July 28, 2010

wedding cookies

this past weekend i hosted a bridal shower for my best friend from college. it was great to open up my home to all her friends and celebrate her upcoming wedding. i even used it as an excuse to my husband to buy a beverage container that "every party needs"...

i spent several days trying to figure out the decor and baking details. i got fresh flowers from a local shop (which happens to be having "flower happy hour" every time i go in!), purple rock candy to match her wedding colors and went to the store for all the right ingredients.

alongside the other MOH, i think we pulled off quite a spread of homemade chicken salad on croissants, taco salad (one of amy's favorite meals), veggie pizza, a summer salad, cupcakes and cookie favors! oh, and the lemonade in my new container...

in the process, i did learn that i was a little too eager in my baking and bit off a little more than i could chew. long story short, i was up until 1 am the night before baking, only to realize the first time you make fondant or a two tiered cake shouldn't be right before a shower. so i may or may not have served cupcakes from marsh. i know, i cringed too.

BUT i did have one great success - the favors! below is a step by step documentation of the cookies. and i'll start with confessing these take a lot of time and patience! but they sure were worth it!

homemade pinwheelts for outside!
amy with the pennant banner i made!