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!
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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!