How To Host A Doughnut Decorating Party

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This Doughnut Decorating Party post is courtesy of our contributor DawnNational Doughnut Day is this Friday, June 5! What better way to celebrate than to host a Doughnut Decorating Party. This is one of my favorite activities because it is perfect on its own or as an add-on to any party for kids of all ages. I guarantee it will be the easy party you’ve ever thrown…you can possibly get everything in one trip to the store.

Doughnut Decorating Party

First, you will need doughnuts. Cake doughnuts are the best for decorating; they can stand up to being handled and holding lots of frosting and sprinkles. Psst…if you live near a Safeway, they have the best cake doughnuts and in most areas, you can get a dozen for $5!

Doughnut Decorating Party

Giant popsicle sticks are perfect for spreading frosting and don’t be afraid of paper plates and napkins. I like to use my nice dishes when entertaining but with kids and for easy cleanup, patterned or solid color paperware is the way to go.

Doughnut Decorating Party

Now, the best part…all the ingredients for decorating. Whether homemade or store bought, you’ll need frosting in a variety of flavors. You can also mix it up and use hot fudge and caramel ice cream topping; just microwave in a small bowl so it is perfect for dipping and drizzling. Word to the wise, not syrup – get the topping! Syrup is really runny and everything will slide off your doughnut.

Let your imagination run wild and use add-ons like:

  • sprinkles
  • shredded coconut
  • peanut butter
  • jimmies
  • mini marshmallows
  • whipped cream
  • quins
  • granola
  • maraschino cherries
  • rock candy
  • mini M&Ms
  • strawberry slices
  • Nerds
  • crushed hard candy
  • diced apples
  • cereal
  • cookie crumbles
  • banana slices
  • chopped nuts
  • mini chocolate chips
  • bacon

Doughnut Decorating Party

If you are feeling particularly creative, make up a simple menu to get your guests’ imaginations flowing. For example, cream cheese frosting with strawberry slices and a dollop of whipped cream to create The Cheesecake or peanut butter, bacon and banana slices for The Elvis.

If you are going to have doughnuts, of course you need milk! Doughnut decorating is thirsty work so have plenty on hand. I love my mini milk jugs from Shop Sweet Lulu,  they are perfect for kids to pour themselves.

Doughnut Decorating Party

Super easy and oh so fun!

If you need more doughnut party inspiration, check out last year’s Doughnuts With Dad post, perfect for Father’s Day, which is creeping up fast.

Doughnut Decorating Party

We’d like to send a big THANK YOU to Dawn of Not Just A Mommy for sharing this fun & creative idea with us! This would be a great breakfast idea for a slumber party! Over on Dawn’s blog you’ll find plenty of party inspiration for all of life’s celebrations – so many clever ideas that she makes easy to recreate for yourself! Her party ideas are always bright, colorful and cheerful! Be sure to follow her on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter for even more creative ideas.

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