As parents, we all want Christmas to be a magical time for our kids. Shopping for the perfect gifts, decorating and setting up the tree, and wrapping presents. These tasks add so much joy during this special time of year. Even more exciting is planning what dishes you can set aside just for children at your Christmas dinner table – something that will delight their taste buds and let them enjoy celebrating with fun foods. This article explores some fantastic dish ideas ideal for creating a kids’ table that they will love while also enjoying family holiday traditions.
- Miniature Shepherd’s Pies
This Christmas, add a special touch of whimsy to your holiday dinner with miniature shepherd’s pies on the kids’ table. The fantastic aroma of the buttery crust and savory filling will fill the room and tantalize everyone’s taste buds before they even take a bite. Kids especially will be in awe of individual shepherd’s pies piled high in miniature dishes and presented in a way that makes them exciting and fun just like any Christmas feast should be.
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- Colorful Vegetable Skewers
Add some extra excitement and color to your child’s Christmas dinner table with a tasty, colorful vegetable skewer appetizer recipe. These small skewers are sure to make them laugh and appreciate their food in a new way. Not only are they fun to look at, but their fun shapes will also encourage them to try out different vegetables that they may not eat often. In addition, these veggie skewers are healthy, easy to make and the perfect finger-food to get the meal off on an indulgent start. Kids will love helping come up with variations too by mixing and matching carrots, cherry tomatoes and peppers – just three of the many vegetable options you can use to create something special for the table.
- Seasonal Pasta Salads
When it comes to a kids’ table at Christmas, having the perfect seasonal pasta salad is essential. A pasta salad that is both festive and fun, while still appropriate for all ages. One such dish would be bowtie pasta tossed with mascarpone cheese, pieces of prosciutto, confetti-like tomatoes, and a creamy balsamic dressing. Not only is this recipe easy to make but the colors will bring your kids’ table alive for the season’s special occasion. The prosciutto adds a classic flavor that will appeal to adults as well. You can also substitute bowtie for any type of short-cut pasta like penne or farfalle as desired. Make sure to toss everything together just before serving so that the flavors remain fresh and vibrant. With this delightful and savory dish, your kids’ Christmas dinner will surely be unforgettable.
- Roasted Turkey with Gravy
Roasted turkey with gravy is a perfect dish to add to the kids’ table on Christmas. It is a rich, flavorful bird that being roasted and drenched in delicious gravy will surely make even the pickiest of eaters come back for more before reminiscing about the holiday meal to their friends and family. When it comes to this extraordinary feast, presenting them a juicy and scrumptious piece of meat is what sets it apart from any regular weeknight dinner. With its delicious flavor and decadent aroma, roasted turkey with gravy will certainly put smiles on everyone’s faces this jolly season.
- Delicious Treats
Christmas is a wonderful holiday for the whole family, and you can make it special with delicious treats perfect for setting up a kids’ table. Sugar cookies in festive shapes and colors are always a hit, especially when made from scratch. For something different, try some chocolate covered pretzels or gummy bears that have been carefully arranged on a Christmas-themed plate. Kids will love creating an edible reindeer by placing chocolate chips for eyes, and red M&Ms as nose and antlers. You do not have to be an experienced baker to make the table look amazing – just get creative. Kids of all ages will adore the tasty treats that are sure to bring some Christmas magic with them.
When celebrating Christmas with little ones, you should make it special for the kids by creating a fun dinner setting for them. Setting up a dedicated table for the little ones will create an experience that they will not soon forget. To ensure everyone enjoys their meal, look for dishes that are both kid-friendly and delicious. Miniature shepherd’s pies, colorful vegetable skewers, and seasonal pasta salads are all good choices as they can be easily eaten with forks or hands. There is no need to limit yourself to traditional cuisine either; feel free to add some original spins to recipes like roasting potato slices cut into festive shapes on the kids’ table. Delicious treats like cookie pops and custom holiday shaped JELL-O molds will leave the children full of joy.