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DIY After School Snack Buffet Ideas

Kids are notoriously ready for snack time when they get home from school. You can surprise them this school year with delicious snack options when you set up an After School Snack Buffet. Your home will quickly become a favorite after school destination for your kids and their friends.

Family Dollar is the perfect place to stock up on a wide variety of the perfect snacks. From granola bars, dried fruit, pretzels to fruit juices and bottled water. Today, I'm sharing some easy and affordable ideas to make snacking a whole lot of fun.


A little festive decor is in order. Create a cool banner using construction paper and display one of the stylish back to school folders that Family Dollar has in store in the center of the table.

Another fun quick DIY for your snack table! Make your own custom crayon snack holder. Buy a large box of crayons at Family Dollar. Line your crayons around a small paper cup and glue them into place. I trimmed my paper cup to make just the right size. Let it dry and then you have yourself another inspired snack table decoration. This is perfect for holding granola bars.

Let your kids pick and choose what they want by creating a snack mix station. There are so many possibilities like dried fruits, nuts, cereals and animal crackers. Place them in small containers with a spoon to scoop them out. Use cupcake liners or mini snack bags and let the creativity soar when they make their very own hand-picked snack mix blend. You can't go wrong!

For another filling after school snack option, keep peanut butter and your kid's favorite crackers on hand. Whether they are in the mood for something savory with wheat crackers or something sweeter like graham crackers, this will keep them satisfied until dinner.

For more snack options, check out the individual pretzel sticks with cheese, string cheese or peanut butter crackers, single boxes of raisins and so much more at Family Dollar!

Don't forget that kids get thirsty, too. You can stock up on their favorite juices in bottles or single juice boxes and mini water bottles, all at everyday low prices at Family Dollar.

Happy snacking and have a great school year!

This post was created in connection with my appointment as a contributor to Family Dollar.

By Dawn Lopez

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