Last year, I hosted a cookie decorating party for kids. It was so much fun… yes very messy and wild… but still very fun. After hosting, I realized it could be less messy. So today, I am here to share how you can host your own Cookie Decorating Party with a lot less mess.
– Pick the Date & Time: I had mine on a Friday morning around 10am. It gave time for me to get up and get things organized and also was before nap times. We did it during the week so it was for my friends who had children under the age of 4 years old.
– Invite Your Guests: Look at the size of your space and be practical about how many kids you can invite. You want the children to all have a space at the table to decorate. If you want to get creative, you could send a little invitation with a cookie cutter attached. Otherwise, you can easily set up an invite through Facebook or Evite.com
– Supplies: One thing I learned was that the kids did not all decorate 10 cookies. Kids have short attention spans. Maybe 4-5 cookies to decorate per child. I used this amazing cookie dough recipe to prepare the cookies ahead of time. Then I made a batch of frosting. The invited friends all brought decorations (sprinkles, candies, etc).
– The Layout: Put a throw away tablecloth on your table- easy clean up! Set a paper plate at each spot and the frosting and decorations in the middle. Have extra plates and saran wrap or foil handy for children to use to bring home their decorated cookies.
– Snacks: After we decorated, the kids all played and then we had pizza. It was so simple.
– Other Ideas: If you want to involve the school age children, you could do this one evening. A hot chocolate bar would be a cute addition to the party.
What are some fun things you like to do with your little ones during the holiday season?