15 Easy Summer Cookie Recipes

Best summer cookie recipe ideas! Cute desserts to keep cool at a picnic, bbq, beach or pool party. Fun food for summer parties.

Best Summer Cookie Recipes

Best summer cookie recipes

These adorable summer cookie recipes are sure to impress guests of all ages! Summer is quickly approaching and that means planning outdoor parties. I love making all kinds of cookies and since festive treats are a must for a summer party, we’ve rounded up our favorite fun and unique summer cookie recipes.

I love these easy cookie recipe ideas! We’ve found the cutest desserts to keep cool at a picnic, bbq, beach or pool party. Such fun food for any summer party.

15 Easy Summer Cookie Recipe Ideas. Cute dessert food to keep cool at a picnic, bbq, beach or pool party. Fun food for summer parties.

Originally published on May 27, 2014 

 

Enjoy these amazing summer cookie recipes

From lemon and strawberry cookies to pool and beach themed cookies, these fun ideas are so cute and delicious. It will be hard to choose which cookies to make this summer.

I’m drooling over all of these cookie photos and can’t wait to try some of these fabulous summer cookie recipes! Actually there are more than 15 cookie ideas here, I just keep adding as I make and find more. You will surely find a few recipes below that you can’t wait to make. Enjoy!

 

Easy Lemon Cookies

Not only are these Lemon Cookies the best lemon cookies ever, but perfect to get you in the mood for summer!

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Sand Dollar Cookies

Wow your friends and summer party guests with beautiful Sand Dollar Cookies that look like they came straight from the beach by Diamonds for Dessert.

Sand Dollar Cookies - 15 Easy Summer Cookie Recipes

 

Teddy Bear Pool Float Cookies

We made cute Pool Float Cookies with store bought dough. So easy and fun!

 15 Easy Summer Cookie Recipes - Easy Rainbow Life Preserver Cookies. Cute Mini Pool Floats with Teddy Grahams! Summer Pool Party Ideas. LivingLocurto.com

 

Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies

These gorgeous Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies by Mom on Time Out are easy to make and perfect for summer!

15 Easy Summer Cookie Recipes - Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies by Mom on Time Out - 15 Easy Summer Cookie Recipes

 

Flip Flop Cookies

Simple summer Flip Flop Cookies by Amy are easy enough for kids to make and will make a big splash at your next party!

Flip Flop Cookies - 15 Easy Summer Cookie Recipes

 

Disney Cookies

If you’re going to a Disney Park this summer, make sure to make these cute Mickey and Minnie Mouse Cookies to celebrate!

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Cookies - 15 Easy Summer Cookie Recipes

 

 

Strawberry Lemonade Cookies

Enjoy summer with refreshing Strawberry Lemonade Cookies by Back For Seconds.

Strawberry Lemonade Cookies by Back For Seconds - - 15 Easy Summer Cookie Recipes

 

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Orange Creamsicle Cookies by Like Mother Like Daughter combine that creamy vanilla ice cream flavor and orange popsicle. A dreamy dessert for summer!

Orange Creamsicle Cookies by Like Mother Like Daughter - 15 Easy Summer Cookie Recipes

 

Barbecue Sugar Cookies

Get inspired for a summer party by these adorable BBQ Cookies by Munchkin Munchies!

BBQ Cookies by Munchkin Munchies - - 15 Easy Summer Cookie Recipes

 

S’Mores Cookies

Summer wouldn’t be complete without making s’mores! Get in the spirit without the mess with these S’mores Blossom Cookies by Chocolate Moosey.

S'mores Blossom Cookies by Chocolate Moosey - 15 Easy Summer Cookie Recipes

 

Picnic Cookie Bars

Creative Checkered Picnic Table Cookie Bars are perfect for a summer party! What a fun idea by In Katrina’s Kitchen.

Picnic Table Cookie Bars - 15 Easy Summer Cookie Recipes

 

Camping Cookies

Nutter Butter Camping Cookies by Party Pinching are adorable cookies perfect for a camping party or summer snack!

 Nutter Butter Camping Cookies - 15 Easy Summer Cookie Recipes

 

Fish Bowl Cookies

Easy Fish Bowl Cookies are cute for summer by Grin and Bake It.

