Grandparents Day

Grandparents’ Day: Cook Up Something Grand

You know how your grandma always makes the best treats? Whether she’s a cookie queen, a cupcake expert, or banana bread maven, she always seems to be able to sense when visitors will be arriving, and have delicious snacks awaiting them.

With Grandparents Day almost here (Sunday 29th October), a great way to thank your nanna and show how much you love her is to do it with cake!

Nothing says love like homemade scones, brownies, or jam tarts, and we’re sure that grandpa will happily eat them up too!

Grandparents Day has been celebrated in the US since the 1970s, in the UK since the 1990s, and in Australia since 2010.

A day to recognise the influential elders in our life for their unconditional love and support, it also recognises the efforts of full-time carers of grandchildren, and the role of senior citizens within the community.

Taking the time to say thank you, and celebrate grandparents or elderly neighbours and friends, has become widely observed in schools and through community events.

 

We’ve put together a list of our favourite Grandparents Day treat ideas, pick their favourite and get baking!

Brownies, slices and more

If you’re in the mood to make a brownie or slice, you’re in luck! There are thousands of recipes ranging in difficulty from baking novice to expert.

Brownies and slice recipes are easy to modify to suit your grandparent’s taste (are they chocolate fiends or do they prefer a lemony twist?), and easy to transport!

 

Once they have cooled, cut into squares and layer into a pretty box lined with tissue.

If they love chocolate – go with Chocolate Caramel Crumble Slice.

Healthy but delicious – try Coconut, Quinoa and Pepita Slice.

For something nostalgic – Dark Chocolate Lamingtons.

Scones and breads

If you’d prefer to bake something a little denser than a slice…

You can’t go wrong with Donna Hay’s Basic Scones.

Or give Banana, Raspberry and Coconut Bread a try.

Pies and tarts

Add ice cream or cream and berries to a pie, tart, or crumble and you’re all set!

They will love Passionfruit Tart.

For something different – Blackberry and Elderflower Pie.

Cupcakes and muffins

The perfect accompaniment to a cuppa, arrange on a pretty plate with delicate flowers!

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes will delight them!

Try not to eat them all before you deliver these Triple Choc Muffins.

Go big with a cake

If the whole family will be visiting this Grandparents Day, treat them all with a home-baked cake!

 

Give it that special touch by warming in the oven before serving.

A little out of the ordinary – Blood Orange and Hazelnut Cake.

Old faithful – Easy Whole Lemon Cake.

Cookies are always a good idea

If you can’t decide what to go with, or your baking skills are subpar, you can’t go wrong with fresh cookies! Try these favourites…

Time-tested Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Add a twist with Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Cookies.

Now that you’ve got your baked goods and carefully arranged them in a gift box or on a pretty plate, finish off your Grandparents Day surprise with flowers and a pot of tea. See our Flower Tea suggestions.

 

Shop Grandparents Day flowers and gifts 

 

What will you treat your grandparents to this Grandparents Day?

Happy Grandparents Day! Grandparents Day is all about appreciating and loving your grandparents for who they are. Having your children spend time with their grandparents is a real gift! And, it’s it crazy how your parents will let your kids get away with everything and they were so strict with you? Ha 😉 I know that isn’t the case with everyone.

Grandparents can provide wisdom to their grandkids along with instilling family values and customs.

Looking for fun things to do on Grandparents Day?

Check out these different recipes, activities, your kids can do with their grandparents!

Plus, have your kids make a custom piece of artwork to give to their Grandparents on Grandparents Day! Check out all the recipes and ideas below.

Great Recipes to Make on Grandparents Day:

It’s amazing to see Grandparents and Grandchildren cook and bake together. These are what memories are made of. Here are some great recipes to try this weekend.

We focused on fun and easy recipes to make with kids. Let’s get messy and make some lasting memories!

Frozen Banana Bites

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Apple Pie Bites

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Maple Pecan Baked Apples

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Mini Peach Raspberry Pies

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Raspberry Coconut Smoothie Popsicles

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Fruit Salsa With Cinnamon Crisps

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Food is synonymous to any party. Imagine a party without any snacks or drinks. How bland and boring! Plus, if the food is not satisfying to your taste buds, it further calls for an uninteresting and unexciting party. Thus, to make any party successful and hit, it is very crucial to include a set menu of delicacies and drinks to suit the needs of the kind of guests expected to arrive so that each one can have his/her share with full contentment. While the number of items on the table should not be very few leaving the guests with not many options to choose from, on the other hand, they should also not be too many, not giving an equal chance to taste all. Particularly when you are planning a Grandparents Day party, you need to pay special attention to the menu as they may not be able to try their hand on every kind of delicacy served. To make matters simpler, we present you some food ideas to include in the party and declare it a grand success.

