Winter Holiday Recipes for Kids

Wondering what kind of food and drink to serve at a kids' holiday party? Browse these holiday recipes for kids to find some tasty treats, clever food presentations and Christmas drinks for kids. From snowman party food to a hot cocoa bar, these kid-friendly Christmas food ideas will certainly make your holiday planning more merry!

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    Melting snowman hot cocoa
    Christine Gauvreau

    Welcome one of winter's favorite friends to your holiday party table. From snowman cupcakes to cute, marshmallow snowmen sledding on graham crackers to warm mugs of melting snowman hot chocolate, these frosty food ideas are great for any winter occasion, but especially festive for the holiday season!



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    These winter-themed cupcake toppers can dress up your dessert table in holiday style. And they couldn't be easier to make: 

    1. Cut paper snowflakes.
    2. Glue them to popsicle sticks.
    3. Insert into white-frosted cupcakes.

    For an extra decorative touch, arrange the cupcakes on a serving board to form a large snowflake!



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    These crowd-pleasing mini pizzas are easy to make, as well as a healthier choice that are still delicious. And since they resemble Christmas trees, they are the perfect snack for kids at for your holiday celebration. You can even have your guests make their own before baking them!

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    If you're looking for Christmas drinks for kids, try this sweet jingle bell juice. The sparkling water adds that fun fizz and floating raspberries are the surprise ingredient in this kids' party punch. Cheers!

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    No more fussing over kids who won't finish their potatoes! This snowman made of veggies is a fun way to deck their dinner plates in whimsical holiday fashion. 

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    Reindeer Snacks

    It's really just a bag of trail mix, but with the right packaging and label, it can be magically transformed into reindeer food.

    When you tell your children that this is what Santa feeds his reindeer, they'll eat it up. 

    For added fun, have them help mix together and bag up several individual packages of your reindeer feed. These single-serve portions will make great Christmas party favors. 

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    Who says ice cream is just for summertime? This mint flavored milkshake will taste just right at a winter holiday party. Add a candy cane for a tasty and decorative garnish and you've got a fun holiday beverage treat for kids. 

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    Candy Cane-Shaped Breadsticks

    Kids will devour these cheesy, salty candy cane-shaped breadsticks But before they even eat them, why not have them make them? They're sure to enjoy bending the dough into hooks and watching them rise in the oven. Let them pick their favorite spices and seasonings to sprinkle on top. Yum!

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    Surprise your kids with these acrobatic cookies as an after-school treat on Valentine's Day or follow the same steps with cookies that match a different holiday. No doubt Santa would get a kick out of seeing a ginger reindeer flying across a cup of cocoa on Christmas Eve!

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    Snowball Cake

    Hosting a sledding party or going with a winter theme for a birthday bash? For a delightful dessert that suits your theme, serve a spherical, coconut-covered snowball cake.

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    Cupcakes are probably the most versatile kids' party food. You can serve them as dessert, wrap them up as favors or even let the kids decorate them as a party activity. 

    This collection of cupcakes for Christmas include reindeer, snowman, Christmas tree and Santa  faces. Choose your favorite or the one that best fits your holiday party theme!

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    A Christmas party menu for kids almost wouldn't seem complete without a mug of hot cocoa. Instead of just passing out cups of already-made cocoa, however, why not set up a bar where kids can make their own and add some fun toppings and mix-ins? This hot cocoa bar is sure to be the busiest station at your event!