Get Festive in the Kitchen: 11 Christmas Party Food Ideas Your Kids Will Love

Get Festive in the Kitchen 11 Christmas Party Food Ideas Your Kids Will Love
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Are you looking to add some festive flair to your holiday season? Look no further! Involving your kids in the kitchen can be a delightful and bonding experience, especially when it comes to creating delicious Christmas party food. From adorable snowman marshmallow pops to mouthwatering Santa hat brownies, we have gathered 11 Christmas party food ideas that your kids will absolutely love. Get ready to let their creativity shine as they decorate and enjoy these festive treats together, creating memories that will last a lifetime. So put on your aprons and let’s dive into the magical world of holiday cooking!

Snowman Marshmallow Pops

When it comes to bringing the winter wonderland indoors, snowman marshmallow pops are a must-have addition to your Christmas party food spread. These delightful treats are not only visually appealing but also super fun to make. Perfect for little hands, snowman marshmallow pops are a whimsical way to get your kids excited about holiday cooking.

 

To create these enchanting snowman treats, all you need are a few simple ingredients. Start by gathering marshmallows, white chocolate or candy melts, lollipop sticks, and a variety of colourful toppings like mini chocolate chips, candy eyes, and orange sprinkles for the snowman’s carrot nose. Melt the white chocolate or candy melts according to the package instructions and dip each marshmallow onto a lollipop stick. Let your kids take the lead in decorating their snowmen by adding the desired toppings to create eyes, buttons, and a smile.

The best part about snowman marshmallow pops is the endless possibilities for personalization. Encourage your kids to experiment with different decorations and designs, allowing their creativity to shine through. From adding festive scarves made of colourful icing to using tiny pretzel sticks for arms, the options are as vast as your imagination.

 

Once the snowman marshmallow pops are fully decorated, place them in the refrigerator for a few minutes to allow the chocolate or candy coating to set. This step also ensures that the toppings stay in place. Once they are ready, arrange these whimsical treats on a festive platter or display them in a colourful bucket filled with faux snow for an extra touch of winter magic.

 

Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or simply want to enjoy some quality time in the kitchen with your kids, snowman marshmallow pops are guaranteed to be a hit. These sweet and adorable treats will not only dazzle your taste buds but also warm your heart, creating cherished memories that will be cherished for years to come.

 

Now that your snowman marshmallow pops are ready to spread some holiday cheer, let’s move on to another delightful treat that your kids will adore: Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats. These reindeer-inspired goodies are not only delicious but also perfect for adding a touch of whimsy to your Christmas party.

Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats

Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats take the classic favourite and transform them into adorable, edible reindeer characters. Using the same base recipe for traditional Rice Krispie Treats, these festive treats are easy to make and will surely impress both kids and adults alike.

 

To start, gather the necessary ingredients: Rice Krispies cereal, marshmallows, butter, and a few additional elements to bring these reindeer to life. Melt the butter and marshmallows together in a large saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Then, remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the Rice Krispies cereal, ensuring that all the cereal is coated evenly.

 

Once the mixture is well combined, it’s time to shape them into reindeer. Grease your hands with a small amount of butter to prevent sticking, then take a handful of the mixture and shape it into a small oval or round ball to form the reindeer’s body. Place the body on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

 

Next, use pretzels to create the antlers. Break the pretzels in half and gently press them into the top of each Rice Krispie Treat, creating the reindeer’s distinctive antler shape. For the eyes, use small candies, such as M&M’s or chocolate chips, and press them into the front of the treat. Add a red candy nose, such as a red M&M or a gumdrop, to complete the reindeer’s face.

 

Allow the Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats to cool and set before serving. These whimsical treats are not only deliciously sweet, but they also make for a fun and festive addition to your Christmas party’s dessert table. Kids will love these cute reindeer characters, and adults will appreciate the nostalgic taste of Rice Krispie Treats with a holiday twist.

 

With your Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats ready to delight and satisfy, let’s continue exploring more delicious treats that will make your Christmas party a hit. Next up: Santa Hat Brownies. Get ready to sink your teeth into these rich and chocolaty delights that are sure to bring a jolly smile to everyone’s face.

