Saturday, December 15, 2012

Successful cookie decorating

My first, and hopefully annual cookie decorating party was a huge success.  I am still riding high.  I am in one of those moods where everything is good because everything went as well or better than I had hoped.  I am so happy.  
 I covered my dining table with newsprint, had a few frosting colors ready.

Sugar cookies just waiting for some decorating

My goal for the day was to have a cookie decorating activity that would be age appropriate and fun for my grand children and their friends.  I also had a kid friendly lunch planned.  Honestly, I  didn't have high expectations, because that just sets one up for disappointment.  I did plan and tried to make things easy and kid friendly, but then again you never know with infants to toddlers.  I could not be more pleased with how it all worked out.  Here are several photos to share my day with you.

I think this is a beautiful picture of my daughter with her daughter.

Bella, our oldest decorator at age three really showed off her decorating talents

Ethan and his friend Jack think the cookies are great.

It was such a good time.  After everyone left I had to call my friend just to tell her how happy I was and how well the day went.  It was well worth the effort and planning, and I look forward to doing it again next year.
Thanks for sharing my joy today,  I appreciate your company,


  1. Oh lovely,I think you have started a tradition your Grandchildren will remember for years.

    Well done you



  2. Wonderful ! It was a great idea that worked beautifully! What terrific experiences for your family & friends !

  3. So fun!!!! They had such looks of concentration on their precious faces. I am sure next yer they will be reminding you that it is cooking decor time! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  4. We have been having an annual cookie party since the girls were very young. They are now 23 and 28 and still we gather with all kinds of friends both ours and theirs to decorate and catch up. It's a great tradition! xo