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 wow....it 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 chips....so 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 They seem outdated to me sometimes.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 said....you 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.|