I Dream of Parties Blog

Life's little celebrations.

And the Oscar Goes to… February 21, 2016

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A couple of years ago I picked up this Oscar cookie cutter. It’s so fun that it’s really a shame that the Oscars take place just once a year.  At our school we celebrate Teacher Appreciate Week in May but since I was itching to make these cookies I found an excuse and decided to make them for my twins’ teachers next week.  I did a quick online search and found this adorable Oscar themed teacher appreciation printable on Pinterest and Emily @OurKnightLife.  I boxed up some cookies and paired with a movie gift card and the printable.  I think this makes a perfect Oscar week teacher thank you gift!  I hope the teachers think so too.

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Gingerbread Houses: They’re Not Just for Christmas February 16, 2016

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In December one of my administrative assistant friends held a gingerbread house decorating activity for her team as part of a team building activity.  After the party she had 8 or 9 houses and some miscellaneous supplies left over so she offered them to me thinking my kids would enjoy them.  At the time I was exhausted and cranky and the idea of one more Christmas activity was just too much for me.  But I took the houses and decided to save them for a rainy day.

This weekend was Valentine’s Day so I pulled out those gingerbread houses and went to Safeway and Target to stock up on small red, pink, and white candies and hosted a Valentine’s Day Party for my twins and a few friends.  The result was better than I expected!  As I walked around mingling with the moms several of them commented that they too had a few left over gingerbread houses and were wondering what on earth they were going to do with them now that Christmas was over.  The kids had a ball and I really don’t think any of them even noticed that we were doing a traditional Christmas time activity.

So, the next time you’re at Michael’s and notice gingerbread houses for 70% off why not pick up a few!  Gingerbread houses make wonderful Valentine’s Day houses of love, St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun houses, Easter Bunny houses and even Halloween houses!

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It’s a Real Treat February 7, 2016

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My friend at work asked me to make cookies for her son’s class Valentine’s Day party next week.  I think I almost like Valentine’s Day cookies more than Christmas cookies.  All the sweet messages of hugs and kisses and friendship and love are just so sweet.  How can you not love Valentine’s Day?

She provided the cute tags and the ribbon and I provided the heart and cupcake cookies.

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Super Bowl 50 February 4, 2016

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A couple of weeks ago my co-worker asked me if I’d have some time to make cookies for her Super Bowl party.  Last night as I was organizing all of my cookie decorating tools and supplies I realized I hadn’t given any thought to Super Bowl since January 17th (almost two weeks ago) when the Seahawks lost to the Panthers.  After two years of back to back Super Bowl appearances I knew deep down that the Seahawks couldn’t make the Super Bowl every year, but I held out hope.

Anyway, last night I put aside my feelings of disappointment and set to work to create something special for my friend to share at her very first Super Bowl party.

Go Team!

Super Bowl cookies

 

 

Winter White 40th February 1, 2016

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For my friend’s winter white themed 40th birthday I wanted to contribute some type of cookie for the occasion.  The birthday girl already had a gorgeous arrangement of white desserts planned for the dessert table but I wanted to add a little something.  These simple white 40 shaped cookies were a simple addition to the table.  Happy Birthday E!  You are taking 40 by storm!  XOXO

40 cookies