Holiday and party ideas
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Celebrate the sweetest occasions and make every holiday even more special with these amazing recipes and special touches…
What's for breakfast?
Start your day the crazy way!
With a few cookie cutters and the delicious range of Huletts syrups, you can turn a boring, bland slice of toast into a yummy, fun treat. Your kids will love these sweet little surprises and they can even help you make them!
Funky French Toast
- Using cookie cutters, cut shapes out of a few slices of bread
- Beat 2 eggs and ½ teaspoon of vanilla essence together in a bowl
- Dip your bread shapes into the mixture
- Melt a little margarine in a frying pan
- Fry the egg-covered bread shapes in the pan
- Once cooked, squeeze your favourite Huletts Syrup over each shape
Double-decker Chocolate Hearts
- Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut two shapes out of a slice of bread and toast them
- Once toasted, spread some Huletts Chocolate Syrup on top of each heart
- Stack the hearts on top of one another, syrup side up
- Sprinkle some chocolate shavings over the top heart and serve
Get your kids to eat a healthy breakfast
We know it seems like an impossible task but it's important to get your kids to eat something of nutritional value during the holidays, or before they tear off to school. Here are some real kid-pleasers as well as ways that you can save yourself time (and stress!) in the morning.
- Sprinkle a sachet of Huletts EquiSweet Classic, EquiSweet with Sucralose or EquiSweet with Stevia over a bowl of plain yoghurt and fresh fruit for a deliciously healthy breakfast.
- Cut an orange or grapefruit in half and sprinkle some sugar over each half for a sweet and juicy start to the day.
- Keep pancake or waffle batter in the fridge, ready to pour on the griddle early the next day.
- Bake muffins during the week, and keep them in the freezer, ready to warm in the microwave.
- Pizza for breakfast? Sprinkle cheese on muffins and microwave. They're a hit with most kids.
Decades of Decadence
Whether you're turning 21, 60 or any other age, celebrating decades of marriage or even a business partnership, you’ll find a recipe here that charms, congratulates and give you even more to celebrate!
Then again, you don't have to wait for an excuse to party! If you're in the mood, just dim the lights, play your favourite beats and invite all your friends around! Of course, music isn't the only thing that determines a party's success. What you serve plays a major role. Here are some ideas that will make sure your party is talked about long after the last song plays…
Sweeten your party with some colour
- If you're having a tea party, make your sugar bowl look fancy by mixing Huletts Rainbow Sugar Crystals in with the Huletts White Sugar.
- If you're having a cocktail party, dip the rims of your cocktail glasses in lemon juice and then in Huletts Rainbow Sugar Crystals. The colourful crystals will coat the glass rims and add pizzazz!
Fun decorations take the cake!
When it comes to decorating your child's birthday cake and cupcakes, Glace Icing and an assortment of sweets are all you need to create a work of art.
Meringue Flowers with Coloured Sugar Crystals
Cherry Cinnamon Cobbler
Maple Tofu Cheesecake with Granola Crumb Crust
Winter Raspberry Fruit Glaze
Creamy Ricotta-Apricot Cheesecake
Rugby Ball Cake
Add a little charm to your tree
Who says decorations can't be tasty too?
Add some charm to your Christmas tree this festive season by decorating it with Christmas-themed ginger biscuits.
- Follow our recipe for Gingerbread People, but instead of gingerbread figures, cut out Christmas trees, baubles or bells.
- Leave the ginger biscuits to harden for a day.
- Decorate the edges of the ginger biscuits with colourful icing and silver balls.
- Make a hole near the top of each biscuit with the edge of a sharp knife and thread a piece of brightly-coloured ribbon through it.
- Tie the ends of the ribbon together and find a special spot on the tree for your dainty and delicious decoration.
Wrap your gifts with love
Home-made chutney makes a wonderful gift. Why not try one of our delicious chutney recipes and gift-wrap each jar in an interesting and creative way. Use green or burgundy tissue paper for a festive feel, or try some semi-transparent cellophane tied with bright ribbons for a hint at the delicious contents!
Seasonal stickers are a fun way to decorate plain gift bags and tags, or to close gifts wrapped in cellophane.
Gifts can be made extra special by adding a bit of greenery to the packaging. Tuck an artificial leaf, holly or pine sprigs and a few cinnamon sticks into the bow to give the gifts a festive finish.
Personalised gift tags
A gift tag is another personal touch that can add value to the gift. It gives you the opportunity to exercise your creative writing skills and tell the recipient how much you care. The gift tags you attach to your chutney gifts could say something along the lines of, "Wishing you a season filled with flavour and festive cheer!"