Kids absolutely love Christmas...but then again, who doesn't? This time of the year is all about families and friends and lots of get togethers and of course food! From cakes to pies and cookies, this is the season when everyone becomes a baker. One of the fun things that many people do especially in the work place is have a Christmas Cookie Swap. How about taking that idea and throwing one in your home that involved the kids in your family and having a Kid Friendly Cookie Swap? Celebrations.com expert Carly Cylinder has some great tips and ideas for throwing a Kid Friendly Cookie Swap that is simple and sweet and enjoyable for everyone. As the holidays can be a stressful time no need to sweat the decorations and large menus, let the cookies and the time shared be the main focus. Regular invitations will just get lost in the mail so according to Carly, your best best is to send out a digital eecard like the ones available on Celebrations. Just click here to check them out.
On the best part of the event! Have your guests bring their favorite cookie recipes and start baking! Carly Cylinder says the best way to involve the kids in this is to have a cookie decorating station. A great decorating kit that is perfect for this event is Cheryl's Cut-Out Cookie Decorating Kits available at http://www.cheryls.com. The kit also comes with 24 undecorated cookies that is perfect for those impatient kids that don't want to wait!
What is the best drink for cookies? Why milk of course! Carly Cylinder suggests setting up a mini milk bar with different types of milks like whole milk, 2%, chocolate milk, soy and coconut and even silk. This way everyone will have the exact drink they prefer. For the adults, milk is good but water bottles and even champagne or mimosas would be good too.
Lastly, make sure your guests don't go into a complete sugar shock. Have other snacks and foods on hand to serve when everyone becomes 'cookied out'. Easy and fast finger foods like mini pizzas, pretzel bites and chips are great to have on hand as well as different flavored popcorn (butter, caramel, cheese, etc.) from The Popcorn Factory. This way your guests not only have something salty to cut all the sugar but they won't leave you party with an empty stomach or worse a stomach ache from too much sugar!
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