You know that saying that we tell the kids all the time, "Don't play with your food." Clearly I'm not the one to be giving out that advice. lol Well, you'll see what I mean. I love to play with our food and create all kinds of funny little creations for the kids to enjoy. As you probably can tell by now, I like to create and play with pretty much everything. So here are a few fun Christmas food ideas that we've tried and you can try too to light up the kids' faces.
Waffle Santas - We've had a few variations of waffle Santa over the years. We've use whipped cream to make his puffy beard and hat details and we've used bananas to make his beard.
This was one of our elf on the shelf ideas. Pumpernickle and Bre'ella decided to join us for breakfast one year.
Christmas crunch mix - Mix Crunch and Munch popcorn, Christmas m&m's, raisins and peanuts together for a fun snack.
You can use regular popcorn too as we did this year. I decided to melt some white chocolate chips in there because the kids love them. I didn't eat any, but the kids loved it. For tots, you can substitute the popcorn and those kernels with puffcorn. It's kind of like a Cheeto, but not. You can find that at your local dollar stores and grocery stores.
Snowman muffins - I love baking molds. I always try to snag some after the holidays during the clearance sales.
Fruit candycanes - Cut up bananas and strawberries add a festive flare for the holidays. You can challenge smaller kids to make these and they'll be building patterns.
Ornament Waffles - The possibilities are kind of endless here. Use different fruit and toppings, whipped cream and come up with ways to decorate your ornament. This is a fun activity for the kids to do as well.
Christmas Rice Krispy Treats - Just add Christmas m&m's! Then, you're set for a snack and a story.
Christmas tree sandwiches - We even have an old Christmas tree lunch in here. Use peanut butter to "glue" your ornaments on your tree.
Donut snowmen - This went along with our elf on the shelf shenanigans. Sometimes Pumpernickle and Bre'ella like to suggest activities for us to do. The eyes and mouth are made of icing and the nose is cheese.
And while we're talking about fun food and snack ideas. Let's not forget about all the delivery people making rounds this holiday. I have no idea who originally came up with this idea, but it is perfect. We appreciate all the work they do!
What fun food ideas do you have for the holidays? I'd love to try some!