It’s that time of year again! This year, we had our annual Gingerbread Decorating Party with a few of our old friends. I kept it simple by having everyone B.Y.O.H. (Bring Your Own House). I provided plenty of candy to decorate with and even added shredded coconut for snow this year! That was a big hit! It was really fun and all the kids made really great creations to take home and display. Want to know more? All the party details are below.
I kept the food simple since it was in late afternoon. We had plenty of fun treats for the kids and some healthier options for everyone. We had fruit & cheese & crackers along with sausage balls (which were gone in no time!). For the desserts, we had “Snowball Cookies” which were Key Lime cookies covered in powder sugar that I got from Walmart. I dipped the tops in melted white chocolate candy melts and topped with shredded coconut. I stuck a fun party stick in them for a festive touch. We also had Santa Hat Strawberries which I originally found from I Heart Naptime. I used melted white chocolate and piped it through a grass tip to make it look like fluffy cotton. I also made Rudolph cake pops…so cute! I originally saw these from Sweet Indulgence and they are perfection! I decided to try and make some myself. Mine turned out pretty good for a first try. The key was having red edible glitter for Rudolph’s nose!
We also had cupcakes topped with gingerbread men. These were so easy to make. I purchased mini Gingerbread men cookies from Trader Joes and then used packaged cookie icing in chocolate to cover them. I added mini red M&M’s that I covered in red edible glitter and my men were ready! And they were the perfect compliment to the amazing fondant cupcake toppers from LIV Creativity! Lauren always makes the most amazing toppers and her details are perfection!
And what’s a holiday party without a Hot Chocolate Bar? I made a cute sign that I framed using a wooden frame I found at Michaels for only $1.49. I glittered it red to compliment the party decor and propped it up so our guests knew what to do. We had sprinkles, white chocolate candy cane bits, chocolate dipped marshmallows, North Pole peppermint sticks, whip cream and more!
Everyone got their own Gingerbread Decorating Kit. I used 5 x 7 Red Chevron Striped paper bags and printed on them myself. I filled the bag with peppermints, candy canes, and gingerbread men and placed them at each placemat. We also had dishes of candy on the table including Red Hots, Green Sixlets, Gum Drops, M&M’s, and shredded coconut. The kids really had fun and I am always amazed at what they come up with when they are left to their own creativity.
So, grab some candy and have your friends over for a fun afternoon and Happy Holidays!
PARTY STYLING: AMY OF AMY’S PARTY IDEAS | PRINTABLES: WANTS & WISHES | INVITES & PRINTABLES: LULU COLE | CUPCAKE TOPPERS: LIV CREATIVITY | EDIBLE GLITTER: KOYAL WHOLESALE | CHEVRON STRIPE BAGS: SUGAR DIVA | STRIPED PARTY STRAWS: KOYAL WHOLESALE