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I had a crazy weekend.

First of all, my vacuum cleaner broke for real so I had to go out and spend too much money on a new one.  That really bummed me out.  I just had to whine to someone about that.

But THEN....I managed to pull off an amazing surprise party for my mom on her 60th birthday!  My sisters and I have been planning this party for awhile now and I've been a nervous wreck about it.  There were so many elements of surprise including guests flying in from out of town, a limo for the night out, and of course the actual party at the Meadows Casino.  I don't think my mom could've emotionally handled much more. lol.

Onto the cookies:  I obviously decided on casino themed cookies and I LOVED how they turned out.  I've never made any casino cookies before, but was fun!  Fun colors, cool designs....simple but really cute!

I only had one cookie to make the 777 design work....and I think it looks great for my first attempt!

poker cute!

 I went to order the cake at Bethel Bakery and I just wasn't happy with any of the general cake designs that I had to choose from.  As much as I love Bethel Bakery cake I just don't love their decorations.  They seem outdated to me sometimes.  I wanted something fun without having to spend an extra $30 on a custom designed cake decoration. 

So I know what?  Just give me the cake with plain white icing and I'll figure something out.   So when I picked up the plain white cake on Friday night I started freaking out.  I needed to decorate a cake for the first time in my life and I was stressed.  So I went with what I know....and I decorated the cake with decorated cookies! 

I added chocolate coins from Betsy Ann!  Perfect!

My mom had the most amazing birthday and we had a really fun time at the casino.  I was really hoping to win back the $$$ I spent on a vacuum cleaner....and....

I didn't.  No surprise there!

But a fun night was had by all...and that's all that matters!  And what a hangover we all had the next day. Ugh....

Gotta love a limo stocked with champagne! 

Happy 60th mom!

Apparently your mom still loves when you make her an art project at age 29 lol.