We are currently gearing up for our annual Christmas Cookie Decorating Party. Each year, even before we had kids, we have hosted a cookie party at our house. In the beginning I used to spend the day with a few of my friends kids baking all of the cookies and then decorating them. Now we have streamlined the process slightly and I order all of the cookies and frosting from Rouses. I can’t imagine trying to bake and decorate with my kids all in one day.
Last year was the first year that we invited some of Peyton’s friends from school. He is finally old enough that he has ideas about who he wants to be included. Things are changing in our family for sure and Pax has people on his list for this year too.
How to Throw the Perfect Cookie Party
I make this party super easy on myself. I call Rouses and have them make the sugar cookies and frosting for me. This simplifies the process for me a lot. The frosting is buttercream so I leave it out on the counter for about 30 minutes before the party so the kids can spread it easily. Some of the toppings I get are colored sprinkles, peppermints, chocolate chips, marshmallows and gummy bears.
Each child gets three cookies. One to eat and two to bring home. I also usually have a cookie tin for each family so they can transport their cookies easily.
This is one of those events that doesn’t have to be fancy in order to be fun!
Just in case you wanted my homemade eggnog recipe…
Tiffany’s Homemade Eggnog
12 tbsp. sugar
1 quart half and half
1 quart condensed milk
2 cups brandy
1 cup whiskey
1 cup rum
4 oz sherry
Blend Eggs. If you are worried about serving the eggs raw you can temper them. Allow the mixture to chill before serving. Serve over ice.
The kids had a wonderful time decorating the cookies because we really let them all do what they want. Even if it means they use a whole container of sprinkles. I always enjoy watching their faces when they decorate.
Oh and per usual my kids would not wear their Christmas shirts or pajamas to the party. Instead they decided to dress like Ninja Turtles. Because nothing says Christmas like Ninja Turtles.
Either way a fun time was had by all and they kids ate more than they saved for Santa!