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Cookie Birthday Party Ideas

Updated on May 20, 2012

A cookie party is a fun (and delicious!) birthday party theme for kids of all ages.

Such a simple theme has limitless possibilities in terms of invitations, food, decor, activites, and goodie bags, and here are just a few ideas you can use for your next Cookie Birthday Party.


Invitiations can be as simple as a store-bought invitation, or as creative as an origami fortune cookie stuffed with a slip of paper which contains the party information, and placed into a mini Chinese food take-out container.

Here are some other invitation ideas:

  • Cookie Monster invites (store-bought or find downloadable printables online)
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie invites: have your child cut circles out of brown construction paper; decorate the front with black dots (chocolate chips); write the party information on the reverse side.
  • Recipe invite: Send a recipe card that includes a favorite cookie recipe on one side and party invitation information on the other.
  • Invitation in a bottle: Print your party information on a piece of paper, roll it up, and place inside an empty mini milk bottle.
  • Edible invites: Bake sugar cookies and with an edible food-coloring marker or frosting write the party information onto one or more cookies.

Oreo Pop Favors
Oreo Pop Favors | Source


For your party decor (including favors and centerpieces), a simple strategy is to simply purchase Cookie Monster items - table covers, balloons, and paper goods for decor; pencils, toys, and books for favors and centerpieces.

Other decor ideas include:

  • Use brown, black, and white streamers (to represent chocolate chip cookies and milk)
  • Use cookie sheets as serving platters; place some on upside-down mixing bowls to create staggered heights on your serving table
  • Tie guests' names onto cookie cutters for table cards
  • Place cookie jars throughout the room and fill them with baubles, toys, or real cookies
  • Use empty, decorated milk bottles or milk cartons to hold flowers, balloons, etc.

For favors, some ideas would include:

  • Mini bags of cookies (buy large bags of cookies and place them into smaller plastic bags to cut costs)
  • Fortune cookies (real or made out of origiami or construction paper) with a special "thank you" message
  • Chocolate-covered Oreo pops
  • Cookies in a jar (dry ingredients placed in a jar along with a cookie recipe).
  • Cookie cutters

Centerpiece ideas:

  • Basket full of various types of cookies
  • Cookie bouquet
  • Gift basket of cookie-baking supplies (bag of chocolate chips, sugar, flour, baking soda, etc. in a mixing bowl).

Food and Drink

A Cookie Party menu can easily fit the theme simply by making sandwiches (peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese, tuna salad, etc.) and using cookie cutters to create fun shapes that kids will love (you can even let the kids choose the cookie cutters and have them "cut" the sandwiches themselves).

For snacks and desserts, consider the following:

  • Assorted cookies and milk
  • Ice cream cookie sandwiches
  • Cookies 'n Cream ice cream
  • Dessert pizza (on sugar cookie dough)
  • Cookies decorated to look like food (hot dogs, hamburgers, etc.)

Guess the Cookie Game
Guess the Cookie Game | Source
Cookie Decorating Activity
Cookie Decorating Activity | Source


Whether your Cookie party is being held at home or at a hall or ballroom, there are many fun activities that kids (and even adults!) can participate in that involve cookies:

  • Cookie decorating: Bake (or buy) plain sugar cookies and place them on a table with edible food-coloring markers and frostings so kids can decorate them.
  • Cookie baking: If you have access to a kitchen with an oven, make (or buy) sugar cookie dough and have kids use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Have sprinkles and icings on hand for decoration. Bake and let kids indulge in their creations.
  • Guess the number of cookies: Place mini cookies and/or Cookie Crisp cereal in a jar and have guests guess the number of cookies in the jar.
  • Guess the cookie: Break up cookies into little pieces and place in numbered bags. Guests must guess what cookie it is based on the pieces.
  • Cookie toss: Have a large cutout or drawing of Cookie Monster, cut a hole where his mouth is, and have kids try to throw cookies (bean bags, plates, etc.) into his mouth.

Guess the Number of Cookies Game
Guess the Number of Cookies Game | Source

Goodie Bags

Send your guests home with a bag full of (what else?) cookies and cookie-related items. Some ideas are:

  • Snack bags of cookies
  • Cookie Monster-themed items
  • Milk boxes
  • Cookie cutters
  • Baking mixes
  • Cookie-decorated stationery
  • Cookie candy bars

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    • vespawoolf profile image

      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      A lot of these ideas would be great for a baby shower, as well. And who doesn't love cookies?? Thanks for sharing!

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      O I wish I had seen this earlier. I made a cookie for my dauther's birthday ....she did not want a cake. These ideas sound so cute. Next year...thank you...

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      HawaiiHeart 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Thank you partypail! The adults sure had a lot of fun playing the "guess the cookie" game!

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      PartyPail 5 years ago from

      These are all such fun ideas for a party! You provided great tips that are really useful. What I love about it is that it truly is a party everyone (adults and kids alike) would enjoy. Great Hub.

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      HawaiiHeart 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Thank you teachers12345! We actually used this theme for one of my kid's birthdays and it was so much fun!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      One of my favorite characters is Cookie Monster. This is a great idea in following through with him as a theme. Who doesn't love cookies? Great hub topic and filled with wonderful ideas for throwing a party.