Ezra’s First Birthday: A Cookies & Milk Party

I wanted to do something fun for Ezra’sfirst birthday party. First birthdays are so tricky because, lets face it, your kid probaby doesn’t really have a strong opinion about much of anything at this point in his or her life. So it’s up to you to come up with something cool. Ezra likes to eat and I like to bake cookies, so I settled on a cookies and milk theme.

First I searched high and low for “cheap” milk bottle glasses. They simply do not exist, so I a whole lotta goo gone and pretty much all my spare time for about a week and, shazam! I turned 40 empty Starbucks Frappiccino bottles into little milk bottle glasses for about $1.25 apiece. Then we filled quart glass milk jars with skim milk, 2% milk and the Frappiccino from the little bottles. I also had chocolate and strawberry magic milk straws for the kids (also a hit with the adults).

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Little cookie sheets from the Dollar Store made perfect serving platters for the cookies and the price was soooo right.  I  also wanted something a little healthier so I incorporated fruit by making fruit taco cookies and plated some fantastic strawberries. The tacos were a huge hit! I used cream cheese frosting with blackberries, sliced kiwi and pinepple and chunks of strawberries.

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Because it seemed silly to ask people to force down an entire piece of cake and then eat more cookies, I opted for mini brown sugar cupcakes frosted with (what else?) cookie dough frosting.

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I made the cake with a Wilton teddy bear cake pan and used balls of very thick fondant for the eyes. The letters are just cut from a layer of one of those giant cookie cakes that I made in a test run of cake options.

So easy and looks like it took forever to make! My favorite kind of cake….

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Each child got a goody back with a small rolling pin, two cookie cutters and Magic Play Doh mix made with Kool Aid.

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While the party was not nearly as easy as I had envisioned, I had a blast putting it all together.

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