Christmas Cookies and Milk Party
I have four boys, and two are still in elementary school, so I tend to host parties for them more often than I do the older two boys. Recently, I invited a few of my third son’s friends over for cookies, milk, hot cocoa, and Christmas movies. It was a wonderful time, and the kids all had a fabulous time. I love the printables from Anders Ruff! The Christmas Cookies and Milk Party was for my little middle, and it was so great to celebrate with him and make him feel special.
Since my mantel and Christmas tree are decorated and gorgeous (thanks Balsam Hill and Cricut) I decided to place the dessert and favor table next to the tree, in front of the fire place. The kids were asked to bring cookies to share, and we added a few more cookie choices and snacks to the table. I also had ice cold milk and warm cocoa for the kids to drink.
Since we were planning on watching The Polar Express, I picked up an inexpensive train set from 5 Below for the table. I used red yarn and tiny clothes pins to hang the “cookie” banner from AndersRuff in front of the table. I covered the table with some fabric I had in my stash. Wooden crates and kraft paper covered boxes were the perfect place to add cake plates for cookies.
Plastic French bottles from Hoopla Events were embellished with more little tags from AndersRuff with a dot of hot glue. I added red polka dot paper straws with straw flags to the bottles. Since the hot cocoa was really just warm, the bottles were perfect for all the drinks.
To make things easier for everyone, I used the blank tags from AndersRuff as food tents, and and wrote in each type of cookie with a sharpie.
As we waited for all of the guests to arrive, the kids filled out their letters to Santa. The printable letters and post cards, also from AndersRuff, were perfect for the kids.
I made small gable boxes with my Cricut (in the design space) for extra cookies for the kiddos as they left, and I added small the Thank You tags from AndersRuff. I also had small bags of cinnamon cookies with AndersRuff tags clipped on with more tiny clothes pins. We also happened to have just the right amount of CandyBobs left over from Sweets From Heaven, Orange County, so each kiddo got to take one of those home too!
The kids (and I) had a fantastic time. It was so nice to host a small little party for just one kiddo for no real reason at all!
Styling and Photography: Everyday Party Magazine (and Kiddo #3)
CandyBobs: Sweets from Heaven, Orange County