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Kids’ party recipes

Throwing a bash for the kids? We've got plenty of party food and drink ideas, including birthday cakes, pizza, snacks and sandwiches – the perfect treat.

7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A stunning children's birthday chocolate cake with hidden treasure buried on a sandy desert island for the kids to dig into

3 hrs and 15 mins
More effort
54 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

These light cakes are perfect for freezing – they just need a quick blast in the microwave to bring them back to life

40 mins
Easy
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51 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A fun chocolate birthday cake decorated with buttons, biscuits and marzipan - bound to be a hit with young children

2 hrs
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Keep the kids cool this summer with these simple - and refreshingly healthy - ice lollies

10 hrs
Easy
1 rating 1.0 out of 5 star rating

Get little ones to help out making these gluten-free pizza bites. They're ideal for a kid's party where some children may be coeliac, or have a gluten intolerance

1 hr
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
73 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Try our easy recipe for homemade lemonade, using fresh lemon juice and sugar. A simple classic that everyone can enjoy on a hot summer's day.

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
70 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Stack up our best ever chocolate sponges and smother in an Oreo biscuit icing to make this towering celebration cake

1 hr and 50 mins
More effort
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A firm favourite with children, these sticks are ready in seconds

5 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Stun a crowd and get creative with this themed celebration cake - details include a chocolate ladder, icing water splash and toy firemen

2 hrs and 40 mins
More effort
93 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

These bright and fun cupcakes are perfect for kids' parties

1 hr
Easy
43 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Homemade burgers and chips beat shop-bought every time. Why not make double and freeze a batch?

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
50 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Make our rich, gooey brownies with the kids for an easy dessert or baking project. These fudgy chocolate squares are delicious with ice cream

45 mins
Easy
31 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Get kids busy in the kitchen with these scrummy courgette muffins, perfect for cooks aged between 8-14

1 hr
Easy
23 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This American-style chocolate traybake is super-easy, can be prepared in advance and cuts into even portions. It's perfect for birthday parties or bake sales

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
33 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Swirly vanilla cookies, edged with sprinkles and stars – these unicorn-inspired biscuits are ideal for kids' parties or as a fun home baking activity

45 mins
Easy
154 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

You just can't beat a good chocolate cake, and this one is guaranteed to disappear as soon as you cut the first slice

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

The latest in our cooking with kids series looks at kneading, rolling and sauce skills- then let your child build their own pizza from their favourite toppings

45 mins
Easy
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make for kids and big kids, too! These banana lollies with chocolate, hundreds and thousands and strawberries are great for a party or after-school treat

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This generous cake is big enough to feed a crowd and is a combination of all our favourite summer ingredients: strawberries, Victoria sponge, meringues, fresh cream, white chocolate and buttery…

1 hr and 10 mins
A challenge
Vegetarian
33 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Perfect for a bake sale, kid's party or sweet afternoon snack, these iced cupcakes are the simplest sponges around and can be decorated as you like

37 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
43 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Perfect for a party, this rainbow-speckled cake screams 'celebrate'! Pipe creamy vanilla icing and scatter over sprinkles for a showstopping cake that adults and kids will love

1 hr
More effort
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

These crunchy croquettes are both a stealthy way to get more vegetables into your kids as well as a great vegetarian party nibble

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This colourful animal sponge is sure to be the mane event at any party! Perfect for kids, the simple yogurt vanilla sponge has a buttercream and novelty sugar paste icing decoration

45 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This show-stopping party cake is deceptively easy to make and looks really professional. Ideal for kid's birthdays, try this colourful decorated vanilla sponge with bite

45 mins
Easy
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