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Mother Daughter Holiday Cookie Decorating Party

A holiday cookie decorating party is a great way to host your friends.. and your daughters friends in one swoop. It’s fun for them, and simple for you! When it comes to mother-daughter bonding, we love baking, crafting, and decorating and this sweet party features all three. Royale, at But First Party, knows a thing or two about party planning, so throwing this together was a cinch! From pom pom garlands and gingerbread houses to a balloon advent calendar, she turned a classic party theme into a modern winter wonderland.

Royale Shares, The concept for this ‘sprinkle of joy’ mother-daughter holiday cookie decorating party was born when I connected Lisa Osbourne, of Fancy Sprinkles, to Rachel Huntington of Bonjour Fête. Rachel recently moved from Montreal and brought her french-inspired boutique to the LA scene, while Lisa has just launched her line of beautiful, artisan sprinkles. I thought how absolutely darling it would be to see all of the delicious party goods and gorgeous sprinkle blends used together. Fortunately, Rachel was kind enough to host the festivities with her daughter, Audrey–who was just a sweet as the cookies she was frosting.

Both little girls looked scrumptious in their Textile and Twine aprons and Meri Meri hair clips, while their mothers expertly mixed statement pieces from Sjo Jewelry with Kate Spade holiday aprons. Together they laughed, sipped hot cocoa, and bedazzled sugar cookie Christmas trees and Gingerbread men with sprinkle mixes ‘Grinchmas,’ ‘Mistletoe’ and ‘Candy cane lane.’ And how about the Gingerbread House?!

I knew I wanted to add a little POP to the party, and an advent calendar balloon installation was the perfect way! (Plus, you can never go wrong with tinsel at Christmas!). I also wanted to shake up the traditional Christmas color palette, introducing shades of pink, turquoise, mint and gold. The Little Branch created the perfect arrangements to compliment the (merry and) bright palette. Throughout the house I incorporated retro-esque design details, from the rolling pin and mixing bowl to the various garlands, the gift wrap and even the elf-on-a-shelf!