Is there anything more magical than seeing kiddos faces at the holidays? We hosted a kids Christmas party for the neighborhood kids this year and it was such a fun afternoon! It can be challenging this time of year to carve out time for cookie decorating with friends but I'm sharing a few ideas to help make it manageable.
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Decorating for your party
My favorite decoration for the kids Christmas party was the balloon arch and the tree! We hosted an Ugly Sweater Party for my husband's office and the Christmas balloon tree was made for the party by Pulley Balloon Co! She made the arch for our son's 2nd birthday party too and my sister-in-law's bridal shower, so talented! I made the festive and jolly arch with a bit of help from Lushra! They sent kits with instructions and everything you need. If you need a balloon arch for your next party you can use 'COZY10' for 10% off their site.
One tip for a kiddo Christmas party- disposable or easy to clean items are your friends. I pulled out leftover paper plates (these Christmas tree ones are adorable), plastic utensils, a disposable tablecloth and didn't have to worry about spills or stains. There were a few frosting marks on the rug, but my little green machine took care of them!
Instead of having the cookies on cooling racks or trays I put them cute Christmas themed food boards so the kids could grab them easily and keep decorating.
When it's time to make Christmas cookies I usually want to make homemade royal icing, but knowing we'd have a crowd of kiddos I went with store-bought which I think worked out great! I did make a batch of homemade sugar cookies, but you can definitely use a mix too.
I had my espresso machine fired up and ready to go for the parents- it was fun to have a little treat planned for them too! My favorite way to make festive drinks is to add a chocolate square in the bottom of the cup while the coffee brews over it. Then you can add fun sauces and syrups too.