Got a house full of excited kids to feed? When mince pies won’t do, wow the little ones with these easy ideas

 

Have yourself a berry little Christmas

We’ve been told to expect strawberries this Christmas so what better way to give them a festive makeover than to turn them into the main man himself, Father Christmas? With a little help from some cream, of course. 

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Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree

All you need to create an enchanted forest is some ice cream cones and a bucket-load of sweets and chocolate (try it here).

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He's a jolly, happy soul

When it comes to festive party food, what could go down better with the kids than a pizza shaped like a snowman? Just add black olives as eyes and a slice of carrot or orange pepper for a nose for the cutest party food creation.

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Winter warmer

You’ve got some mulled wine warming on the hob but what do you serve the kids? Well, freeze some dollops of whipped cream (otherwise known as snow) and turn your table into a hot chocolate bar.

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Let there be light

Christmas tree lights let you down again? Struggling to find that cake ribbon you so carefully packed away last year? You’ll forget all about that we you see these sweet lights. All you need is some green jelly sweets, M&Ms, icing and, voilà! 

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Frosty the snow-nut

How could these snowman doughnuts fail to get you in the festive spirit? Here's how to whip up a dozen.

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Cookie cutters can also make pancakes

If you’re the kind of person who only flips pancakes once a year, then take note: they're not just for pancake day (shock, horror)! Use festive cookie cutters to create a batch of Christmassy treats.

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Pop, pop, pop

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to give your party food a festive makeover, then this is it. Draw faces (complete with carrot nose) and buttons on a plastic cup, tie a ribbon for a scarf and fill it with popcorn. Try making them here.

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Pick up a penguin

These adorable penguins made out of olives, cream cheese and carrots aren’t just for the kids: these alone are worth throwing a Christmas party for.

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Well, we can’t count on a white Christmas now, can we? Better make some snow ice cream just in case.

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