Serve the food in creative ways. Kids who like macaroni and cheese will love it even more when it's served from a fun container. Fill a large plastic pail with the pasta dish, and serve it with accompanying shovels. Put fruit punch in a champagne fountain, and pour it into plastic champagne flutes. Make straws out of licorice sticks.
Serve food on skewers with dipping sauces. Kids enjoy dipping their own food and eating it from a stick. Fruit and cheese kabobs, chicken nuggets and even ravioli can be served on skewers. Set up a dipping station with salad dressings and sauces. Combine this with the fruit punch fountain to create a kid-friendly cocktail party.
Turn ordinary sandwiches into fun figures using cookie cutters. Animal shapes are a popular choice. Decorate the animals with blueberry eyes, raisin nostrils and cheese string whiskers.
Pack individual "happy meals." Purchase cardboard lunch boxes from the party supply store or make your own decorative paper lunch bags. Fill them with sandwiches, mini burgers or chicken nuggets, a snack item and a small toy or trinket.