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With summer in full swing, I am constantly looking for fun activities and playdate ideas to keep my kids entertained. Today, I wanted to share some tips on how to host a cookie decorating party for kids.
A cookie decorating party combines craft time and snack time — kids have the chance to use their creativity and imagination, and enjoy the fruits of their labor with a tasty treat when they’re done.
Our cookie decorating party for kids was super simple to put together, thanks to Wilton Cookie Creations Activity Kits. We provided a kit for each child, along with a personalized apron. The kids were so excited to walk in and see all of the kits laid out on the table and to find their apron.
There are four different Wilton Cookie Creations kits:
We randomly placed the aprons and kits, and allowed the kids to trade if they wanted to. Everyone ended up with the kit they wanted, so it worked out really well!
Each kit comes with cookie pieces and everything you need to build and decorate your 3-D edible scene. The kids kept comparing building their scenes to making a gingerbread house during the holidays. They LOVED it!
I loved that everything was included in the kit — some had candy accents, some had candy characters, some had fondant icing to mold, some had cookie icing to pipe.
There were different pieces perfect for kids of all ages — we had three year olds who loved spreading the icing and adding candy embellishments. We also had 10 year olds who enjoyed constructing the actual structures and decorating with more detail. There really was something to do for every kid!
And while we provided a kit for each child, these kits are large enough that you could purchase one kit to decorate and build together as a family.
The box the supplies comes in is a great way to store the different finished pieces — we wrote every child’s name on their box with a permanent marker and they kept all of their pieces and supplies in their box to take home.
Of course, some couldn’t wait to bite into their delicious creations!
I loved to see the different styles the kids used when making their cookie creations. Some followed the instructions and examples on the box and others used the supplies to make their own fun creation.
Tips to Make Your Cookie Decorating Party for Kids a Success:
- Prep your party area by laying down disposable tablecloths. When the party’s over, simply wrap up the tablecloths and throw away the empty and leftover supplies.
- Give each child a workspace where they can keep their supplies. We used the boxes from our Wilton Cookie Creations Activity Kits to make this super simple.
- Invite children to work together on their projects — We had several kids who helped each other construct their creations by holding pieces for their friends.
- Provide aprons or ask party guests to come in clothes they don’t mind getting messy. Our kids had frosting everywhere — but that is part of the fun, right?!
- And don’t forget to take a picture of the finished projects before everyone starts snacking!
Our kids had an amazing time — you don’t need to wait for a special occasion to host a cookie decorating party for kids! It makes a fun playdate or after school activity any time of year!