I love the Christmas! It’s my favorite Holiday of the year! We don’t get any snow in Orlando, but we definitely enjoy our Christmas with many traditions. Christmas cookie decorating is one of those traditions. I did this party last year and I even get my teenage son and his friend into it. As long as they get to eat them, they were okay with that…Lol! I knew I wanted to do a candy theme with lots of pink and pastel colors. This theme has many possibilities, all you need is some creativity. I thought a large Christmas inflatable would make the best backdrop. I’ve used this snowman for indoor and outdoor decoration for years. The table centerpiece is a Hello Kitty Cookie Set I purchased at my local grocery store. Of course, you can use any gingerbread house that you make, but this one happens to be pink so it goes perfect with the theme. I bought the large lollipops at Hobby Lobby. One is a piñata, (they have the best piñatas, one of these we will make one!), the one that Mr. Snowman is holding is a large ornament and the other one is a table top piece. All the other items I used to decorate the table I already had. Most of them are large foam cupcake and ice cream Christmas ornaments that I also bought at Hobby Lobby. Come to think of it, I’ve bought most of my Christmas decorations at Hobby Lobby, and if you go at the end of the season the deals are incredible (no sponsorship here)! The green roofed and pink candy house is a super cute metal cookie box I found at an antique shop.
If you notice there are also two large bon-bon pieces. I used a 3 or 4” foam ball and wrapping paper on one and striped fabric on the other one. Tie the ends with cute ribbon and voila! You have large bon-bons to decorate any surface or the Christmas tree, no need to hang them. I cut out the Hello Kitty face and cookie house from the box and used as display as well. Cutting out cookie shapes and baking them with my daughter is part of the fun. I typically buy the dough to save on time. Most of the time we do both sugar and gingerbread, but I only did sugar this time, to keep the colors light. I keep my cookie decorating parties kid-friendly, there is no fancy decorating here. It’s all about letting them be creative. I made buttercream in the pastel colors, but you can always buy the icing in white and color it yourself or buy it already colored, to save a step. The most fun part of this party was using all the candy and sprinkles. I made sure to have traditional Christmas colors, pinks, brights and pastels. Try to have a good variety: gummies, jelly beans, chocolate sixlets, sprinkles, jimmies and shaped sprinkles.
Don’t forget your Christmas music in the background and to watch a movie when you are done. This is a tradition your kids and their friends or cousins will cherish forever. With all that sugar, I have to remember to do it early in the day. Otherwise, these kids will be wired all night!!!! I hope I inspire you to start a really cool Christmas tradition. What Christmas traditions were your favorite growing up?
Living the cake life!