A roller skating party is a great way for you and your friends to not only have fun but also stay active. But after working up a sweat in the rink, you are bound to have an empty stomach.
While you don’t need a fancy menu, it can be challenging to pick out food fit for a party. You have to balance everything from budget to gathering supplies, which can be a hassle.
In this article, we’ve put together various budget-friendly foods, desserts, and drinks that will have every guest craving for more.
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- Skating Party Food Ideas
- Skating Party Dessert Ideas
- Skating Party Drink Ideas
Skating Party Food Ideas
One of the first things you’ll have to consider is what kind of savory food and snacks you’re looking to serve, which can be challenging given that people have differing preferences.
The best rule of thumb to follow in this case is to serve food that most people recognize and love.
Keeping the food simple allows your guests to enjoy the party rather than question any new food items.
Nothing says comfort food like a warm bowl of chili.
Loaded with beef, beans, tomatoes, seasonings, and flavor, chili is one of the best dishes to make all-year-round no matter the occasion.
You can’t go wrong with it because it is one of the easiest foods to make and will satisfy any hungry crowd out there.
Macaroni and cheese
Good old mac and cheese! Super cheesy, creamy, and chewy, this mac and cheese dish is a favorite from everyone’s childhood. Just the thought of it is enough to make you and your guests jump for joy, especially if it is homemade.
You can use fresh cheese and top it off with some breadcrumbs for an extra crunch.
Grilled cheese sandwiches
Speaking of cheese, you can also make grilled cheese sandwiches. Bread, butter, and cheese are all you need for this gooey, cheesy goodness!
Finger foods are one of the best go-to foods for parties. It saves guests the hassle of messes that can be made with shared dishes.
Mini pizzas bring one of everyone’s favorite dishes into a small form factor that is easier to handle and jam-packed flavor.
You can even make it an experience by letting your guests choose their own toppings. If you have space, set up a toppings bar with cheese, pepperoni, sausage, olives, ham, pineapple, bell peppers, and tomatoes.
It will be a hit with the guests and allow everyone to be creative and have fun with their food.
Alternatively, you can also set up a taco bar. The idea is pretty similar to the mini pizzas.
All you have to do is prepare toppings and fillings for the tacos beforehand, such as chicken, beef, corn, vegetables, cheese, salsa, and sour cream and let the guests choose what they want on the day of the party.
Who says that you can’t have healthy food at a party? Contrary to popular belief, many children and adults like to eat vegetables.
Of course, there are picky eaters out there, but you’ll be surprised how many you can win over with a nicely presented vegetable platter.
Cutting the various vegetables into fun shapes coupled with tasty dips makes this dish irresistible to even the pickiest of eaters out there.
Meat and cheese tray
Complement your vegetable platter with a meat and cheese tray. These are great for a little nibble here and there if your guests are hopping in and out of the rink but want a little pick-me-up.
It is also an alternative to some of the food items we listed here if your guests are not up for a bigger meal.
These are a good go-to snack for skaters looking to grab a quick bite before jumping back into the rink. They also require little to no thought to make.
Put together some bread, meat, vegetables, cheese, and spreads, and you got a delicious and easy snack that provides the extra boost needed for those power moves in the rink.
This iconic fast food item will be a hit at your next roller skating party. Although it requires a little bit of preparation beforehand, you won’t need to do too much supervision once the party begins.
Bring along some extra toppings like ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce, mayo, lettuce, tomato, and onion for your guests to customize their burger.
They will surely want seconds, and maybe even thirds!
Chicken nuggets and fries
Why not complement your burgers with some chicken nuggets and fries? These are also a kid-friendly option that is easy to put together and won’t drain your wallet.
Bring the county fair to your roller skating party with corn dogs.
These are a real treat for both children and adults. And they’re not as hard to make as you think they are! They are basically just hot dogs dipped in cornbread batter.
You won’t regret making this family-friendly food!
Tortilla chips and dip
Add some crunchy items to your party menu with tortilla chips and dip.
The versatility of this dish is what makes it so fun and easy. No matter what combination of ingredients you put together in the dip, it’ll still come out tasting pretty good.
You can do anything from guacamole to hummus to deviled egg, or a combination of all of them.
While this is a classic snack at the movies, you can also bring it to your roller skating party. Most, if not all, people love to munch on some salty (or sweet) popcorn.
It’s easy to prepare and provides loads of delicious bites.
Skating Party Dessert Ideas
No party is complete without some sweets!
Like food, there are so many different routes you can take with desserts. Again, keeping it simple with a little party twist will keep guests at ease.
If you’re looking to coordinate the food with the party’s theme, jello is a great dessert to do it with since it comes in many flavors and colors. It can even be layered with other colors.
