Crystal Inspired Sweet Treats

Crystal Inspired Sweet Treats

We made some beautiful crystal inspired sweet treats for Rosa's 'She's a Gem' birthday party. We had geode biscuits, crystal shard jelly cups, gem cookies, diamond encrusted donuts, a crystal grazing table and cupcakes. Geode Biscuits We made these using a little...

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How To Make Edible Crystals

How To Make Edible Crystals

We made these beautiful crystals for Rosa's 'She's a Gem' birthday party. We used them to decorate her birthday cake and for the 'crystal grazing table'. The crystals are made using agar agar powder which is a natural gelatin made form seaweed. Here is the recipe we...

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Cream Tart Cake

Cream Tart Cake

After admiring these Cream Tart Cakes on Instagram I couldn't wait to try one for Tommy's Safari Party. This is the recipe we used and it turned out beautifully. Cream Tart Cake Cookie Tart Ingredients: 2 egg yolks 4 Tbsp very cold water 2 tsp Vanilla 2 1/2 C flour...

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Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

This is our 'go-to' recipe for making any gingerbread type cookies. Great recipe that is easy to work with. Gingerbread Cookies Recipe Ingredients: 125g butter (at room temperature) 1/2 C Brown Sugar (firmly packed) 1/2 C Golden Syrup 1 egg yolk 2 1/2 C Flour 1 Tbsp...

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Vegan Chocolate Cake

Vegan Chocolate Cake

This fantastic recipe was shared with us from Melissa at  www.playfulpartyhire.co.nz. Melissa used this recipe for her daughter's Mermaid Party. A great birthday cake for any children with dairy and/or egg allergies. Vegan Chocolate Cake Mix all dry ingredients in a...

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Chocolate Bark Recipe

Chocolate Bark Recipe

I actually don't have a recipe more of a method! You need: Chocolate to melt ( a little actually goes a long way) Decorations for the chocolate (sprinkles, nuts, dried fruit) A pot and a bowl that fits snugly on the pot. (double boiler) Tray prepared with baking paper...

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Marmite and Cheese Scrolls

Marmite and Cheese Scrolls

This is an easy recipe my mum always makes for the kids. It is perfect party food that kid's love. We used: Flaky Puff Pastry Ready Rolled Sheets Marmite Grated Cheese Spread the pastry with marmite and scatter on some grated cheese. Roll them up and cut into child...

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Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipe 1 can sweetened condensed milk 3 cups chocolate chips 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Lightly grease and line a tray (about 20cm square) with a piece of plastic wrap or baking paper. In a bowl over simmering water, combine...

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Army Camo Biscuit Recipe

Army Camo Biscuit Recipe

Army Camo Biscuits Recipe .6 C Icing sugar 150g softened butter 1 pinch of salt 1 egg 2 1/2 Tbsp of sugar 1 teaspoon of vanilla flavour 2.4 C of flour 1/2 C of ground almonds Brown, black and green food colours. (Please excuse the strange measures. It is just how I...

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Buttercream Icing Recipe

Buttercream Icing Recipe

Every kid's birthday party needs some Buttercream Icing... for the birthday cake or cupcakes this is my 'go to' Buttercream Icing Recipe. 150g softened butter 2 generous cups of icing sugar 1 1/2 tbsp milk Food Colouring Beat the butter until soft. Add half of the...

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Army Men Cupcakes

Army Men Cupcakes

These were a big hit at our recent Army party. I used Annabel Langbein's One Pot Chocolate and Rasberry Cupcakes recipe. I love this recipe and use it often for kid's parties. It makes a big batch, uses only 'one pot' is extra delicious and freezes well. I baked the...

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Lolly Cake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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