10 Tips For Hosting The Perfect Cookie Making Party
HERE ARE 10 TIPS FOR HOSTING THE PERFECT COOKIE MAKING PARTY. START A TRADITION YOU WILL CHERISH & LOOK FORWARD TO ALL YEAR
One of the things that makes the holidays so magical is all the wonderful memories you get to create. Any memory that involves spending time with loved loves & also eating cookies until I’m sick is okay with me! This is a new tradition we started this year & its already a favorite, hosting a cookie making party! So I thought I would share with yall my top tips for making it extra special.
1. Set Up A Hot Cocoa Bar
I set up a hot cocoa bar for Thanksgiving & Christmas even though its still hot, hot, hot here is Alabama. I just sip my hot cocoa & live in denial until it gets cooler. Everyone who comes over absolutely loves it! They really enjoy making their own hot cocoa & adding a bunch of fun toppings. Its perfect for all Christmas parties, especially a cookie one!
2. Adult Beverages
If tipsy cookie making is wrong then I don’t want to be right! I set out some Kalua for everyone to mix in with their hot cocoa, but you could also do a tasty dessert wine if your party was in the evening. Plus it will help everyone get involved with tip number 3.
3. Set The Mood
Is it even a Christmas party without Christmas music? Whether your favorites are the T-Swift or the Michael Buble versions turn it up! Everyone is more cheery with Christmas music playing, its science.
4. Kids Activities
You may think cookie making alone is enough to entertain the kiddos but if your kids are anything like my 3 year old niece you know that is not accurate. I set up a cute little reindeer food making table for when the cookie making got boring, i.e. anytime she couldn’t decorate or stir something. This ended up being a bit hit & was super budget savvy to create. All I did was put oats, sprinkles, & sparkles in little dishes & let her mix her favorite combinations in small clear jars for all of Santa’s reindeer. This ended up being a big hit!
5. Give A Memory
I always like to mark a memory with something, it doesn’t have to be an expensive thing, just a sweet something for them to take home. The possibilities are really endless & can fit in with any budget. You could give out cute cookie ornaments with the date written on the back, matching aprons, or a recipe tea towel! Just a little something to make it extra special!
6. Pass Out Recipes
This is something I am cherishing more & more every year. I love to have my mom & nana write out recipes to our family dishes. They are perfect for framing & keeping in the kitchen. Have everyone write out a recipe, then make copies for everyone to take home. You could even hole punch the top & add pretty ribbon to bind them.
7. Mason Jar Cookie Mix
I actually make little mason jars filled with cookie mix & give them out as gifts paired with a recipe tea towel. This would be a super sweet party favor that they could add the mix to themselves, all you would need to supply is the mason jars which you can get for cheap on Amazon! Bonus points if you add cute stickers or vinyl to the jars.
8. To Go Cookie Containers
9. Cookie Contest
As a final surprise have everyone taste each cookie then write down their favorite one on a slip of paper. Award the person who brought the tastiest cookie recipe with a prize. A dollar store Christmas coffee cup filled with candy would be perfect!
10. Easy Cleanup
Use plastic table cloths on the kitchen counters, islands, & tables you will be baking on for easy cleanup. This way when the fun is over you can just throw away the sticky mess.
Those are my tips for hosting a great cookie making party! I know your guests will love any or all of these ideas & it will make the day extra memorable. Just remember no matter what you do this season, just soak up each moment & enjoy the company. I would love to hear your favorite cookie party traditions or tips in the comments below! Have a very Merry Christmas Yall!