Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Our First Annual Cousins Cookie Party

One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is bake Christmas cookies. I usually bake a double batch and give some to all of my neighbors and save a few for ourselves. This year I decided that Haylee would enjoy decorating cookies and who else better to do it with than Briley, her cousin. So, the Annual Cousins Cookie Party has been born. Next year will be exciting because we will be going from 2 kids decorating cookies to hopefully 6. We will have to plan it on a weekend when Haylee and Madi's new little cousins, Addisyn and Audrey, can come down. We will have Haylee, Madi, Addisyn, Audrey, Briley, and Kayelyn. How fun and messy! :o)
Preparations the night before!
Little aprons...

My decorated cookies (don't worry, I didn't give the girls colored icing)
The girls in their aprons!

Let the decorating begin...

The girl's cookies! YUM! ;o)

OK... Check out Melissa's blog for more pictures. It was a big mess, but a lot of fun. The girls really enjoyed themselves, the sprinkles, and licking every cookie they could. HA! The funny part was later that night Travis said something about how their cookies looked compared to how they tasted. I just started laughing, "You're eating the cookies the girls decorated?" He said, "yes ,why?" I watched them lick all over their hands and the cookies while decorating I wasn't going to let anyone actually eat them. It was hilarious.

This week at school is the most fun! The kids do projects after projects! I love this time and I am really missing it. Let me tell ya, you haven't experienced crafts until you have either painted or done a project with glitter with 20 five/six year old kids. So fun! Especially if a mess doesn't bother you. So, 6 jars of sprinkles all over hands, the floor, and hair...not a problem in my house! I am already looking forward to next year! :o)


Krystyn said...

What a fun idea! I love the aprons.

Brewer Fam said...

Glad you dig messes... LOL Not me.

Karen said...


The tradition continues....new generation. Some of the best holiday cookie parties resulted in a huge mess. LOL The aprons are perfect. I still have Vic's little one.

I love you Jen. Take is easy.