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Join us for the 13th Annual Dallas Cookies & Castles

Our 2020 event is SOLD OUT!

Click the Registration link below to join the waitlist

Saturday, December 12

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Dallas, TX

Tri Delta Cookies & Castles - Dallas is celebrating our 13th year! We hope you can join us this year for our Gingerbread Extravaganza.

About Us

Celebrating our 13th year, Tri Delta Cookies & Castles is a two-day Gingerbread Extravaganza. Each December, families and friends gather to decorate gingerbread houses and cookie men. Participants select delicious decorations from our famous “Candy Bar” filled with over 5,000 pounds of sweet treats. The first day event is an annual Ladies Luncheon where decorating houses and cookies has become a treasured tradition for those who attend. The second day of gingerbread decorating is Cookies & Castles Family Day. This day is a true multigenerational event where parents and grandparents bring children of all ages to experience the magic of the season. Families can choose a morning or afternoon seating for this event. Both days include photos with Santa, raffle items and plenty of holiday music.

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Beneficiaries

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Scottish Rite for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric orthopedic centers. A wide range of orthopedic conditions are treated, including sports injuries and fractures, as well as certain arthritic, neurological and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For more information about services available at the Dallas or Frisco campus, volunteering or donating, visit scottishriteforchildren.org

The Orthotics & Prosthetics department at Scottish Rite provides state-of-the-art, custom-made orthoses and prostheses for patients with special orthopedic needs. Did you know that the cost of one prosthetic can range from $5,000 to $30,000, depending on the complexity? Children grow quickly, therefore a prosthetic needs to be adjusted about every three months and replaced every 15 months. The team at Scottish Rite for Children is on-site (in both Dallas and Frisco) and has the ability collaborate with doctors, therapists and other medical staff during the child’s visit. There are only a few facilities like this in the country!

Prosthetic care at Scottish Rite is interdisciplinary - patients and families are able to work with an entire team of experts for the highest level of care. Orthopedics, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, psychology, family services, and child life all collaborate together with one goal – the child.

At Scottish Rite for Children, providing convenient, world-class care is at the forefront of our mission. Whether a common or complex condition, having a team of experts dedicated to every aspect of your child’s care is necessary to get them back to doing what they love.

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Tri Delta’s Foundation raises funds to provide transformational programs, scholarships and emergency financial support to empower our sisters for a lifetime. We invest in women. With nearly 250,00 members worldwide, we are sisters helping sisters. Donors to Tri Delta’s Foundation provide funding for educational initiatives designed to enhance our members’ lives and help them develop qualities of unselfish leadership. Recent additions to our educational initiatives include our mental health program (Behind Happy Faces), sexual assault prevention education, and our Life After College program.

 

EVENT DETAILS

JOIN US DECEMBER 12 FOR COOKIES & CASTLES - HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Cookies & Castles will be a To Go only event this year. We will have a drive-through pick up so you can take our Gingerbread Extravaganza, Home For The Holidays!

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For 13 years, Cookies & Castles has kicked off the holiday season with a weekend full of sweet treats and smiles. As a safety precaution for our guests and the patients at Scottish Rite for Children, we are going to be hosting a drive-through only event this year so you can pick up your gingerbread and bring the celebration to your own home. We will have fun, holiday party packages to order that include gingerbread houses, candy, icing and all the supplies you'll need for your at-home Gingerbread Extravaganza! We hope you will join us for Cookies & Castles again this year as we continue to support the Prosthetics Department at Scottish Rite for Children and the Tri Delta Foundation!

General registration is now open!

Ladies Luncheon

December 11

Join us Friday, December 11th from 11:30am - 2:00pm for some holiday cheer!. Enjoy a festive lunch with friends while decorating your choice of a Gingerbread House or Gingerbread Man. We provide a colorful candy bar and icing for all your decorating needs! Complimentary valet, an apron, photos with Santa and an event tote with holiday goodies are included with each ticket. A Luxury Raffle will be open throughout the event - a fun start to the ‘gift-giving’ season with a little present for yourself! 


To reserve a table or private suite, please email us to join our VIP email list for priority registration opportunities.

Family Day :: Morning

December 12

Bring the Family and join us on Saturday, December 12th from 10:00am - 12:00pm for the morning session of Family Day fun! Decorate your choice of a Gingerbread House or Gingerbread Man with colorful candies from our Candy Bar. Each ticket comes with a t-shirt, tote bag, photo with Santa and one guest ‘standing’ ticket so Mom or Dad can help decorate. Additional standing tickets or seated tickets can be purchased during registration. 


Want to make it a Party?! We are now offering private suites for groups of 20, 40 or 50 - email us for more information on pricing and availability.

Family Day :: Afternoon

December 12

Bring the Family and join us on Saturday, December 12th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm for the afternoon session of Family Day fun! Decorate your choice of a Gingerbread House or Gingerbread Man with colorful candies from our Candy Bar. Each ticket comes with a t-shirt, tote bag, photo with Santa and one guest ‘standing’ ticket so Mom or Dad can help decorate. Additional standing tickets or seated tickets can be purchased during registration. 


Want to make it a Party?! We are now offering private suites for groups of 20, 40 or 50 - email us for more information on pricing and availability.

Our events do sell out quickly! The best way to ensure your seats is by joining our VIP email list for early access to packages.

Take Cookies & Castles home with you!

