dd is having a dance team sleepover at our house...any ideas for easy snacks for 6 girls ages12-14?

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answers from Boston on

They're perfectly capable of telling you what they would like.

If you're looking for an activity, have them make their own. Kids this age are perfectly capable of making their own pizzas (buy the dough to roll out or just those Boboli crusts, or use English muffin halves - then give them bowls of the fixings - small pepperoni slices, green pepper strips, onion strings, defrosted frozen spinach (drain it so it's not drippy), maybe some sliced meatballs, a jar of sauce, and a bunch of grated mozzarella cheese). Post the instructions (baking time) above the oven, put out the baking sheets and oven mitts, and let them have fun!

They can make their own popcorn and chex mix and follow a simple recipe. They can even dip strawberries in melted chocolate

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answers from Phoenix on

Are they going to be over early enough for dinner also? If so, please make sure it's not just snacks. I remember going to a sleepover and they only offered like 2 bagel bites each and a bag of chips for everyone to share and there was like 10 girls there. It was awful and I was STARVING by the time my mom picked me up. That was 40 years ago and I still remember it to this day. lol Just ask your daughter, she's old enough to know what everyone will eat and like. Good luck.

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answers from Dallas on

Make your own pizzas.
Salad bar
Potato bar
Taco bar
Fruit, cheese, veggie trays

Pancakes for breakfast or donuts and juice


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answers from Chicago on

Why not ask your daughter what she wants? Ask her what her friends like to eat? You could order pizza,(or like others suggested, you could let them make their own) you could get chips and dip, have a veggie tray, maybe a cheese and crackers tray, some popcorn or doritos, anything really.

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answers from San Francisco on

Popcorn, pizza, fruit, chips, cookies? Why not ask your daughter what she and her friends would like?

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answers from Honolulu on

Potato skins are easy and fairly inexpensive. Bake plenty of potatoes, cool, cut in quarters. Scoop out most of the potato, leaving the skin with a fairly thin layer of potato. Drizzle with olive oil and bake in a hot oven for just a few minutes until the skin crisps up and the potato layer becomes slightly golden. You can bake the potatoes and quarter them well ahead of time, and then do the final crisping when the girls are ready to eat.

Have lots of toppings: black olives, green onions, cooked crumbled bacon, shredded cheeses, sour cream, etc, and let each girl top her own potato skins.

Then save all the potato that you scooped out (and the extra toppings) and make a baked potato soup for your family the next day (look up the Hard Rock Cafe potato soup recipe online - it's excellent).

Brownies are delicious, especially with this method: bake brownies as usual (from a mix, or from scratch). Then when they're done, remove them from the oven and immediately spread unwrapped York peppermint patties all over the top (cover the top of the brownies). Return to the oven for just about 2 or 3 minutes until the peppermint patties start to soften. You don't want them to melt, just soften and collapse a little. Remove from the oven and use a spatula or knife to spread the softened patties like frosting.

And since they're dancers, they may want to eat healthy, so have a nice big tray of fruits available: grapes, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc, and healthy crackers. Perhaps cubes of cheese as well. Make it look attractive!

Or bake mini meatballs, and then transfer them to a slow cooker to stay warm. Provide marinara sauce for dipping, or BBQ sauce, or teriyaki sauce. Serve with warm rolls and raw vegetables such as carrot sticks and celery sticks and broccoli florets.

Make sure to inquire whether any of the girls has an allergy or food intolerance.

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answers from Phoenix on

Popcorn, red vines, cuties, Chex mix, grapes, goldfish crackers

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answers from Santa Fe on

Pizza rolls or bagel pizzas from the frozen foods section. Potato chips and dip. Cheese puffs. Homemade chocolate chip cookies. Grapes and strawberries. Pistachios. Popcorn. I think you should ask your daughter or take her to the store and have her pick out snacks.

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answers from Oklahoma City on

Pizza, pizza, and more pizza. Let them make their own if you like.

We use normal biscuits. Flatten them out as much as they want. I like thicker crust so I don't make mine like paper thing. Then put some runny spaghetti sauce, not chunky, on the dough. Add a little shredded mozzarella to hole the meant and stuff on it. Then let them put what they want on it. Have pepperoni, cooked sausage ( I use Jimmy Dean Sage flavor), and you can have some mushrooms, peppers, etc...if they want them. I'd ask first. Otherwise they might all like HB with lettuce or something that you'd not know.

They flatten the dough out, put it on a slightly greased pan, put the toppings, cook on 350 until the biscuit is lightly brown and the cheese is melted.

The goal is not to cook the meat but to cook the dough and melt the cheese. It doesn't take but a few minutes.

Or to a taco bar. You can use TVP taco flavor. It is so much like real HB with taco seasoning in it but you can't tell. Or just cook up a bunch of HB meat. Have shredded Colby cheese, shredded Monterrey Jack/Colby blend, tomatoes chopped up, shredded lettuce, ranch, sour cream, anything you think they might like on their tacos.

We have some that like taco shells, some like four tortillas, and even one that likes corn tortillas. I keep them warmed up in the oven, on warm or lowest setting. I have a warming drawer.

Then let them have at it. They can make them exactly how they want them.

You can also do a lot of junk food. They like to eat and have fun.

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answers from Washington DC on

Do you know the girls and their mom's or dad's??? If so - why not ask them?? Why not ask your daughter what she thinks everyone will like/want.

Are they concerned about their diet?? Then healthy foods like carrots, celery, broccoli, etc.

Otherwise? Popcorn, pizza, cookies - you know you could have them make their own, right?

They have large English Muffins - set out spaghetti sauce, pepperoni, cheese, sausage, sliced olives, etc. and then put 'em in the oven.

Cookies - find out their favorite and get in the kitchen and bake with them.

Good luck!

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answers from Norfolk on

Popcorn and pizza is traditional.

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answers from Atlanta on

why not ask them what they want?

When my boys have friends over we usually keep it simple. Pizza and popcorn. Boys are that way. I don't have girls so I can only tell you what boys like.

While not "easy" s'mores are great too. Gets them out of the house and moving in the backyard with a fire and fun. At 12 through 14, they know about fire safety so you don't have to be on them like you would a 5 year old.

Hope they have fun!

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answers from Rochester on

Sundae bar--a couple of flavors of ice cream, sprinkles, chopped nuts, chopped candy bars, whipped cream, cherries, fresh berries, cookies or brownies for a base, hot fudge, caramel, etc.

Different kinds of prepopped popcorn. If you can find the Boom Chicka Pop brand it is really good! And even the sweet ones are pretty low calorie.

A fruit or veggie tray. You can find cute designs in Pinterest. We made a veggie tray that looked like a flower.

Make your own pizza bar.



answers from Baton Rouge on

I kept it simple- pizza for dinner, chips, sodas, nuts, grapes to munch on later.

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