Fish Bowl Sugar Cookies - 15 Easy Summer Cookie Recipes

 

Popsicle Cookies

These Pretty Popsicle Cookies by Sweet Sugar Belle are easy to make adorable summer cookies!

Pretty Popsicle Cookies - 15 Easy Summer Cookie Recipes

 

Ice Cream Cookies

Love these easy Ice Cream Cone Cookies by Rose Bakes!

Best Summer Cookies! Nutter Butter Ice Cream Cookie! Cute Fun Food Party Idea

 

Watermelon Cookies

Welcome summer with simple to make Watermelon Sugar Cookies by That’s What She Said.

Watermelon Sugar Cookies by That's What She Said - 15 Easy Summer Cookie Recipes

Have a fun summer!

 

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Crawfish Boil Cakes (VIDEO)

Easy to make individual Crawfish Boil Cakes no-bake recipe! Simple crawfish boil party ideas. Cute dessert food ideas for kids.

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Cute Crawfish Boil Cakes

I had a ton of fun at a Crawfish Boil party this weekend! As you can see, I also had fun making cute crawfish cakes too!

If you’re not from the south, or have friends from Louisiana, then you have probably never been to a crawfish boil. Let me tell you, it’s so much fun when the host dumps a giant pot of steaming hot and spicy crawfish, potatoes and corn onto a long table covered with paper. Then it’s every man, woman and child for themselves!!

This was my husband’s first boil. It was obvious when he got his leg hair singed off after walking by the cooking pots! Luckily he just lost leg hair and not skin. Then I had to giggle when he was surprised that people ate off of the table. Once someone showed him how to get the meat out of the tail, he really liked it and jumped right into the fun. My kids, not so much! ha!

I kept hearing screams from kids who were playing with the live ones and getting pinched. Who knew a crawfish boil was so dangerous?

Fun Food Idea for a Crawfish Boil by Amy Locurto. LivingLocurto.com

Cute Dessert Idea

I love making animals out of cake. Thanks for giving me some great ideas for desserts over on Facebook! Many of you suggested key lime pie or lemon bars as they are desserts that compliment fish.

Then someone suggested cute crab cupcakes made with red icing and candy eyeballs. Those cupcakes inspired me to make these funny crawfish cakes!

Cute & Easy Crawfish Cakes! Fun Food Idea for a Crawfish Boil by Amy Locurto. LivingLocurto.com

How to Make Crawfish Boil Cakes

Since crawfish are more long than round, a cupcake wouldn’t work. I was going to bake brownies and cut them into rectangles. Then I lost track of time and realized I only had about an hour before the party began and I had not even gone food shopping yet! No time to bake anything. So I went to the store in search of ready-made brownies or a cake I could cut up.

Pre-made lady fingers were on sale, so I bought a few packages and figured I could make a crawfish with them. I had no idea if they would work or not. In about 20 minutes I had a huge platter full of funny crawfish cakes! They turned out so cute… everyone loved them!

These cute cakes are a fast and easy party dessert for a crawfish boil!

Cute & Easy Crawfish Cakes! Fun Food Idea for a Crawfish Boil by Amy Locurto. LivingLocurto.com

What you will need:

  • 2 packages of ladyfingers or you could bake brownies or a cake from scratch and cut into rectangles.
  • Candy Eyeballs
  • Twizzlers
  • Red Cake Frosting
  • Scissors

How to make crawfish cakes:

  1. Cut Twizzlers to look like pinching claws. Mine were about 2″ long, I cut into one end and trimmed the edges at an angle.
  2. Put some icing on a lady finger and stick the licorice into the frosting. Add more icing on top of the licorice and cake.
  3. Add another lady finger on top of the frosting to make a sandwich.
  4. Add more frosting to the top and attach two candy eyeballs.

That’s it and so easy!! I hope you have fun making these crawfish cakes.

Have you ever been to a crawfish boil?

Check out my crawfish boil dessert video tutorial below and please subscribe to my Youtube Channel for more fun and simple entertaining ideas! Watch the crawfish and corn on the cob tutorial video directly on Youtube here.