You can add gingerbread houses or gingerbread men to any registration or if you can’t make the event this year, these kits are great to celebrate with at home! Each kit comes with a full-sized gingerbread item of your choice (just like you would get at the event), icing, and an assortment of candy, all bundled up in a Cookies & Castles event tote. 

 

These kits are great activity during the holidays when all the family is over or a decorating night  happy hour event with the girls! We have even heard of families doing decorating competitions with the adults - how fun! Whatever way you choose, bringing Cookies & Castles home will continue to bring holiday cheer! 

 

If you are unable to make the event and would like to purchase a to go order only, please email gingerbread@cookiesandcastles.com. Pick up dates will be during the event weekend or we can deliver in some cases.  

 
 

Become a Cookies & Castles Sponsor

By partnering with Scottish Rite through Cookies & Castles, your support will assist in the hospital’s mission to provide orthopedic services to hundreds of families each year regardless of their ability to pay.  It’s because of support from you that lives are changed every day.

 

The funds raised through Cookies & Castles directly benefits the Prosthetics Department at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. It’s through the support of our generous sponsors that we have been able to donate over $687,000 to the hospital over the last 12 years. Scottish Rite is dedicated to giving children back their childhood and we are very honored to be a part of that effort. Your generous support will make a lasting and significant difference in the lives of these patients.

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

Sugar Plum Suite

Santa's Workshop Suite

T-shirts

Icing

Aprons

Photo Booth

Candy

Luncheon

Valet

Totes

Water

Gift from Santa

Gingerbread

Snowflake Suite

Snowflake - Mini Suite

Santa

Letters to Santa

Event Program

Sponsorship Packages have unique benefits by level and donation type. For the 2020 Sponsorship information packet or questions about donations, please reach out to gingerbread@cookiesandcastles.com 

Private Rooms

Back by popular demand… We are excited to offer private suites again this year! Take the excitement of Cookies & Castles and bring it into a personal suite for up to 50 guests at the event! 

 

Suites are limited so please reach out soon to reserve your spot on our priority list. Suites can hold 20, 40 or 50 guests. Each suite comes with gingerbread houses and icing for each guest, access to a private candy bar with a candy concierge to assist with anything you might need. Additional perks include a special visit from a North Pole VIP character, photo booth, priority check in and tshirt, aprons and event totes for each guest. 

 

Great for company holiday parties, birthday parties, book clubs and more!

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!

Premier

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DFW Acura Dealers

Premier Sponsor

SugarPlum

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Loloi

SugarPlum Sponsor

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YPO Dallas

SugarPlum Sponsor

Scovell Family

Foundation

SugarPlum Sponsor

Scovell Family Foundation

SweetTreat

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Kate Mote

SweetTreat Sponsor

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ARCO Murray

SweetTreat Sponsor

CandyCane

Morning Star 

Foundation

CandyCane Sponsor

Lockton

CandyCane Sponsor

GumDrop

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Jackie Converse

GumDrop Sponsor

Cheri & Eric Luck

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Committee

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The Cookies & Castles Dallas Committee is composed of around 35 ladies from the Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Tri Delta. We have women who have been with us nearly all 13 years and also a few new faces this year!

 

We come from a variety of backgrounds (nursing, law, dentistry, marketing, retail/textiles, healthcare, and insurance just to name a few!), colleges (Texas, SMU, Auburn, Alabama, TCU, Vanderbilt) and pledge classes.

 

Nothing makes this group happier than helping bring awareness to all the great work done by Scottish RIte Hospital, gingerbread cookies, and a holiday sing-a-long!

Are you a Dallas Delta and want to get involved with the Committee or volunteer at the event this year? Email us!

 
 

FAQ

When does registration open?

General registration opens mid-October. Want to be the first to know? Email us at gingerbread@cookiesandcastles.com

How do I reserve a table?

The best way to ensure a table reservation is by joining our VIP email list! This gives you early access table packages before general registration opens in the Fall.  

Will the luncheon sell out? How can I ensure I get a table?

Yes, the Ladies Luncheon will sell out! We offer a waitlist once we hit capacity. The best way to reserve a table is by joining our VIP email list and purchasing a table package. Reach out to gingerbread@cookiesandcastles.com and ask to join this list. 

What do I bring to the event?

Your smiling face, a positive attitude and some holiday spirit! We provide fully constructed gingerbread houses, icing (in a tipped bag for easy decorating) and all the candy you could want! If you do have a specific theme in mind for your house, outside decorating supplies are permitted. 

 

We will have photos with Santa! There is no need to bring your camera for Santa. We will print the photos on site for you. Taking photos of your family making memories during the event is encouraged! If you upload to social media, tag us at @cookiesandcastles on Instagram and Facebook so we can see all the fun you’re having! 

 

We discourage strollers as our ‘stroller parking’ is very limited and things get crowded on the decorating floor. There will be valet parking and helpful volunteers once you arrive if you need an extra hand!

Do I need a standing seat for Family Day?

Yes! This ensures we have enough space.

Where do I park?

There will be valet at the main entrance of the hospital. That is the easiest way to get in and out of the event, especially when you’re leaving with your decorated houses! 

Can I pre-order gingerbread houses to go?

Yes, you can! You can add “To Go” gingerbread houses or men to any registration or email us at gingerbread@cookiesandcasltes.com to place a To Go order.