Oh, the wonderful festive season is nearly upon us! We have the frosty weather, the shops are filled with Christmas cards, advent calendars and selection boxes. Best of all, regardless of the world's current situation, young kids everywhere are getting more excited every day.
We know this year is significantly different to any other. Despite the usual Christmas build up, there won't be some of the traditional things we all look forward to. No standing out in the cold, watching & cheering as your town centre's Christmas lights are turned on, no bustling about doing late night Christmas shopping, no trips to see Santa or going Christmas carolling.
It's very true that it's a tough time, and with a lot of us spending more time at home, it will be hard to try and keep up the festive spirit for our children. However, that's what we love about Christmas, isn't it? The joy and excitement it brings for our kids?
Exactly! So, the team here at Virtual Father Christmas have come up with some fun ideas to keep that festive spirit going in your home this Christmas. Let’s get busy in the kitchen!
There is nothing that screams cosy Christmas quite like the delicious smells of baking coming from the kitchen. Yes, it might get messy, but surely that's the fun of it, right? Plus, kids love getting involved in the kitchen and we have found some awesome recipes perfect for the occasion!
Festive Puff Pizzas
A great meal that your kids can pretty much make themselves, it's that simple! Fun, festive and nutritional, you can find the recipe here. The best thing is, you can chop and change the ingredients!
Melted Snowman Oreo Balls
We love this twist on a classic truffle! Fun to make and even more fun to eat, these chocolatey treats are full of those yummy ingredients both kids and adults love. Oreos, cream, white chocolate, what’s not to love? Plus, no baking! Check out the recipe here.
Hot Chocolate Stirrers
Nothing like a delicious, decadent hot chocolate on a cold winters evening. Agreed? Well, you and the little ones are in for a treat with this super cute recipe! Once made, just stir into hot milk and voila. Just try not to eat the ingredients first! These stirrers are also a lovely idea for children to make and give to friends and family as gifts.
Peppermint Oreo Milkshake
Most Kids love a creamy, ice cold, thick milkshake so why not make it into a Christmas treat? Try this gorgeous mint chocolatey shake here for the ultimate festive share!
Christmas Tree Brownies
Can you just smell it now? That mouth-watering aroma of chocolate brownies baking in the oven. What a delight! These brownies are even more special though, as they are Christmas themed! A fun and simple recipe for gooey chocolate brownies!