Originally Published on April 22, 2013 

Crawfish Boil Cakes

Easy to make individual Crawfish Cakes no-bake recipe! Simple crawfish boil party ideas. Cute dessert food ideas for kids.

  • 2 packages Ladyfingers (12 per pack)
  • 24 Candy Eyeballs
  • 1 package Twizzlers
  • 1 cup Red Cake Frosting
  1. Cut Twizzlers to look like pinching claws. Mine were about 2″ long, I cut into one end and trimmed the edges at an angle.
  2. Put some frosting on a lady finger and stick the licorice into the icing. Add more icing on top of the licorice and cake.

  3. Add another lady finger on top of the icing to make a sandwich.
  4. Add icing to the top and attach two candy eyeballs.

 

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Shamrock Shake (VIDEO)

How to make a copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert recipe to enjoy all year long!

How to make a copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick's Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert recipe to enjoy all year long!

Easy Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day

Since my husband is half Irish, we love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Oh and of course enjoying green treats like a Shamrock Shake and wearing lots of green. It’s the perfect time to celebrate by making rainbow themed desserts and enjoying delicious green food and drinks.

I had fun making a homemade, healthier, copycat version of McDonald’s famous Shamrock Shake. People really go crazy over that green goodness! This delicious dessert recipe is very easy to make, and tastes just like a McDonald’s shake!

My kids love the added rainbow candy and clouds on top! Now we just need some gold… the real kind would be fantastic:-)

How to make a copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick's Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert recipe to enjoy all year long! Love the rainbow candy! #shamrockshake

 

Shamrock Shake Video

I’m getting the hang of making videos and having a ball! So, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m sharing how to make this Shamrock Shake recipe on my YouTube Channel.

Hopefully you will notice a change for the better in my video quality. At least now I have a reason to get my nails done. ha! Notice the green tips for this St. Patrick’s Shamrock Shake video. We’ll see how creative I can get in the future!

Please stop by to subscribe to my Youtube channel. If you can’t see the video below, you can watch How to Make a Shamrock Shake on YouTube.

How to make a copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick's Day by Amy Locurto.

This recipe would also be amazing with organic, pure Peppermint Essential Oil instead of the extract I used in the video.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I hope you enjoyed this McDonald’s Copycat Recipe for a Shamrock Shake! Thank you for watching, and have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Shamrock-Shake

Shamrock Shake McDonald's Copycat Recipe

How to make a homemade copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert to enjoy all year long!

  • 1 1/2 cup Greek frozen yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 5 drops green food coloring
  • Whipped Cream
  • Airheads Xtremes Sour Belt Candy
  1. Add frozen yogurt, milk and mint extract into a blender.
  2. Add about 5 drops of mint extract and blend to make your shamrock shake.
  3. Pour into a serving glass.
  4. Squeeze a cloud of whipped cream on each side of the top of your shake.
  5. Insert the Airheads candy into the whipped cream to create a rainbow.
  6. Serve with colorful straw and enjoy!

Originally published March 5, 2014

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Cat Donuts with Free Printable Tags

Cute Cat Donuts make the purr-fect treat for your Valentine! Learn how to make cat donuts and enjoy a free printable tag for Valentine’s Day gifts or a cat themed birthday party.

How to make cute kitty cat donuts. Fun food recipe idea purr-fect for a pet themed birthday party or Valentine's Day.

Cute Cat Donuts with Free Printable Tags

We LOVE cats around here, and I can’t tell you how much I love these cute Cat Donuts! Thanks to fun food contributor Jill from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons, for making these for us today! These donuts are purr-fect for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy Jill’s fun food edible craft tutorial and free printable Valentine gift tags! ~ Amy

Originally published on February 2, 2015 

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Valentine’s Day Cat Donuts

Valentine’s Day is one of my most favorite times of the year to create fun food ideas. I was inspired to make these lovable Kitty Cat Donut Treats seeing Amy’s new cat Apollo that even has his very own Instagram account–> here!

These fun donut Valentine treats are so easy to make. They would be adorable at a cat themed birthday and also really cute for Valentine’s Day class parties at school. We have included a Free “You are Purrrfect” Printable Tag to display with your lovable kitty treats!

