The Complete Guide to How to Make a Gingerbread House

This holiday season, make it special for you and your family by building your very own gingerbread house together.

It’s one of our favorite ways to spend the holidays. We have a lot of fun making the gingerbread house, but what makes it even better is when we can share the experience with the people we love.

Building a gingerbread house with your kids is a great way to spend time together during this busy time of year. If you’re looking to add a little holiday magic to your home this year, there’s nothing better than making your own gingerbread house.

child making a gingerbread house

If you’ve never built a gingerbread house before, this can be a challenging task. In this blog post, we will cover how to make a gingerbread house from scratch, so that you can enjoy this Christmas tradition with your loved ones.

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The Best Easy Appetizers for Your New Year’s Eve Party

With the coming of 2022, many people will be looking forward to a fresh start. To help, we’ve compiled this short list of the best easy appetizers that’ll help kick off your party in style as we reach December 31st and hit the end of the year.

We’ve put together our best suggestions for tasty appetizers that are simple and easy to make.

Many of these appetizer recipes only need 3 ingredients and you can put them together in a few minutes. Sometimes the easiest appetizers are just the best!

the best easy appetiser recipes for parties and family gathering

These New Year’s Eve party appetizers are family friendly ideas to suit all ages.

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How to Make Dalgona Candy (Fun Christmas Recipe)

The Christmas season is finally here. How about trying something completely different? We all love Christmas cookies, but what if you combined the delicious treats of Dalgona candy along with the tradition of playing the honeycomb game, and give it a Christmas twist.

The Korean treat, Dalgona Candy, also called Ppopgi or Korean Sugar Candy has been trending after the huge success of Netflix Squid games.

If you have teens and older kids who enjoyed this viral show, then making this delicious treat along with the game of cutting out the honeycomb shapes, is a great way to spend fun family time together and have a laugh.

This Christmas, we’re making Dalgona Candy, and you can too! (You know the game. If you watched Netflix Squid Game, You’ll never forget it.)

How to make Dalgona candy korean honeycomb game With Christmas shapes

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New Year’s Eve Cake and Desserts Ideas for your Party 2022

With the year nearly coming to an end, and the New Year just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to celebrate seeing out the old and welcoming in the new. No celebration is complete without cake!

As you may know, we love to share kids cake decorating ideas here at In The Playroom but here are some ideas for party cakes for New Year’s Eve, that will suit all ages.

Whether you’re planning a small or large party, we’ve got you covered with our best New Year’s Eve cake and dessert recipes, tips and ideas.

There are a couple of new years biscuits recipes and other New Years Eve dessert ideas too.

As the year 2021 comes to a close, we look forward to all the things that we have to look forward to in the new year.

The past couple of years have not been easy for any of us. Let’s grab the chances to celebrate when we can, and let’s hope that 2022 brings us all some good luck.

New Years eve desserts and New Years eve cake ideas for a new years eve party

What do you do on New Year’s Eve? Do you go out and celebrate? Or do you stay in and enjoy the company of family and friends?

Either way, we’ve got a list of some delicious cake and dessert ideas that you can make ahead of time so you’re all set when the clock strikes midnight and everyone starts to arrive.

We’ve put together a roundup of the best new year celebration cakes and split them up by theme to make it easier.

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Traditional Light & Fruity Christmas Cake Recipe

Here is how to make a light and fruity Christmas cake – the best Christmas cake recipe that you need.

This traditional recipe for light and fruity Christmas cake has the advantage of being quick, easy and delicious. You don’t need to pre-boil the fruit, which saves a lot of time and forward planning.

Actually, this delicious and simple fruit cake recipe is perfect for all occasions. You can make this cake every year for Christmas, but it also works for birthdays and special occasions.

It’s a moist and flavourful cake that is just perfect with a cup of tea.

traditional christmas cake recipe fruit cake with brandy, without pre boiling the fruit

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Soft Pretzels Recipe & Kids Can Bake Book Giveaway

Today we have a super kid friendly and easy Soft pretzels recipe to share with you – taken from the book “Kids Can Bake”

Kids Can Bake illustrated by Esther Coombs is the sequel to last year’s bestselling and award-winning Kids Can Cook. Just like the first book, this children’s cookery book expands on the culinary world by teaching kids the essentials of baking.

This essential educational illustrated book will inspire children to make YOU a birthday cake this year, teach them how to make their own flapjacks and whip up a pizza, vegetable quiche or even a chicken pie for dinner – so what’s stopping you from getting them this book?! 

kids can bake by Esther Coombs

Kid Friendly Easy Soft Pretzels Recipe

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Healthy Halloween Muffins Recipe

A healthy Halloween muffin recipe can be an excellent way to achieve a sweet and sugar-free treat. These recipes are also a great option for parents who want to provide their kids with treats without the sugar or preservatives found in many of the store-bought varieties. Cutting down on sugar doesn’t have to mean that kids can’t enjoy spooky treats this Halloween season!

This healthy Halloween muffins recipe will walk you through step by step how to make Halloween pumpkin muffins, Witches Hat muffins, Dracula muffins and spooky spider muffins – which one will be your child’s favourite?

Free from refined sugar, these Organix Sweet Halloween Pumpkin Muffins  use butternut squash or pumpkin to give the cakes a natural sweetness, alongside a small quantity of maple syrup, helping to keep your kids Halloween sugar consumption down to a reasonable level.  These Halloween muffins are scarily simple to make, and a great alternative to sugary Halloween cupcakes. Little ones will love their spooktacular designs and irresistibly sticky toppings, made using cream cheese or greek yoghurt, combined with blueberries, blackberries and kiwis – YUM!

Healthy Halloween muffins recipe

These muffins are so easy to make and your kids will love them! They can even get involved and help to bake and decorate the muffins together for a fun quality time activity. 

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