Now that Christmas is behind us, it’s time to move on to the New Year’s Eve celebrations. My kids are little older now, and are at the age where they love this special night. We celebrate with lots of food, and a few bubbly drinks for the adults, and I’ve always wanted to create a special beverage just for the kids.
Earlier this year, I came up with a Milk and Cookie Mocktail that I’ve used for birthday and classroom parties, and they are such a hit with the younger crowd that they would be perfect for New Year’s Eve celebrations for the little people.
The premise is simple: fill a fancy glass with milk, then attach a cookie to a stir stick for an edible and fun garnish. I typically stick to regular while milk and a chocolate chip cookie, or in the case of our holiday party, a chocolate gingerbread Christmas tree cookie. For this occasion, I think it would be fun to make the drinks a little extra special. Here are some possible combinations of drinks and cookies you could use:
- Eggnog and gingerbread cookies
- Peppermint milk (add mint extract to regular milk) and shortbread cookies
- Chocolate milk and sprinkle cookies
The colourful rims are almost essential in making these extra festive, and if you have any decorations left from your holiday baking, they can be put to good use making these drinks. I have baked my cookies onto the little sticks, but you could also just attach an already baked cookie with a little royal icing, if you prefer.
How do you celebrate New Year’s Eve with your kids?