Santa Hat Brownies

Santa Hat Brownies are the perfect addition to your Christmas party food lineup. These decadent treats combine the irresistible flavours of rich chocolate and creamy frosting to create a dessert that is as delightful to look at as it is to eat.

 

To make Santa Hat Brownies, start with a batch of your favourite brownie recipe (here’s mine). You can use a boxed mix for convenience or whip up a homemade version if you prefer. Once the brownies are baked and cooled, it’s time to add the festive touch.

 

Using a round cookie cutter or a glass, cut out circles from the brownies. These will become the base of your Santa hats. Place each brownie circle on a serving tray or platter.

Next, it’s time to create the iconic Santa hat shape. Take a piping bag filled with red frosting (or use a resealable plastic bag with a small corner snipped off) and pipe a generous dollop of frosting onto the centre of each brownie circle. Then, using the back of a spoon or an offset spatula, carefully spread the frosting outwards to create the brim of the hat.

 

Once the red frosting is in place, it’s time to add the fluffy white trim. Fill another piping bag (or plastic bag) with white frosting and pipe a small amount of frosting onto the top edge of the red frosting. Gently smooth it out with the back of a spoon, creating a fluffy, snowy trim for the hat.

 

To finish off the Santa Hat Brownies, add a small dollop of white frosting to the very top of each hat, creating the pom-pom. You can also sprinkle a little edible glitter or coloured sugar on top for an extra festive touch.

 

These adorable Santa Hat Brownies are sure to be a hit with both kids and adults at your Christmas party. They not only taste delicious but also add a whimsical and festive touch to your dessert table. Serve them alongside the Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats for a playful and indulgent treat that will bring joy to everyone’s taste buds.

 

Now that we’ve satisfied your sweet tooth with Santa Hat Brownies, let’s move on to another tasty treat that will have your guests singing “Fa-la-la-la-la.” Up next: Grinch Popcorn, a fun and colourful snack that is sure to make your Christmas party merry and bright.

Grinch Popcorn

Grinch Popcorn is the perfect snack to add a burst of color and whimsy to your Christmas party. This fun and festive treat will have your little guests grinning from ear to ear. With its vibrant green color and a touch of sweetness, Grinch Popcorn is a crowd-pleaser that will leave everyone feeling merry and bright.

 

To make this playful snack, start with a big bowl of freshly popped popcorn. The light and fluffy texture of the popcorn provides the perfect base for all the deliciousness that’s about to come. Next, melt some white chocolate or candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl. Add a few drops of green food colouring to the melted chocolate and mix until it’s a vibrant shade of green, reminiscent of the Grinch himself.

 

Pour the green chocolate over the popcorn and gently toss until every kernel is coated in that beautiful green hue. For an extra touch of sweetness, sprinkle some crushed candy canes or green sprinkles over the top. The candy canes will add a delightful crunch while the sprinkles add a festive touch that will make your Grinch Popcorn truly stand out.

 

Once your Grinch Popcorn is fully coated and adorned with candy canes and sprinkles, spread it out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Allow the popcorn to cool and the chocolate to harden before serving. And voila! You now have a playful and tasty treat that will have both kids and adults reaching for seconds.

 

With its festive colours and irresistible flavour, Grinch Popcorn is a must-have addition to your Christmas party food spread. Now that we’ve satisfied your craving for sweet treats with Santa Hat Brownies and Grinch Popcorn, it’s time to move on to another delightful confection: Snowflake Sugar Cookies. Get ready to unleash your creativity and spread some holiday cheer with these beautiful and scrumptious cookies.

Snowflake Sugar Cookies

These cookies are the perfect canvas for unleashing your creativity and spreading holiday cheer. With their delicate snowflake designs and delectable taste, Snowflake Sugar Cookies are sure to be a hit at your Christmas party.

 

To make these festive cookies, start by preparing a basic sugar cookie dough. Roll out the dough on a floured surface, ensuring it’s about ¼ inch thick. Then, using snowflake-shaped cookie cutters, carefully cut out the cookies. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving some space between each cookie.

