Monday, February 6, 2012

Place your bets!

I had a crazy weekend.

First of all, my vacuum cleaner broke for real so I had to go out and spend too much money on a new one.  That really bummed me out.  I just had to whine to someone about that.

But THEN....I managed to pull off an amazing surprise party for my mom on her 60th birthday!  My sisters and I have been planning this party for awhile now and I've been a nervous wreck about it.  There were so many elements of surprise including guests flying in from out of town, a limo for the night out, and of course the actual party at the Meadows Casino.  I don't think my mom could've emotionally handled much more. lol.

Onto the cookies:  I obviously decided on casino themed cookies and I LOVED how they turned out.  I've never made any casino cookies before, but was fun!  Fun colors, cool designs....simple but really cute!

I only had one cookie to make the 777 design work....and I think it looks great for my first attempt!

poker cute!
 I went to order the cake at Bethel Bakery and I just wasn't happy with any of the general cake designs that I had to choose from.  As much as I love Bethel Bakery cake I just don't love their decorations.  They seem outdated to me sometimes.  I wanted something fun without having to spend an extra $30 on a custom designed cake decoration. 

So I know what?  Just give me the cake with plain white icing and I'll figure something out.   So when I picked up the plain white cake on Friday night I started freaking out.  I needed to decorate a cake for the first time in my life and I was stressed.  So I went with what I know....and I decorated the cake with decorated cookies! 

I added chocolate coins from Betsy Ann!  Perfect!

My mom had the most amazing birthday and we had a really fun time at the casino.  I was really hoping to win back the $$$ I spent on a vacuum cleaner....and....

I didn't.  No surprise there!

But a fun night was had by all...and that's all that matters!  And what a hangover we all had the next day. Ugh....

Gotta love a limo stocked with champagne! 

Happy 60th mom!

Apparently your mom still loves when you make her an art project at age 29 lol. 


  1. do you sell your cookies and cakes? if not, you should! super cute :-)

    1. Hi Kelly! Thanks for the compliment! Yes, I do sell cookies through my Give Mia Cookie facebook page :) Check it out if you get a chance!