1. Cupcakes

    Classic cupcakes are perfect to make with kids, and can be decorated to fit any occasion. These adorable polar bear cupcakes, made with sweet fondant icing and desiccated coconut, are sure to be a hit.

  2. Sausage rolls

    Flaky, moreish sausage rolls are simple to make and great for little hands to grab at a party. Cranberry sauce gives a fruity, festive twist to these cranberry and leek sausage rolls.

  3. Sandwiches

    Every kid’s party needs sandwiches – if just to make sure they don’t fill up entirely on sugar! Cheese and tomato or tuna and cucumber are classics, or for a special treat try these crispy fish subs, which can be made just before your guests arrive.

  4. Biscuits

    Quick and easy to make, biscuits make fabulous party food, and can be tweaked to be as simple or as fancy as you like – the kids will love them either way. Stacking snowmen and stained glass Christmas biscuits both make an impressive addition to any party table.

  5. Fruit

    For lighter treats try using a Christmas tree cutter to shape pieces of pineapple, or sandwiching strawberry halves with whipped cream, dotting a little more on top then using writing icing to make eyes for these cute strawberry Santas.

  6. Edible gifts

    It’s great to include something that children can take home at the end of the party to keep the festive fun going. Everyone will love these dip dye marshmallows and totally adorable Christmas tree meringues, which can both be made in advance and wrapped for a perfect treat to takeaway.

  7. Gingerbread

    Gingerbread is a Christmas staple – its sweet, spiced flavour brings a festive warmth to everything from lattes to popcorn. Make a tray of classic gingerbread men, or go all-out with your very own gingerbread house.

  8. Quick tricks

    If you’re short on time or not a keen baker, grab some ready-made goodies and personalise them with some quick and clever tricks – try your hand at these easy but very cute ‘Christmas pudding teacakes, or use marshmallows to build snowmen to sit atop plain cupcakes.