Favorite Dessert Themes: Part 1 – Cookies

Hi everyone! We have been following a lot of bakers and confectioners on Instagram lately.  So, we decided to start a series of our favorite party themes in 4 parts: Cookies, Cakes,  Macaroons, and Cupcakes.  Today we bring you Part 1: COOKIES!

Adventure Theme:

Here we have Adventure theme cookies created by: Just Bee, Biscotto CookiesLove Hope CookiesYou can call me sweetie! 

For Adventure Party Theme ideas….check these out: Camping Decorations, Adventure Awaits Baby Shower, Camping Party

Sports Theme:

Here we have Sports theme treats created by: The Cookie SocialBiscotto Cookies, Love Hope Cookies

For Sports Party Theme ideas….check these out: Sport Easy Peasy Party PackSport Themed Party for an Adult

Magical Unicorns (personal favorite):

Magical Unicorn cookies created by: Little Cookie CoLove Hope CookiesSweet Posh Cookie Co

Check out our Party Packs and A la carte for Unicorn decorations and invitations: Magical Unicorn

Graduation:

Graduation cookies created by: Sweet Posh Cookie CoLove Hope CookiesHello.MeCupcake

For Graduation Party ideas….check these out: Graduation Easy Peasy Party PackRustic Graduation Party

Favorite Cartoons:

These amazing cartoon cookies are created by: Sweet Posh Cookie Co and The Little Cookie Co

For kid’s party ideas….check out: Under the Sea Easy Peasy Party PackMonster Easy Peasy Party Pack, Trolls PartyMy Little Pony PartyThe Little Mermaid PartyDuck Tales

Please tune in next time for Part II: CUPCAKES!

DuckTales…woo hoo!

So, my “baby” girl turns six tomorrow :*(  Every year since she’s been born, we throw a big bash for her with all our family and friends.  I just didn’t have it in me this year. Henry will be two in July and thinking about doing two parties at the scale in which I typically do them would monopolize my time and hurt my purse.  But luck would have it that Emma wanted to have some of her friends play with her at BounceU instead of having a party at home.  I was incredibly relieved!  No pre-party cleaning, no post-party clearing, no putting extra food in tupperware, no piling up of the trash and recyclables waiting for trash pick-up in six days.

So, to make it up to her (actually, to make it up to myself because I felt guilty about not having a big party), I told her that I’d make her a DuckTales shirt along with some cupcakes to match.  Imagine my surprise when my kid tells me that she loves DuckTales. I was shocked. It was the same show that I watched when I wasn’t much older than her!  Granted, this is the reboot, but the theme song still gets stuck in my head (woo hoo!).

I found vector images online of the adorable ducks and uploaded them to Cricut Design Basics and got to work.  As you can see, the ducks turned out pretty awesome.  They were so cute to begin with that they make the shirt look good 🙂

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To go with the shirt, I made 12 fondant duck faces to put on top of the cupcakes (using edible markers), and then created cupcake wrappers (with gold coins!) and cupcake toppers for the other 12 cupcakes.

Finally, I created some quick labels for the goody bags using the same images I found online.img_4990-1

Emma was super happy, which of course made my heart swell 🙂 The time and effort put into these things that I enjoy doing, just make it much more enjoyable!