It’s spring. Whoop, whoop! Time for longer days and warmer temps. Springtime is one of my favorite seasons known for its happy colors, tulips and new beginnings.
With all of the uncertainty today, it may be difficult to think of a time in the future when we will be able to gather with loved ones, but I am determined to stay positive. We will very soon be able to congregate with family and friends.
In the meantime, I decided to still have a dinner this year with just my girls. Missing my extended family.
I needed some bright colors in my life, like, ASAP! I figured I had to replenish my essentials anyway, so I grabbed a few items for my tablescape. I had no design in mind. I chose different shades of purples (my favorite color), pastel pink with a pop of yellow and fuchsia.
I usually keep some main pieces but swamp out my flower arrangement and seasonal accessories. I absolutely love lavender. Then I added a tulip arrangement, a fresh calandiva in a yellow vase, and a bright fuscia candle with green burlap. Check out the before picture here. Small changes can make a huge difference.
I reused my garland as a napkin holder, found some floral pastel salad plates on clearance and then used what stoneware I had in the cupboard. I went with stemless flutes for mimosas! 😋 A lot of items were sold out, so I mismatched my silverware and then cookie pop baskets for favors.
Cookie Pop Baskets
My girls and I usually make these for “get well soon” baskets. I know when I am feeling down, I enjoy gifts that are thoughtful. But cookie pops are great for any occasion. You can give them out at the end of the school year to schoolmates, perfect for party treat bags, movie night or for instance, what we are doing today, dressing them up really pretty and making a cookie pop basket.
My daughters love to bake, me not so much. I can do without all the precise measurements. So, I am going to sit back, let them do all the work and be a boss. 😜
Partial All Stars
I say “partial all stars” because I forgot to include some items. 🤣 But you can find the complete recipe down below in a printable form and also check out the video.
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Don’t you hate it when you try out a recipe online and something goes wrong?? I have put together a list of “dos and don’ts.”
Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Add in 1 teaspoon of vanilla. This one step adds a little touch to the cookies.
Once decorated, make sure you let the cookies dry in the refrigerator before placing them in treat bags. This allows the icing and sprinkles to set.
Don’t overcook them.
Make sure not to make the cookies too thin. The cookies should be about 1/4th thick in order to hold the sticks without tearing from the back.
Don’t place the cookies too close together. The cookies are going to expand. If the cookies are too close together, they will attach to the other cookies and lose their shape.
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Health and happiness. . .
- 1. Cookie mix
- 2. Vanilla pure extract
- 3. Cookie icing
- 4. Decorating sprinkles
- 5. Bamboo lollipop sticks
- 6. Treat bags with treat twists
- 7. Stickers
- 8. Baskets
- Follow the sugar cookie mixing directions.
- (Optional) Add 1 teaspoon to the cookie mixture.
- Roll out your dough and cut into the shapes you desire.
- Let set for 20 minutes.
- Place lollipop sticks pointy side into the bottom of the cookie ending halfway through the cookie shape.
- Follow the sugar cookie mix baking directions.
- Decorate and let cookies set in the refrigerator before placing in treat bags and baskets.