Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Craft & Cookie Party

craft and cookie party invitation
Last year I hosted a craft and cookie party at my house for my older daughter and her friends. I wanted my daughter to be able to hang out with her friends and create something that they could give away to neighbors. The craft and cookie party ended up working fabulously!

cookie totes or shirt boxes
craft supplies

On the invitation I had each girl only bring 1 dozen cookies. I didn't want it to be too much for anyone so I actually baked several dozen cookies to add to what they brought. Depending on how many boxes you want each girl to bring home, plan on each participant bringing 1 dozen cookies per take-home box. So if each guest brings home 3 boxes, they should bring at least 3 dozen cookies.

Christmas craftI chose two crafts to have ready at the party. The first craft was a gingerbread man foam ornament. We taped the ornament on the boxes to give to the neighbors. Note: Use glue-dots to attach the foam pieces if there isn't enough time to let glue dry.

The second craft was Snowman Charm Bracelet Craft Kit (1 dz)snowman charm bracelet This craft was for the girls to be able to bring home for themselves or give as a gift.

The girls then split into two groups. One group filled half the boxes of cookies while the others worked on the ornaments. Then they switched. Once the boxes were filled and the ornaments were drying, all the girls worked on their bracelets and ate snacks together. They got to hang out, create and share. Each girl brought home three boxes of cookies--one to keep and two to give away. It was a fun time.

This week on Making Christmas Meaningful we're spotlighting recipes. So if you have a favorite Christmas recipe, blog about it and post it in the blog-hop. Also, don't forget to enter the recipe book give-away!

I've also extended the dates of the previous Making Christmas Meaningful blog-hops. If you have a blog post talking about the following Christmas topics, please add your links.

MCM: Organization
MCM: Christmas Books, Music and Movies
MCM:Christmas Crafts
Digital supplies used for the invitation:
A Colorful Christmas by Mindy Terasawa
Gingerbread Lane by Pattie Knox



Blogger ABC and 123: A Learning Cooperative said...

Maureen, we just left you a comment on the fudge post and wanted to also tell you we added this post to our post for tomorrow also. We love how you got your daughter and her friends involved! Great idea. First photo added, credited, and direct link included. Thank you!

December 3, 2009 at 10:50 PM  

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