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My favorite messy things to do with the kids have become a yearly tradition – a cookie decorating party. It started innocently enough with my son and our favorite neighbor getting together one day before Christmas to decorate cookies and drink hot cocoa but it sort of grew once my kid hit kindergarten. And by grew, I mean it went from two kids to eight kids and this year we had 12 kids decorating cookies. Talk about messy!
Planning ahead, I hit up our local GFS and bought pre-shaped sugar cookies and ginger bread men and baked them the night before. I also picked up sprinkles, candies and a tub o’ frosting. Other parents brought tubes of frosting and marshmallows but for the most part I got all that I needed from good old GFS. The hardest parts of these parties are not eating the cookies before it is time and probably the clean-up. But it is so worth it to hand some of these kids a cookie and tell them to go to town.
Sprinkles and giggles fly as they socialize and eat cookies. It is so great to hear them trade cookies with each other as well as decide which ones will be sent off to the local nursing home to share with the residents. It is Christmas after all. I do not think this is solely a Christmas activity though and should be done at least several times a year. Imagine leprechauns and pots of gold for St. Patty’s day or maybe cookie shaped flowers in the spring. Who doesn't love decorating cookies any time of year!
My kids and I are always making messes, not always intentional but it is certainly a lot more fun when the messes are planned and include the making, decorating and eating of cookies.
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