5 Tips For A Fun Cookie Decorating Party

You’ve been waiting all year to gather family and friends together again for a repeat of last year’s fun! It’s now time to pull out your baking sheets and get started making your Christmas cookies for our favorite jolly man from the North Pole...Santa!

Invite your friends and family to kick off the season with a cookie decorating party.  These 5 party planning tips will help get you inspired to create an amazing party.

Buy Walkers Shortbread!

We’ve made this easy breezy for you with a prepacked Cookie Decorating Kit which includes two boxes of our Festive Shaped Shortbreads (24 cookies), sprinkles and icing all in one box. Buying pre-made cookies frees up your time for all your other holiday To Do tasks plus leaves you plenty of time to spend with your guests on the day. A fun idea is asking each guest to bring their own favorite sprinkles to share with everyone and add to the variety available. 

Set Up A Hot Cocoa Station

Create that cozy holiday feeling with a hot cocoa station. Make your favorite homemade cocoa from scratch, set out store bought mix packets or go the K-Cup route. Offering hot cocoa pre-made in a crockpot is a great way to keep the hot chocolate available throughout the party at the perfect temperature! Set out a variety of fixings such as candy canes, marshmallows, caramel sauce, sprinkles and whipped cream for great additions to your hot, sweet treat. Have the Bailey’s Irish Cream, Peppermint Vodka and Kahlua out too for something a little ‘extra’.  And doesn’t Walkers Shortbread go great with that cup of hot cocoa!

Fun and Easy Snacks for Your Guests

A table of easy-to-eat finger foods will keep your guests happy and full all party long. Carrots and other veggies with ranch are a healthy option that some of your friends will love. If you want to stick with your fun cookie theme, our Chocolate Shortbread Assortments are the craveable treat that will keep everyone coming back for more. Or opt for our seasonal gingerbread, a delicious and festive snack for everyone! 

Set Up Your Cookie Decorating Area

Although we prefer setting up a large table, any space would be fine for decorating.  Cover your table in butcher paper or a plastic tablecloth so clean up is a breeze. Your guests can have fun decorating their setting along with their cookies. Put out plenty of knives and bowls to help with spreading frosting. And our Cookie Decorating Kit even includes frosting tips, if your friends feel like getting fancy!

Smart Packaging for Cookies To-Go

At the end of the party, give your guests a way to take their cookies home with them. A small box will work better than bags, and you can use parchment paper or tissue paper between cookies to add extra layers. They’ll love snacking on their custom-made sweets at home and thinking of the great time they spent with you. 

Are you more of a cookie decorator or cookie taste tester?