I Dream of Parties Blog

Life's little celebrations.

Paw Patrol and the Rescue Pups December 14, 2015

Filed under: Birthday Parties,Cookies — idreamofparties @ 7:28 am

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For Halloween I brought in cookies to share with my co-workers. One of my co-workers, J hadn’t seen or tasted my cookies before but after one bite she was a fan. Later in the day she came by my office and asked me if I could make cookies for her daughter’s 2nd birthday coming up.

This weekend I made Paw Patrol themed cookies for the party and what fun it was!  J went online to order the paw and dog bone shaped cutters and also ordered little coordinating tags from Etsy for the bagged cookies.  I went with a simple tan bone and white with brown paw print cookie but then added colorful 2s to add some color for the plated cookies.  I love how this turned out and think I probably need to invest in my own paw and bone cookie cutters.

We have a new puppy joining our family and I’m thinking I need an excuse for a party – why not a puppy welcome party?!?!  Fun right? You see where this is going…..and probably why I find myself over stretching myself.



Bake Sale and Dance Party

Filed under: Cookies,Holiday Celebrations — idreamofparties @ 7:19 am

This week’s been a little crazy with holiday parties, Christmas shopping and cookies so I’m behind in my blog posts but wanted to share a few pictures from last weekend’s baking and crafting.

My friend Cha Cha posted something on social media about her dilemma to come up with a craft project for a dance party for her daughter’s dance class.  Coming up with a craft wasn’t the real issue though.  Her issue was more around finding a project that incorporated both her and her daughter’s celebration of Hanukkah and many of the classmate’s celebration of Christmas.  I came up with a cookie decorating idea.  I baked about 100 cookies in the shapes of Star of David, dreidels, snowmen, and more.  Cookie decorating is quickly becoming my go to craft project for kids.  Kids from 2-50 enjoy cookies and decorating them is even better.

Since I was baking up 100 cookies for Cha Cha I decided to just use the extra cookies for my office bake sale.  We held a bake sale to benefit FareStart of Seattle but also provide an opportunity for office bakers to share their favorite recipes. The turnout was impressive!  We raised over $1200 for a great cause and had fun doing it.

For the sale I baked cookies of course but I also made a few un-baked fun items like pretzel turtles which my daughter loved helping with and dipped Oreo-pop and Chocolate Peppermint cookies.  I cheated with the Chocolate Peppermint cookies and used a boxed cookie mix but they were delicious and went fast!  I had to fess up though and admit to one of the cookie fans that I didn’t actually make them from scratch and she too could bake up these yummy treats.

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