Christmas Tree-Trimming Party

This menu is perfect for a large tree trimming party at Christmas time. Invite over your friends and neighbors, kids and adults. Set the materials for the votives and candy garlands on a table for everyone to use. The cookies can be baked and decorated, or leave the decorating to do with the guests as part of the fun.

Bake the cookies with small holes so that you can hang them as ornaments; consider letting everyone take a cookie ornament home. The recipes, craft ideas, shopping list, and tips for how to throw a great tree-trimming party are all included here.

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Shopping List for Tree-Trimming Party

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Throwing a Tree-Trimming Party

To throw this tree-trimming party at Christmas time, you can do a lot of the work ahead. After you assemble the ingredients and craft supplies, gather the following recipes and then use the party planning [more…]

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