Kids’ Trim-a-Tree Party Menu

Kids Trim-a-Tree

Christmas is an especially enchanting time for children, so help the magic come alive by involving them in the preparations. Paula loves throwing a trim-a-tree party for her grandkids to make decking the halls for the season even more special.

Kids Tree

It’s a great tradition to start with your loved ones, but sometimes decorating can take all day with all the lights, garland, and ornaments. Make sure there’s plenty of snacks for everyone to munch on throughout the day. These bite-size nibbles are easy to prepare and keep both grown-ups and kids satisfied and happy. 

In addition to a family tree, consider getting the kids their own little tree so they can reach all the branches. Buy or make ornaments from paper, fabric, or plastic materials–anything but glass–so they can do all the decorating on their own. Show them how to string a popcorn garland for a homemade touch to the tree. They’ll be so proud of their handiwork! Display the tree atop the kitchen table, in the playroom, or in their bedroom for them to enjoy.

Before the tree-trimming festivities begin, the kids can help in the kitchen by dressing up English Muffin Mini Pizzas with toppings to resemble ornaments. 

English Muffin Mini Pizzas

Munching on popcorn for the garland can be tempting, so make some Gingerbread Caramel Corn to snack on and keep the plain popcorn for crafting.

Gingerbread Caramel Corn

Kids will love these crunchy homemade Nacho Cheese Straws—they taste like those small square cheese crackers but so much better!

Nacho Cheese Straws

These Ranch Turkey Sliders with a creamy herb spread are a heartier bite to have in the mix.

Ranch Turkey Sliders

These Cinnamon-Sugar Swirl Cookies are a sweet snack both grown-ups and kids will adore.

Cinnamon-Sugar Swirl Cookies

These Peanut Butter Cereal Bars are a merry mix of holiday colors and flavors. 

Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

For more holiday recipes and home décor inspiration, check out Paula Deen’s 10th Anniversary Christmas special issue. 

Paula Deen's 10th Anniversary Christmas