 

Once your cookies are ready, it’s time to add some sparkle! Sprinkle them generously with white sanding sugar to give them a snowy appearance. If you want to get even more creative, you can use coloured sanding sugars or edible glitter to add a touch of festive flair.

Bake the cookies in a preheated oven according to the recipe instructions, until they are lightly golden around the edges. Keep a close eye on them to prevent over-browning. Once they are baked to perfection, allow them to cool on a wire rack.

 

Now comes the fun part – decorating the cookies! You can use royal icing, which hardens when it dries, to create intricate snowflake designs on top of each cookie. Pipe the icing onto the cookies using a piping bag fitted with a small round tip. Feel free to experiment with different designs and colours to make each snowflake unique.

 

If you want to take it a step further, you can use food colouring to tint the icing in various shades of blue or silver for a truly wintry look. And don’t forget the edible decorations! Sprinkle some silver or blue sugar pearls on top of the icing to add some extra sparkle and texture.

 

Once you’ve finished decorating the cookies, allow the icing to dry completely before serving. Snowflake Sugar Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for several days, making them a convenient make-ahead option for your Christmas party.

 

Now that you’ve mastered the art of Snowflake Sugar Cookies, it’s time to move on to the next scrumptious treat: Candy Cane Milkshake. This refreshing and festive drink will perfectly complement your cookie spread, providing a cool and creamy indulgence.

Candy Cane Milkshake

Now that you’ve mastered the art of Snowflake Sugar Cookies, it’s time to move on to the next scrumptious treat: Candy Cane Milkshake. This refreshing and festive drink will perfectly complement your cookie spread, providing a cool and creamy indulgence. The Candy Cane Milkshake is a delightful blend of creamy vanilla ice cream, refreshing peppermint flavour, and a swirl of vibrant red and white colours. It’s the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth and spread holiday cheer at your Christmas party.

 

To make this delectable drink, begin by gathering your ingredients. You will need vanilla ice cream, whole milk, peppermint extract, crushed candy canes, and some whipped cream and additional candy canes for garnish. The combination of rich and creamy ice cream with the refreshing burst of peppermint creates a truly delightful flavour that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

 

In a blender, combine a few scoops of vanilla ice cream, a splash of whole milk, a teaspoon of peppermint extract, and a handful of crushed candy canes. Blend the ingredients until smooth and well combined. If you prefer a thicker consistency, add more ice cream. For a thinner consistency, add more milk. It’s all about finding the perfect balance to suit your taste.

 

Once your Candy Cane Milkshake is blended to perfection, pour it into festive glasses. For an extra touch of holiday magic, rim the glasses with crushed candy canes by dipping the rim in melted white chocolate and then into a plate filled with crushed candy canes. This simple step adds a beautiful and delicious touch to your milkshake presentation.

 

To complete the Candy Cane Milkshake, top it off with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed candy canes. For an added festive touch, place a mini candy cane into each milkshake glass. The combination of flavours and textures in this drink is sure to make it a hit with both children and adults alike.

 

Now that you have your Candy Cane Milkshake, it’s time to move on to the next delightful treat: Marshmallow Snowmen Hot Chocolate. This cozy and whimsical drink will warm your heart and your taste buds, making it the perfect addition to your Christmas party menu.

Marshmallow Snowmen Hot Chocolate

 

This cozy and whimsical drink will warm your heart and your taste buds, making it the perfect addition to your Christmas party menu.

 

To create this festive beverage, start by preparing a rich and creamy hot chocolate base. Whether you choose to make it from scratch or use a mix, the key is to make it extra indulgent. You want your hot chocolate to be velvety-smooth and full of chocolatey goodness.

 

Once your hot chocolate is ready, it’s time to assemble the adorable marshmallow snowmen. Begin by skewering three marshmallows on a wooden skewer or a long, thin straw to create the snowmen’s bodies. Then, use mini chocolate chips or melted chocolate to give the snowmen eyes, a mouth, and buttons down their fronts. Get creative with their expressions – make them smile, wink, or even stick out their tongues.