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How to Make Kitty Cat Donuts

How to make cute kitty cat donuts. This fun food recipe idea purr-fect for a pet themed birthday party or Valentine’s Day.

Ingredients

  • Mini Chocolate Donuts
  • Candy Hearts
  • Red Heart Sprinkles
  • White Cookie Icing
  • White Jimmies
  • Edible Eyes
  • Black Edible Marker (optional)

Cat Donut Directions

You can leave the edible candy eyes the way they are, but we like to make the pupils larger using edible marker for a sweet look. We do this quite often and you can make them look however you would like. Attach them right above the hole in the donut using the icing.

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Place a candy heart in the hole for the nose. Use the icing to make the mouth…

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Place a red heart sprinkle in the mouth to look like a little kitty tongue…

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Cut the top sides using a knife & press in two more candy hearts with the point facing out to make the ears…

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Attach on white jimmies using your icing to look like whiskers…

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Even the kids can help make these and you can use any color of hearts that you like.

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Free Printable Gift Tags

We created a lovable paw print for your kitty treats. You can simply place a heart candy in the hole to display them.

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Free Printable “You are Purrrfect” Tags

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Jill Mills & her three boys love to get creative in the kitchen. Their blog is packed full of fun food, silly snacks, tasty treats, & recipe ideas that they create mostly for kids. Jill & the boys reside Atlanta, GA. You can find them at Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons. They can also be found on FacebookPinterestInstagram and Google+.

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Christmas Tree Donut Wall

How to make an easy Christmas Tree Donut Wall for $25 or less. This simple Christmas party food craft and homemade donut recipe will wow your guests making you and your adorable donut wall the hit of the season!

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall. This simple Christmas party food craft and homemade donut recipe will wow your guests making you and your adorable donut wall the hit of the season! Cute party dessert table idea, holiday decor and breakfast treat. #christmas #donuts

Easy to Make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall

I’m a HUGE fan of donut walls for a party, but they always look so complicated to make. But since I really wanted one for my annual Grinch Party, I brainstormed a way to make an easy donut wall that was of course green and could be made with simple to find materials from a craft store. From that brainstorming came our  newest holiday party creation…. the Christmas Tree Donut Wall!

Seriously, how cute is this donut wall? It would be great for any holiday party because it’s small enough to take in the car and set up wherever you want!

Both kids and adults will go crazy over it! I’m sure my daughter will want to make one for her cheer team this year. What’s great is, this craft is even simple enough for kids to make!

Make this easy Christmas Tree Donut Wall for:

  • your family on Christmas morning
  • a teacher appreciation breakfast
  • a Christmas party instead of your usual dessert

 

How to make an easy Christmas Tree Donut Wall. This simple Holiday party food craft and Christmas decoration will wow your guests. by Living Locurto

Low Cost Holiday Party Food Craft

Not only is this Christmas Tree Donut Wall SO EASY to make and looks adorable on your party table, it costs next to nothing. Literally the most expensive thing you’ll buy are the donuts! You can make your own donuts with my homemade donut recipe below to save money. We got ours made at a local donut shop for $15. Overall this project will cost you less than $25. Gotta love that!!!

For this tutorial, Living Locurto team member and party expert Annaliese shows you how to make our donut wall, along with a simple way to style this on your own holiday party table. I hope you love this fun food idea as much as we do!

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How to Make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall

This adorable Christmas Tree Donut Wall will make any donut lover’s dreams come true!

Enjoy these step-by-step photos and instructions. Be sure to click here to leave a comment below, and if you make this, please share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #LivingLocurto or on our Facebook page. We’d love to see and feature you on the Living Locurto social channels!

What you’ll need for a Christmas Tree Donut Wall:

  • 1 White Foam Board (20″ x 30″)
  • 4” Lollipop Sticks (You will need 8 sticks cut in half)
  • Yellow Scrapbook Paper
  • Red Scrapbook Paper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler or Measuring Tape
  • 15 Green Glazed Donuts

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall. This simple Christmas party food craft will wow your guests and make a great gift! Cute dessert, holiday decor and breakfast idea. LivingLocurto.com

Step 1

Turn the foam board vertically and measure to find the center. The board will stand up tall when completed.

