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Last year a good friend of mine and her daughter made the most amazing rustic heart-shaped cookies for Valentine's Day. So this year when I heard she was hosting a Valentine's Day cookie decorating party for nine 5th grade girls I had to see how she was going to manage that event. I was also very curious about the whole process.
They baked all the cookies the night before. The following afternoon when all the girls arrived they started with pizza for lunch. After pizza, the cookies and all the decorating items were then laid out on the table. Included were two jars filled with kitchen brushes as well as a few smaller paint brushes, several varieties of colored sanding and sparkling sugar, sugar pearls and heart-shaped red hots. All that was left to do was to have the girls make the different colored icing. Then the mayhem begun!
I really liked the carefree approach used by painting the icing on to the cookies. It was a lot of fun for the girls and gave the cookies their rustic homemade quality. It was art and food all together as one. Afterwards they enjoyed hot cocoa and sweetheart bracelet making, and of course some cookie eating. What a fun day!