Product Thursday

This past weekend was busy because we had a birthday party.

My girl had her party late so it coincided with Garage Sale Weekend. Did I mention that we had a garage sale? And that on Friday night the husband took one boy to a friend’s birthday party in the city. And that our daughter shot the rest of the movie on Saturday. And she had softball practice on Saturday afternoon. And our church choir performed Sunday morning.

Never again is party going to coincide with garage sale weekend.

AmericanGirl Dazzling Desserts; Image from

Anyway, one of the activities I plan for her party is to decorate cupcakes. It is fun and the girls like it. But this year the girls are ten. They are too old for such nonsense. So we made dress cookies and decorated those.

We have had this kit from AmericanGirl for some time and I am always meaning to make it up. The time had come so I used a sugar cookie mix. Once the dough had chilled, I rolled it out and cutout about 14 cookies.

The dress cookie cutterI set the girls up with frosting, food coloring and sprinkles. I gave them little bowls to make colored frosting. They went to work, creating colors and using Betty Crocker markers to create even more cool designs. When the girls left, I gave them their cookies in a nice lacy patterned bag.


Blue and Brown

Swirly dress

These dresses looked so pretty. I almost wish I was clever enough to dye fabric to make into real dresses.

The kit comes with other shape cutters and a recipe book with a bunch of ideas. This was our first start and we plan to look through the book for more ideas.
What do you have the kids do during their birthday parties?
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