Craft That Party: Gingerbread Girl Cookie Decorating Party (full party post)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Gingerbread Girl Cookie Decorating Party (full party post)

  • We all know the classic story of the Gingerbread Boy, but do you know the story of his sister? The Gingerbread Girl 
  • by 
  • Lisa Campbell Ernst 
  • is about the younger, wiser gingerbread-sibling who outwits the sly fox. The story is brilliant and the illustrations are a charming mix of pastels and gingham. Our heroine the Gingerbread Girl became my inspiration and theme for this year's holiday cookie decorating party. Jen from Blush Printables created a brand new and totally darling collection for such the occasion using a beautiful palette of colors and patterns.

    We had the honor of having our Gingerbread Party featured on Amy Atlas right before Christmas, and wanted to share the full party post with you here as well. 

  • Dessert Highlights

    Traditional serving pieces on the dessert table were replaced with bake ware such as cookie sheets, whisks, and measuring cups. The Gingerbread Girl's animal cracker friends were served out of measuring cups and cupcakes were placed directly on cookie sheets. A pink fondant cake made by Samantha's Sweets was topped with a gorgeous Gingerbread House with a roof made of Necco Wafers and white chocolate icicles. The ornament garland was made with a mix of vintage and new ornaments strung on pink ribbon (full tutorial found here)

  • Baker's Oreos by Love and Sugar Kisses displayed red and white striped rolling pins and gingerbread cookie cutouts as well as pink gingham covered oreos. Gingerbread Cupcakes were topped with mini gingerbread men and pink peppermint fondant toppers.

    The "Decorate Station" 
    This is where the children could pick up their cookie decorating supplies such as sprinkles, candies, frosting, and gingerbread cookies.

    Hot Chocolate Play Dough & Party Favors

    Once the children were done decorating, they played with hot chocolate play dough, served in mugs with white play dough marshmallows on top. Each child took home a special Gingerbread Girl peg doll in a matching Gingerbread House Favor Box.
    The girls are hard at work decorating. Izzy (left) is the adorable daughter (and future baker!) of Sam from Samantha's Sweets and Elie (right) is the adorable daughter of Stephanie of Studio One Two One

    I made no-sew bow tie for my 'lil man and hot glued it to his apron. The girls' aprons had fabric rosettes in the same brown polka dot fabric. 

    A big sugary thank you to my vendors who went above and beyond to make this party come together!

    Gingerbread Girl Printable Party Collection: Blush Printables
    Desserts: Samantha's Sweets
    Fondant Toppers and Oreos: Love and Sugar Kisses
    Photography: Studio One Two One
    Styling and Gingerbread Girl Peg Dolls: Craft That Party

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    1. Nothing but sweet love for you Jenny! I absolutely LOVE working with you! You're the sweetest party girl. :0) Thanks for this wonderful opportunity and most of all your friendship.

    2. I absolutely LOVE this party! It's nice to see something unique and different :) I think this would be fun for a play date near Christmas too and will have to keep it in mind!!

    3. Can't believe I am just now commenting on this, but I LOVE IT! That ornament garland is GORGEOUS!

    4. Such a cute party. Decorating cookie seems so interesting.Love those cupcakes.

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