Hello Friends! Today we bring you one of our favorite birthday parties we did…it was a Tennis Birthday Party for Hope’s 5th Birthday. Held at a local tennis club, I hired the instructors to give the children tennis lessons. Since Hope’s favorite color was pink, I ordered Pink Tennis Balls…which happened to have the word Hope on them! I am not a huge fan of candy so since the party was in August, I monogrammed visors for all the kids as their party favors and instead of dealing with initials, I decided to use the #5, since it was a 5th Birthday. I had drinks and food for the parents and the children…and of course a tennis themed cake! If monogramming is not an option, I have always seen cute hats in Target for a very reasonable price…like $2.99 or less. Although a plain hat is always a cute idea and can always be used, some other ideas are to hot glue some cute ribbon on the hat or get fabric markers and color a # or initial on the hat. We hope you LOVE this idea and can use it for one of your birthday parties.
Spring is around the corner and we are baking up some fun treats. If you need cookies or cupcakes for an upcoming event, we are here to help! Just email us with your contact info and we will help get your baking done for your next event.
Looking for a Fun after school snack? Try making a Cookie Pizza! We keep a made from scratch recipe on hand but you can also use a store bought roll of cookie dough. Just spread the dough on your pizza pan & bake as directed. One little piece of advice…don’t spread the dough all the way to the edge like we did in our picture because it will expand and bake…and drip…over the edge. When you spread your dough, leave about a 1/2 inch from the edge. Decorate with icing or just enjoy as is!!
Happy Monday! With the warmer temperatures these last few days, I can’t help but start to think about summertime!! We love to make these watermelon sugar cookies for summertime snacks and playdates! These cookies are also great for Camp Care Packages. We will be accepting Camp Care Package orders this summer and will also offer shipping. If you are interested, please comment below with your email contact info or email Heather at HollandDesigns@yahoo.com.
Happy Tuesday!! I am always reading about the importance of getting children to help in the kitchen and letting them help with cooking, so when a friend suggested we get a few of our daughters together for a cooking class, I immediately hopped on board. So this past Sunday we had Reto to the house for a cooking class. He taught the girls (11 yrs old) all about knives and how to hold them as well as how to slice, dice and chop. He taught them about food safety. And he taught them how to make Chicken Piccata and homemade Crepes with Nutella and Bananas. And I have to say, the Chicken Piccata was the best I have ever had!! The girls literally made everything from scratch and after all their hard work, they sat down to have a meal together. They had a great time learning to cook and enjoyed chatting with each other over a fabulous meal. A great day of cooking with friends and a day they will remember for years to come.
Happy Friday! Well, I received a lot of positive feedback on last weeks post about the Art in The Park Party, so I thought I would share another party from the park. This party was done last year when our youngest daughter was turning 2. She loves the color blue and loves cookies, so I thought what better theme than Cookie Monster. This party was done at 11am on a Saturday, so for the food, I did mini bagels, mini PB&J sandwiches, Sesame Street granola bars and Sesame Street crackers, bottled water and Cookie Monster Cupcakes!! The party favors were bubbles and a giant homemade chocolate chip cookie wrapped in a clear plastic bag.
Happy Monday!! Thought I would share a recipe I saw in Food Network Magazine…Sweet Sushi. The recipe was a little more difficult than I thought, but it was a huge hit with the kids. You cover a banana in Nutella & then roll in cereal…I used Rice Krispies….slice and serve like Sushi. Enjoy!