Tuesday, December 21, 2010

~on a sugar high~

Every year in December, the kids invite friends to ride
the bus home with them after school for our annual gingerbread decorating party.
This year we changed things up a little
and decorated cookies instead of houses.
The kids made the dough, rolled it out, and cut out the shapes. ~ Best friends~

I put the boys in the kitchen, away from the girls.
I though it would be a little quieter this way!
It wasn't.
Oh well, your only little once!

The girls had so much fun!

This group of girls is great.
Most of them have known
each other since kindergarten, some preschool!

Unfortunately this was also the day I got food poisoning
and started feeling sick right in the middle of the party.
The kids didn't mind that I was laying on the couch though, like I said, we've all known each other for a long time!

Their cookies were smothered in sugary goodness!

These are works of art!

A 3-d cookie!

The kids got really creative, I always love seeing what they come up with!

A lot of the candy came from Cabela's.
They have great green apple licorice and tasty gumdrops!

What are some of your family's traditions?


Cottage Rose said...

What great photos,, my girls and I do the same thing too every Christmas,, we have a baking day,, now with the grandkids bigger they too love to help... so much fun....

Merry Christmas

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Oh how fun! Those kids sure do get creative... some yummy masterpieces here! :) I also posted about our Cookie Day tradition. One of my favorite days!

Merry Christmas!

Cathy said...

You are an awesome mommy! Looks like everyone had a great time. What creative kids they are!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh what a time!!! Love the photographs...priceless!

Merry Christmas sweet friend.


Anonymous said...

...sounds like a lot of fun, wish I was there! hope you're feeling better too.... maureen

Anonymous said...

I love this!! I can't wait for my kids to be older in school and have friends!! =)

Cortney said...

Such a cute idea!

Anonymous said...

Wow, such fun!! Nothing better than a yummy cookie decorated by the kids. I received cookies at work today. An amazing artist made and decorated them. I was in awe. I'd love you to check them out. www.curlywillowdiy.blogspot.com

Between You and Me said...

sweet memories....
so sorry you feel sick...
feel better soon!!!


We did a lot of cookie decorating parties with our daughters. Even when they were in college . . . their friends still wanted to come to our home to make cookies.

Great memories you are creating.


A Thrifted Market said...

We did a gingerbread house contest that we do every year..it's our tradition! Sorry you were sick but the kids look like they had a great day! Check out my blog for some of our photos!

All That Jazz said...

That looks like SO~O much fun!! Seriously Melaine, you do the best things w/your kids! We let the kiddos decorate cookies for any "party" we have at school and it always cracks me up how high they can pile on the frosting and candies! ;-) I did not know that Cabela's had candy. I have not ventured into that store yet.
I am glad you are feeling better!!

Karena said...

Baking cookies, iceskating, making our list, and checking them twice!!
I do feel like I have turned into a blockof sugar!!

Come and enter my Giveaway from My Sparrow, you will love it!

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Ana said...

That looks so much fun. Have a beautiful Christmas!

Gypsea Nurse said...

Those smiles on their faces are priceless! I remember the days doing that with friends and my mom.. now I do the same with mine... how the tradition and memories continue!
Have a Merry!

Michelle said...

When I was younger we always had a sugar cookie decorating contest. I always won of course :x I sure do miss it!

Tessa said...

I love this tradition! We had a group of children over to build gingerbread houses earlier this month. They all collapsed! I think I'll try the cookie idea next year. They look delish! And the girls look like they were having a wonderful time too!

3 Peanuts said...

Looks like so much fun! Your kiddos will always remember this so fondly:)


Dang...food poisoning will kick your ass. I do hope you have recovered. On another note those kids look like they are having the best time!

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