Next, add a tiny orange candy or a dab of orange icing to each marshmallow to create the snowmen’s carrot noses. Don’t forget to give them little arms by adding small pretzel sticks on either side of their bodies. And for the finishing touch, top each snowman with a miniature top hat made from a chocolate wafer cookie and a small round mint.

 

Once you have assembled the marshmallow snowmen, carefully place them on top of each mug filled with hot chocolate. As the hot liquid warms the marshmallows, they will begin to melt slightly, creating a delightful swirl of marshmallow goodness in your hot chocolate.

 

Serve the Marshmallow Snowmen Hot Chocolate with festive holiday mugs and offer a variety of toppings for your guests to customize their own drinks. Whipped cream, sprinkles, crushed peppermint candies, or even a drizzle of chocolate sauce are all great options. Encourage everyone to get creative and have fun with their hot chocolate creations.

 

With its whimsical charm and delicious flavour, the Marshmallow Snowmen Hot Chocolate is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike at your Christmas party. And as you sip on this warm and creamy treat, you’ll be ready to move on to the next delightful dish – Rice Krispie Treat Ornaments.

Rice Krispie Treat Ornaments

Rice Krispie treats are a classic dessert that everyone loves, and they can be easily transformed into festive ornaments for your Christmas party. These Rice Krispie Treat Ornaments are fun to make and even more fun to eat.

 

To create these adorable edible decorations, start by making a batch of Rice Krispie treats according to your favourite recipe or the instructions on the cereal box. Once the mixture has cooled slightly, shape it into balls or use cookie cutters to cut out ornament shapes.

 

Next, insert a candy cane or cake pop stick into each Rice Krispie treat to create the appearance of a hanging ornament. You can also use a small piece of string or ribbon to tie a loop around the stick for added detail.

 

Now it’s time to get creative with the decoration. Melt some white chocolate or candy melts and drizzle it over the Rice Krispie treats to create a shiny base. Then, use coloured icing, edible markers, or small candies to add festive designs and patterns. You can create stripes, polka dots, or even write names on the ornaments to personalize them for each guest.

 

Once the decorations are complete, place the Rice Krispie Treat Ornaments on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and allow them to set for about 30 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened.

 

These Rice Krispie Treat Ornaments will not only be a hit with the kids but will also add a touch of whimsy to your Christmas party spread. Serve them alongside the Marshmallow Snowmen Hot Chocolate for a delightful combination of flavours and textures.

 

As you savour these tasty treats, get ready to move on to the next delightful dish – Snowflake Pretzel Bites. These bite-sized snacks are both salty and sweet, making them the perfect addition to your festive feast.

Snowflake Pretzel Bites

As you savour these tasty treats, get ready to move on to the next delightful dish – Snowflake Pretzel Bites. These bite-sized snacks are both salty and sweet, making them the perfect addition to your festive feast.

 

The Snowflake Pretzel Bites are a festive twist on the classic pretzel snack. They are incredibly easy to make and will surely impress both kids and adults at your Christmas party.

 

To create these whimsical pretzel bites, all you need are square pretzels, Hershey’s Kisses, and colourful sprinkles. Start by arranging the pretzels on a baking sheet and placing a Hershey’s Kiss in the centre of each pretzel. Then, pop the sheet in the oven for a few minutes, just until the chocolate has slightly melted.

Once you take the sheet out of the oven, immediately sprinkle the pretzel bites with the colourful sprinkles. The heat from the chocolate will help the sprinkles stick, creating a dazzling snowflake effect on each bite.

 

The combination of the salty pretzel, the sweet chocolate, and the crunchy sprinkle topping is simply irresistible. These Snowflake Pretzel Bites will not only satisfy your guests’ cravings but also add a delightful touch to your holiday spread.

 

Now that you’ve discovered the joy of Snowflake Pretzel Bites, it’s time to move on to another delectable treat – Elf Hat Cupcakes. These whimsical cupcakes will bring a smile to everyone’s face and continue the festive spirit at your Christmas party.

