Thursday, September 17, 2015

Butterflies and .... BOATS?

The other day I told you that my cute little 3-year old granddaughter decided that she wanted the theme for her 3rd birthday party to be butterflies. Well there's something I didn't tell you... my granddaughter picked Butterflies as her birthday theme many months ago and my daughter went right to work on preparations. She bought butterfly plates and party supplies and decorations and started coming up with butterfly theme recipes and a butterfly cake. Well a couple days before the butterfly party, I asked Abigail if she was excited for her butterfly party. Her response? Butterflies and BOATS! Now imagine that last word BOATS in a drawn out cute little voice. Eek! SO cute! She had decided that it would now be Butterflies and BOATS. I looked at my daughter and she shrugged her shoulders and rolled her eyes, knowing that the theme and party preparation was already set. So while I was busy making about 100 butterfly cookies, I stopped and made ONE boat. A sailboat. Just for my Abigail. Silly girl... we are so wound around her little finger!

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 I started by making a sailboat cookie cutter. I made it nice and wide for a good size cookie and a fun flag too. Cookie cutter available HERE
 and I outlined my design
 and then I filled in the sections in a simple way
 I wasn't sure if I would prefer the background filled in or not, so I tried one with the background in white
 Which one do you like best? With the background filled white or with the background blank? Normally I don't like any parts of the cookie to be "naked". That's just me. But on this particular design, I preferred it without he background. What about you? Which one do you like best?
and here's the butterflies that went with the Butterfly and Boat party. Again, such a silly girl.
Lots of butterfly cookies bagged and tagged for the party
 Abigail at the craft table at her party
 Can you tell she was happy about her butterfly (and BOATS) party :)
 Abigail wanted a watch for her birthday. I think she was pretty surprised and happy to get one from her mom and dad!
 And the one picture proving that my daughter was at the party. Moms work so hard planning incredible parties and this is so often the negative, we aren't in the photos. I hope all moms will make an effort to tell their hubbies to take a photo now and then because when the kids look back on those memories and photos, the moms should be included.
 Cristin and Abigail Cristin at the party watching the pinata
and Uncle Nicky very prepared to bring down that pinata so his little niece can get the treats :)

I hear that Abigail already has her next 6 birthday party themes pick out ;)

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