Cute Red & Green Holiday Baking Party!

This post brought to you by Glad & M&M’S®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Pizzazzerie.

Host a holiday baking party! #holidaybaking #ad

With Christmas just a few days away (OMG!), I hope your house is filled with the aromas of holiday baking, children’s laughter, and lots of holiday movie marathons! It’s not the holidays without lots of yummy treats so why not turn the beloved tradition of holiday baking into a party for your friends and their children! Grab your girlfriends, invite the kids over, and make it a festive occasion. Snap some pictures and make lots of sweet memories!

I grabbed the M&M’S® Holiday Baking Mini’s and the M&M’S® White Chocolate Peppermint (available at Target) as the inspiration for my holiday baking party. I loved the traditional red and green colors so I designed the party around these festive colors. The party treat that we all made were M&M Magic Cookie Squares. It’s an easy recipe so you don’t have to worry about being a baking master! I also bought a few extra bags of the M&Ms to use as decoration! We filled clear glass apothecary jars and vases with the treats and added a bow in the red and green colors. This is such a simple and super cute way to create a centerpiece! We added in a nutcracker with his own whisk – of course- so he could be part of the baking party too!

Each place setting had their own whisk for baking (tied on with a party straw and cute ribbon), a plate for decorating cookies, milk glass, and a Glad Holiday Storage container for taking home the baked yummies. I loved the cute motif on the Glad storage, it’s festive and seasonal.

Host a holiday baking party #holidaybaking #adCute holiday baking party!

I have listed all my holiday baking party tips here in an easy TOP 10 so you can scan it over while planning your own holiday baking party!

HOLIDAY BAKING PARTY TIPS

  1. Pick a color scheme! Keep it festive and traditional with red + green like I did or pick a crazy color like pink!
  2. Create place settings. Every baker needs a place to add on sprinkles, roll out dough, etc. Simple paper plates in a fun print will do. They also make for easy clean-up!
  3. Display baked goods on cake stands for everyone to enjoy!
  4. Grab cute containers (like Glad Holiday Storage ones) to send home baked goods with your guests!
  5. Serve up a beverage for all your thirsty bakers. I love milk (or iced coffee) in cute milk glass jars with coordinating straws.
  6. Create a festive centerpiece by filling apothecary jars with your favorite cookie toppings like M&M’S® Holiday Baking Mini’s and the M&M’S® White Chocolate Peppermint.
  7. Give each guest his or her own whisk tied with a boy and use them as decor in your centerpiece too. This carries out the “baking” theme! You could also use mini rolling pins, sprinkle shakers, and wooden spoons!
  8. Have a main recipe in mind that you’re going to create but also keep simple sugar cookies on hand for simple decorating.
  9. If you have a Christmas tree at home, use a card table to set up your party in front of the tree for some festive ambiance!
  10. HAVE FUN! No Chopped Kitchen here, keep things light and fun by picking easy and delicious recipes, enjoying holiday music and laughter, and of course, indulging in lots of yummy desserts!

Cute place settings for a holiday baking party!Magic M&M's Cookie Bars

For my holiday baking party, I served up these delicious M&M Magic Cookie Bars! They’re so good and easy which is always a win/win! Below is the recipe:

M&M Magic Cookie Bars

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup M&M’S® Holiday Baking Mini’s
  • 1 cup M&M’S® White Chocolate Peppermint (available ONLY at Target)
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips or bark

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper.
  2. Combine melted butter with graham cracker crumbs and sweetened condensed milk and press down into pan.
  3. Top with the M&M'S and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Melt white chocolate and drizzle over bars, top with extra M&M'S and let cool.
  5. Cut into squares and enjoy!
http://pizzazzerie.com/holidays/cute-red-green-holiday-baking-party/

So head to Target and grab everything you need for a cute and festive holiday baking party!

Visit Sponsor's Site

Kate Spade Inspired Holiday Party Table

Rosemary sprigs add the perfect aroma to any holiday party tablescape! Pizzazzerie.com
Kate Spade Holiday Party by Pizzazzerie.com
Kate Spade Holiday Party by Pizzazzerie.com

So if you follow me on Instagram or really - if you know me at all - then you know I LOVE Kate Spade. From my wedding (which was black and white stripe themed) to my everyday life, I love adding in touches of my favorite preppy style. I have been wanting to style a Kate Spade inspired holiday party table for quite some time and here it is! The timing lined up perfectly when one of my new favorite … { read more }

Happy Fall Porch Party

Host a Fall Porch Party
Host a fall porch party! Pizzazzerie.com for tips, ideas, and free printable!
Pumpkin Bowling!

