Over fall break I was starting to run out of things to do with the kids. My oldest is seven so doesn’t need a full sitter during the time off, but also needs to be occupied by something. We had the fall break bucket list but not all those things could be done from home, and by herself.
I had also been planning on doing a Halloween tablescape but hadn’t gotten there yet so when I found a cookie decorating kit at our local HomeGoods I figured decided I would dress up the table for my daughter and her friend. Just for fun I also grabbed a large bat inflatable, because, why not!
So last week before fall break was over and before I lost my mind because the child was still home, I invited Ella and her friend to decorate cookies.
The kit I found made things extra easy, but we did utilized a few other things to make it more fun!
So what do you need to throw your own cookie decorating party? It’s easy!
Obviously an essential for a cookie decorating party, but you can either buy store bought or make your own. Like I said, I found an adorable kit at Home Goods so we went with that.
The kit did come with an icing bag which was fun for the girls to use, although they didn’t use it quite correctly, but who cares! I also added in some purple icing for a little variety.
You need all the sprinkles. Variety is key to make really unique cookies. We had spiders, red, black, blue, white, and more… And the kit came with eyes, smiles, and cute little pumpkin treat bags for the cookies. You can find fun extras like that in the cookie aisles at hobby stores.
Duh. Enough said. For dunkin!
For fun, I had the girls get into the spirit by wearing witches hats while they worked. They really enjoyed having the hats on too. It set the mood a bit more. So think of fun things to make it more spooky!
It all started with the adorable boo ghost napkins that I found (also at Home Goods). And I kept it simple. I grabbed our fake pumpkins and dead flowers from the porch to flank the tablescape. On the table we used old apothecary bottles we’d made in the past, rats, a lace runner, spooky plates, and the boo napkins. I also cut out bats from felt as little placemats, although they are a little hard to see.
Overall this was a fun way for the girls to spend about 1.5-2 hours of the day. My suggestion, have fun and keep it simple. I was going to do more with the table, but in the end, it was just right for these girls! While cookie decorating isn’t for all ages, it is a good time for all ages when it comes to eating the cookies… and they turned out really cute!