Holi Sugar Cookies | Sugar cookies decorated with colorful royal icing. #Makeitcolorful this Holi with festive ideas for your family.
As Spring nears, Indian households eagerly prepare for the most colorful festival of the year, Holi. Holi, the spring harvest festival celebrated all throughout India is also known as “The Festival of Colors”. On the eve of the festival stories of a son’s victory of being protected by the gods when his father wanted to harm him and evil being destroyed are celebrated with bonfires, symbolizing the triumph of good over evil. Celebrations continue the next day with parties of throwing beautiful vibrant colored powder and water at each other. It’s a joyous occasion which welcomes spring and brightness in every one’s lives. Huge parties are hosted and parks are filled with people of all ages celebrating the festival of colors.
What I love most about Holi is the inclusion of everyone. It celebrates love and life, people from all walks of life, different ages and religions celebrate it. It truly brings everyone together. Now more than ever I believe in educating each other about our differences, celebrating and accepting them.
This Holi I’ve partnered up with Tea India, a brand that prides itself on family traditions and simple pleasures to help make this festive season colorful and inclusive. Here are some ways you can celebrate Holi with your loved ones and #makeitcolorful:
- Have a tiny one at home? Try these homemade finger paints for a safe and fun Holi at home. We’ve even had a Holi party with adults and kids with these safe paints!
- Make a family handprint canvas to remember the celebrations or make a floor canvas for your little one to play on.
- Host a Holi inspired lunch. The foods served and prepared during Holi are just as colorful and vibrant as the celebrations itself. Menu items could include:
Thandai | A sweet spiced milk
Papdi Chaat | A popular street food made with fried puris and tangy chutneys
Sweet or Salty Lassi | a yogurt based drink that can be sweet or savory
Masala Papad | A fun and colorful twist on the classic papadum
Another wonderful way to spread the color of Holi is by making these Holi Sugar Cookies together as a family or with friends and delivering them to the ones you love. We decorated our cookies as a family and it was a great way to spend time together. I love this eggless sugar cookie recipe or you could go with the pre made dough that comes refrigerated. You can choose any colors you want for the icing, I went with neons because I wanted bright and beautiful.
- sugar cookies, 12 regular or 24 mini
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp milk
- 4 different food colors
- In a deep bowl add in confectioners sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Whisk, while slowly adding milk and mixing until smooth.
- Divide equally into four bowls and mix in your choice of food coloring.
- Lay sugar cookies on a dry, flat surface and decorate!
- The royal icing is thin at first and can be a bit messy to work with, keep extra paper towels on hand if kids are decorating. Let the decorated cookies sit a few minutes, allowing the icing to solidify.
This post was sponsored by Tea India Chai Moments, a line of tea that offers authentic flavors, instantly. All opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Love Laugh Mirch.