Reindeer Games & OREO cookie bark recipe | Fun Holiday Ideas! - LAURA'S little PARTY

Reindeer Games & OREO cookie bark recipe | Fun Holiday Ideas!

December 11, 2015

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This holiday season, we wanted to create a party that satisfied the whole family. We love all the fun that comes along with the holiday season! For this event, we decided to throw a festive Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer party - complete with reindeer games, and a delicious OREO cookie bark recipe that I whipped up to share with our party guests! Want to make your own "Reindeer game"? I'll share how easy it is to make OREO Snack Size Cookie Packs into darling little reindeer pins.
This cookie bark recipe is so easy, you'll want to make your own! In fact, the convenient sized boxes make it easy to give OREO cookies as gifts to your friends, neighbors, and teachers!  How fun would it be to include our easy cookie bark recipe?!
We worked on a festive party table that was really easy to put together. 

We set out various entertaining party favors for our guests that included cans of snow spray, and takeout boxes filled with toys & goodies! 

The Bumble lollipop teeth were a great addition to the mix! I attached the candy package to the favor box with some red tulle. I grabbed a roll from Walmart. They have all sorts of colors available!

These darling takeout boxes coordinated perfectly with our party colors. You can also find these at Walmart, in their holiday baking section.

 In the center of it all was a cake I constructed out of Styrofoam and wrapping paper, and trimmed with red festooning.

For the backdrop, I attached three foam boards together with duck tape and wrapped it with some cute snowflake fabric that I found in the craft & sewing aisle at Walmart. I set the covered boards on the back of the table, and instantly had a fun backdrop! For the table cover, I used a sparkly red sequin fabric that I picked up a couple months back. It made our party table look really festive!
Rudolph himself sat to the left of our table, overlooking all of the yummy treats. 

To spice up the drink cups a bit, I used some snowflake straws that I had at home. They're perfect for all kinds of beverages. Holiday punch, anyone?!

A cardboard Rudolph sign was perfect for the front of the table.  

Along with all of our favors, we had some delicious cupcakes and some toasty warm popcorn to snack on. I loved knowing that I could find these easy party snacks while shopping at my local Walmart.

For another tasty treat, I made some delicious OREO Cookie Bark! It was super easy to make and I’ll be sharing the recipe along with my step by step tutorial with you so you can see for yourself how simple it was. As promised, I will show you how to make a “reindeer game” pins with your empty OREO boxes!

For starters, head down to your local Walmart to grab your Snack Size Cookie Packs. I chose OREO cookies because everyone in my house loves them! I found them located in a bin, in the center aisle of the store, right across from the registers. 

OREO cookie bark supplies:

10-15 OREO cookies from the snack size cookie packs.
Festive sprinkles of your choice
1 package colored chocolate melts

Take your OREO cookies, and put them inside of a clear plastic bag. Gently break into chunky pieces.

Melt your chocolate according to the brand's instructions. Once your chocolate is smooth and thoroughly melted, start adding in some OREO cookie pieces.

Stir to evenly coat the OREO cookie pieces. Add more cookies, stir, and repeat until the desired cookie & chocolate consistency. 

Spray the bottom of a cake pan with cooking spray. This will help make your chocolate easy to remove. Spoon the cookie & chocolate mixture into the pan, and spread evenly. At this time, add in your sprinkles, and top with any remaining OREO cookie pieces.

Once your mixture is in the pan, chill inside of your fridge for 10 - 15 minutes, or until the OREO cookie mixture has hardened.

Using a sturdy spatula or knife, cut & break away the bark from the sides of your pan. If the pieces are too big, you can break them up a bit more.

Set the bark out on a festive cake stand, plate, or tray and you & your guests are ready to enjoy OREO cookie bark!

Once my OREO cookie bark was chilling in the fridge, I put the finishing touches on our Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer party table, and I constructed some Reindeer bowling pins for our "reindeer games" the party guests would play.  These guys were so easy to construct, and I've even included FREE printables so you can dowload the antlers, eyes, and red nose!

To get started, you'll need to print out our Reindeer Games printable set. It's a simple craft, but will go much quicker if you pre-cut the antlers, eyes, and red noses.

You'll also need 8 empty OREO snack size cookie boxes. I chose 8 to represent the number of reindeer that pull Santa's sled.

Tape or glue
5/8 inch Paper punch (for the red noses)
hole punch (for the eyes)
Brown kraft paper

I made sure each box remained shut by taping up the opened end. Wrap each box the same way you would a present. 

Attach the antler printable to the back side of the cookie box. Then attach the little black eyes, and cute red button nose.

Now it's time to play Reindeer Games! Set up your reindeer bowling pins in a triangular form. Grab a ball, or any round object. We used a red Christmas ornament! 

We set up the pins in front of our Christmas tree that was decorated especially for our Rudolph party. Bumble the abominable snowman watched & cheered us on as we all played. 

Our party guests had the BEST time rolling the ornament to see who could knock down the most reindeer pins. 

Have you thought of any fun ways you would use your snack size boxes? The sizes are perfect for stocking stuffers, and simple gifts for your mail carrier, gardener, neighbors, etc. 
And don't forget to try our delicious OREO cookie bark recipe! Click here for other creative ideas. You'll be happy you did!

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