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall - Step 1. Easy Christmas Party Food Craft by Living Locurto

Step 2

Measure roughly 7” down from the center of the top of the board. This is where the top of the first donut will be placed.

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall - Step 2. Easy Christmas Party Food Craft by Living Locurto

Step 3

Begin arranging the donuts in a “Christmas tree” shape on top of the foam board. Start with one donut in the top row, two in the second row, etc, until you end with five donuts in the bottom row.

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall - Step 3. Easy Christmas Party Food Craft by Living Locurto

Step 4

Using a pencil, mark a spot inside the donuts’ holes right at the very top to mark where you will place the sticks from which they will hang. Remember, DO NOT put the mark in the middle, it must be at the top of the hole where the donut will rest on the stick.

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Step 5 

Cut each 4” lollipop stick in half and press firmly into the foam board on top of each of your marked spots. The sticks should stay put inside the board, but if you want to insure they don’t fall out, you can hot glue them to the board. If you plan to use this donut wall only one time, I wouldn’t bother with glue! Skipping that step will save yourself some time.

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall - Step 5. Easy Christmas Party Food Craft by Living Locurto

Step 6

Cut a star from yellow scrapbook paper and then hot glue it to the board directly above the top donut.

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall - Step 6. Easy Christmas Party Food Craft by Living Locurto

Step 7

Cut a 3”x3” square from red scrapbook paper and hot glue it to the board in the center of the bottom row of donuts.

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall - Step 7. Easy Christmas Party Food Craft by Living Locurto

Step 8

Add all of your donuts to form a Christmas Tree. The end result is so adorable!!!

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall - Step 8. Easy Christmas Party Food Craft by Living Locurto

The Perfect Christmas Tree Donut Wall

With very little time and money, you can make the cutest donut wall ever this holiday season!

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Easy Homemade Donut Recipe

If you want to make your own donuts, here is a simple homemade donut recipe you can make in minutes!

Christmas Tree Donut Wall – Homemade Donut Recipe

How to make easy homemade donuts for a fun Christmas Tree Donut Wall. This cute Christmas party food will look amazing on a holiday dessert table.

  • 1 vanilla cake mix
  • 2 cups cinnamon applesauce
  • 1 container vanilla frosting
  • green food coloring
  • candy sprinkles (optional)
  • donut pan
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray one donut pans with non-stick cooking spray
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the cake mix (the dry mix) with the applesauce.
  3. Add donut batter to a gallon-size baggie or frosting bag and pipe into each donut ring almost completely full with batter. 

  4. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until donuts spring up when touched. Let donuts cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  5. Add frosting to a microwave safe bowl and heat for 15-20 seconds. Stir in several drops of green food coloring until you get the desired color. 

  6. While the frosting is creamy and melted, dip one donut at a time into the frosting and place each donut back on the wire rack and cover with sprinkles.

  7. Repeat until all donuts are glazed. Give the glaze 15 minutes to cool, then add to your Christmas Tree Donut Wall.

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Photos & Styling by Annaliese Johnson

Annaliese is a party stylist and owner of Made of Sugar and Spice, a dress-up party boutique for little girls ages 3 – 10 located in historic downtown McKinney, Texas. Her love of color, pretty girly things, glitter, and creative nature help transform every day occasions into the best day ever.

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Minions Christmas Cupcakes

These Minions Christmas cupcakes are so cute! With a free printable, soda can and Santa hat cupcake this idea makes adorable Despicable Me 3 holiday party treats!

Minions Christmas cupcakes are so cute! With a free printable, soda can and Santa hat cupcake this idea makes adorable Despicable Me 3 holiday party treats!

Cute and Simple Minions Christmas Cupcakes!

In partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

I love hosting movie themed holiday parties, and with our love of Minions, this year’s party theme might just have to be Despicable Me! I’m excited to share my latest fun food idea… adorable Minions Christmas Cupcakes!  You can make a few cupcakes or a dozen. Either way, they are so cute! All you need is my printable Minion designs, your favorite soda cans and easy to make Santa hat cupcakes. This idea is coming to you just in time to celebrate the Despicable Me 3 Special Edition now available on Blu-ray & DVD. I love this heartwarming family movie!

