Try these easy make-ahead recipes for that perfect New Years Eve Slumber Party for the kids.

One or two days before the event you can prepare all the food you will need for your party.Dinner:

Pizza – make dough ahead of time or pick up pre-made dough from the local grocery store. Store in the fridge. Grate the cheese and place toppings (sliced pepperoni, mushrooms, pineapple etc.) and pizza sauce, in separate containers, covered, in the fridge.

Veggies – cut and slice a selection of vegetables and place in separate baggies in the fridge – one bag for each child.

Cupcakes – make these ahead of time, but don’t ice them…let the kids ice them at the party. Make the icing ahead of time and place a small amount of different coloured icing in zip-locked baggies. When it is time to ice the cupcakes, cut a small corner off the baggie and let the child create their own dessert. Make sure to have a selection of confetti candy to sprinkle over top of the iced cupcake.

Snacks – get a bag of apples and oranges and cut them up for the snack. Make a bowl or two of popcorn and you have the ultimate sleepover snack ready in no time.  Another helpful hint is to leave a platter of veggies out on a platter for the kids to nibble at all evening.

Drinks – I generally don’t buy juice boxes, but for this occasion, I would suggest it.  Have lots of juice boxes and water on hand for the fun and keep them in a bucket full of ice so the kids don’t have to keep opening the fridge every time they get thirsty.

Breakfast – make pancakes a day or two before the party. Freeze them in an air-tight container. When you are ready to serve them, either pop them in the toaster or put them in the over to thaw out and reheat.  Have a few bowls of their favourite toppings ready in the fridge. (strawberrries, blueberries, whipped cream etc.)

Breakfast smoothies – place your favourite fruit, yogourt, a bit of juice and ice cubes in a blender to make a fun smoothie for the kids.

Voila!  Your simple stress-free Slumber Party!  Enjoy!


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