Tis the season for holiday parties! My favorite kind of parties are ones that are yummy and fun. A couple of common holiday party ideas are a Christmas cookie decorating party or an ugly Christmas sweater party. I think both ideas are fabulous but I had a brilliant idea recently to combine them. I thought it’d be fun to make an ugly Christmas sweater cookie bar, perfect for any holiday party you are planning. Instead of wearing ugly Christmas sweaters to the party, your guests are decorating and eating them.
How To Throw A Christmas Cookie Decorating Party
As with any Christmas cookie decorating party, the prep is similar.
Step 1 – Bake Ugly Christmas Cookies
Start by making your sugar cookies the day before your party. You will want to roll out the dough and use a sweater-shaped cookie cutter to create sweater cookies.
For this project, I went the easy route and bought a few tubs of pre-made buttercream frosting. I did decorate the containers with craft paper and washi tape I had on hand. If you have the time, homemade frosting usually tastes better.
Step 3 – Gather Lots of Sprinkles
The more sprinkles the better. Keep in mind that we are decorating UGLY Christmas sweaters, you will need a variety of sprinkles in different colors and shapes. Keep them organized and accessible in a muffin pan.
Step 4 – Decorate your cookie party setup
Add a few decorations to add a little holiday flair to your cookie party set up!
Step 5 – Let Them Decorate!
Prepare yourself, it might get a little messy. 😉
But it’s super fun to come with crazy cookie designs. You could even try and match the ugly Christmas sweater you are wearing!
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Cookies
Bonus Step – Award Prizes
Just like a regular ugly Christmas sweater party, you could judge the sweater cookie results and award ugly Christmas sweater prizes! Or just eat them. 🙂