Minions Christmas cupcakes. A free printable, soda can and Santa hat cupcake. adorable Despicable Me 3 holiday party treats!

Despicable Me 3 is the ultimate holiday stocking stuffer gift! The Target exclusive not only features a new mini-movie, but so much more including 20 mins of additional content, collectible cards featuring your favorite Despicable Me characters, and my personal favorite, Minion temporary tattoos!

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How to Make Minion Christmas Cupcakes

These adorable Minion Christmas Cupcakes take no time to make! It’s a perfect holiday treat for school parties, a family movie night or Christmas party.

What you’ll need:

Cupcakes

White Frosting

Red Frosting

Mini Marshmallows

7.5 fl oz soda cans

Minion Printables (Scroll down to print)

Tape & Scissors

Minions Christmas cupcakes

First thing you need to do is download and print the Minions. Then follow the directions on the printable and attach to a 7.5 fl oz soda can.

>>> Download and Print the Minion Free Printable Here <<<

 

Next, make your Santa Hat Cupcakes that will be placed onto the tops of the cans.

Minions Christmas cupcakes

If you want to be quick, just buy white frosted cupcakes at your local bakery and ready made red frosting in a tube. Add the red frosting for the Santa hat yourself. Easy peasy!

Minions Christmas cupcakes - Cute Santa hat cupcakes

Top with a mini marshmallow and place the Santa hat cupcake on top of the soda can. Your minion will be Holiday party ready! Refrigerate before serving so your Santa hat frosting stays in place.

Watch How Easy it is to make Minions Christmas Cupcakes!

 

 

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Pin It…Minions Christmas cupcakes are so cute! With a free printable, soda can and Santa hat cupcake this idea makes adorable Despicable Me 3 holiday party treats! The Despicable Me 3 Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD is in stores now and the perfect stocking stuffer. #DespicableMe3 #DM3family #minions #christmas #cupcakes

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The Wild Life Parrot Fruit Snack

How to make a Healthy Parrot Fruit Snack for Kids! A simple treat for an after school snack or a birthday party. Fun food idea inspired by The Wild Life animated movie.

Today, we’re making a healthy fruit snack for kids that looks just like a parrot! I love coming up with fun food and party ideas for the latest movies, so was thrilled when the folks from The Wild Life asked me to create something cute for the new animated movie in theaters September 9th.

How to make a Healthy Parrot Fruit Snack for Kids! A simple treat for an after school snack or a birthday party. Fun food idea inspired by The Wild Life animated movie.

On a tiny exotic island, an outgoing parrot and his quirky animal companions befriend a marooned Robinson Crusoe. When their harmonious lives are disrupted by two savage cats, they discover the true power of friendship against all odds.

Red is my favorite color, so of course the Parrot named Mak caught my eye. Plus, he looked like a funny character… so a parrot treat it is! This parrot fun food idea would be the perfect healthy treat for an after school snack.

Wouldn’t your kids be excited to find this waiting for them when they got home from school? I know I would! It’s really easy to make and would also be adorable for The Wild Life themed birthday party table.

How to make a Healthy Parrot Fruit Snack for Kids! A simple treat for an after school snack or a birthday party. Fun food idea inspired by The Wild Life animated movie.

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Healthy Minions Banana Smoothie

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

We LOVE Minions around here so to get my kids excited about eating a healthy snack, I made a Healthy Minions Banana Smoothie!

With a little creativity, a regular smoothie can be an exciting twist on an after school snack or quick breakfast! Plus, I thought these would be adorable healthy treats for a Minions themed birthday party.

How cute would these Minions Banana Smoothie jars look on this Minions party table I styled a while back? Wish I had thought of this then!

Simple and Cute Minions Party Ideas! DIY ideas for a Despicable Me Party or Minions themed birthday. LivingLocurto.com

Since Minions are wild about bananas, I attached some Minions mini figurines around the mason jar and my daughter got the biggest kick out of them. ha! You can find them here, or at your local toy store. They make great party favors and cupcake toppers!

