Birthdays are little reminders to enjoy something sweet and simple. I saw an episode on the RHBH where one of the housewives threw an over-the-top lavish birthday party. The crazy mad tea party was like a bad episode of Bridezilla combined with My Super Sweet 16. I do not think I will ever reach that crazy birthday madness status because I could never afford a birthday party like that. Maybe in my wildest dreams, but coming back to reality and my SAHM wallet, just the simple act of birthday love and appreciation is the best gift you share with someone.
Funny story, my nephews are so technological advanced that when I would call them they would ask to "Facetime" with me. At the time, I didn't have an Iphone as I do now. Try explaining to a 4 year old and 5 year old that my phone didn't have that "Facetime" feature was like speaking a foreign language. I was simply told "well, I only want to Facetime to talk to you, so bye!" Tough cookies for me.
Sweet and simple.
Nestle Toll House Birthday Sugar cookies
Lollipop sticks or wood skewers
Treat bags with ties or saran wrap
Desired container like glass canning jars, small candy buckets, Chinese Takeout Favor Boxes, coffee mugs, or clay pots
Shredded colored paper, Easter basket grass, or tissue paper
Decorative items like cupcake wrappers, stickers, ribbons, and extra goodies
Optional: Floral Styrofoam
Place the cookies on the baking sheet. Insert the lollipop sticks or wood skewers in the middle of the cookie. Bake the cookies according to the packaging directions. Allow the cookies to cool completely.
Cover the cookies with treat bags and ties. Use desired container and fill it two-thirds full with the shredded color paper. Arrange the cookies inside the container. Optional, you can add the floral Styrofoam to the bottom of the container so the cookies can stick. Add the decorative elements like ribbon, stickers or additional goodies into the container.
These would be perfect as table centerpieces for birthday parties, a birthday gift (tuck in a gift card to their fave place or sneak in a toy) or fantastic as party favors for the kids.
This post is brought to you by Nestle Toll House Birthday Sugar Cookies. Bake some birthday love.