Friday, August 31, 2012

C is for Cookie

I still have a little bit of time before my baby turns 1 but that doesn't mean the planning side of my brain hasn't already kicked into overdrive. I've been scouring Pinterest for themes and ideas and I think I have finally settled on one! Milk & Cookies - easy, cute and fun. I was going to do a "Make a Wish" theme but I think that would've been a bit too vague and girly. And don't let the above photo fool you it will not be a Cookie Monster themed party!
I'm still going to ask people to write a 'wish' down for Logan and then he can read through them when he turns 18. Or I can seeing as he probably won't care about that sort of thing when he's an 18 year old boy!

I've found some cute milk bottles and striped/spotted paper straws. I can see myself easily spending a small fortune but I think that will probably be it for the expensive decorations and the rest I will make or buy on the cheap. I'm also thinking I'll make him a cookie cake but I'll probably change my mind because that won't look very interesting when I want him to smash up his cake - see what I mean with the planning thing! My mother in law did the cake smash with Hubby and it is definitely a tradition I want to keep going. I think/hope Logan will be into it after all he was begging for one of his friend's lunch at Mum's Group and got spoilt with quite a few spoonfuls - he even went so far as to call her MaMa - my little guy knows how to worm his way into your heart.

So if anyone has any yummy cookie recipes please send them my way!




  1. These are hands down my favourite cookies to bake
    Also the older kids and Mr don't particularly like the raisins so for them I leave out the raisins and add chocolate chips and they love them.
    Also I used the best birthday cake recipe on Smitten Kitchen for Eve's cake ( I just substitute soy for dairy). The website is my go to place for baking.
    Let me know if I can help with anything!

    1. Yummy, thanks Lila! I'm not a fan of raisins either but everyone else loves them and I make it a point to bake things I don't enjoy - strange but good for the waist line haha.
      Thank you for the offer of help that is so incredibly generous of you. I will let you know if I need a hand xoxo

  2. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog, Jess. I really appreciate all of your well wishes! I hope our life is filled with joy from here on out too!

    Your little man is gorgeous! Have fun planning the party xxx

  3. Jess, I bought milk bottles and stripy straws for my Jamie's 1st birthday as well and the kids loved them! Best thing is you can keep using the milk bottles for milkshakes and smoothies at home after the party. I hope all the planning and baking goes well and that you all enjoy the loveliest day together.
    Also wanted to say thank you for the beautiful message you left on my blog. It really made me smile.
    Ronnie xo