If you are looking for a kids’ holiday party idea that can be used as a stand-alone party, as part of a birthday party, or just a traditional gathering during the festive season … why not make cookies? If the idea appeals, it is really quite easy to put together.
One note: take into account the age of the kids who will be attending to determine how much actual baking will be done. If small kids will be there, having the cookies prepared beforehand and having them decorate the cookies would be excellent. A little bit older kids could handle rolling out chilled dough, cutting them into shapes with cookie cutters, doing an activity while they bake and cool, and then decorating. Older kids will appreciate taking on the challenge of making the cookies themselves from start to finish.
Does your neighborhood have an annual tradition of caroling together? I remember in one friend’s neighborhood the tradition of neighbors gathering together and going to the various homes for carols and cocoa. It was tons of fun. My friends had a pot of fresh, homemade cocoa for the carolers. It is a great event to organize this season with the kids.
Put out a flyer for a “Carols and Cocoa” evening in your neighborhood. Make it the early evening hours (4:30 to 6:30 pm) on a Sunday night perhaps, which may be a bit quieter than other days of the week. Decide who in your family wants to get all bundled up and sing carols with the group. The other members of the family, must also play the important part of making the cocoa or other goodies that will be handed out when they come to your house.
The holiday season is just about officially upon us, and there are so many themes that you can build a kids’ party around this time of year. One of these is to host a “Reindeer Brunch” for your kids’ birthday or holiday party.
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Kids are often intrigued with the fabulous ballet, “The Nutcracker,” especially if they take ballet as an activity and happen to have a role in the performance. Even if they don’t dance, attending the ballet during the holiday season is often a true treat that kids enjoy — some on an annual basis. Even if your kids have never been, they still may have read the book and twirled around to the splendid Suite. Given the popularity, a Nutcracker Party — whether to celebrate a birthday in December or as a holiday party — is an excellent theme.
Celebrate the cherished innocence and heartwarming message by hosting a Charlie Brown Christmas themed holiday party for your family and friends. Celebrations.com’s Yelena Johnson has all the tips you’ll need to whip up a themed menu, craft handmade decorations and spread holiday cheer with an ornament exchange for guests.