Saturday, June 17, 2017

All Sports for Elliot's 7th Birthday




Great-nephew, Elliot, requested "all sports except soccer and volleyball," for cookies to share with his friends at his birthday party.  I was surprised that soccer wasn't included because he enjoys playing the game.  I'd like to think that we have a special connection and he just KNEW that soccer and volleyballs are two of my least favorite cookies to create.  However, I think the decision was probably due to a conversation that went something like this:
Mom: "What cookies would you like for your birthday this year?"
Elliot:  "Sports."
Mom:  "What sport?"
Elliot:  "All of them."
Mom:  "Nooooo way!  That's way too many cookies."

Elliot probably smiled, pondered (he does that), and eventually eliminated two sports.

I decided that the treat bags would have seven cookies for Elliot's seventh birthday.


Mini footballs, basketballs, baseballs, and tennis balls. . .


 Hockey because it is one of Elliot's favorite sports . . .


Bowling in honor of Hall of Famer, Great-Uncle Matt . . .


and golf.

 Since it is Elliot's special day, I even added a few soccer and volleyball cookies as a surprise just for him in a package that he will have at home with his family.




Happy Birthday, Elliot!
On the field or on the ice, 
you are an all-star 
in our hearts!


References:
Sports letters inspired by Cookies With Character

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wedding Shower Redux



I haven't made cookies for a wedding shower in three years.  Same design, still love the elegance of an all white cookie.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Ahoy Mates! A Pirate Graduation It Is



Congratulations to my great-niece, Megan, who is graduating from Emmons Elementary, the home of the Raiders.  


Since our family is big on tradition, her cookie collection had to include at least one "look out ______ high school" book cookie and a diploma tied with a heat-shaped ribbon.
 

The Emmons school mascot, the Raider, is now making his third appearance in cookie collections for Meg's family.  My interpretation of the Raider has evolved from literal and scary.  .  .  to a whimsical treasure hunt .  .  .


to a sweet, smiling pirate for Meg.


In addition, I added cookies to represent her school activities.





Love, hugs, and cookies 
to a very special girl.


Happy Graduation!

References:
Tutorial for the girl graduate can be found on Miss Doughmestic's YouTube channel
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