Elf Hat Cupcakes

The Elf Hat Cupcakes are a playful twist on the classic cupcake. Picture a fluffy cupcake topped with a vibrant red frosting hat and a marshmallow puff on the tip, resembling the iconic headwear of Santa’s little helpers. These adorable desserts not only taste delicious but also add a touch of charm to your holiday spread.

 

To create these festive treats, start by baking a batch of your favourite cupcakes. Choose any flavour you like – vanilla, chocolate, or even a combination of both. Once the cupcakes are cooled, it’s time to get creative with the decorations.

 

For the elf hat topping, prepare a vibrant red frosting. You can use food colouring to achieve the desired shade. Spread a generous amount of frosting on top of each cupcake, creating a conical shape that resembles an elf hat. The frosting should taper down towards the edges for an authentic look.

 

To complete the elf hat, add a marshmallow puff on the tip. You can easily make marshmallow puffs by cutting regular marshmallows in half diagonally. Place one half on top of each cupcake, pressing it gently into the frosting to hold it in place.

 

Now that your Elf Hat Cupcakes are starting to take shape, it’s time to add some finishing touches. Sprinkle some colourful holiday-themed sprinkles or edible glitter on top of the frosting to give your cupcakes a touch of sparkle and magic. You can also add a small candy cane or a fondant bow to each cupcake to enhance the festive look.

 

Once your Elf Hat Cupcakes are fully decorated, they are ready to be enjoyed by kids and adults alike at your Christmas party. These adorable treats not only taste delightful but also serve as a charming centrepiece for your dessert table.

 

Continue the culinary adventure by exploring another Christmas party favourite – the Gingerbread House.

Gingerbread House

This festive treat has become a beloved tradition in many households during the holiday season. Building and decorating a gingerbread house is not only a fun activity for kids, but it also adds a whimsical touch to your Christmas party.

 

To get started, you will need a gingerbread house kit or you can make your own gingerbread dough from scratch. The smell of freshly baked gingerbread wafting through your kitchen will instantly put everyone in the holiday spirit. As the dough bakes, it will fill your home with the delightful aroma of warm spices like cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.

 

Once your gingerbread pieces have cooled, it’s time to assemble your house. This is where the real creativity comes into play. Use royal icing as the “glue” to hold the walls and roof together, making sure to have plenty of support to keep your structure sturdy. The icing also acts as a deliciously sweet decoration, allowing you to add intricate details and designs to your gingerbread house.

Now comes the best part – decorating your gingerbread house! Let your imagination run wild as you add colourful candies, sprinkles, and icing to bring your creation to life. Kids will have a blast turning their gingerbread house into a winter wonderland, complete with candy cane fences, gumdrop pathways, and sugary snow-covered roofs.

 

Not only is the gingerbread house a delightful centrepiece for your dessert table, but it also serves as a fun activity for kids and adults to bond over during the Christmas party. Everyone can take turns adding their own creative touch to the house, making it a collaborative and interactive experience.

 

As your guests marvel at the sugary masterpiece you’ve created, the gingerbread house becomes a symbol of the joy and magic of the holiday season. It’s a sweet reminder of the traditions and memories that bring us together year after year.

 

So, as you plan your Christmas party, add the Gingerbread House to your list of festive treats. It’s a delightful activity that will entertain both kids and adults, and it will surely become a cherished tradition that everyone looks forward to each holiday season.

Involving your kids in the kitchen during the holiday season is a surefire way to create lasting memories and have some festive fun. The 11 Christmas party food ideas in this article provide the perfect opportunity to bond with your little chefs and let their creativity shine. From adorable snowman marshmallow pops to gingerbread houses, these recipes are not only tasty but also a chance for your kids to take pride in their culinary creations. So, gather your little chefs, let them choose their favourite recipes, and get ready to make some delicious and unforgettable memories this holiday season. As you embark on this kitchen adventure, remember the words of Julia Child: “Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” Cheers to a festive and tasty holiday season!

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