Planning Grandparents Day Party Menu

  • Just like any other meal, make sure that you have appetizers, main course, and desserts for Grandparents Day party, along with loads of drinks on the house.
  • Since the weather would be pleasing at this time, you can have light cheese and fruit as wonderful refreshing appetizers in the form of cheese and fruit mini kabobs. Chocolate covered cherries, French cheese puffs, egg rolls, tomato pesto tarts, stuffed mushrooms, and crispy fried wontons are other yummy and luscious party appetizers to choose from.
  • Coming to the main course, you have a plethora of food items to serve your guests. Since you would be welcoming guests who love to gorge on both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food, it is best to include both types of cuisines, so that everyone can enjoy equally. For non-vegetarians, you can include grilled salmon with cilantro pesto, crunchy tortilla chicken, rack of lamb, cheesy fish cakes, and smoked pork ribs. For vegetarians, pumpkin and apple soup, stuffed peppers, vegetable and walnut loaf, eggplant and bean casserole, and broccoli pasta soufflé.
  • For snacks to munch on, cinnamon sugar cookies, honey walnut cookies, roasted nuts, garlic bread, and glazed baby carrots with balsamic vinegar and honey make great choices.
  • Desserts can boast of fruity tart, fruit crumble, mini cupcakes, lemon mousse, orange sorbet, and chocolate truffles.
  • Have on amaretto liqueur, champagne, red wine, candy cane cooler cocktail, pink ‘n’ peachy sangria, and beer as various hard drinks for your guests to choose from.
  • While beetroot margarita, bard punch, mulled blueberry punch, and mojito cocktail make good alternatives for alcoholic drinks, raspberry and kiwi fruit smoothie, fruit punch, orangatang cocktail, and virgin strawberry pina colada are drinks for people who wish to go non-alcoholic.
  • Grandparents Day is celebrated to show love and gratitude towards grandparents. Have a good time together with some delicious food on Grandparent�s Day. Try our easy recipes for Grandparents Day.
    Cheese Cake
    Cheese Cake

    Cheese Cake is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Cheesecake by following this easy recipe.
    Black Walnut Cake
    Black Walnut Cake

    This nutty treat is something one cannot resist. If you like cakes than this must be in your wish-list and for all those who think cakes are not for them, you need to try this to change that concept. Next time you think surprising yourself, bake the black walnut cake and we are pretty sure you won’t mind getting a few calories.
    Banana Brownie Cake
    Banana Brownie Cake is a haelthy variant of the brownie cake. Learn how to make/prepare Banana Brownie Cake by following this easy recipe.
    Aromatic Barbecued Chicken
    Aromatic Barbecued Chicken

    Aromatic Barbecued Chicken is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Aromatic Barbecued Chicken by following this easy recipe.
    Chicken Nuggets
    Chicken Nuggets

    Chicken Nuggets is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Chicken Nuggets by following this easy recipe.
    Club Sandwich
    Club Sandwich is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Club Sandwich by following this easy recipe.
    Norwegian Fish Balls
    Rainbow Sorbet
    Rainbow Sorbet

    Rainbow Sorbet is a delicious and mouth-watering dessert. Learn how to make/prepare Rainbow Sorbet by following this easy recipe.
    Vegetarian Haggis
    Vegetarian Haggis is Scotland’s most popular contribution to the culinary arts. Learn how to make/prepare Vegetarian Haggis by following this easy recipe.
    Banana Smoothie
    Banana Smoothie

    Banana Smoothie is a delicious & healthy drink and is fabulous for summer afternoons. Learn how to make/prepare Banana Smoothie by following this easy recipe.
    Orange Pie
    Orange Pie is a very popular recipe. Learn to prepare Orange Pie by following this simple & easy recipe.
    Cheese Buns
    Cheese Buns is a popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Cheese Buns by following this easy recipe.
    Paneer Manchurian
    Chinese Paneer Manchurian is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Chinese Paneer Manchurian by following this easy recipe.
    Apple Biscuits
    Apple Biscuits is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Apple Biscuits by following this easy recipe.
    Chocolate Chip Oat Biscuits
    Beef Pepper Fry
    Beef Pepper Fry

    Beef Pepper Fry is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Beef Pepper Fry by following this easy recipe.
    Tropical Salad
    Tropical Salad

    The healthy Tropical Salad is filled with fruits that are tasty and also rich in nutrients and minerals. Learn how to make/prepare Tropical Salad by following this easy recipe.
    Fish Sandwich
    Fish Sandwich is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Fish Sandwich by following this simple & easy recipe.
    Strawberry Lemonade Slush
    Strawberry Lemonade Slush is a refreshing drink for summers. Learn how to make/prepare Strawberry Lemonade Slush by following this easy recipe.
    Cream Cake
    Cream Cake

    Cream Cake is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Cream Cake by following this easy recipe.
    Russian Potato Mushroom Soup
    Russian Potato Mushroom Soup is a delicious and nutritious soup. Learn how to make/prepare Russian Potato Mushroom Soup by following this easy recipe.
    Fatoush Salad
    Fatoush Salad is filled with lot of nutrients and minerals and is delicious too. Learn how to make/prepare Fatoush Salad by following this easy recipe.
    Orange Brownies
    These moist fudgy Orange Brownies are combined with chocolate and orange. Learn how to make/prepare Orange Brownies by following this easy recipe.
    Butter Tarts
    Butter Tarts

    Butter Tarts is an American dessert made of butter, egg and sugar. Learn how to make/prepare Butter Tarts by following this easy recipe.
    Broccoli Salad
    Broccoli Salad is a healthy and nutritious salad and is quite popular in American cuisine. Learn how to make/prepare Broccoli Salad by following this easy recipe.

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