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Snack/finger Food Suggestions for Kids Christmas Party

I am hosting a Kids Christmas Project, where kids can come and make a present for a parent, grandparent, etc. Other than cookies and chips, does anyone have cute, yummy snack suggestions for little fingers and big tummies, prefer to keep a holiday theme if possible but not mandatory!

I have thought of ants on a log
pigs in a blanket
and of course cookies
and punch

What can I do next?

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Here is a really cute snack that my kindergarten students loved making. These ingredients can be modified due to allergies or preferences. I second the finger food trays...my kids have always loved the shaped cheeses.

Reindeer Sandwiches

Ingredients:
whole wheat bread
peanut butter
raisins
red apple slices
pretzel sticks
M&M's

Directions:

You can precut the bread and make a sample because these are simple for the kids to make and they disappear fast.

Cut the bread into triangles(1/2 for 1 large reindeer or 1/4 for 2 small ones.) Spread peanut butter on two of the triangles. Decorate with raisins for eyes, a slice of red apple for the mouth, a m&m for the nose, and pretzels for the antlers.

Christmas Tree
Ingredients:
Sugar Cone
Icing colored green with food coloring
M&M's, gumdrops, raisins, string licorice any small treats to decorate the tree.

Directions:
Take one cone and spread the icing on it. Place the cone on a plate point side up and allow kids to decorate with the treats. Enjoy!

I've always found really neat ideas at http://familyfun.go.com/ if you need others.

Good Luck,
J.

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Hi T.,
Something I've done that my kids love is to make fruit kabobs. I just use a kabob stick and put on different fruits they like, and it's fun and nutritious. If you're serving it to really little ones, you may want to either use the plastic sticks or cut off the sharp point at the top. Hope this helps and it sounds like a really cool idea.

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you could buy styrofoam cones from a craft store, then use toothpicks and gumdrops to make gumdrop Christmas trees. Then the kids can pull off the gumdrops one at a time. They turn out really cute, not that hard to make, and the shiny gumdrops look pretty, too :) this is a great question, as I've signed up to help w/ the Christmas party at my son's l school this year, so I'll keep checking in to see more great ideas; LOVE the Christmas Crunch idea! :)

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Here is a really cute snack that my kindergarten students loved making. These ingredients can be modified due to allergies or preferences. I second the finger food trays...my kids have always loved the shaped cheeses.

Reindeer Sandwiches

Ingredients:
whole wheat bread
peanut butter
raisins
red apple slices
pretzel sticks
M&M's

Directions:

You can precut the bread and make a sample because these are simple for the kids to make and they disappear fast.

Cut the bread into triangles(1/2 for 1 large reindeer or 1/4 for 2 small ones.) Spread peanut butter on two of the triangles. Decorate with raisins for eyes, a slice of red apple for the mouth, a m&m for the nose, and pretzels for the antlers.

Christmas Tree
Ingredients:
Sugar Cone
Icing colored green with food coloring
M&M's, gumdrops, raisins, string licorice any small treats to decorate the tree.

Directions:
Take one cone and spread the icing on it. Place the cone on a plate point side up and allow kids to decorate with the treats. Enjoy!

I've always found really neat ideas at http://familyfun.go.com/ if you need others.

Good Luck,
J.

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During the holidays, I make something for my kids' class parties that we call "Christmas Crunch". Here's the very simple recipe:

1 large box Fruit Loops cereal
1 bag pretzel sticks (or the loopy kind if you prefer)
1 package vanilla(or white chocolate)almond bark
1 jar salted peanuts

Melt the bark in a large saucepan stirring constantly. Pour entire box of fruit loops into a stockpot. Pour pretzels and peanuts in until you think the mixture looks good. If you like lots of peanuts or lots of pretzels...whatever you like best. Mix all dry ingredients together. Then, pour the melted chocolate over and stir until everything is coated well. Then, dump mixture onto wax paper and let it set for about 10 minutes (the chocolate turns white when it's done). Looks adorable in little individual christmas treat bags! This is the yummiest, most addictive thing EVER! =0) You can get creative with it and use different mixtures too. Like my daughter's class can't have anything with peanuts because of a child's allergy. I like it just as well w/o the peanuts. You could use M&M's, or rice chex....it's good no matter what and the kids LOVE IT!

