Snacks can be made enjoyable and fun as part of a sleepover for teenagers. Make things more interesting by ditching the bags of chips and experimenting with fun and interesting snack ideas. Let the teenagers participate in the snack preparation process to create even more fun with your snack ideas.
Cookie Cutter Sandwiches
Use plastic and metal cookie cutters in fun shapes to cut bread, cheese, lunch meat and vegetables for sandwiches. Cut the bread slices into different shapes, then let the teens fill their sandwiches with chosen ingredients such as peanut butter, jelly, preserves, lunch meat slices, cheese, lettuce, tomato and condiments. Creating these shaped sandwiches can be just as fun as eating them.
Cookie Cutter Fruit Bouquets
Cut the rind off of different types of melons, then slice into flat slices of approximately 1/2 inch. Use small cookie cutters to create circles, flowers, moons, hearts and other fun shapes. Stick a wooden skewer in the bottom of each fruit shape, or skewer several shapes onto a single stick. Create a bowl from half a watermelon and fill this fruit bowl with the fruit sticks. Other fruits that work well for this snack concept include strawberries, blueberries, banana slices and pineapple. Create a bouquet of colourful fruit slices and shapes for a fun and healthy snack.
Arm each teenager with a pita to use as a miniature pizza crust. Situate the teenagers at a table with pizza sauce, shredded cheese and different bowls of toppings, including diced vegetables, pepperoni, cubed ham, crumbled sausage and diced, pre-cooked bacon. Let the teenagers create their ideal miniature pizzas by selecting their own toppings and decorating the pizza how they like. Bake the pizzas until the cheese is bubbling and allow them to cool completely before serving.
Pop a bunch of plain popcorn and give each teenager a bowl of his or her own. Arm them with a variety of different "add-ins" such as M&M candies, raisins, chocolate chips, sugar and cinnamon, spices, peanuts and anything else that they request. Allow each teen to create his or her own popcorn snack mix so that they have something to snack on and enjoy during a movie.