Are you planning a holiday get-together with family or friends this Christmas season? Maybe a December play date with kids? This Cookie Decorating party was pretty much the best thing my kids have had the chance to do recently. They are still talking about recreating this party. Start planning a cookie decorating party to spend time with loved ones while creating a cardboard gingerbread village craft.
Cookie Decorating Christmas Party
With our gingerbread village theme in mind, we set out to grab everything we would need for our party. I took my 18 month old to Walmart and grabbed snack size boxes of Chips Ahoy!, Nutter Butter, OREO Cookies, and RITZ Crackers. The small size of these boxes would be perfect for our mini gingerbread homes. I even grabbed a few extras to stuff into my kids’ stockings. (I don’t think the 18 month old will tell her big sisters and brother, but I did the old hide them under the other things in the cart trick that Moms do when they are out shopping with the kids this time of year.) The snack size boxes are priced so affordably that you can buy a bunch for last minute gift ideas for everyone from teachers to the school bus driver. I found the snack boxes in a big bin right in the middle of the store aisle.
Cookie Box Gingerbread Village
Set the gingerbread village crafts out on the table before cookie decorating. LED tea lights fit right inside the gingerbread homes and gave them a nice glow on our cookie decorating party table.
Cookie Decorating Party decor
Cookie Decorating Fun
I separated cake icing into small bowls to give each child their own bowl. They used a plastic butter knife to spread the icing on the Chips Ahoy!, Nutter Butter cookies, and OREO Cookies. They then added Christmas sprinkles. Some cookies were a little more decorated than others. There was a lot of sneaking of sprinkles, but it was a good, sweet time.
Cookie Decorating Party Food
Nutter Butter Cookie Dip Recipe
We might have to do an impromptu after school cookie decorating session. This set-up was so easy and brought so many smiles! Let us know if you throw a cookie decorating party! I would love to see your party set-up.