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My students in 2nd grade did Melanie's idea last year. It went over wonderfully. :)

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Our family calls this monkey munch but you could call it elf munch for Christmas. Mix one box of granola with raisins, peanuts and m&m's. Serve in small christmas dixie cups on a platter.

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Hi T.,
Something I've done that my kids love is to make fruit kabobs. I just use a kabob stick and put on different fruits they like, and it's fun and nutritious. If you're serving it to really little ones, you may want to either use the plastic sticks or cut off the sharp point at the top. Hope this helps and it sounds like a really cool idea.

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red/green jello jigglers cookie cut outs christmas theme

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i found this website that might help you out they had some really cute things! http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/special/specialfeature/ho...

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That's a fun idea! My kids enjoy dipping foods like carrots and cucumbers with ranch dressing. You can also try baking some mini muffins or cupcakes that they can frost and decorate with Christmas sprinkles. If you want something with a little more substance, try making tortilla wraps with ham or turkey, cheese and shredded lettuce. You can make them hours ahead, cut them in half diagonally and cover with a damp paper towel and plastic wrap (so they don't dry out). The same goes for finger sandwiches if you prefer to use bread. For these I like to put on the meat and cheese, cut the crusts off, then cut into 4 triangles. You can also do egg salad if you wish. Whatever you decide you all will have a great time! God bless!

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I always favor snack trays for finger foods at parties- cheese and cracker, fruit, veggie. You can theme them anyway you want with the right tray/platter, or cut the fruit or cheese into festive shapes, or arrange the food in a holiday shape on the tray.

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I absolutely love Oreo balls. Take a whole bag of regular oreos and place them in a ziploc baggie and smash them to bits - stress management! Then add one 8oz box of cream cheese (I use reduce fat thinking I can eat more!). Mix well until you have a very think dough texture. Roll into balls of your choice of size and lay on a wax paper lined pan. Place in Freezer for about 30 mins (can be longer). Melt candy melts, white chocolate bark (or your favorite). For the holidays you can add food coloring such as red or green to the melted white chocolate. Dip the oreo balls into the chocolate and place back on the wax paper. Place back into the refrigerator or freezer (depending on your time and need) until chocolate forms a shell. You can add hooks made of ligorice or ribbons made from fruit roll-ups....be creative. Stack them in the shape of a Tree on a cake plate, too. Make Snowmen or place a santa hat on top made of fruit rollups or any candies you can find. I recommend the ball size be no bigger than a quarter in diameter- otherwise you may enter into sugar shock. They taste great - if you are an oreo lover....you will absolutely love these!

I also make PB &J's and just use cookie cutters in the shape of Christmas trees or snowmen.

Have fun!

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Healthy Christmas themed snacks seem tuff. I know a ton of finger foods. There are a few that come off the top of my head.

First you can take any sandwich like pb and j or ham and cheese.....cut it with a cookie cutter into a tree, bell, or any other shape you may have on hand. Works great and the left over bread you can toast in the oven and use for stuffing.

You can take green jello and add a little strawberries for the red and green Christmas Colors.

You can make snowmen out of marshmallows. Pb in between the snowman layers. Use pretzels for arms and little pieces of other candies dipped in pb stick to the marshmallows for eyes, nose and mouth. Fun to let kids make.

There are these things called haystacks. You take butterschotch or pb chips and melt them in a double broiler. Add chinese noodles and stir. make a little manger shaped bed. You can purchase little boys that are meant for cakes really cheap at a craft store or just place a small manger scene on your serving tray with the haystacks layed out in front of it.

