Homemade Christmas Party Food Ideas

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Euuurgh, OK, apparently last time I updated my blog was back in Easter. Oops! I was dreading logging in and having to deal with hundreds of updates and all of the glitches and plug-in conflicts that would come with it. But it’s done now! Hurrah.

Anyway, the kids had a Christmas party to go to recently so we looked through Pinterest together to pick out some ideas for party food. So none of these ideas are particularly original (and the original versions can be found on my pinboard here), but I thought I’d share mine anyway as some didn’t come with recipes.

christmas gift bags

christmas gift bags

I love making little bags like these to give small gifts in, especially edible ones! They’re just zip-lock bags with a name tag folded and stapled over the top that I designed in Photoshop and printed off.

making rice bar christmas trees

making rice bar christmas trees

Here are the boys making cute Christmas trees out of LCM Bars cut into the shape of Christmas trees. They’re using royal icing to decorate them, with Smarties. I inserted a wooden skewer into the bars (with the sharp point cut off) for a handle.

christmas mini pizzas

These mini pizzas were made with english muffins cut into the shape of Christmas trees, with mozarella cheese, pizza sauce, red and green capsicum, tomato and basil on top. Super easy and really yummy too!

reindeer cupcakes

The reindeer cupcakes crack me up. The kids helped decorate them and because we didn’t have all of the necessary bits (like ears, or a proper nose) they come out looking hella derpy. But that’s OK. Here’s the recipe for the cupcakes (makes 12)…

2 cups self raising flour, sifted

3/4 cup caster sugar

3/4 cup milk

125g butter, melted and cooled

2 beaten eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Preheat oven to 200c and line muffin pan with cupcake cases.
Combine flour and caster sugar and make a well in the center.

Gradually add the milk, eggs, butter and vanilla to the flour mixture and stir gently to combine well.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared pans, filling about 2/3 of the pans.
Bake for around 15 mins, until a skewer comes out clean. Stand on a wire rack to cool.
Ice using pure icing sugar mixture with cocoa and decorate with Smarties and pretzels for antlers.

magic wand cookies

These are really cute. If you want flat lines when you ice them (instead of raised) do wet-on-wet icing, with two piping bags on the go at once. I didn’t bother; raised lines’ll do, haha.

Here’s the recipe for the sugar cookies…

makes a dozen
1/4 cup + 2 teaspoons softened butter

1/3 cup white sugar

1 cup plain flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 egg

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth, then beat in the egg and vanilla. Stir in all dry ingredients to form a dough, then refrigerate for at least one hour. Pre-heat oven to 200C. Roll out dough between two sheets of baking paper, to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into star shapes and insert a wooden skewer (cut the pointy end off for safety) for the “wand”. Bake until browned (about 10 minutes, keep an eye on them) then leave to cool completely.

Royal Icing Recipe
1 egg white

1.5 cups pure icing sugar, sifted

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Whisk the egg white and lemon juice, then gradually add icing sugar and continue whisking until smooth.
Divide into separate bowls to colour with food colouring.

candy cane sleighs

candy cane sleighs

I loved this idea! It’s so cute. Here’s how we did ours (although it’s very self-explanatory)…

Mini candy canes

Mini candy bars (eg. Mars bars)

Tiny Teddies

Pure icing sugar mixture, chocolate flavoured

Use the icing to stick two candy canes together side by side. 

Use more icing to stick a Tiny Teddy between the two halves of the candy bar, and more icing to secure the candy bar “car” to the candy cane “sleigh”.

Aaand done! Happy baking. And sorry about the really poor blog upkeep…:P

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  • Toria Meows

    I just died at how cute this is.

    All the mum points!

  • http://www.selectiveeducation.com/ Educational Consultant

    Wow!! how beautiful these cookies and chocolates are.. You have celebrated the Christmas eve in a very different manner. You have made all food at home. It means you love to eat fresh and nutrients full food with by making them by hands at home. I just loved it.

  • http://www.exoticdestinationske.com/ Kenya Safaris

    Yes, the sweets made on Christmas eve for kids and for family members are really so delicious, tasty and looking so cute. I just loved it.

  • Nova Lyons

    I miss your blog! What happened to you and Daniel? Are you still exercising? How are your little ones? :) Hope you’re doing good Emma, hope you do an update post soon!

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