C is for Cookie!

So… I was gonna host a cookie party.

SarahTwo_102of365_121109Friday involved a lot of baking. I had started Thursday evening with the gingerbread cookies (mental note: kids avoid gingerbread cookies like the plague for some reason. Next year, just make the sugar cookies for the cookie party… and make gingerbread on another day. More for me!)


The girls were really antsy by Saturday morning. “How many minutes until the cookie party?” Pumpkin would ask. I would break the hours down into minutes (OH, the HUNDREDS of minutes) and she’d groan. Well, yeah. Two o clock seemed awfully far away. Finally, as the hour grew closer, I covered the table with garbage bags (cheaper than tablecloths and spilled drinks don’t soak through it. I may be crazy to host this cookie party – but not crazy enough to gunk up the finish on my table).

The girls would decorate cookies and then I’d set them aside on my counter – each girl (and there were five in addition to my two peeps) had a space assigned to her for her cookie creations.


After awhile, they grew tired of the process and ran upstairs to play (after a cookie or two was consumed!). Downstairs, me and Hubby and my sister worked on decorating the remaining cookies and packing up the cookies for when the girls’ parents arrived to take them home. Each girl decorated at least a dozen cookies (some did more than that), and they left with their hands full of Christmassy creations.


I, on the other hand, was left with a lot of sprinkles to vacuum. (I love my Dyson!).043

It’s a crazy, messy, time consuming thing – and yet… we love it. When I tucked the girls in at the end of the day, both were still jubilant over the fun they’d had. To me, that’s worth the work (and the scab I have on my right hand from burning my hand on the oven rack! Ouch!). It is definitely a sign to us that Christmas is near. I hope they don’t outgrow it for a long time.

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Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. Adorable pics and it sounds like such a wonderful time!!! You, are such a good mama 😉

  2. looks like a ton of fun….next year-you, me, sprinkles….

  3. Looks like a lot of fun!

    When we decorate cookies at our house, I have contests throughout the decorating to keep the kiddos involved–silly stuff like “prettiest cookie” “most colorful cookie” “most unique” (like making a star into a snowman) and the grand finale “ugliest cookie” (great way to use up the odds and ends of frosting colors that have gotten mixed together anyway.

    Kudos to you for doing it with 7 kiddos!

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