Cookie Decorating Cookie Parties & Workshops

Cookie Magic

*Bunny in Hat cookie
And now for my next trick...

“So how would you feel about following a magician?” Not a question I hear everyday, but, when my cousin Lauren asked me to do a cookie workshop at a magic party I was curious to find the answer to that exact question!

Ella, Lauren’s daughter and the birthday girl, is a lot like her mom and myself… we Boglivi girls (Boglivi is my maiden name) are not super girly girls. Ella’s good with pink but likes purple more and enjoys all sorts of fun after school activities- one, being magic class! (How cool is that?) Lauren knew this would be a really great birthday theme for boys and girls and she was right.

Magician props
The results of some fun and amazing magic tricks!

The party started with a fabulous magician named Ben (who is also Ella’s magic teacher). He performed some super fun tricks… Slight of hand, dollar revealed in a peeled banana, bent quarter… really cool stuff! After the magic show, Ella’s Dad led the kids in piñata fun. The piñata has made a big party comeback and this was no exception.

Pinata
"Hey, number 8- we are coming for ya!"
Magic table setup
Our "magic table" setup

Next up, COOKIES! While that is how I feel about them, the kids always seem to start off a bit quiet. I showed them our workshop coloring templates and explained what we would be working on. Once I mentioned we’d be icing a magic wand that would be ‘so much more delicious’ than Harry Potter’s, the cookie decorating was off to a great start.

Magic wand work
Magic wand work... I gave them a few ideas for inspiration
Will with wand
Ella's brother, Will, concentrating on magic wand icing
bunny and wand
Ella's excellent magic wand, and adorable bunny sketch...

Next up the bunny in hat cookie… Unfortunately the magician didn’t have a tie in with the bunny in hat (Dear Magicians, Please work with me! Isn’t a bunny in hat a required prop?) so I’m not certain the kids fully got the meaning of this cookie, but no matter. As I was demoing the bunny and added the sanding sugar to make his fur, someone yelled “furry bunny!”and it was on! The kids really got into this one…

Ella smiling
The birthday girl working on her bunny cookie
Hop to it! These bunnies aren't going to decorate themselves!
Hop to it! These bunnies aren't going to decorate themselves!
Bunny amazingness- I love the heart nose!
Bunny amazingness- I love the heart nose- I might have to borrow this idea!

 

A very well done bunny with a fabulous hat to boot!
A very well done bunny with a fabulous hat to boot!
personality bunny
and look at this bunny- what personality! and another heart nose... these kids are on to something!

After cookie decorating was finished, it was time for birthday cake. One of my favorite parts of a party is singing “happy birthday”. Since I have a terrible voice, I used to be shy about it, but not anymore. Last year, I got to thinking that singing “happy birthday” is one of those moments people might take for granted… like the sun and moon rising each day… but if you think about it, how many times will we get to sing it? Its a privilege! An honor! I hope I didn’t embarrass Ella too much but joined in with her parents and all her friends and we sung it proud.

family candle blowout
Mark and Lauren jump in to help Ella blow out her candles

Birthday Party Success? Check! Birthday Party Magic? Yep, we got that too! All good things to Ella for the amazing eights!  Xo Dani

**Look for my how-to ice the bunny in hat (one of our Sweet Dani B cutter designs) and magic wand cookie coming up next post!**

 

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Dani Boglivi-Fiori

Dani Boglivi-Fiori

Sweet Dani B is my small business and my mantra is Life Is Sweet! Both my business and life center around celebrating life’s occasions and making those occasions amazing. We design one-of-a-kind cookies, invitations, paper goods and pull them all together to deliver fabulous parties and events.

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  • Since you are such a magical person, I was never worried about you following the magician. Thanks for making Ella’s party extra special and helping the kids create a bit of their own magic through cookies!

    And, I was really touched by your perspective on the HB song. You are totally right that we should all belt it out! (For the record, your voice is better than mine.)

    Love, Lauren

  • Looks like you and your loved ones had a truly special time. You are so right to make the most of these occasions, as they will give you great memories to hold on to. Only one word to describe it – magic!

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