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

To make the Minion glass, I used a Mason Jar, Black Ribbon and a large Googly Eye. Hot glue the ribbon onto the jar and glue on the eye. Super easy!

If making these for a party with small kids and you don’t want to use glass, you could use clear plastic cups or yellow paper cups.

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

Healthy Minions Banana Smoothie

We added a few secret ingredients to make this smoothie a little more healthy.

First start with a sliced up banana and a half a cup of yogurt. Freeze the banana ahead of time then you won’t need to add ice!

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

Then add the secret ingredient… oats!

A Minion Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party or quick breakfast. LivingLocurto.com

Then some ice, half a cup of milk and honey to taste, then mix. I added a few drops of yellow food coloring to make my smoothie look more like a Minion, but you can leave that out if you prefer.

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

I hope you and your kiddos enjoy this fun and Healthy Minions Banana Smoothie! Click down below to print the recipe.

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

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Healthy Minions Banana Smoothie

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

We LOVE Minions around here so to get my kids excited about eating a healthy snack, I made a Healthy Minions Banana Smoothie!

With a little creativity, a regular smoothie can be an exciting twist on an after school snack or quick breakfast! Plus, I thought these would be adorable healthy treats for a Minions themed birthday party.

How cute would these Minions Banana Smoothie jars look on this Minions party table I styled a while back? Wish I had thought of this then!

Simple and Cute Minions Party Ideas! DIY ideas for a Despicable Me Party or Minions themed birthday. LivingLocurto.com

Since Minions are wild about bananas, I attached some Minions mini figurines around the mason jar and my daughter got the biggest kick out of them. ha! You can find them here, or at your local toy store. They make great party favors and cupcake toppers!

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

To make the Minion glass, I used a Mason Jar, Black Ribbon and a large Googly Eye. Hot glue the ribbon onto the jar and glue on the eye. Super easy!

If making these for a party with small kids and you don’t want to use glass, you could use clear plastic cups or yellow paper cups.

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

Healthy Minions Banana Smoothie

We added a few secret ingredients to make this smoothie a little more healthy.

First start with a sliced up banana and a half a cup of yogurt. Freeze the banana ahead of time then you won’t need to add ice!

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

Then add the secret ingredient… oats!

A Minion Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party or quick breakfast. LivingLocurto.com

Then some ice, half a cup of milk and honey to taste, then mix. I added a few drops of yellow food coloring to make my smoothie look more like a Minion, but you can leave that out if you prefer.

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

I hope you and your kiddos enjoy this fun and Healthy Minions Banana Smoothie! Click down below to print the recipe.

A Minions Banana Smoothie is a healthy treat for kids! Fun food snack recipe for a Minions themed birthday party, quick breakfast or after school snack. Easy Mason Jar craft. LivingLocurto.com

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Santa Cupcakes with Mini Coke Cans

Tracking Pixel Santa Cupcakes made with Mini Coke Cans. An adorable Christmas fun food party craft idea! Easy holiday dessert idea for kids.

Christmas is my favorite time of the year! Holiday party season is about to go full blast and you’ll make a lasting impression with my latest fun food idea. How adorable did these Santa Cupcakes with Mini Coke Cans turn out? I’m so excited to be partnering with Coca-Cola again and can’t wait to share these sweet treats with my friends for our next party!

Start stocking up on those fun mini Coke cans and by the time the holidays hit, you’ll be ready to make your Santa Cupcakes.

Santa Cupcakes made with Mini Coke Cans. An adorable Christmas fun food party craft idea! Easy holiday dessert idea for kids.

These Christmas cupcakes are so simple to make! I designed free printable Santa heads that fit perfectly with the size of your cupcake. I love the body of Santa being the mini Coke can. When you put a bunch of these cute treats together, it looks adorable! Both kids and adults will love them.

Santa Cupcakes made with Mini Coke Cans. An adorable Christmas fun food party craft idea! Easy holiday dessert idea for kids.

You only need a few items to make Santa Cupcakes with Mini Coke Cans. I’m not lying when I say they are easy! Enjoy this fun food craft tutorial.

How to Make Santa Cupcakes with Mini Coke Cans

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