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Kids' party recipes

51 Recipes

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

Pretty princess cake


(3 ratings)

Pull out all the stops with this sensational celebration cake, a princess doll enrobed in pretty pink and white icing - perfect for a special birthday party
  • 3 hours and 50 mins
  • Easy

Surprise piñata football cake


(7 ratings)

Slice into this sensational mint chocolate celebration cake and let the hidden sweets pour out for your party guests to enjoy
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Birthday biscuits


(18 ratings)

These ring biscuits are perfect for parties and work well in any shape, get the kids to help
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easy castle cake


(1 rating)

A magical three-tiered sponge cake that's simple to make, but no one would ever guess.....
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Mini sausage rolls


(71 ratings)

Everybody's favourite party food. John Torode's trick is to add water to the sausage mix, which makes the pastry puff up...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Easy volcano cake


(5 ratings)

Decorate a towering chocolate sponge with sweets and molten toffee 'lava' to create a dazzling children's treat...
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

Sticky popcorn pots


(11 ratings)

Get your favourite DVD out and whip up some popcorn for a special movie night in
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Pirate ship and treasure island cake


(8 ratings)

A stunning children's birthday chocolate cake with hidden treasure buried on a sandy desert island for the kids to dig into...
  • 3 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Easy chocolate cupcakes


(51 ratings)

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

Chocolate owl cake


(48 ratings)

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

Really easy lemonade


(62 ratings)

A simple classic that everyone can enjoy. Perfect on a hot summer's day...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheese & fruit sticks


(4 ratings)

A perrennial favourite with children, these sticks are ready in seconds
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Fire engine cake


(6 ratings)

Stun a crowd and get creative with this themed celebration cake - details include a chocolate ladder, icing water splash and toy firemen
  • 2 hours and 40 mins
  • More effort

Birthday bug cake


(22 ratings)

Children will love the butterfly and ladybird decorations on this colourful cake – and you'll love its simplicity...
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Cheeseburger & chips


(40 ratings)

Homemade burgers and chips beat shop-bought every time. Why not make double and freeze a batch?
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Gooey brownies


(44 ratings)

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

Teddy Christening cake


(0 ratings)

Make an impressive Christening or 1st birthday cake using these simple techniques and our step-by-step photographs
  • 4 hours
  • Easy

Carrot cake traybake


(64 ratings)

This easy carrot cake traybake is perfect for getting kids practicing their cooking skills. Take a handful of ingredients and turn them into a teatime treat
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Courgette muffins


(28 ratings)

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

Chocolate fudge cake


(145 ratings)

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 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy


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