If you’re planning on hosting a children’s Christmas party this year or have little ones to entertain, look no further – we’ve got all the delicious, festive inspiration you need.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.