It is hard to believe our oldest granddaughter will be five and starting kindergarden in the fall. It was her second birthday that started this cookie journey for me. Since then, not a birthday has passed (or a grandchild born) without a cookie to commemorate the celebration. Kendra has been stuck on princess themes for a few years, so her mom was thrilled to hear that Kendra wanted an Alice in Wonderland party for this birthday. She loves the movie. I find it a little creepy and didn't want to do any characters that could create nightmares for her young guests.
When I asked Kendra what cookie she wanted as a party favor, she told me in a rather matter of fact tone, "Grandma, you take a circle and you cover it in black. That's the black hole that Alice falls into." That would have been just too simple!
Instead, Grandma pulled out the crayons and the cutters, drawing some other possibilities for party favors. Kendra is rather selective. A dress is NOT Alice. She wants a face. I tried to sneak one by with just eyes, but Kendra quickly told me, "I like this one, but add a smile."
So, smiles she does . . . I also made a key and the Cheshire cat to keep Alice company in the favor basket.
Happy 5th birthday, Sweet Kendra! Please don't grow up too quickly!
|Kendra and sister Kylie.|