A Peek at the Fun: Looking for a fun kids Christmas party idea? I have an awesome “Cookies for Santa Party,” complete with hand decorated cookie plates.
It’s officially Santa season and I don’t want anyone to be unprepared for his monumental visit! 🙂 Everyone knows Santa gets a serious craving for cookies when he is delivering gifts around the world, so why not serve them on a plate with a personal flare!?
This Cookies for Santa Christmas Party gives your guests the opportunity to decorate their own plate for the big guy himself. I have everything you need so you will have more time to focus on the fun. This party is such a blast, even the adults will want to join in.
This party could also be combined with a Christmas cookie exchange and be extra fun!
Fun Kids Christmas Party:
Cookies for Santa:
Have you ever decorated your own dishes? This is seriously so fun!! I did it with my hubby on a date night and we had a ball! With the Christmas music cranked, we just let our creative juices flow. When I say this is a party for all ages, I mean it…it was a blast!! And what could be better than a personalized plate to leave out for that special visitor on Christmas Eve?
There’s no right or wrong way to decorate these, so let’s get started.
How to Decorate Your Cookies for Santa Plate:
Decorating your plates couldn’t be simpler, but there are a few tips you need to know!
Tip #1– Only use food safe paint! I used Painted by Me-bake at home ceramics (affiliate) which I found on Amazon. They worked great. (You can find them at fabric or craft stores also.) Once you are done you bake the dishes in your oven for 40 minutes to set the paint.
Tip #2– Using the bottom rack in the over was too hot and discolored our paint slightly. The plates that were placed on the center of the oven worked best.
Tip #3-The paints can be wiped off before they are baked, so it’s low pressure to come up with fun designs knowing they can be corrected.
Each of your guests will leave the party with their plate they made, full of cookies, and just in time for Santa to come for his visit!
I simply served milk and cookies to my guests. Everyone loves milk and cookies and it’s a perfect time of year for it! Milk bottles are an easy way to add some decor to your food table, giving you both fun and function.
This party could also be a fun cookie exchange party. Everyone brings their favorite cookies, decorates a plate, and then leaves with a plate full of an assortment of cookies from the other guests. It makes a perfect neighborhood party.
Here are some super cute printables for this party. I love the less traditional color palette, it turned out so whimsical and fun!
Get all the printables below.
For this centerpiece, I found a red plate at the dollar store and added our design for the party, cute and easy!
These ornaments are too cute, and super versitile. They made a perfect banner, and a fun addition to the milk bottles.
I’ve also got cute invitations for you to use:
Each of these is a PDF with printables ready for you to print and use:
Here is the blank invitation for you to customize for your own party. Just right click and save it to your computer. If you don’t know how to personalize it, we’ve got a tutorial for you here.
Here are some of the images if you want to resize them:
I did a pink background on these ones so that you could see where to cut around the top of the ornament if you want to cut them out for a banner.
I hope you have a splendid time at this Cookies for Santa party, I know we did!!
Have a FUN “Cookies for Santa Party”
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How cute! I love your blog. Keep up the amazing work! 🙂
Danetta Thurman says
Thanks so much…you are too sweet!
Lori H says
Cute idea! Whete did you get plates that were safe for the oven?
Amber & Danetta says
Any ceramic plate should work, but we got ours at Dollar Tree.
Bev Doman says
Where do you find those cute milk bottles?
Amber & Danetta says
Those are from Oriental Trading.