Thursday, December 18, 2014

Gold and Glitter: Sixth Annual Cookie Party

This time of year you can usually find me covered in glitter. Mostly because I like sparkly wrapping paper, what can I say? But this year I've been extra glittery because this years cookie party theme waaaaaaaas.......

......wait for it......


Ensue the squeals of delight. And also the house covered in glitter. And my face covered in glitter.  But it was our 6th annual cookie party, so I think glitter was due. You can check out  last years theme of (Winter Wonderland) here: Winter Wonderland

I have to say that might have been my favorite theme ever. Our guests seemed to agree :)

Here's how you achieve the best gold and glitter party eva - literally clear out your entire town's inventory of gold and glitter. Gold candlesticks, vases, ornaments, glittery sleighs, glittery reindeer - you name it - we had it. Drew (my sister in law duh) and I were like addicts, we needed more gold and glitter and we needed it NOW. For a straight week our entire texts conversations consisted of the words #goldandglitter. 
I think we're back to normal now.  Although I swear I will never get the glitter out of my hair. Or car. Or house.

Luckily my moms house (where we hold the party) is always beautifully decorated for Christmas, including garland with gold ribbon lining the stairs.

We decorated the mantel with golden packages, gold trees and obviously had some glittery reindeer grazing in the snow. I loved the way the mantel turned out. The glittery reindeer were a last minute impulse by from HomeGoods the morning of the party. Yes, we were scrambling for glitter hours before the party, what can I say. ADDICTED. 

We had a signature cocktail which was really just Prosecco with rims of golden sugar. Prosecco is such a big hit, serve it at your next party or holiday dinner and people will love it. People like feeling fancy ("I'm so fancy...."). 

When thinking about how I wanted to serve the Prosecco, I was kind of stumped. I didn't have a gold tray big enough and I didn't just want to put it on a table. I spied a gold framed mirror on my wall and decided to just pull it right off the wall and use it! It turned out great, although it will forever have glitter and gold sugar on it. Memories.....

Here I am pouring prosecco in a semi staged photo. But whatevs. Note that I am wearing a gold sequin dress in the middle of the day. I found it on the sale rack for $20 at a random store the day before. There wasn't an option to NOT got it. Gold sequins are a must for a gold and glitter party.

The cookie table was a labor of love as we searched far and wide for the perfect gold items for our centerpiece. We settled on a gold sleigh filled with ornaments, gold mercury candlesticks and gold trees.

I ordered this gold, glitter and cookies banner  from etsy. What can't you order from etsy? The answer is nothing.

Now for the stars of the show, the cookies! We had a great variety this year and some serious contenders of the winners. I don't think I actually got any photos of the winners because they were eaten so quickly! But here's a few for your virtual sugar high!

I hand stenciled the chevron pattern on the cookie identifier cards with a  gold paint pen. You might have seen the how-to on my last post. 

People got serious about their cookie voting. Are these girls talking about foreign policy? No. Debating about cookies. 

The cookies were piled on high for tasting and voting. 

Drew and I decided we wanted pretty pencils for our voting sheets so she spray painted pencils gold. As if there was any other way. I heart her.

Guys. Did you LOVE the #goldandglitter as much as we did? I hope so! It was such a glittery and fun party to plan. 

If you guys are hosting your own cookie party, you can get all of my tips at my latest article I wrote for 

I hope your holidays are going well and I can't WAIT for my big reveal of my fun news in early January. Have a merry merry happy happy day! 


  1. All that gold and glitter is so pretty! Especially the prosecco sparkle with the gold rim. Now I know what I'm doing with my New Year's Eve champagne......

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