Lolly Cake

Lolly cake is a kiwi classic. So easy to make and a crowd pleaser at kid's parties. I always whip up a big batch making the most of the open tin of condensed milk. I cut it thinly so the sugar hit isn't too high. I store mine in the freezer once sliced ready to pull...

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Bunny Rabbit Shortbread

I always like to make a themed biscuit for my kid's parties. I've struggled to find the perfect recipe until I started using my Aunty Lynne's Shortbread recipe. It is easy to roll and cut plain shaped biscuits from but you can also use it with a cookie cutter. These...

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Watermelon Fizz

I wanted to serve a healthy alternative to a fizzy drink at Rosa's 5th Birthday party so came up with this Watermelon Fizz. The kid's thought it was a fancy fizzy and loved it. This one's a summer party keeper. I use a 'Nutra-Bullet' but any food processor will work....

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Easy Popcorn

You don't need to buy readymade popcorn or own a popcorn maker. I've found this method to be the easiest, healthiest and most effective. I found this method on Simply Recipes. I've tried a few methods but this is now my trusted party popcorn recipe. Two batches of...

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Neapolitan Rice Krispie

The first time I saw a photo of Neapolitan Rice Krispie I knew I would have to make it one day. The gorgeous layers of strawberry, chocolate and vanilla. Rosa's 5th Birthday Party was the perfect occasion to try some out. I searched the internet for a recipe and then...

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Yogurt Mango Mini Ice Blocks

These homemade treats are a regular in our house and make the perfect summer party food for little hands. I've varied this recipe in so many ways by changing the fruit to pineapple, banana or whatever fruit I have, sprinkling something else on the top like chia seeds...

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Great NZ Birthday Cake Book

What is the favourite book in our house at the moment? The Great New Zealand Birthday Cake Book! Come bedtime we have had arguments every night over who gets to read it first. We have hundreds of little bits of paper stuck in pages marking their favourites. It may be worn out before their next birthdays actually come around!

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Easter Rocky Road

If you are looking for a cute and easy Easter treat this rocky road is great.

Simple and gorgeous – just the way we like it.

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Mini Me Ambrosia Recipe

Ambrosia is one of my favourite Christmas desserts; quick, easy and delicious. I've been exploring creating food for kids parties which is a mini version of the original. We've all seen individual jelly cups at kids parties so what about little cups of yogurt...

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Dad Bakes the Cake

What do these two handsome new-age dads have in common? They make their kids birthday cakes! My mum often jokes that my dad didn’t know where the tea towel was and now we have hands-on dads that not only empty the dishwasher but they make spectacular birthday cakes.

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Teacup Biscuits

These are the cutest little biscuits and so easy to make. I first learnt how to make them from a family friend in Oamaru. This is Rosebud’s modified version. Rosebud is only three and can whip these up on her own.

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