I Dream of Parties Blog

Life's little celebrations.

Hello Big Apple! September 9, 2017

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The mom of one of my step daughter’s cross country and track teammates reached out to me back in early spring to ask if we could plan for me to make cookies for her older son’s graduation from University of Washington.  After graduation Hunter would be on his way to NYC to work for Teach for America.  NYC is one of my favorite places in the world so I jumped at the chance to make cookies for this event.

These taxi cookies may be my all time favorite cookies.  So cute! IMHO.

NYC

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Hello Arizona!

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A friend asked me to make cookies for her daughter’s high school graduation in June.  Why I’m just now adding photos of the cookies in September is a long story but in a nutshell I’ve been running.  No really, literally running.  As in half marathons.  So, I’m terribly behind on my blog posts.

Anyway, my friend’s daughter was graduating from high school and on her way to Grand Canyon University in sunny Phoenix, AZ.  I came up with this cute arrangement to celebrate this HUGE milestone.

Good luck Lolo!

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Kacey is 3!

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In April my niece turned 3!  As an aunt it’s outlined in my roles and responsibilities that I should make cookies as part of all of her special celebrations like birthdays.

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Baby #2 is on his way!

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This summer I was honored to attend the baby shower of one of my favorite ladies – our former nanny!  I was happy to provide cookies for the guests to celebrate the special occasion.

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An Elephant Never Forgets… March 24, 2017

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I have a friend who has done me the favor of taking countless pictures of me, my kids, my dogs and more.  She’s always happy to try an idea and never accepts money for her time. She’s just happy to grab her camera and spend time playing with me to capture something special.

A few weeks ago she reached out asking if I could help come up with a special cookie that she could take to her mom who is declining from Alzheimer’s.  She sent a few Pinterest elephant ideas and asked me to just do whatever I had time to do.

I borrowed this sweet elephant cutter from a friend and made a dozen cookies for her to take back to her mom to share with the nursing home staff.

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Share the love for teachers!

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Teachers are special people.  The time and energy they spend teaching our children is awesome.  Our PTSA organization does a great job of showing appreciation to our teachers and all of the staff at our elementary school.

When my PTSA mom friend asked if I would be able to make something for the Valentine’s Sweet Treats appreciation event in February I was more than happy to contribute.  I made these cute little cookies for the event.  The pink and blue alligators are my favorite!

 

 

The Reptile Man January 27, 2017

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20170118_194636My friend at work wanted to take cookies to a party and asked me to make reptile cookies.  Eek!  Snakes give me the creeps!  I didn’t actually own any creepy cookie cutters so I had to consult my favorite cutter website and place an order asap.

As I started decorating these alligators I started to fall in love with them and started thinking of so many other ideas for using this cutter – baby shower, teacher appreciation, Valentine’s Day!  So many cute opportunities to use this again.

The snakes were a challenge for me. I like this buttercream frosting so I had to think of a way to make sure the coil would come through in the finished product.  I used a fine tip black icing to outline the snake and then filled it in with the gold.  In the end I was happy with the outcome.  This is why I love making cookies for friends.  I would have never made a snake cookie before so this was a good new practice for me.