I’m back with another festive bake this week and this time I am revisiting an idea I first made a number of years ago. Florence has been asking to make biscuits a lot lately and frankly I’m not all that good at making them but […]
Category: FUN FOOD
Forgive me if you’re not quite ready to think about Christmas just yet, but I’ve found myself feeling particularly festive over the last week or so. So much so that I’ve already started teaching Florence Christmas songs and watching Christmas movies each afternoon. The tree […]
We are huge fans of Julia Donaldson tales here and Florence’s absolute favourite book is Room on the Broom. As we enter the season of magic and with Hallowe’en coming up I’m busy planning a host of spooky toddler friendly activities to keep Florence & William entertained throughout the next few weeks.
Today I’m sharing some really fun Room on the Broom inspired snack ideas which I think would be perfect additions to your Hallowe’en feast! What’s more they are mostly healthy and eaten together make up 3 of your toddler’s 5 – a – day.
As well as cute snacks they could each be combined as a meal or even be served up as party food – if you’re planning a Hallowee’en do I’ve no doubt these will go down a treat with your younger guests!
Each of the five super simple treats represent a different character in the film — aside from the witch herself so if anyone has any ideas on how to serve witch & chips I’d be really excited to hear them! And of course, not forgetting the all important broom!
The witch’s broom stick
This is pretty much as simple as it gets. I just used a cheese string and peeled back sections about a third of the way down to make a broom end.
Peel & Half a satsuma, draw on some green eyes within writing icing, add a pink mini marshmallow for a nose and some little yellow cheese triangles for ears. I totally forgot them, but you could add whiskers too!
Oh, this was my favourite one to make! Probably because out of all of them it’s the one I considered more of a treat. I placed giant chocolate buttons on a scotch pancake to make the dog’s spots. Blueberry eyes & a marshmallow nose.
This could not be more simple – take a slice of cucumber, place a blueberry on top for the eye and a little triangle of cheese for the beak.
and the Frog
For the frog, Half & core an apple and place flat side down on a plate. Using cream cheese stick two cucumber half slices on top for eyes, blueberries for pupils & a ham tongue. Easy peasy.
Not only were these really fun and surprising quick to make, Florence absolutely loved them too. We read the Room on the Broom story while she ate and then made a broomstick from a wrapping paper tube. I love theming her food to coincide with our play and am really looking forward to a month of spooky snacks!
As I type this, we are on the road to a little weekend away. It’s been such a long time since we went away just us, and it’s the first time we’ve ever taken William so I’m hoping for a truly special weekend of making […]
Ever feel like you just keep serving up the same meals for your little one week after week? Recently I’ve noticed Florence had started to become quite fussy at meal times and I began to wonder if she was just a bit bored of what […]
We chose a rainbow theme for Florence’s 1st Birthday party and along with the decorations and games we also tied in the food with it. I got a lot of inspiration from Pinterest and loved creating the menu for her big day. I thought I would share some of the Rainbow Themed Party Food Ideas we served up.
Bouncy Marshmallow Clouds
I picked up these giant marshmallows from Tiger and they make fab clouds!
Fairy bread is always a winner at kids parties and was a magical addition to our birthday banquet! Simply spread Nutella on one slice of bread and then on another slice, cut out a star shape with a cookie cutter. Sandwich them together and sprinkle some 100s and 1000s over the top and you’re done! Super simple and we used the cut out stars for another party food below.
Rainbow Fruit Skewers
Florence would honestly eat fruit for every single meal if she could and so it was always going to feature in her party menu. These yummy fruit skewers went down a treat with the little ones. We used Strawberries, Raspberries, Watermelon balls (Frozen), Satsumas, Pineapples (Frozen), Mango chunks (Frozen), Kiwi, Blueberries and Blackberries.
We added a rainbow of colour to our pasta using cooked brocolli, peppers (yellow, red & green!) and red onion.
Homemade Rainbow Pizza
Our homemade rainbow pizza was a real hit with both the kids & the parents. It’s a really simple way to encourage children to eat more veggies as it looks fun and vibrant. I just bought pizza bases from the super market, topped it with tomato puree and grated cheese before adding halved plum tomatoes, red pepper, yellow pepper, brocolli & red onion. Just bake in the oven following the instructions on the pizza base packet.
I promised you a use for those outcut stars didn’t I? So here we are, star shaped sandwiches with a filling of your choice. We used dairylea cheese (Florence’s favourite) and ham.
Unicorn Horn Flumps
No rainbow party is complete without a touch of unicorn! Flumps make great unicorn horns.
All of our Rainbow Party Food was served upon white plates (mostly) sitting on layered coloured table cloths.