I am so excited and somewhat fatigued to share with you this post! Wait, fatigued? Yes, but mostly excited. Before the beginning of Summer, I had promised my daughter that she could have a special party since she got all A’s on her last report card. Thinking she would forget . . . well let’s just say this post is proof she didn’t forget! But definitely well-earned. She’s a good kid and I am proud of all she’s accomplished.
Since I am not yet comfortable hosting a sleep over, we compromised and had an “Almost Sleep Over” party–meaning drop off early morning, pick-up late evening. Brilliant right?! Well the theme was even more brilliant until I sat down to think about what to bake. My daughter is definitely past the princess and little girl stage, but not quite a big girl. She loves fashion and dare I say is like her Mommy and loves shoes! Oh well the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Speaking of Apple . . . September 10 . . . 5S? Can’t wait. Okay back to shoes. A friend sent me a picture of high heel cupcake and I instantly fell in love. It doesn’t get any better shoes/cupcakes. Brilliant idea number 1 . . . hard work ahead!
Then I saw some cute lipstick, nail polish, and purse cookie cutters that I just had to make. Brilliant idea number 2 . . . hard work x 3!
I’m blaming the fatigue on the hard work I put into making all of the above, which is the reason I am not posting any recipes or step-by-step directions. This is another photos only post. However, these were just so darn cute to make that I feel that I have quite a bit to share on what worked and what was a huge disaster. But for now, please enjoy these photos as much as I had fun making them and photographing them.
I love shoes, but I LOVE purses even more. Here are the purse cookies I made decorated with royal icing:
These lipstick and nail polish cookies were too cute:
Each shoe is color and design coordinated to match the cookies. My daughter and I fondly named each set.
Here is Alayna Posh Purple:
This one is Gabby Girly Green:
And finally Cara Playful Pink:
To complete the table, I made some last-minute decorations that I thought were adorable! I had leftover wafer roll cookies that were used for the heels on the cupcake shoes. With Ball canning jars, ribbon, sprinkles, and the wafer cookies I had instant table decorations. Aren’t these just perfect?
So I’ve made up my mind, I will have to revisit how I made all of these in a future post or two. But for now, please enjoy these photos and email me if you have any burning questions. I’d be happy to answer.