Friday, December 25, 2009

Annual Cookie Day 2009

Before Christmas each year my daughter and I get together with some girrrrrllllfriends and decorate home baked sugar cookies. This year there were ten girls. We joined the group when there were four little girls about five years ago. Friends are added every year. This year the high school aged girls group expanded tremendously.

It was so much fun and the girls all got along well. They decorated, sang, ate, goofed around, got serious at times and got wild at other times.

A good friend of mine so graciously hosts this event each year at her house. It's a warm, inviting home with lots of room and great people live there.

We start with lunch. Each family brings something for the lunch. We start with sharing who we are and a prayer and some simple directions and rules.

This is the middle school aged and younger group. They have started decorating one of their first cookies. Great young ladies and great friends.

The highschool girls are definitely having a blast. Great teenagers to have around. God bless them.

Taking a break to pose for a picture.

A little silliness. Have you tried the decorating frosting in a bottle? Neat stuff. I'm not sure how much the girls consumed...

Here's the assortment about half way through. We bring prebaked favorite cookies and the sugar cookies. When all of the cookies are frosted the girls walk around the table taking 4 or 5 cookies each time they go through the line. At the end they have quite an assortment and a lot of cookies to take home.

Taking a break on the big cumfy couch.

Four moms stuck around to help. That's me on the left and my friend and the hostess is third from the left. The gal next to me is a friend from when our sons were in preschool about ten years ago.

After cookie decorating, we had devotions, sang Christmas caroles as the hostess' oldest daughter played her viola. She and her friend also sang Carole of the Bells and The Christmas Shoes. It was awesome!

We posed for a group picture.

Then a silly group picture.

Then we get ready for the flour fight. Yes, I said flour fight.

Each girl gets one baggie of flour, they get some type of covering on if they want to, they go outside and start throwing flour at each other. It's no worse than paint ball. It's over in five or ten minutes.

Some girls get pretty covered in flour, some manage to escape the worst of it. We strive for no face shots. Flour in the eyes hurts I'm told.

They're all still friends at the end and if you add some eggs you'll have some more sugar cookies to bake.

Have a Happy New Year!


  1. What a cute post and how fun to have a flour fight. I totally need to start that baking tradition with my girls and their friends. FUN!

  2. Teenage girls are so much more oriented for this - now if a girl brings a guy, he'll have a great time, but once they're past a certain age, guys just don't get together for cookie decorating, much to my disappointment! However, they'd love the flour fight! LOL

    I've missed you Nan - it's great to see joy in your life! Happy New Year!

  3. It looks like you all had a fabulous time! Great pictures sharing a great tradition. What an awesome thing to do with your daughter!

  4. Oh how fun! The flour fight sounds like a great idea ;)

    Take care my friend!
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  5. Looks like everybody had fun and D. has such a beautiful home! All those cookies are making me hungry, lol! Hey, thank your hubby for being so sweet and helping fix whatever that thing was he fixed! (I have no idea what it's called but do appreciate his help!)

  6. How fun!! We loved to decorate cookies too!! Looks like you all had a wonderful time.

    Love the flour fight!! What a fun idea!

  7. Flour fight,great way to let of steam. I'm going to remember that.
    All the girls looked like they had a ball. What a great tradition.