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Gingerbread, cookie decorating events offered

Dec 3rd, 2014 | Category: Events, News

A number of local businesses and groups are offering gingerbread and cookie decorating events for kids and families. Check out these options:

Gretchens Kitchen in Mount Vernon is offering a Gingerbread House and Cookie Decorating Party on Sunday, Dec. 7. The party will be stocked with sprinkles, candy and icing to create the perfect gingerbread house to take home and enjoy. Three times are available during the day. The cost is $10 per person. For more information, see gretchenskitchen.com or call (360) 336-8747. Gretchens is located at 509 S 1st St.

Also on Dec. 7, the Skagit County Historical Museum is hosting its “Christmas is for Kids”  event. Open to all ages, the day includes hands-on crafts and cookie decorating from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants are encouraged to come to the top of the hill and celebrate a Skagit Christmas. The museum is located at  501 S 4th Street in La Conner. Visit www.skagitcounty.net/museum or call (360) 466-3365.

Potluck Kitchen Studio in Anacortes is hosting a Holiday Cookie Decorating on Sunday, Dec. 21. “Kids” of all ages are welcome and the cost is $10 per person. Participants can decorate six pre-made shortbread cookies from 1 to 4 p.m. to take home or to give to loved ones. The cookies will come in an assortment of holiday shapes. Icing, sprinkles and other decorations will be supplied. Tracey Olson, of Two Girls Baking, a dessert catering company from Anacortes, will be on hand to offer expert decorating tips and tricks. Cookies can be made gluten-free with advance notice.

Breadfarm in Bow is baking gingerbread kits, complete with three 5-inch gingerbread men with decorations and icing recipe. Stop their store at 5766 Cains Court or call (360) 766-4065.

Bellewood Acres in Lynden is offering kids Christmas cookie decorating on weekends Dec. 13-14 and Dec. 20-21. See bellewoodfarms.com or call (360) 318-7720.

And lastly, to get gingerbread ideas for your creations this month, stop by the Holiday Port Festival’s Gingerbread House Contest Dec. 5-7 at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven.

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