So, one might ask, what IS a wtf party? I personally can imagine several scenarios for such an occasion. None of them were what really precipitated this party.
So a few ladies from the area decided that they and their senior.in.high.school children should have one last hurrah and go away together during spring break. They were happily enjoying themselves in the bright southern sunshine . Until. Until one of the moms had a life threatening health issue. It was literally and figuratively heart stopping (over and over again). She couldn’t even get on the plane to go home to her own doctor. Surgery had to be performed in the state where she vacationed. Immediately. This young mom had no previous health concerns, no family history of issues. Holy beep balls. Good news is that, after several weeks away, she has returned home. Friends were wanting to celebrate her improved health. And basically say “WHAT THE….” How does this happen out of the blue? Life sure has a way of surprising us.
The only marching orders my gentile client gave me (while apologizing for the theme- not necessary. totally understandable.) was to make pink hearts with a them of ‘wtf.’ Consider it done.
Many high schools have one prom where both juniors and seniors can invite guests. But at Williamsville East, they keep them separate- calling the junior prom “JDD” or junior dinner dance. The school colors are red and yellow with a mascot of a “flame.” Since there are 3 high schools in the district- north, east and south (not terrifically original but actually quite helpful in understanding their location within the district boundaries), East goes by the letter “e”. Now you know why there is a flaming “e”…
The box step has particular sentimental meaning to me. When our eldest was still quite little, my husband taught her how to do the box step. I can still picture it: her feet on top of Pete’s, arm in arm, walking and talking through the motions. They giggled and swirled and made exquisite memories. Tori will always be a papa’s girl. She loves that man. Rightfully so. This cookie is homage to the simple but sweet footwork of the box step.
2014 mother’s day sets: one with sass and one with sentiment.
…what every mom wants to hear on Mother’s day – not even remotely possible during teenage years, more likely when “children” become parents. Go call your mom/mum/mommy/mother this Sunday. Maybe other days too.
The bridal shower invitation showcased a mixer with a electric green background, the theme being all things kitchen. So I “whipped up” 10 dozen KitchenAid mixers for the favors. Each cookie was about 3.5 x 3.5″ and she wanted the traditional shortbread flavor.
I used luster dust and almond extract (though vodka or and clear extract will do- flavors barely are noticeable if at all) to paint the mixing bowl and strip and used an edible ink marker to outline the cookie.
This is what 120 cookies look like.
Bagged and tagged. And Patty wanted 10 on a plate too. Assuming that was for her own enjoyment 🙂