Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Well... being full time is great!

Well... doing cookies full time is awesome, but it doesn't leave me much time to keep up with my blog! I will try to make sure I update once a week or so. Here is what I have done since my last post:

:Ava had two birthday parties. One was a vintage garden theme:
 and the other was a beach theme
 My husband made this ladybug cutter for me. I love it!
 These were done for my mom's coworkers.
 These cookies were for a Keller Williams open house with The Par Group

 These were for Lillian's bee themed first birthday. I love how the bee turned out. It looks like a baby bee :)
 These platter was for clients of Cajun Ben's alligator products. They said clients were thrilled to get them!
 These were made to give a daycare on the last day the kids were there.
 Princess/Super hero party
 Jonah's first birthday Luau
 These were done for Anya's birthday. She got a cell phone and gets to wear make up to school so her mom wanted the cookies to represent that
 Turtles and little cheese pizzas! 
These were for my friend Nichole's birthday

My son's birthday party is this weekend, so I will soon have a lot more pictures to show you. Happy Tuesday!! 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Candy land first birthday!!

I am a little late blogging this, but my family and cookies have to come first. My daughter turned 1 in June and I knew what I wanted her party to be before she was even born. It turned out just as I had imagined and I couldn't be happier!

My husband, sister, and I worked for a couple weeks before the party to make each character from the game. I borrowed an overhead projector, bought foam board, sharpies, and dowel rods... and this is what we created!

I wanted a dessert for each character so here is what I came up with

Chocolate Cupcakes

Lollipops with personalized stickers

Peppermint meringues

Melted Ice Cream Cones


Peanut Butter Fudge

Big Turk

Gumdrop Cookies

I always like to have a little "activity center" at each of my parties, so this year I let them decorate their pails for the prizes. I saved a bunch of the small formula cans, took the labels off, covered them with card stock, and attached a ribbon.

My friend Samantha ordered some adorable banners for me from Shannon at Sweet Bug A Boo's! There were three total. Here is what one of them looked like

My parents happened to have some wooden lollipops that they used to use for Christmas decorations, so I used them for her party. Would have loved to have repainted then, but time just ran out. The cotton candy was made using some gathered pink mesh, a poster board, and a dowel rod.

Her outfit was so cute and came from Golden. I made her tutu and it was actually a lot easier than I thought! 

I thought it would be cute to have something on her bottom, so I got Kajun Monograms to add this to her outfit

My sister even dressed up for the occasion. Her shirt also came from Kajun Monograms

I bought a bunch of pieces of 12x12 card stock at Hobby Lobby. I punched a small hole in each corner and tied them together with fishing string to make a path 

I always like to have games at my parties as well. This one was pin the snowflake on the wand

The next one was pop the plum. I just used little water balloons and added a piece of paper in each. They had to pull one off the tree and pop it to reveal their prize

I also had a bowling game called Strikes and Stripes. I had saved the containers that those little puff snacks come in and then wrapped them with red duct tape.

The last game was Gumdrop Drop. I had a small step ladder and a jar. The kids had to drop the gumdrop into the jar.

I have only made one other cake in my life, but decided I wanted to make her cake this year. It isn't technically correct in anyway, but I was still proud of the outcome. 

With all the other stuff I had to do, there wasn't going to be much time to make cookies. I know, I know... how could I NOT make cookies for my kids birthday when that is what I do?? Well when you have an amazingly talented friend offer to make them for you... you take them up on the offer! They turned out so adorable! I couldn't have done a better job than she did! Samantha is the owner of Flour-De-Lis! Make sure to check out her facebook page, website, and Etsy store! Yep... this is the same Samantha that sent me the banners!! How awesome is she!?! 

I also made her smash cake. It was nothing special, but I topped it with one of the cute cookies to dress it up!!

I had TONS of candy at the party! How could I not?? For the kids favors, I let them fill little boxes with the candy to take home. I was at least nice enough to send a toothbrush home with them as well :)

Well... there you have it! Weeks and weeks of work... well worth it!! Everyone loved the party and I was so happy that my little princess had a great day! 

If you have any questions about how I made anything or where I got anything from... feel free to ask!! 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Finally Legal!!

As of August 1st, it is finally legal to sell my cookies in Louisiana! I couldn't be more excited and hope to be as busy as ever!! Here is what I have been working on lately:

Favors for a gymnastic birthday party

Platter for a couples baby shower

Platter for a princess tea party plus favors for the boys and girls

Minnie theme birthday party

Cake toppers

Favors for a roller skate party