Celebrations & Parties

AJ’s Coachella Birthday Party

AJChella Coachella birthday_unicorn rock LR

Based on the footage I’ve seen of Coachella this year, it is completely plausible that unicorns might be there. As this yearly celebration of music and fashion becomes bigger and more over the top so does the fun and fabulous party inspiration!

The adorable collage LB made for her daughter's Coachella inspired party

The adorable collage LB made for her daughter’s Coachella inspired party

I loved that dancer and fitness guru, LB Kass (you may remember the fun blog post I did for her birthday party) named “AJchella” as the theme of her daughter’s 5th birthday party this year. I was more happy to take care of the sweets table.

AJChella Coachella birthday_unicorns and microphones

AJ requested unicorns, microphone and guitar cookies…

AJChella Coachella birthday_hug monsters

Birthday Hug Monsters rounded out the cookie order…

as did this tray of chocolate chip cookies. Yes!!

…as did this tray of chocolate chip cookies. Yes!!

AJChella Coachella birthday_AJ Cake Toppers LR

I made a special cake topper of AJ dancing in one of her favorite boho dresses- perfect for the theme!

Brightly colored balloons with number 5 at the center

Simple but fabulous party decor: brightly colored balloons with number 5 at the center

Revelers Mary Cate & Bette arrive at AJchella ready to party!

Revelers Mary Cate & Bette arrive dressed to the nines at AJchella ready to party! #chictothenextlev ladies!!!

All attendees were taught a dance by one of LB's amazing dance instructors, Jackie Lucas. Here's AJ on stage learning the routine with Jackie.

While a live DJ spun the top hits, party attendees were taught a dance routine by one of LB’s amazing dance instructors, Jackie Lucas. Here’s AJ on stage learning the routine with Jackie.

After the kiddos learned the dance, they took to the real stage to perform it with their light up microphones!

After the kiddos learned the dance, they took to the real stage to perform it with their light up microphones!

The main dessert served was the cookies that AJ picked for everybody but we did this little petite vanilla cake for birthday candle wishes and blowout.

Lunch and cake followed! The main dessert served was cookies but we did this little petite vanilla cake for birthday candle wishes and blowout.

Nothing makes me happier than seeing a smile like this one just before candle blowout!

Nothing makes me happier than seeing a smile like this one just before candle blowout!

What do you say we sing and dance for one more before we go?

After singing and cookies, AJ and the girls hit the afterparty!

I sure hope we do this party theme every year! In my opinion, its even better than the real thing! Happy Birthday AJ!  Xo Dani

If you love to dance and eat cookies as much as I do, check out our “Kass and Cookies” workshop coming up in May at LB’s studio. It’s going to be super sweet! I can’t wait to get my cookie dance on with LB and the ladies! Woohoo! (But what am I going to wear?! ;))LBKass Cookie Workshop Flier

Wedding Cake Cookies with Martha Stewart and Macy’s!

I always say ‘my cookies get to go to the coolest parties’ and last night I totally party crashed the fun!

I was super excited to be asked to do a wedding cake cookie favor for the Macy’s Herald Square book signing party for Martha Stewart’s latest (and totally amazing) book, Martha Stewart Weddings Ideas & Inspiration. My friend Kait, who was a stylist with me on the Martha Show, is engaged so we knew it would be the perfect ladies night out.

Wedding Cake Cookie favors for Martha Stewart's book signing at Macy's Herald Square

Wedding Cake Cookie favors for Martha Stewart’s book signing at Macy’s Herald Square

 

We iced this cookie in 2 layers. The first layer in flat white royal icing then allowed that layer to fully dry before adding the decoration details and topping them with sanding sugar.

We iced this cookie in 2 layers. The first layer in flat white royal icing then allowed that layer to fully dry before adding the decoration details and topping them with sanding sugar.

 

The space was set up so beautifully and I have to admit I got super excited when I saw that Macy's styled their signature cubes near the registry section with a cookie! Woohoo!

The space was set up so beautifully and I have to admit I got super excited when I saw that Macy’s styled their signature cubes near the registry section with a cookie! Wow! 

 

Another cookie styled next to my favorite cake stand in Martha's collection at Macy's. I am ordering this immediately!

Another cookie styled next to my favorite cake stand in Martha’s collection at Macy’s. I am ordering this immediately!

The flowers were gorgeous! Especially these beautiful bouquets by Darcy Miller and the Martha Stewart Weddings team.

I could not decide which was my fave!

I could not decide which was my fave!

We waited on line so Martha could sign Kait’s book…

When it was our turn I totally yelled "Hi Martha! Kait's engaged!" It was a little loud but I get so excited about weddings!

When it was our turn I totally yelled “Hi Martha! Kait’s engaged!” It was a little loud but I get so excited about weddings! (Sorry Kait!) Martha was excited to hear about all the details of planning so far.

 

So fun!

So fun! 

Afterwards we shopped around, made a must-do visit to the Macy’s shoe floor (yes, an entire floor) and ended the night with some martinis and wedding planning. A perfect Ladies Night indeed! Thank you Martha and Macy’s! Cheers to Kait’s wedding year! More on that to come! 😉  Xo Dani