Looking for a fun Christmas party idea? Here is how to host a Christmas cookie decorating party! Grab your cookies, fun sprinkles, and create the perfect Christmas cookies to nibble on or leave out for Santa for Christmas night.
This is such a fun and easy party idea that you can add your favorite frostings, sprinkles and more. You will love the fun idea for kids or adults to sit down and create festive holiday cookies.
Supplies Needed For This Party Idea
Piping Bags – These are great to have so you can put your frosting or icing in. Grab a handful if you are going to do different colors of frosting.
Plastic Paint Palettes – You can find these for a cheap price at the Dollar Tree, Walmart, or shop at Amazon and ship to your home.
Sprinkles and Toppings – The options for cookie toppings are endless. Colored sugar, Christmas sprinkles, mini candies, etc.
What Cookies To Use
So for this I used sugar cookies. Now you can head to your favorite bakery, buy raw dough you bake, or make homemade sugar cookies you roll, cut and enjoy.
Here are a few of my favorite sugar cookie recipes to consider.
- Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies
- Lofthouse Style Soft Sugar Cookies
- Crisp Sugar Cookies
- Cutout Sugar Cookies
What Type of Frosting Or Icing To Use
Now with sugar cookies you can do a mix. Whether you want a royal icing or a fluffy spreadable or pipeable frosting. The recipes for both are below!
You can store your sugar cookies at room temperature if your frosting can be stored at room temperature. You will find if you use a buttercream or say cream cheese frosting, it will need to be refrigerated or the frosting will spoil.
I recommend only making your cookies 1 day in advance, as with any cookie the first 2 days is best in terms of texture.
If you want you can freeze your sugar cookies. Freeze them plain or freeze them after they are frosted. Place in a single layer and then place wax paper between layers if you are stacking your cookies. This will help prevent sticking.
More Christmas Ideas
- Sugar Cookies (store bought or homemade)
- Frosting, Assorted Colors
- Plastic Paint Palettes
- Disposable Pastry Bags
- Sprinkles and colored sugar
- Place different colors of sprinkles in each section of the paint palette.
- Place some blank sugar cookies in the center of the palette. Pre-fill disposable pastry bags with holiday colors of frosting.
- Have fun!!