I hope that everyone is having a wonderful holiday! I can’t believe it’s already the new year! Time really flies! This holiday season, as a class mom, I was responsible for helping with holiday party at the end of the year. This meant mass cookie decorating. I was stumped, I had never done this with more than three kids, tops!
Cue Pinterest. I was constrained by a time limit of 20 minutes for eighteen kids, so I knew there would be no time to waste on passing out decorations or cookies and such. I determined that I should pre-package a kit for each child that consisted of the following:
2 sugar cookies
(1) 2 oz. container of silver decorating balls
(1) 2 oz. container of mini holiday M&M’s
(1) 2 oz. container of holiday gummies
(2) mini candy canes
(1) small popsicle stick for spreading icing
I made sure each child had a plate to decorate the cookie on so the decorations wouldn’t get everywhere. I also pre-prepared (3) bags of colored royal icing for each table of 4-5 kids so they all had a bag of red, green and white icing to share in disposable icing bags sealed with a rubber band at the end. I cut off the tips at the event so the icing stayed fresh and made it 2 days in advance.
This went very smoothly. Each child had a great time either decorating or eating the decorations. The pre-packaged kits were very helpful for the event and made everything run so efficiently. I think we pulled off a great activity at the party and got everyone in the holiday spirit! How did you start and end your holiday season?