Also I dont know if you have your crafts all thought out. You can take free pine cones you find outside and paint them green or any color really. Add small star shaped beads on top and small colored beads round the bottom. After that drys hot glue a ribbon to the top and you have a mini Christmas Tree Ornament that takes pennies to make. I am a craft freak with my own kids so most of it I have on hand.

This is a great idea to have something like this for the kids. I am a soldier wife also and I live off base so nothing like this goes on for us. I am going to talk to my kids and see if they want to host a christmas party. Great idea. I will have to borrow it!

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A few Christmases ago our DON and ADON made a hot chocolate mix in a Mason jar, dedorated the lid with Christmas wrapping paper and ribbon. The jars were probably the most expensive part. They attached a Catholic prayer and Bible verse on the ribbons.( It was a convent for nuns and retired nuns. I absolutely loved my job there. It was absolutely one of the hardest things to leave when we moved to TN.) I can check with them to see if they still have the recipe. Just email me if you want me to check on the recipe.

Crackers, cheese, and 'meat' sticks (Aldi has little beef and turkey tidbits kind of like Slim Jims about 1" long). Fresh cut fruits and veggies. Finger sandwiches (cut in 1/4's). For fruit dip, mix 7 oz. marshmallow 'fluff' and 1 8-oz. pkg softened cream cheese. Add a little marichino cherry bits for flavor and color if desired.

My sister makes a treat (don't know the name) by placing one Rolo candy on top of each waffle-weave pretzel and melting in warm oven then squishing a pecan half onto each. YUM!

Have fun!

Finger sandwiches... or my kids like these little spirals we get in the Frozen foods section of the grocery store- I think it is Nancy's spirals. They are little sandwich spirals you just thaw and serve. They have some grown up flavors so they always seem to be a hit.Fruit trays always seem big with the kids also. For added flare- I would order up a bouquet from Edible Arrangements. It is impressive looking when guests arrive and is great because the pieces are cut up and ready to serve once removed from the "art". I have not been let down yet with the quality of the fruit- always fresh and sweet! Be careful with kids- the fruit is on large wooden toothpicks so I would make sure an adult removes the fruit and places on a plate for the kids versus letting them grab their own. My kids thought it was a hoot to eat off the skewers... my kids are older- 9 & 12 but it still freaked me out a bit so please be careful :)

What a fun idea! How about grapes, cheese cubes, carrots and ranch dressing, red and green m&m's in a bowl, cut out decorated cookies in Christmas shapes, Snowman poop....it is some concoction of marshmallows, hot chocolate, etc and a poem to go with it. Chocolate dipped candy canes, you can just dip one end, caramel dipped apples, chocolate bark....you melt chocolate (white or milk choc) and pour it onto wax paper on a cookie sheet and sprinkle crushed candy canes in it and then freeze and break into bark pieces. They can even make some of these items, wrap them pretty, and they can be the gift they give to family.
Other favorites are chk nuggets, animal crackers, goldfish, peanut butter crackers, etc

Have fun! W.

try marthastewart.com she has great ideas.

J.
www.youravon.com/jdolby

i have a easy cookie that kids and adults both really like, get rolled cookie dough (wal-mart brand is good) sugar cookie, get the mini muffin pans and papers and chocolate kisses, at christmas they have the peppermint ones that really make this cookie good the carmel filled ones are good too as is the reg kisses, preheat oven at 350 cut about half inch or so circles then quarter them drop into the muffin papers, first unwrap kisses about 60 or so per roll of dough, bake the cookie until starts to brown )golden) pull out of oven drop unwrapped kiss in and you are done, these are very popular at my church and at my work (radcliff wal-mart, my store manager loves them) hope you like them, i at one time was a nurse got out of nursing after loss of my husband to copd, i was cared gived out. my daughter is a soldier and has two children ages 6 and 14 months are you at ft. knox??

There's always the old standby of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches cut with Christmas cookie cutters. My kids like little waffles covered in strawberry jam and banana slices, or add a bit of whipped cream too.

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