Drop in and Decorate

.Bake whatever you like to bake.. But they MUST be cookies!!! —

It’s a great time of year to gather your friends and do something great together… This year, I’m hosting a cookie decorating event (soup supper included). Folks all over the country are doing the same things as part of the “Drop in and Decorate” event, begun eight years ago by Lydia Walshin of The Perfect Pantry. (information below.)

My fun time –and I hope you’ll be part of it!– is:

Monday, December 14, 4pm-7pm– Alyce’s House

Piano students and friends are invited to come decorate some (already baked) cookies to be donated to a local assisted living center for Christmas. I’ll have a pot of soup on the stove for a light supper. We’ll share some Christmas music… You can sing or play or just listen!!!

If you’d like to come and haven’t heard from me already, drop me an email and I’ll give you the details. I do need rsvps so I know how many cookies to bake. I have some small helpers coming this weekend to cut and bake with me; I hope we don’t eat them all!!

Read the blurb below to learn how it all got started.
Why not gather a few friends or family members and decorate?
Don’t like to bake from scratch? Get some rolls of sugar cookies and pre-made icing at the grocery. Go for it. Someone wants your cookies!!!!
Sing a carol or two as you bake for someone,

Event Information:

Lydia Walshin of The Perfect Pantry is a woman with lots of good ideas and so many of them do lots of good, like her brainchild, Drop In & Decorate, which is now in its eighth year.
The program is brilliant and fun: Bake a bunch of cookies, invite your friends to come decorate them with you and then donate the cookies to a nonprofit group in your community. As Lydia says, “It’s a simple idea in a complicated world and something anyone can do.”
This year, Pillsbury is donating 50 VIP coupons, worth $3.00 each off any Pillsbury product to be distributed (first come, first served while supply lasts) to anyone who plans to host a Drop In & Decorate event. And Lydia says she’ll include a Comfort Grip cookie cutter, donated by Wilton, to people who plan to host cookies-for-donation events.
Contact Lydia ( lydia@ninecooks.com ) for information on free coupons and cookie cutters.
Visit The Perfect Pantry to find out more about Lydia and all that she does.
Go to the Drop In & Decorate site to download a free guide to hosting your own party.
And, most important: Have fun!

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