Hosting a cupcake decorating party can be the simplest festivity you organize this holiday season if you follow a few tips. This activity is best suited for school-age children. Start with making a guest list by consulting with your child. For a successful cupcake decorating party, it's best to limit the number of junior pastry chefs to six total (including your child) since this is a hands-on project.
Because the guests are likely to be very proud of their creations, it is best to plan on letting them enjoy one cupcake as dessert, then taking the rest home to show off and share with their family. Once your guest list and party date is set, you'll want to gather the items you need.
You can decide on some specific adorable decorating ideas, like these melting snowmen, or you can let the kiddos go wild with Christmas imagination. Either way, some essentials are necessary.
Plan to serve some savory snacks so you don't send everyone home with a sugar buzz. Keep the menu simple and include some healthy options, too. Finger foods like small sandwiches, cheese cubes, and cut-up fruit are all great options. Also, skip the sodas and serve all-natural flavored fizzy water for a festive treat. Frozen fruit (like strawberries or grapes) make for fun "ice cubes"!
Remember, the goal is lots of fun for the kids with no stress for you, so don't feel like you have to overplan the decor. Sometimes simply spreading some frosting and dipping the top in a bowl of crushed candy canes or sprinkles brings as much joy to the little ones as the more intricate designs, so let simplicity rule the day. Your cupcake party is sure to be a sweet success!