Ideas for Virtual Holiday Parties and delicious Christmas Cookies


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I think most of us want human interaction this Christmas!  So, here are a couple of ideas for virtual parties with your girlfriends plus Christmas cookies that Mr. B said are fabulous!

Virtual Tea Party on Over 50 Feeling 40

“A cup of tea is an excuse to share great thoughts with great minds. ” -Cristina Re

Isn’t that a lovely quote? Don’t let your tea cups sit empty this year…you can still host a Christmas tea right on Zoom and if you keep the meeting timely, it will not cost a cent. 

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I recommend for a Christmas tea to invite four to six friends…dress up (it’s a tea after all) and sip on your favorite tea.  Everyone can share what they are drinking.

Keep the conversation uplifting and try to keep it from becoming a lament over the year time. You want everyone to leave with a smile and hope for the new year.

You can even make it a Silver Linings Holiday Tea to share your silver linings amidst a challenging time.

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Or, host an afternoon Wednesday Wine and PJ Holiday Party!  Invite your friends to a virtual party with wine and pajamas!  Late afternoon or early evening.

Share your favorite wine with everyone and again, keep it joyful and encouraging.

You will feel great after seeing friends and/or family online, so you be the hostess with the mostest and put it all together!

Younger adults and working professionals have learned the advantages of Zoom meetings and there Is no reason to be alone when you have access to a computer and a Zoom download. There are other programs as well.

MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIESMint Chocolate Chip Cookies for Christmas

Leigh Ann made these…brought some down…and Mr. B immediately requested more.  Looks like I will be baking this weekend!


Begin with your favorite Sugar Cookie Recipe…Leigh Ann actually uses boxed sugar cookies, such as Betty Crocker.

Mix in 1/2 teaspoon pure peppermint extract

6-8 drops of green food coloring

1 cup creme de menthe baking chips

1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks…or 2 cups of favorite dark chocolate chips

Mix the peppermint extract & green food coloring into sugar cookie batter until the green in uniform throughout.  Stir in baking chips.  Drop small cookie scoops on parchment paper, 2 inches apart.

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes until edges are golden brown.

Take some to your virtual holiday tea…in fact, have everyone share a cookie recipe and put them in an email to everyone!  Be creative and make it fun!

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I do not want any of you to feel lonely and sad, so I hope the encouragement to have a virtual party will get your minds rolling on how to have fun on your computer.

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By Pamela Lutrell


  1. What terrific ideas!! I love the idea of having a party for friends this way! I have a special friend who I worked with for years, a kindred spirit, and she got married and moved to Virginia. We text all the time, but I’m going to suggest a Zoom party! Thank you for the inspiration Pam! The wine and pajamas party sounds fun too, and your suggestions on things to talk about keep it positive. I love the silver linings idea! What a wonderful post! The cookies do sound good… I’m way behind on my baking, but getting to it this week. I might have to embellish my sugar cookies this way!! Yum!

  2. Those cookies look pretty dangerous. I might have to freeze half since I tend to eat a few at a time. Mix those with hot chocolate and a Christmas movie with a cat on your lap and it sounds rather good. My Zoom coffee meetings are getting a bit big and at times it is hard to get a full thought out, so may have to try some smaller ones. I like the pjs idea also. We have a sportsplex in the area that is going to do a drive by Christmas dinner pick up after preordering. They did this for Thanksgiving and I heard it was really good, so no one has to make a large turkey to have the full experience. Such a great idea for those living alone or just the two people. Set a beautiful table and there you are. We are doing a drive by drop off today for gifts so they are there in lots of time due to weather uncertainties since they are all over an hour away. Sorry to ramble but I do enjoy your joy in every post.

    1. You aren’t rambling, Diane…love to hear what you have to say! What a great idea of the dinner drop off they are doing! Sounds like you are comfortable with Zoom, so I do recommend a smaller group for some real interaction and encouragement.

  3. Oh my I ❤️ Love ❤️ love❤️ The idea of a girlfriend’s tea. I usually do winter solstice party. It is for my girlfriends and we do no Christmas baking, or treats just soup and veggies. Everyone has a love hate relationship with goodies so this was always an event you didn’t have to struggle at. So I am going to do the virtual solstice tea! Thank you thank you!

  4. What a wonderful idea, Pam! Our provincial government just announced some very stringent restrictions that will be in place until at least January 12. Absolutely no social interaction indoors or outdoors with anyone other than the people living in the same house as you! There goes Christmas as we’ve always known it for most of us! I’m going to take up your suggestion and invite a few of my closest friends to a Zoom Christmas party! Dress up tea or wine and pjs? Or perhaps dress up and wine? Hmm…

  5. Zoom meetings have become a way of life in my part of Canada. Last night my ladies’ group would normally have been doing a Christmas craft together. In it’s place we each shared our favourite Christmas ornament. It was a grand time with one friend sharing an ornament her mother had brought back from a volunteer aid trip when she was a teenager. It had made her see her mother in a whole different light. She came to the realization that her mother had a life outside of being just ‘a mother’.

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