The best part about it is that it is easy to put together.
Most parties almost always have some sort of cake. Whether it’d be for a birthday or graduation, cakes help us celebrate these momentous events in our lives.
You can opt to make it at home yourself or buy it at the store.
If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of cutting a cake, cupcakes are also a great dessert to tie your food and party theme together.
First, pick a flavor for your cake base, such as vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, etc.
Then, decorate the cupcake with colorful frosting, sprinkles, and any other toppings of your choosing.
Some people also like to add decorations on top of the cupcake to make them match the theme even more.
Another dessert that is easy to theme is cookies.
You can make shaped cookies with cookie cutters and draw any desired image on top of the cookie with colorful frosting.
You can also keep things simple by making or buying generic chocolate chip, sugar, and other types of cookies.
Crispy, creamy, and chewy.
There’s something about the light texture and sweetness of this fried dough that makes it so addicting. Whether store-bought or homemade, donuts will surely be a popular choice amongst your partygoers.
Ice cream sundae bar
We all scream for ice cream! Once your guests lay their eyes on this sundae bar, they’ll know what to do.
You only need to set it up with a selection of classic ice cream flavors and toppings like sprinkles, chocolate chips, crushed Oreos, cookies, peanuts, gummy worms, bananas, cherries, and whipped cream.
Your partygoers will appreciate this delicious cold snack to cool them down after working out in the rink.
These are a fun treat for everyone to cool down with after having some fun skating. You can find them in a variety of flavors suited for every taste.
Make it more fun for your party by providing extra sweet toppings like melted chocolate.
You and your guests will taste a slice of home with a delicious pie. The flaky crust and melt-in-your-mouth filling are to die for, especially after skating the day away.
You can choose from or make your own apple, blackberry, pumpkin, and pecan pies.
If you don’t mind a little mess, chocolate fondue is one of the most delicious snacks you can bring to any party that will excite any guest. Along with preparing the fondue, make sure to prepare a lot of dipping options.
Many people like to dip strawberries, bananas, small rice krispie squares, vanilla cookies, etc.
A healthy alternative for desserts is fruit.
Fruit in and of itself is tasty for most people, but you can make it even more fun to eat by putting it on a platter and decorating it nicely, cutting them into fun shapes, or making fruit kabobs.
Skating Party Drink Ideas
With such an intense sport as roller skating, you’ll want to keep everyone as hydrated as possible.
Having water on hand is essential, but if you’d like something extra, we got you! Here are some alternative drinks for you and your guests to enjoy:
Punch is one of the most refreshing drinks you can have after making some rounds around the rink. It will not only quench your thirst but also power you up for the next few rounds of skating.
While it can vary, punch is generally a mixture of fruit sorbet, fruit juice, and soda.
At many parties, you’ll often find the punch in a bowl that can be scooped out with a ladle.
Even more refreshing than punch is smoothies. What makes it better is that they are super healthy and are very satisfying after a strenuous activity like roller skating. And the sky’s the limit when it comes to making them.
You can make it with any fruit from strawberries to mangoes and couple them with juice or milk.
Kids love fizzy drinks. You can make a delicious fruity carbonated beverage out of raspberry sorbet, raspberry juice, and carbonated water.
However, you don’t have to stick with just raspberry flavor for this recipe. You can easily adapt it to any other flavor you desire.
Named after one of America’s beloved actresses, this non-alcoholic cocktail will elevate your party menu while being kid-friendly.
All it is is a mixture of grenadine, ginger ale, and maraschino cherries.
Make it extra special by freezing the cherries beforehand and throwing them in when served. They will keep the drink cool without diluting them.
You’ll look like a magical wizard if you serve these drinks.
The secret ingredient to this is dried food coloring on the bottom of the cups that are secretly hidden by ice (but we didn’t tell you that!).
After pouring in a clear beverage like Sprite, your guests will be amazed by their color-changing drinks.
Your guests are in for a treat with the watermelon lemonade. While your classic lemonade would also do, adding watermelon gives it that extra flavorful punch that you never knew you needed. Luckily, making it is a piece of cake.
Blend together some chopped watermelon and lemon juice until it’s consistent and smooth.
Then, put it in a pitcher with cold water and sugar. And tada! You’re done.
What better way to end a party than with a do-it-yourself milkshake bar?
It’s simple and will make your party one to remember.
To prepare, get a variety of ice cream flavors, milk, and add-ins such as cookies, cake, chocolate, caramel, strawberry syrup, crushed candy, and fruit.
When planning a roller skating party, food is a major part of the overall experience you’ll provide your guests. While they’ll have fun skating, eventually, they’ll need to replenish that energy to keep going.
Having a robust party menu will keep your guests happy and give them an experience they’ll never forget.