OREO Cookie Party

This OREO cookie party has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #OREOCookieBalls

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year
It’s the hap-happiest season of all

One of my strongest desires is to create holiday magic for Michael. I want him to grow up with fond memories of decorating cookies to the jingle jangle of Christmas music as I listen to tiny feet trot throughout the house. And, one day, I hope those tiny feet are replaced with the man-child sized sneakers of teenagers. Teenagers who still find joy in the holiday season. Teenagers who look forward to holiday traditions.

Or… teenagers who at least humor my sappy traditions. I’ll take what I can get!

Note: This party plan includes dessert ideas, tips for frugal decor, and simple tricks for hosting a cookie decorating party.

OREO Cookie Party: OREO Desserts

OREO cookie party ideas- 3 types of winter wonderland themed OREO Cookie Balls #OREOCookieBalls #ad
I started my day of baking prep with 3 types of OREO Cookie Balls: caramel cream cheese with original OREO Cookies, berry cream cheese with berry OREO Cookies, and original cream cheese with peanut butter OREO Cookies. The caramel snowball won the taste test, but the peanut butter snowman was the clear winner in the visual contest.

Note: OREO Cookie Balls only look complicated. The recipe is simple enough that I had no problem whipping out balls upon balls for this party. After chilling, be sure to allow the balls time to warm slightly so the chocolate doesn’t crack. Also, I recommend investing in a chocolate dipping spoon.

Official OREO Cookie Ball recipe

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 pkg (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
    • 36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups)
    • 4 pkg. (4 oz. each) semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
  • Make it!
    • MIX cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
    • SHAPE into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
    • CUSTOMIZE it with your own ingredient additions or decorative skills.
    • REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.
  • Share and enjoy!

OREO cookie party ideas- Chocolate chip OREO cookies #OREOCookieBalls #ad
Keeping with my OREO theme, I made chocolate chip cookies with OREO Cookies…

OREO cookie party ideas- OREO Cookie Balls made to look like snowballs and OREO fudge #OREOCookieBalls #ad
And OREO Cookie fudge.

OREO cookie party ideas- Peppermint OREO cookies #OREOCookieBalls #ad
Heck, I even made cookies with OREO Cookies and peppermints! (My favorite!)

OREO cookie party ideas- Turn dollar store platters into cookie servers #OREOCookieBalls #ad
And when I deviated from my OREO desserts, I ended with a turtle flop. Meh. At least they looked pretty?

OREO Cookie Party: Budget Friendly Decorations

OREO cookie party ideas- Use clear tape and fishing line to suspend dollar store snowflakes from the ceiling #OREOCookieBalls #ad
The good thing about a winter wonderland theme is how cheap most of the decorations are this close to Christmas. I scored a ton of goodies using a 10% off coupon for my local dollar store!

Decor featured above:

  • 2 rolls of silver wrapping paper for the backdrop. (Dollar store)
  • 3 pack of large snowflakes for the backdrop. (Dollar store)
  • 3 pack of medium snowflakes, suspended from the ceiling with fishing line and clear tape. (Dollar store)

OREO cookie party ideas- Dollar store snowflakes #OREOCookieBalls #ad
But don’t feel like you are limited to dollar store decorations! I stocked up on oodles of silver Christmas items last season for 75-90% off because I love stuff. Like… I have 8 totes for Christmas. 1, 2, 3… EIGHT!

I hung a different type of dollar store snowflake from the oh so pretty glitter branches from last season, added some white pebbles, and accented the branches with more silver glitter goodies! (See below)

OREO cookie party ideas- Stock up on clearance Christmas decor for your party #OREOCookieBalls #ad
Gorgeous, right?

Note: In case you are new to this party joint, the silver boxes are empty cardboard boxes wrapped in last season’s wrapping paper. PLEASE do NOT feel like you need to purchase multiple types of cake plates and/or stands to create multi-level interest when free boxes work just fine.

OREO cookie party ideas- White and silver utensils and paper straws #OREOCookieBalls #ad
Rounding out my winter wonderland decor:

  • Silver utensils, wrapped in white napkins, and tied with silver curling ribbon. (Dollar store)
  • White cups. (From my party stash.)
  • White plates with silver accents. (Dollar store)
  • White napkins. (Dollar store)
  • White and silver paper straws. (eBay for .99?)

OREO Cookie Party: Cookie Decorating

OREO cookie party ideas- Give your guests their own cookie decorating station with parchment paper, sprinkles, and sugar cookies #OREOCookieBalls #ad
But enough with the food and decor, it’s time for the good stuff!

I prepared each cookie decorating table with bottles of icing, a cupcake tin with various sprinkles, and parchment paper mats. Clean up was a breeze because all you needed to do was fold up the plastic tablecloth and pitch the mess! Genius, I tell ya!

Note: Pay attention to the clearance at your grocery store because you will find they mark down decorating supplies after each holiday. (e.g: You will find pink after breast cancer awareness and orange after Halloween.) I purchase my sprinkles and icing all year because buying something for 50% off is much nicer than paying full retail. Especially the way tiny people plow through sprinkles!

OREO cookie party ideas- Make cleaning up after the party a breeze with plastic tablecloths #OREOCookieBalls #ad

I honestly don’t know who had more fun. The kids kicked off the cookie decorating, and the grown ups wrapped things up with a cookie competition. It was perfect. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. My house was full of pitter patter, Christmas music, laughter, and memories were made. It really was the best way to kick off the holiday season!

OREO Cookie Party: Party Favors

OREO cookie party ideas- These nutcracker boxes were the perfect size to send one OREO Cookie Ball home with each guest #OREOCookieBalls #ad
Outside of the puddle on the floor that was my heart, the most important responsibility for me as the cookie party hostess was providing my guests some way to get their goodies home. These adorable boxes were the perfect size for one OREO Cookie Ball and I had plastic treat bags for their cookies. The beauty of a cookie decorating party is knowing that you don’t have to spend time on additional party favors because everyone goes home with their cookies!

Shopping at Walmart for OREO Cookies #OREOCookieBalls #ad

I won’t even admit how many packages of OREO Cookies I purchase for this party. Ha! I’m sure the cashier thought the tiny human using my womb as a home was the reason for my shopping trip. You know, because normal people leave cookies on the shelf for the next shopper.


I left a few…

Note: Mark your calendars because the #OREOCookieBall Pinterest party is taking place on Saturday, December 6 at 12pm ET.

Do a girl a favor and pin this OREO cookie party collage!

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Reader Interactions


  1. Christy says

    Ahhh. This is one of your sappy posts. I love your sappy, sentimental side. This is probably the prettiest party I’ve ever seen in my entire life. I heart you, and Michael will grow up to be a wonderful man some day because he will cherish these memories and know that he had a mommy who loved him with all of her heart. Enough so that she was sappy for him. Once he realizes that wasn’t your thing, he’ll appreciate your efforts, and your love, even more!
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  2. Summer Davis says

    I learned so much in this post 1. There is such a thing as a chocolate dipping spoon. My life is forever changed. 2. You can be sentimental and sappy! where on earth did that come from? 3. Throwing a party doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. 4. OREO Cookie Balls are easy enough for a pregnant woman to make even when she’s throwing festive fetes. Fabulous! #client
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