Fantastic Milk & Cookies Birthday Party

 I couldn’t wait to share this Milk & Cookies birthday party with you all! This was one of the finalists in the Most Adorable Kid’s Party at Creative Hostess. Designed and hosted by Anne Powers of A Party Style in Connecticut, this party is over-flowing with adorable and unique details. Anne is obviously a fabulous baker and cake designer, as she made all the cookies, as well as the amazing birthday cake (those are mini cakes on top, made to look like cookies). Although this is for a 1-year-old’s birthday, the ideas here would work equally well for a shower, engagement, or even a wedding.
Some of the wonderful details Anne incorporated are:
  • Cup tags made with a picture of the birthday girl (in a sepia tone) and attached using brown and white baker’s twine. Guests wrote their name on the back side to help identify their drink.
  • Repurposed Frappucino bottles used to hold milk with a bag of cookies attached. These were the favors and cleverly incorporated the number “1” in the labeling (1% milk/1-year old).
  • Also attached to the favor bottles were the to-die-for animal print straws!! These were a random find in the clearance bin of JoAnn’s fabric store. That’s what I call sweet serendipity!
  • Flip-top bottles were used to serve milk in, as well as an old family jug from the attic! Flip-top bottles can be found at some home stores, IKEA, or do what I do: I bought Lorina sparkling lemonade from World Market, TJMaxx, Trader Joes, etc.; after drinking it, wash and re-use the bottle to serve any beverage at another event!
  • This final trick is sheer GENIUS! Anne has stocked up on plain white plates and stamps them for each event to give them a personalized look. Here’s how – Using a new, un-inked stamp pad (making sure it has never had ink on it), she soaks it with gel food coloring (use a knife to spread it all over the pad). Then use a rubber stamp which coordinates with your theme (again, one that has never touched ink) and stamp it into the gel pad and onto the plate as usual. The key is to go straight down and back up so as not to smudge the image. If it does smudge it is easy to wipe off and start again. These are food safe and you will never have to buy a themed paper plate again!

Thank you so much Anne, for letting me share this party and all the great ideas!

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to Homes.com, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

Comments

  1. whoa….just a little too familiar! check this out..

    was published in cookie mag for this party. love when credit is credited.. :)

    http://mostlikelylate.blogspot.com/2009/02/my-dear-friend-elisafrom-elisayork.html

  2. Ebony of Sparkling Events & Designs, LLC. says:

    Cute cute cute!!!!!

  3. Ebony of Sparkling Events & Designs, LLC. says:

    Cute cute cute!!!!!

  4. Ebony of Sparkling Events & Designs, LLC. says:

    Cute cute cute!!!!!

  5. Aylee Bits says:

    Amazing! Love the little details like the photo tags, labels, etc.

  6. Jasmine Anderson says:

    Where did you find the label? I love the idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. The cake is really lovely! This is super creative! I’ve never thought of a milk and cookies party before and this is really a great idea! I love everything about this party♥

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