I recently partnered with Collective Bias, Inc. and Extra Gum for a fabulous fall porch party! All opinions are my own. Enjoy the party inspiration + free printable too! Happy Fall Y'all! We are in my favorite season - fall y'all! The weather is cool and crisp and it's no longer oppressive to host an outdoor party. A porch party to be exact! Down south, porches are the communal gathering … { read more }

Green & Black Skeleton Halloween Party!

This Halloween party is too cute! Skeleton themed in green and black and full of cute treats and fun Halloween party ideas for the kids!
Cutest caramel apples ever! Perfect for color coordinating for Halloween and fall parties! Love black and white stripes!
Love this - eyeballs for Halloween - for a drink for a party! Love the green color!

Halloween might traditionally be all about orange, but try giving your Halloween party a new twist this year with electric green and black! I styled up this spooky skeleton Halloween party to show you just how easy it is to celebrate Halloween in style with a cute and festive party table. One of my favorite details are the caramel apples with green bows! See how to style these and more food ideas … { read more }

Chic Black & White Spider Dinner Party

Chic Black & White Spider Dinner Party for Halloween! | Pizzazzerie.com
Chic Black & White Spider Dinner Party for Halloween! | Pizzazzerie.com
Chic Black & White Spider Dinner Party for Halloween! | Pizzazzerie.com

Chic. Meet Halloween. Spider style! I'm so excited about sharing my black and white spider dinner party with you! I've been dreaming up this party for quite some time so I was excited to style it up to hopefully inspire you to gather your girlfriends and host a spooky soiree. How exactly does one make a spooky spider theme chic? Especially when (if you're like me), you jump on the nearest piece of … { read more }

5 Tips for Effortless Entertaining: Dinner Party Style

Host a fall-themed party with these 5 party tips!
Fall Pumpkin Tablescape by Party Blogger Pizzazzerie.com
Fall Pumpkin Tablescape by Party Blogger Pizzazzerie.com

Throwing a dinner party might seem like a daunting task. How can I make it look amazing without spending a million dollar or a million hours? Can I even still enjoy the party while preparing food and playing hostess? Never fear! I'm sharing 5 Tips for Effortless Entertaining: Dinner Party Style with you today so you'll feel party ready in no time. I often find that a few simple tips in your "back … { read more }

Orange & White Kids’ Crab Bash Party

Orange and white polka dot gift bags for a party!
Swedish fish for a cute crab bash party!
Super cute orange kids' crab bash party!

While parents will certainly miss the carefree days of summer, it’s the kids that truly have to say “goodbye” to head back to school! Before the calendar becomes full of homework, sporting events, and afterschool activities, gather together your kids and friends for an “End of Summer Party” featuring all things “summery”! I chose a vibrant color – orange – for my End of Summer Kids' Crab Bash … { read more }

“Sweet as Can BEE” Baby Shower

Fabulous nautical themed baby shower ideas!
Sweet as can BEE Baby Shower!
Sweet as can BEE Baby Shower!

I recently had the pleasure of styling a darling "Sweet as Can BEE" baby shower + website product shots for the darling Kate Aspen! If you haven't heard of Kate Aspen, then you definitely want to bookmark this fabulous resource for favors and party gifts (for lots of occasions!). The baby shower items are too cute and the "bee" theme is my favorite! It's perfect for a gender neutral shower for a … { read more }

Party Plan: Host a Girls’ Fiesta Night!

How to throw a fabulous girl's night fiesta party!
How to make a mini pepper garland! Pizzazzerie.com
EN0A1440

I'm so tickled pink to share this party table with y'all! I designed it for the launch of Inspired Gatherings, a new site for Kroger that is packed full of entertaining ideas for lots of occasions (and yummy recipes too)! I was thrilled to help contribute content for the site in the form of this festively chic Girls' Fiesta Night! Plus, ALL the items (minus the tablecloth which was a fun fabric … { read more }

Host a Golf-Themed “Tee” Party!

Host a Golf "Tee" Party from Pizzazzerie
Host a Golf "Tee" Party from Pizzazzerie
Host a Golf "Tee" Party from Pizzazzerie

My husband is a PGA Golf Professional, so our life revolves around golf. August happens to be National Golf Month, so it’s pretty much Christmas in our house. I’ve been so excited about throwing a golf-themed tee party (yes "tee" party) to celebrate the occasion. Let’s talk “tee,” shall we?  I love a simple place setting! Golf balls adorned on mini favor boxes that held a simple truffle … { read more }