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The Party Where It’s Totally Okay to Play with Your Food

When we spotted Jenny Keller’s (aka Jenny Cookies) latest party, we just knew we had to share it with you. It is beyond cute, and, as usual, Jenny is at the top of her game. Now I may be biased since I have been known to watch gingerbread house decorating contests on the Food Network, but there is nothing that says holiday time like adding sweets to an adorable little house. Start the whole thing off with a brunch that encourages your kids to play with their food? We’re sold.

We love how Jenny used personalized plates to let kids practice their decorating skills before the gingerbread houses came out (psst! we sell those adorable plates in The Project Nursery Shop). Of course, the party decorations are perfectly on point.

Gingerbread House Decorating Party Invitation

Colorful Bottle Brush Trees

I’m seeing these colorful bottle brush trees popping up everywhere.

Personalized Christmas Plate - Mrs. Claus

Mini Donut Around a Paper Straw with Glass Milk Bottles

A winter party isn’t complete without a hot cocoa station. Jenny went all out with cute Santa mugs for each child.

Christmas Party Hot Cocoa Station

Colorful Bottle Brush Tree Centerpiece

Santa and Mrs. Claus are ready and waiting to get dressed up—they make me laugh every time I see them. We sell gingerbread girls in our shop too.

Personalized Christmas Plates

Personalized Christmas Plates

Here are all the breakfast fixings, aka Mr. and Mrs. Claus’ clothes.

Christmas Party Breakfast

Matching Christmas Pajamas

The kids really got creative with the brunchy outfits they came up with for Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Decorated Santa Plate

Decorated Mrs. Claus Plate

Gingerbread House Brunch

Gingerbread House Brunch

Decorated Mrs. Claus Personalized Plate

These sweet snowmen marshmallows and peppermint sticks make the cocoa even more appealing. Yum!

Hot Cocoa with Snowmen Marshmallows

Muffin tins keep the gingerbread house decorations neat and easy for the kids to reach.

Gingerbread House Decorations

Then just let the kids loose to decorate their tiny candy homes.

Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Jenny offers a great tip to tie the end of the pastry bag shut, so the icing doesn’t ooze out of the top while the kids are working.

Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Gingerbread House Decorating Party

How cute are all these kids in their matching pjs?

Matching Christmas Pajamas Additional Sources: Personalized Plates (order by November 30th) | InvitationChildren’s Pajamas | Gingerbread Houses & Accessories

I don’t know about you, but this party is making me itch to decorate my own gingerbread house!

photography by Laura Marchbanks