I love themed parties! Every year we like to watch the Nightmare Before Christmas as a family. Every party is more fun when it's themed, so this year I made invitations, cookies, and dressed up for the movie.
To make the cookies I just made sugar cookies, frosted in white, and piped on a smile and 2 eyes. It was really easy. I recommend just buying a tube of black frosting, since it's really hard for me to get a true black using food coloring.
The cookies were a huge hit. I love this recipe because they are so soft, sweet, and moist. Best homemade sugar cookie recipe I've found.
Elliot and I dressed up as Sally and Jack from the Nightmare Before Christmas a few years back, so we already had costumes. For Lily's costume as Zero, I dressed her all in white, added a white cape and bunny ears that I put on backward, and painted a pumpkin on her nose.
Ok...now time to make it easy for you to have a party of your own. Below is the jpg file I created for the invitation. Want to make your own? Save the jpg file, and use a photo editing software (or even Microsoft Publisher or Word) to add words. I used the font "MATTEROFFACT" for the "You're invited" part. I used Microsoft Publisher (I really love that program) to do my invitation. If you just want to use my template using Microsoft Publisher, you can download it for FREE here.
And for the cookies...
Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter
1 ½ cups sugar
4 ½ cups flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
½ t. nutmeg (optional)
1 cup sour cream
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
Cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well. Add dry ingredients alternately with sour cream until incorporated. Add vanilla. Chill. Roll to ¼’’ thick and cut. Put on ungreased cookie sheet (I actually greased it for my cookies). Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes until golden around the edges. Cool and frost.
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