Last Minute Christmas Party Favors

Last minute Christmas party favors.

A week or so ago I hosted a family Christmas gathering. Something small, just to see everyone before the holiday madness. I wanted to send everyone home with a little gift but I thought about it too late and had to come up with something last minute.

I found these super cute advent calendar mini bags at IKEA and ended up using them as party favor bags.

I wrapped up some of my gingerbread cookies and added one in each bag.

Then I filled some mini plastic bags with a single portion of my homemade hot chocolate mix (I'll be sharing the recipe soon so make sure to check back later!), labeled them with pretty handwritten tags and added those too.

I also added a few mini chocolates and a little candy cane. Nothing fancy, but I totally enjoyed the homemade touch.

What kind of little trinkets would you like to receive in party favors?
Small homemade last minute party favors for Christmas.

Make Your Own Cookie Gift Wrap Using Wax Paper

Easy cookie gift wrap.

It just isn't Christmas without yummy gingerbread cookies.

I had so much fun coming up with my own gingerbread cookie recipe that I made a few extra batches to give away as party favors for Christmas. I didn't want to put naked cookies in bags because that's just boring. Any chance I have to get creative, I accept the challenge!

I didn't have any fancy bags or boxes so I came up with something super cute using wax paper, markers and ribbon.



Wax paper
Permanent markers
Baker's twine

Materials for DIY cookie gift wrap. Baker's twine, gold thread, wax paper, permanent marker, cookies.



1. Cut the wax paper into squares.

2. Draw a simple pattern (or whatever your heart desires) on the wax paper using permanent markers.

3. Flip the decorated paper upside down and place your cookie upside down onto it.

4. Fold the paper to wrap the cookie.

5. Add a pretty string or ribbon.

Simple cookie wrap idea instructions with wax paper and string.

There you have it! Such a quick and simple way to dress homemade cookies for a cute gift. You could use this for colleagues, friends or even your neighbors. Hope you enjoy wrapping up your home baked goods! :D

Do you have any fun way to wrap up single cookies?
Quick and fun cookie gift wrap idea. DIY to give cookies as gifts. Good idea for Christmas and Easter. Click through for tutorial.

Easy Gingerbread Cookies (Egg Free)

Easy and delicious egg free (eggless) gingerbread cookie recipe. Perfect for Christmas or for someone with egg allergies. If you don't overcook them they come out soft and chewy. Absolutely delicious. Click through for recipe.

Christmas time is in the air and nothing screams Happy Holidays louder than gingerbread cookies.

Can I just take a minute to say how much fun I had with this photo shoot. I'm getting so much better at styling my photos and using daylight (although challenging with babies) to my advantage.

Oh, and also, I discovered that I have absolutely no self control. I ate every.single.cookie. Every last one of them.

I'm so happy that I finally have an egg free gingerbread cookie recipe... and just in time for our Christmas Tree decorating party!

Do you have any cookie recipe you make every Christmas?

Egg free gingerbread cookies.


5 cups Flour
1 cup Butter
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Molasses
1/3 cup Plain Yogurt
1 tsp Baking Soda
3 tsp Ginger
2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Ground Cloves

(makes about 75 small cookies)

Ingredients for egg free gingerbread cookies; flour, yogurt, spices, molasses, butter, sugar.


1. Mix the dry ingredients together.
2. Add the wet ingredients and mix.
3. Roll dough and use cookie cutters to make pretty shapes.
4. Carefully place each cookie on a platter and bake at 350F for 9-10 minutes.

Mix all the dry ingredients together to make gingerbread cookies.
Mixed wet ingredients for egg free gingerbread cookies.
Roll the egg free gingerbread dough and cut shapes.
Place the cut shapes of egg free gingerbread cookie dough on a baking tray.

I have to be honest, the gingerbread cookie, in my opinion, is all about the molasses. A brown molasses will make a milder tasting cookie than a darker one.

I ended up making another 2 batches of cookies to serve at a family Christmas event and they were devoured. DE-VOU-RED. They are seriously yum.

Quick and easy gingerbread cookies and milk without eggs.