Back over the summer we went to Atlanta to visit with our aunt and cousins. While there, Felicity (cousin) showed me the invites for her daughter’s upcoming birthday party!
Aren’t these adorable? They’re available at partypapers (The Homespun Hostess) on Etsy! If you’re in the market for some printable party invites, hop over and have a look – Sara has lots and lots of great designs!!
So obviously, they were having a carnival themed party and I immediately got to thinking about how I’d love to do something to share with them for the party. But since we live a few states away and would be long gone by party-time, I knew it would have to be something I could mail.
The only thing that came to mind was cookies. Now ya’ll know cookies aren’t my specialty, but after a little searching here and there, I had some ideas that I thought I could pull off.
I didn’t know exactly what Felicity had planned for the party, but using the colors from the invites and typical carnival themed items, I decided to do candy, popcorn, a big top tent, some 3’s and one cookie with Charlie’s name.
My favorites were the popcorn cookies…
Now, here’s where I confess how much of a goof I sometimes am. For some reason I had her party date wrong in my head. Wrong by a week. A week early that is.
So I let the (wrong) party date sneak up on me and suddenly I found myself rushing to do the cookies. They weren’t as neat as I’d hoped and I didn’t get as much detail on them as I wanted, but I rushed, rushed, rushed, put them in the mail about 2 days before the party (Priority shipping) and said a prayer that they’d get there on time.
They did. More than a week ahead of time! Oy!
Anyway, these cookies were not perfect – nowhere near it, but they were fun and from the pictures I saw, Charlie had a wonderful birthday! That’s all that matters!!
The cookie cutters I used were all from Cheap Cookie Cutters, except for the “3” – it was from the Wilton 101 Cookie Cutters set. For the others I used a candy cookie cutter, a circus tent cookie cutter, a beer mug cookie cutter (for the popcorn, just cut the handle off) and a plaque cookie cutter.
Do you have any questions about these cookies? Please leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer and help out!