7 Non-Alcoholic Drinks for your Kid-Friendly Party

I don’t know about you but I love a party! Would you love to have some fun kids party drinks to serve that aren’t full of artificial colors and flavors?

I don’t know about you but I love a party! Would you love to have some fun kids party drinks to serve that aren’t full of artificial colors and flavors?

I don’t drink alcohol but I love having a fun party drink to serve. I have done a lot of different things over the years, but I love the idea of making fruit punch from real food ingredients. There are a thousand recipes for fruit punch but most of them have cool-aid or soda or some other ingredient that I like to avoid in my diet and my kid’s diets.

7 Kids Party Drinks

My most popular non-alcoholic drink at my daycare parties is sweet tea. Honey, we Okies love our sweet tea and I am world famous for mine. A super good tip is to always get the good ice. It costs a few cents more to run to sonic or some other place that sells crushed ice, but your party guests will enjoy it and that’s all that matters.

McDonald’s sweet tea

I have seen some ladies get all elbows and rough when it comes to who is going to get the last cup of this yummy tea. They say it’s better than McDonald’s sweet tea which is all the rage in these parts.

It’s super simple, so I don’t know what all the buzz is about. The truth is, I can’t stand tea at all. Not any kind. I don’t ever drink this tea. If there was an emergency and all the water in the world was gone, and I HAD to drink a glass of tea, I sure wouldn’t want it sweet, yuck.

Isn’t it funny the things I seem to be the best at are the things I don’t want to eat or drink? (I don’t like bread either, but I make world-famous homemade bread, click here to see how) I love making sweet tea as a party drink cause it makes my daycare parents happy. So, sweet tea it is!

 



Here’s how I make it:

Take 2 family size tea bags (I use Lipton, but you can use whatever you like). Get a saucepan with a few cups of water in it and bring it to a boil. Remove from heat and toss in the bags. Set the timer and let it steep for 4 minutes. Take out the bags and discard. I like to compost them.

How much sugar in sweet tea

Dump it in a pretty 2-quart pitcher and while it’s still hot, dump in 2/3 C. raw sugar. That’s the only sugar I have in my house, so that’s what I use. I suspect it might be why everyone likes it so much, but I’ll never know. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Fill the pitcher about 2/3 of the way with water and chill until right before the party. When it’s party time, fill the pitcher up with crushed ice and set it on out for a tasty party non-alcoholic drink.

sweet tea better than mcdonalds sweet tea in a pitcher on a cutting board next to a pitcher of ice water for kids party drinks

Of course, I always serve a nice big pitcher of water with crushed ice as a party drink. That’s what I like to drink, so I always want to make sure it’s an option for everyone. The crushed ice is what takes it from regular to party drink.

Fun Drinks to Serve at Children’s Parties

I wanted to throw a cookie party and have a couple of fun non-alcoholic drinks to go with it. There was some pumpkin puree in the freezer and I was trying to make up something that would be super amazing with that, so I figured up this little recipe and it was a super delicious party drink. I love that we got to have punch but that it was still made with real food ingredients. The best of both worlds.

Another great kids party drink is a cherry limeade. I have a great recipe for it, just click on the highlighted text. 

Cherry limemade in mason jar with paper straws and a lime wedge and three cherries on bucket in the garden

Pumpkin Punch

Click here to see how to make pumpkin puree from a plain ole pumpkin.

Pumpkin Apple Fruit Punch
Refreshing fall party punch
Author: Christina Kamp
Ingredients
  • ½ cup honey
  • 4 cups apple juice
  • 2 cups sparkling water
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
Instructions
  1. Pour pumpkin puree and honey into apple juice.
  2. Stir until dissolved.
  3. Add sparkling water.
  4. Top with ice.
Recipe Notes

If you want to make simple syrup instead of using honey, use ¾ c. raw sugar to ¾ c. water. Heat on stove until almost to a boil and stir until dissolved. Cool and use in place of honey.

BBQ Drinks

Lemonade is a super refreshing version of kids party drinks. I love to make homemade lemonade for my guests and it’s always a big hit. This special lemonade gives an extra yummy touch with the watermelon. It makes it so refreshing. Yum.

watermelon lemonade in a blender for a kids party drink

Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon Lemonade
Refreshing watermelon lemonade
Author: Christina Kamp
Ingredients
  • 4 cups cut up watermelon seeds removed
  • ¾ cup honey
  • Juice of 8 lemons
  • 2 cups sparkling water
Instructions
  1. Roll lemons on the cutting board with pressure from your hand to release juices.
  2. Cut lemons in half.
  3. Squeeze juice from lemons thoroughly.
  4. Strain juice to remove seeds.
  5. Add honey and stir until dissolved.
  6. Place watermelon in blender and process until smooth.
  7. Add to honey/lemon mixture.
  8. Add sparkling water and stir.
  9. Top with crushed ice.
Recipe Notes

If you want to make simple syrup instead of using honey, use 1 c. raw sugar to 1 c. water. Heat on stove until almost to a boil and stir until dissolved. Cool and use in place of honey.

Cucumber lemon water

I love to make spa water even for myself to drink sometimes. If you are having a spa party or girl’s night, this is a great party drink!

Real Food Party Drink Recipes

Spa Water-Kids party drinks

Spa Water
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
 
Refreshing, lightly flavored water without sweetener
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: party drinks,, real food, spa water
Servings: 8 people
Author: Christina Kamp
Ingredients
  • Fruits and veggies of your choice
  • Assorted herbs of your choice
Instructions
  1. Fill a pitcher with filtered water.
  2. Add fruits, veggies, and herbs of your choice
  3. Let set for at least one hour before serving
  4. Top with crushed ice and serve

This is a recipe the kids have made just for a fun drink. They loved it. It’s delicious as the blueberry flavor infuses into the water. It makes it a bit blue so they said it was Elsa water. Extra fun! It would be cool to serve this as a kids party drink at an Elsa party.

kids party drinks-kids putting blueberries in a pitcher to make blueberry sodakids party drinks, girl sitting behind pitcher of blueberry soda they made for their party.

Blueberry Soda

Blueberry Soda
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
 
Refreshing, light, sparkling soda with a hint of blue
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: party drinks,, real food
Servings: 8 people
Author: Christina Kamp
Ingredients
  • 1 liter sparkling water
  • ¼ C honey
  • 2 C frozen blueberries
  • Juice of 2 lemons
Instructions
  1. Add honey to water
  2. Stir until dissolved
  3. Add remaining ingredients and stir
  4. Top with crushed ice

I hope this article gives you lots of ideas for new kids party drinks and you try a few of these for your next party drinks. I love knowing that there is no high fructose corn syrup, white sugar, or artificial colors and flavors in the drinks I serve my guests. It’s fun to let your guests try a new party drink they’ve never seen before.

A lot of punch has pineapple juice in it too, and I’m allergic to pineapple, so it’s fun and necessary to create my own party drink recipes.

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I don’t know about you but I love a party! Would you love to have some fun kids party drinks to serve that aren’t full of artificial colors and flavors?

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4 comments

  1. Robin says:

    That watermelon lemonade sounds delicious – and like something that you could add sparkling wine or vodka to for the grown-ups! Delicious.

  2. Yavonna says:

    Some of those sound really Yummieeeee 🙂 Thanks

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