Animal Theme Recipes

Looking for recipes to serve at an animal theme party? Allrecipes has more than 70 trusted recipes to serve at an animal theme party complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Worm Cake

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A favorite of youngsters in our house. Grownups love them too!

Turkey Cheese Ball for Thanksgiving

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Any cheese ball recipe can be turned into the shape of a turkey for a festive appetizer for your Thanksgiving dinner. All you need is some creativity!

Owl Veggie Tray

I made this fun veggie plate for my daughter's birthday, and kids ate it up in no time. I now sometimes make it for play dates, and you'd be surprised how quickly kids will eat their veggies!

Mini Panda Cupcakes

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These chocolate mini cupcakes are decorated as little panda bears. The proportions work best for mini cupcakes.


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These cute little guys will be a hit at any kids party, fun get-together, or in a child's lunchbox!

Chocolate Unicorn Cake

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Because sometimes you want your unicorns to taste a little bit less like rainbows, and little bit more like chocolate cake.

Ladybug Crackers

These cute lady crackers were everybody's favorite at my daughter's birthday party - even the grown-ups liked them. Also a fun idea for a garden party.

Chocolate Mice

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Kids will love these, they are whimsical and fun. Cute chocolate mice rolled in confectioners' sugar or chocolate cookie crumbs are very realistic.
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Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies with Spiders

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I love chocolate chip cookies, so when I was baking for Halloween I turned the chocolate chips into little spiders. I only drew 3 legs on each side, there wasn't room for 4, so my spiders were little 6-legged creatures.

Hoot Owl Cookies

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I've had this recipe since 7th grade. They look like an owls' face and they come out tasty and cute!
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Hedgehog Cookies

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I needed something else to decorate a tree trunk cake, so baby hedgehogs seemed to be the perfect match.
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Ants on a Log

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This is a fun snack that kids can make. It consists of artfully arranged celery, peanut butter, and raisins.

Inspiration and Ideas

Snappy Turtle Cookies

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An old recipe from my Mom's collection that I inherited when she passed away. They look like real turtles.