Just because it’s a kids party doesn’t mean the food needs to be basic. Here are some child-friendly party bakes that adults will love too.
Finding a dish your kids will eat that you can enjoy too can be tricky. There are fussy mouths to feed, sophisticated palates to please and a whole heap of leafy greens to disguise – even more tricky at kids parties. While it can be difficult, it’s certainly not impossible, and we’ve compiled a list of great family-friendly feeds to prove it:
When it comes to setting up the food for kids parties, it’s natural to gravitate towards sweet, colourful options that are full of sugar. But in reality, there are plenty of savoury dishes that will be a hit with the kids (and adults too).
Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
There is only one thing that can improve regular macaroni and cheese and that’s more cheese. With mozzarella, smoked cheddar and gruyere cheese, this macaroni is extra cheesy and easy to prepare in one dish. It’s a great way to feed the masses something warm without spending a fortune on ingredients – and all adults secretly love it too. Click here for the recipe.
Easy to prepare and containing just three ingredients, this sausage roll recipe is every entertainer’s dream. Served warm and golden brown in colour, they’re a time-tested party favourite. We recommend stacking them up nice and high and having a variety of condiments available so people can dip as they please – spicy tomato sauce is so adult.
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Cheesy Jacket Potato
What could be better than the combination of potatoes and cheese? Fluffy on the inside and crisp on the outside, these baked potatoes are the perfect addition to you kids party table. They’re not just easy to make but they look fantastic plated up and are simple to serve, making them a winner among all generations. Click here for the recipe.
What’s a party without cake? The dessert table always gets the most traffic so load it up with some eye-catching dishes that all your guests will love.
White Chocolate and Macadamia Brownies
One of our favourites, these white chocolate, macadamia brownies are the ultimate party treat. You can serve them hot or cold and dust them with some icing sugar to give an extra layer of appeal. But nuts can be tricky when it comes to kids parties so make sure you include a warning label with all the ingredients. Click here for the recipe.
While the classic chocolate or vanilla cupcake stills works wonders, there are plenty of ways you can jazz up a cupcake for the adults at the party. From spiced chai latte cupcakes to s’mores-inspired marshmallow frosting, explore these five ways to take your dessert to the next level and impress your guests, both young and old. Click here for the recipe.
Messy by name, messy by nature. These individual sweet treats definitely have cross-generational appeal. Pillows of meringue (the grown up way of having a mouthful of sugar), served with cream, raspberry sauce and berries make for a delicious dessert kids will adore. The spiced biscuit adds an extra element that will make their parents come back for more. Click here for the recipe.