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Cookies and Cocoa Christmas Party

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Our Cookies and Cocoa Christmas Party was so easy to plan and the Snowman Milk Jars made the party table more festive.


One of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season is enjoying time with our grandchildren. We recently hosted a Cookies & Cocoa Christmas Party which was such fun to plan and such a pleasure to enjoy.

We followed the party food with a couple of favorite Christmas movies. Everyone has their favorite Christmas movie and the holiday season just wouldn’t be the same without movie parties

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The first thing I did to plan our Christmas party was shop Oriental Trading for all my party supplies! Cyber shopping is always fun and where else could you possibly find such a wide variety of party-theme supplies in one place?


What could possibly be more fun than a Cookies & Cocoa Christmas party? Cookies plus Cocoa or milk along with a good Christmas movie is all we need for some holiday spirit.

Party table

I used a slow cooker for my hot cocoa on our party table which makes self-serve really easy. I sat it on top of a crate that I used in my farmhouse fall tablescape here.

Our party table is dressed in layers first with the ivory tablecloth, then the pleated skirt and topped with a snowflake paper runner, all from Oriental Trading.



We had lots of goodies to add to our cocoa. A day ahead, I made some favorite cocoa treats like chocolate-dipped spoons and chocolate-dipped marshmallows with candy cane sticks for stirring.

There was lots of candy including chocolate, cinnamons, butterscotch, and more. I love the cinnamons in my cocoa! We gave everyone a little red treat box full of candy to take home with them.

I also provided Stag Stir Sticks I found at Oriental Trading for those who like their cocoa plain.

A cookies and cocoa Christmas party is a great way to add fun to Christmas movie night at home with family. Also, see the Christmas movie night snack bar we enjoyed one year.


Our Snowman Milk Jars were a big hit and they are so easy to make. Aren’t they just the cutest? I ordered my  Clear Glass Milk Bottles from Oriental Trading. 

You could fill these with some Grinch Punch instead of milk if you like.

How To Make Snowman Milk Jars

  • Glass milk jars
  • Small pom poms
  • Fabric for scarves
  • Glue (I used E6000)

I just happen to have a plaid flannel gown in my craft stash. It was a thrift store find and I plan to make a pillow slipcover with it. It’s a long sleeve gown and now missing one of the sleeves which was sacrificed for our snowman scarves.



Glue the tiny pom poms onto the front of the milk jar and allow it to dry.

While the glue is drying, cut your fabric strips about 10″ long.

Tie your scarves around the neck of the milk jars and you are done. Such a simple little craft but it brings a nice wow factor to your Cocoa & Cookies Christmas Party. 

Use a funnel to pour the milk into the bottles but wait until you’re ready to serve. 


I topped each Snowman Milk Jar with a pretty Christmas Cookie and then slipped a Red Snowflake Paper Straw found at Oriental Trading into each. Wouldn’t Santa just love to be served his milk in one of these Snowman Milk Jars on Christmas?

These are some of the party games we played. Family-friendly games are a must for a successful Christmas party.

Plan your own Cookies & Cocoa Christmas party. Shop Oriental Trading for great prices on lots of Christmas party and decor selections here.


Ivory Plastic Tablecloth ~ Pleated Ivory Table Skirt ~ Stag Stir Sticks

Holiday Invitations ~ Clear Glass Milk Bottles ~ Mini Red Treat Boxes

Holiday Print Table Runner ~ Holly Sprig Plates and Napkins ~

Winter Retreat Table Runner ~ Red Snowflake Paper Straws

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  1. What a great Christmas party! The snowman milk jars are fabulous! I so need to make these for my kids when we have our cookie decorating day! Great job on the set up!

  2. My son’s birthday is in December so I’m always looking for new ideas for his party. We love Oriental Trading Co. I don’t know what I would do without them!

  3. This is my kind of party! Those glasses are too cute! We are having a cookie decorating party this weekend and I have to up my party game. There are so many fun options to make my home feel more festive. I am totally doing the drink ideas, I already have those cups. Thank you so much for the idea!

  4. What a cute layout for a party. I am liking those milk jugs too cute. Love all the yummy fixings as well.

  5. Such a creative idea and I bet it was so much fun!!! I love all the mix-ins and catching a favorite movie with such a party is the best!!! I love the cookies on top of the jars… look like covers.

  6. What a great Christmas and Cocoa Party! I, too, love spending time with the grandkids and making precious memories. I love your entire setup and the snowman milk jars are perfect! All of the cookies look delicious. I want to party with you!

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