Christmas Cookie Baking Party: ideas and printables for a baking party, a Christmas cookie exchange, or a gingerbread house decorating party.
One of my favourite holiday treats is Christmas cookies. They’re not your run of the mill everyday cookie, they’re somehow just a little bit more special and a little bit more yummy. Whether it’s shortbread, or gingerbread houses, or sugar cookies…the list could go on and on -they’re all so good! My family joined in for this fun Christmas cookie baking party and it was so much fun. I want to share all the details with you today and the printables too. This party would also be totally perfect for a gingerbread house making party, or a cookie exchange too, or for baking cookies for Santa with your kids.
I come from a long line of Christmas cookie bakers. When I was a kid it felt like my Grandma made a million different kinds. And there were special Christmas cookies, that only made an appearance once a year. My mom too used to bake so much when we were little. I remember her making cut out shortbread, and decorating little reindeer, Santas, and bells with sugar sprinkles, cherries, and nuts.
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I thought it would be fun to turn our Christmas cookie baking into a party this year. It would be perfect to create a sense of occasion for your family, or to invite Grandma over for, or some friends.
Milk and Cookies
Since cookie baking and sampling is hard work, I wanted to include a drink and what could be a better fit than milk and cookies? I used some up cycled juice bottles, and added our North Pole Milk and Cookies Co. label, just using a glue stick. It worked great and washes right off after the party.
The little straw flags come in the baking party set too and such a fun detail to add to paper straws.
We also designed this cute little flag pennant -purchase printable here. Just print, cut, and add to a wooden dowel with some hot glue. We added some pretty pink ribbon. These would be really adorable tucked into a stocking too.
We made another fun option for the party decor with this “Baking Spirits Bright” banner.
Gingerbread House Treat Boxes
Since treats are for sharing, especially this time of year, we designed this adorable Gingerbread House Treat Box. You can print it at home on 2 sheets of card stock and then cut, fold, and glue it together all ready for gifting.
To close the top of the box, use a hole punch to create a hole and thread some pretty ribbon through.
We used the round labels in the printable set as gift tags, they are also great as cupcake toppers.
DIY Christmas Aprons
We thought it would be fun to make some Christmas aprons for our little family party. I used aprons from the craft store and our Cricut machine to cut out iron on vinyl to make them.
We made “We whisk you a Merry Christmas” and “Baking Spirits Bright” aprons. The aprons are also available in children’s sizes at the craft store. How perfect would kid size aprons be for a little baking cookies for Santa family party with your kids. The things that magical memories are made of.
These are such a fun addition and would make a cute gift for the baker in your life too.
I thought it would be nice to include a printable recipe card for the party. These would be especially great as part of a cookie exchange party so that you could include the recipe.
These printable recipe cards would also be great addition to any Christmas treats you’re gifting this year so that the recipient could make them again.
Even for a small party, stations always work well. We had a cookie dough station where we were cutting out cookies ready to bake in the oven.
We also had our cookie packing station where we packed up our cooled cookies into cello bags, and our gingerbread house treat boxes.
These are our favourite Toblerone shortbread cookies find the recipe here -but this time we replaced the Toblerone with chocolate chips. 😉
And lastly we had a cookie decorating station -everyone’s favourite.
I put out different sprinkles into little containers so that we could add them to our iced cookies.
We had such a fun time baking and decorating together.
You can purchase the Christmas Baking Party Printable Set for this party in our Etsy shop here, or get the set as part of our Home For Christmas Ebook and Printable Toolkit here.
With a Christmas cookie baking party to enjoy, life really is a party!
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